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1 in 6 EU businesses sold on the web in 2016

Last year, 16% of enterprises located in the European Union (EU) and employing at least 10 persons had received orders via a website or via apps. Web sales include ... Read More
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Corn and lean hogs top agricultural commodity bets for 2018, says Rabobank

Corn is the top bullish bet among agricultural commodities for 2018, followed by lean hogs, Rabobank said, in a briefing which cautioned over the potential for market influences from ... Read More

Overall Demand For Platinum Is Forecast To Increase In 2018: WPIC

The World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) announced the publication of its latest Platinum Quarterly – the first independent, freely-available, quarterly analysis of the global platinum market. This report incorporates ... Read More

Cryptos may destabilise fiat

The assumption in some quarters is that crypto-currencies will replace gold as money, or at least challenge it. This is an error borne out of a misunderstanding of catallactics, ... Read More

Online purchasing habits of women and men

Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, released a statistical review about the online purchasing habits of women and men. Larger share of women buying clothes online and ... Read More

Global Growth Buoys Earnings As Third Quarter Fuels Europe, U.S. Equity Boom

European and U.S. firms are reaping the benefits of a global economic expansion that is finally blooming into meaningful earnings growth and looks set to extend an equity boom ... Read More

Industrial producer prices up by 0.6% in both euro area and EU28

In September 2017, compared with August 2017, industrial producer prices rose by 0.6% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical ... Read More
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Commodity prices likely to rise further in 2018: World Bank

Oil prices are forecast to rise to $56 a barrel in 2018 from $53 this year as a result of steadily growing demand, agreed production cuts among oil exporters ... Read More
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Oil for gold – the real story

Following an article in the Nikkei Asia Review, which reported China will shortly introduce an oil futures contract priced in yuan, there has been some confusion about what it ... Read More

Which sector is the main employer in the EU Member States?

In 2016, almost half of employment in the European Union (EU) was concentrated in two economic activities: “Wholesale and retail trade, transport, accommodation and food services” (24.7%) and “Public ... Read More
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