Some food and dairy prices fell during April, according to the CSO

Factory gate prices up slightly in April

21 May Factory gate prices rose by 0.1% in April when compared with the previous month, according to the Central Statistics Office, and were up 0.5% year-on-year.

Lenovo acquired Motorola from Google as part of a plan to diversify away from PCs and laptops

Lenovo revenue jumps 20%, profit up slightly

21 May China's Lenovo said revenue rose 20% in its past fiscal year, helped by its purchase of Motorola last year as the PC maker diversifies into the smartphone market, but net profit growth slowed to just 1%.

Chinese factory activity contracted in May, while Japan's was up marginally

Asian manufacturing sluggish in May

21 May Manufacturing activity in Asia's top two economic powerhouses remained stuck in low gear in May, but an absence of inflation pressures suggested that authorities could inject yet more stimulus if needed.

Today in the press

Today in the press

21 May The Irish Times reports that NAMA is to appoint Eastdil Secured, a subsidiary of the Wells Fargo Bank, to handle the sale of Ireland's most valuable real estate asset, Dundrum Town Centre in Dublin.