German private sector expansion almost ground to a halt in April, PMI shows
Euro zone’s vast services sector shrivelled at a much faster rate in April than initially thought ᰀ
ECB monthly meeting in Barcelona today. Sure the Spanish will roll out the red carpet.
English speakers are being somewhat amused that the first name of the new central bank chief from Cyprus is Panicos
LONDON (Reuters) – A chat with Ian Anderson – flautist, multi-instrumentalist, founder and wild face of British rock group Jethro Tull – does not go quite as expected.
Yes, there is discussion of his music, the 40th anniversary world tour of the progressive rock classic “Thick As A Brick”, and of its 2012 follow up. But there is also a lot more about flutes in space, an unlikely link with the George W. Bush White House – and the importance of prostate examinations.
Following on from Nigeria’s rebasing of its GDP numbers, giving it a huge growth boost on paper, it is Israel’s turn to tinker with the numbers. This time, though, the end result was not positive.
The country’s Central Bureau of Statistics said on Monday that the first-quarter jobless rate was 6.7 percent. This a good 1.3 percentage points higher than the announced fourth-quarter figure.