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Irish retail sales steady in April DUBLIN: The volume of Ireland's retail sales rose 0.2 percent in April to stand 0.5 percent lower on the year, stabilising after sales fell sharply a month earlier, provisional figures from the Central Statistics Office showed on Tuesday.In March, Irish retail sales volumes fell 2.2 percent, their fastest annualised fall in nine months, and were down 1.2 percent compared to the previous month as the domestic economy suffered.Economists expect retail sales to fall 1.0 percent this year, according to a Reuters poll.Copyright Reuters, 2013 ...

Ukraine wheat crop could top 19mn tonnes KIEV: Ukraine's 2013 wheat harvest is likely to rise to 19.3 million tonnes from 15.8 million tonnes in 2012 due to better weather, a senior weather forecaster said on Monday.Tetyana Adamenko, head of the state weather forecasting centre's agriculture department, said the overall harvest of winter grains - winter wheat, winter barley and winter rye - could total 22.4 million tonnes versus 17.1 million tonnes in 2012."This year's harvest is unlikely to be a record. ...
Copper steady as investors ponder US, Chinese data LONDON: Copper was little changed on Friday as investors weighed the potential impact on metals demand of Thursday's data providing a more upbeat US jobs picture but also showing slower industrial activity in top metals consumer China.Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange traded at $7,288.50 a tonne by 0958 GMT, up 0.16 percent from its close on Thursday, when it reached a one-week low of $7,215.China's factory activity shrank for the first time in ...
Gold up as dollar, shares slide after China, Europe data LONDON: Gold bounced back on Thursday from the previous session's losses as the dollar fell sharply and European shares dropped after weak economic data in China and Europe.A euro zone purchasing managers' index showed that while the slump in business activity eased slightly in May, it pointed to a further contraction in the second quarter. The flash HSBC purchasing managers' survey showed Chinese factory activity shrank in May for the first time in seven months.Spot ...
Copper falls after China factory data hits recovery hopes LONDON: Copper reversed the week's gains, sliding as much as 3 percent on Thursday after a survey showed factory activity in top metals consumer China shrank for the first time in seven months.Benchmark three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange slid 3.2 percent to a session low of $7,233 per tonne. It failed to trade in official rings but was bid at $7,319.5 per tonne.Other industrial metals also fell, with aluminium down 1.4 percent to ...
Britain raises 2012/13 wheat import forecast LONDON: Britain's farm ministry on Thursday raised its forecast for wheat imports in the 2012/13 season (July/June) to 2.54 million tonnes from a previous projection of 2.26 million.Imports of wheat into Britain have soared this season following a poor harvest last summer. In the 2011/12 season, Britain imported 908,000 tonnes of wheat.Customs data issued last week put UK wheat imports up to the end of March at 2.12 million tonnes, more than three times the ...
Gold climbs 1.3pc as dollar index hits session lows LONDON: Gold prices rose more than 1 percent on Thursday, lifted by weakness in the dollar as it slid to session lows against a basket of currencies, with investors opting for safe-haven currencies like the yen.Spot gold was up 1.3 percent at $1,386.60 an ounce at 0846 GMT, while US gold futures for June delivery were up $18.20 an ounce at $1,385.60. Copyright Reuters, 2013 ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,677.90 1.32
Arrow Nasdaq 4,452.79 1.60
Arrow S&P 1,950.82 1.23
Arrow FTSE 6,419.15 0.30
Arrow DAX 9,047.31 1.20
Arrow CAC-40 4,157.68 1.28
Arrow Nikkei 15,138.96 0.37
Arrow H.Seng 23,333.18 0.30
Arrow Sensex 26,851.05 0.24

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