Slow but steady economic improvement raise expectations for more mergers and acquisitions for the rest of 2014.
Day: August 13, 2014
Profit decreased 8 percent year-over-year.
U.S. cutting tool consumption up 9.9 percent year-over-year.
U.S. segment sales up 7 percent year-over-year.
Compared with May, industrial production declined 0.3 percent in the euro area and by 0.1 percent in the EU28.
Consumer spending increased by 3.8 percent in the second quarter compared to 2Q13, adjusted for inflation.