While demand domestically also fell sharply
after APTMA's decision to close down the mills over dull attitude of the government, delay in releasing the refunds and higher cost of doing business made millers in jeopardy.
Central banks in the US, the UK, Japan, and the euro zone have sharply
lowered rates in an effort to boost growth following the global crisis, although Britain and the US are now reportedly preparing to reverse course.
Some investors also stayed sidelined after the European Commission, the EU's executive body, sharply
revised down the growth rate for 2013 in the eurozone effectively to zero.
Italy's new government has announced far-reaching reforms in response to a European debt crisis that on Thursday pushed borrowing costs for France and Spain sharply
higher, and brought tens of thousands of Greeks onto the streets of Athens.
are up sharply
following an announcement from the company that it will likely book a group net profit of 810 million yen in financial year 2010.
When compared to the same period one year earlier, second quarter 2009 tax revenues in the 50 states dropped a record 16.6 percent--the second consecutive quarter in which revenues fell more sharply
than during any previous time on record.
EEF's pay data for the three months to the end of April shows that the average level of pay settlements has fallen sharply
to 1.0%, down from 1.6% for the previous three months to the end of March.
The two-point gap is sharply
down on a 29-point margin in a similar poll last month - when just 23% expected improvement against 52% who thought things would get worse - and represents the most positive score recorded by the pollster's Economic Optimism Index since 2001.
Philip McKinnon, economist at RBS, said: "Although the rate of decline in output moderated somewhat in February, the near term outlook remains very weak as new workloads continued to decline sharply
Companies operating in consumer services saw profitability fall sharply
for a third successive quarter.
Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a sharply
demarcated, fluid-filled, sublingual cyst that measured approximately 7.1 x 4.5 x 2.9 cm.
Airbus has raised sharply
its break-even point for the A380 superjumbo to take into account delays and cash shortfalls in the mammoth project.