France’s Services Business Activity Stagnated in December 2015
The service sector makes up about 78.9% of the French economy. According to Markit, France’s services business activity index declined by 1.2 points in December to 49.8.
Manufacturing and Service Sectors Help France to Rebound
France’s composite output index increased to 51.4 in September compared to 50.2 in August 2015. It was another month of modest growth, with manufacturing contributing to the movement.
Seasonal Rise in Services Boosted French Inflation
France’s CPI (consumer price index) rose 0.2% month-over-month in December, as compared to a 0.2% decline in November 2015.
France’s Manufacturing Activity Remained Unchanged in November
According to Markit, the final manufacturing PMI for France remained unchanged at 50.6 in November for the third straight month.
Google Ups the Ante for Ad Targeting before Antitrust Review
Google has announced that it’s going to start adding third-party ad targeting and browser privacy restrictions to Google Chrome.
European Central Bank’s Monetary Policy: Why the Disappointment?
When monetary policy is eased, domestic currency can be expected to weaken.
Index Composition Hurts the Europe 30 ProFund in August 2015
The Europe 30 ProFund follows a passive strategy of investment, as it intends to replicate the performance of the underlying benchmark.