We provide access to live business television and business related videos from: Bloomberg TV; The Wall Street Journal; CNBC and the Financial Times. Click image:

Due to a technical problem on Wednesday Jan 16, we are upgrading the news management system by a Canadian software company, which will be completed in coming days.

It has taken longer than anticipated. That is one of the drawbacks of outsourcing. C'est la vie - even Google News updating falls behind at times!

Business News Headlines to Jan 16 2008

Today's News Links

Click for Monday's stories and links from Jan 17 2008

German Producer Prices declined in December 2007

The German Federal Statistical Office, De Statis, reported today that on an annual average in 2007, the index of producer prices for industrial products (domestic sales) for Germany was up 2.0% from the previous year. In 2006, the annual rate of change was 5.5%. In December 2007, the index of producer prices rose by 2.5% from the corresponding month of the preceding year.

However, German producer prices unexpectedly fell in December as commodity prices retreated.

De Statis said that prices for goods decreased 0.1% last month compared with November, when they rose 0.8%.

While oil prices had fallen in early December, they rebounded to a record of $100.09 per barrel on January 3rd, and the cost of food has continued to surge.

German consumer inflation was at 3.1% in December, down 0.2 percentage points from a 12-year high the previous month. The ECB's annual inflation rate was also 3.1% compared with its target of "below but close to"  2%.

Producer prices for mineral-oil products fell 2.1% in the December and lead, zinc and tin was down 17%.

Return to Top

Web www.finfacts.com

The Finfacts Guinness Pint Index
The ratio of the price of pint to average earnings


Currency Converter

Believe those who search for truth. Doubt those who claim to have found it   -André Gide (1869-1951) Nobel Laureate 1947


Finfacts Homepage
Business News Centre
Stocks & Investments
-Share Prices
-Stocks Data/Reports
-Investment Choices

Personal Finance Centre
-Mortgage Rates

-Mortgage Guide
-Life Insurance
-Saving Rates
-Health Insurance
-Travel Insurance

Taxation Centre
-Irish Taxes
-Tax Reports

Employment Issues
-Pay Agreement
-Minimum Wage
-Employment Rights
-Salary Surveys

Economic Indicators
-Irish Economy Reports
-Irish/EU Indicators
-OECD Factbook
-Global Cost of Living

Reports/Comment Index
-Major Business Surveys/Reports
-World Development Issues
-Editorial Comment

EURIBOR Interest Rates
Car Prices
Technology News
Irish Business Links
Business Travel
Price Comparisons
Dublin Financial Services Centre
European Union
Irish State Business Services
-Business Supports
Site Index
Contact Us

Click for Dublin + Global Weather
Click for Dublin, Ireland Forecast

Copyright© 2005. Finfacts Multimedia Limited