Ireland's overseas visitor arrivals grow by 9% in 2014

December 31, 2014 10:28 am· Comments Off on Ireland's overseas visitor arrivals grow by 9% in 2014 

DUBLIN, Dec. 31 — Ireland's overseas visitor arrivals grew by 9 percent to 7.3 million, the highest number since 2008, according to latest figures on Tuesday.

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Ebola virus death count nears 7,900 – WHO

December 31, 2014 10:28 am· Comments Off on Ebola virus death count nears 7,900 – WHO 

GENEVA, Dec. 31 — The number of people killed by the Ebola virus has reached 7,879, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement Tuesday.

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U.S. stocks retreat with global shares

December 31, 2014 10:27 am· Comments Off on U.S. stocks retreat with global shares 

NEW YORK, Dec. 31 — U.S. stocks drifted lower Tuesday following the decline of equities across the board around the world, as benchmark indices lost some momentum after the recent record rally in the past two consecutive weeks.

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Spain's prices fall by 1.1% in December

December 31, 2014 10:27 am· Comments Off on Spain's prices fall by 1.1% in December 

MADRID, Dec. 31 — Spain's prices fell by 1.1 percent in December when compared with the same month in 2013, according to advanced data of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) published on Tuesday by the Spanish Statistical Office (INE).

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U.S. dollar declines on profit-taking

December 31, 2014 10:27 am· Comments Off on U.S. dollar declines on profit-taking 

NEW YORK, Dec. 31 — The U.S. dollar inched down against most major currencies on Tuesday as investors took profits from recent rally in the greenback before the end of the year.

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Oil prices rebound after sharp decline

December 31, 2014 10:27 am· Comments Off on Oil prices rebound after sharp decline 

NEW YORK, Dec. 31 — Oil prices gained Tuesday as traders started to buy in following a sharp decline in the previous session.

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Germany's benchmark DAX closes down

December 31, 2014 10:27 am· Comments Off on Germany's benchmark DAX closes down 

FRANKFURT, Dec. 31 — The benchmark DAX index at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on Tuesday fell by 1.22 percent and closed at 9805.55 points.

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Latvian central bank not upbeat about lending growth prospects

December 31, 2014 10:27 am· Comments Off on Latvian central bank not upbeat about lending growth prospects 

RIGA, Dec. 31 — Prospects for lending growth in Latvia are not optimistic, Bank of Latvia economist Vilnis Purvins admitted in a commentary on the central bank's analytical website.

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Lithuanian FinMin forecasts lower GDP growth in 2015

December 31, 2014 10:27 am· Comments Off on Lithuanian FinMin forecasts lower GDP growth in 2015 

VILNIUS, Dec. 31 — Lithuania's finance minister Rimantas Sadzius said on Tuesday foresaw Lithuanian economy to grow at 2.7-2.9 percent next year, 0.5-0.7 percentage points lower than official projections announced by the Finance Ministry in September.

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PHL posts US$ 51-B net liability position at end-Sept ‘14

December 31, 2014 10:27 am· Comments Off on PHL posts US$ 51-B net liability position at end-Sept ‘14 

MANILA, Dec. 31 — The Philippines International Investment Position (IIP) at end-September 2014 has posted a net liability of US$ 51.4 billion, higher by US$ 1 billion from end-June this year’s US$ 50.4 billion net liability position, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said.

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