Eurostat Home Your feedback on the quality of Eurostat's data How can we be sure that we are meeting your needs? We think the best way is to ask you directly and so would be grateful if you could spare just a couple of minutes to answer our questionnaire. > more Updated: Digital publication on Energy Statistics Bureau Home Page Skip to main content main content What's New What's New Gold Rises Most in Four Weeks as U.S. Jobs Report Boosts Demand for Haven Gold jumped the most in almost four weeks after a report showed that U.S. employment unexpectedly stagnated in August, lifting demand for haven assets. The unemployment rate remained at 9.1 percent and payrolls were unchanged, the weakest reading since September 2010, Labor Department data showed. Analysts expected a gain of 65,000. Gold has more than doubled since the end of 2008, touching a record $1,917.90 an ounce last month, as governments worldwide struggled with debt crises and as record-low U.S. borrowing costs boosted bullion’s appeal as an inflation hedge.
IMF World Economic Outlook Database The World Economic Outlook (WEO) database contains selected macroeconomic data series from the statistical appendix of the World Economic Outlook report, which presents the IMF staff's analysis and projections of economic developments at the global level, in major country groups and in many individual countries. The WEO is released in April and September/October each year. Use this database to find data on national accounts, inflation, unemployment rates, balance of payments, fiscal indicators, trade for countries and country groups (aggregates), and commodity prices whose data are reported by the IMF. Data are available from 1980 to the present, and projections are given for the next two years. Additionally, medium-term projections are available for selected indicators.
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Tutorial:Country codes and protocol order This page describes the rules for the abbreviations, codes and protocol order to use for countries. These rules were taken from the Interinstitutional style guide and should be applied to all publications, namely Statistics Explained articles, including Statistics in focus. EU and euro area aggregates Other country aggregates should be used with care. FDX: Wish I Could Short the Post Office Over the weekend news came out that the U.S. Postal Service is in trouble. It needs to lay off 220,000 workers by 2015 but are prohibited from doing so by union contracts. It is required to pay billions into a retirement fund and does not have the cash to do so.
s Top 25 Most Difficult Companies To Interview (2013) Interviewing at any company isn’t easy, but at some companies, the interview process is even tougher. To make things even more difficult, the average length of the entire interview process is increasing, from an average of 12 days in 2010 to an average of 23 days thus far in 2013, according to job candidate feedback shared on Glassdoor. Glassdoor’s third annual report of the Top 25 Most Difficult Companies to Interview (2013)* uncovers which companies have the toughest interview process, according to job candidates over the past year, along with average interview duration, average interview experience (positive vs. negative), and overall employee satisfaction ratings to shed light into the question: Does a tough interview correlate to higher employee satisfaction? This year, consulting firm McKinsey & Company takes the top spot for the third year in a row with its 3.9 interview difficulty rating.
Euronext Paris Euronext Paris is France's securities market, formerly known as the Paris Bourse, which merged with the Amsterdam, Lisbon and Brussels exchanges in September 2000 to form Euronext NV, which is the second largest exchange in Europe behind the UK's London Stock Exchange. Operations Structure and indices