Thursday 29 January 2015

Business week in pictures


Traders work in the silver and gold options pit on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange in New York on Monday. Spot silver surged more than 5pc to above $49 an ounce, buoyed by a weak dollar and strong physical demand in Asia that also propelled gold to a record high for a seventh consecutive session. Photo: Reuters
Natsumi Miyasaka (9) shows off her new Nintendo 3DS handheld console. Nintendo, the world's largest maker of video-game players, forecast profit will climb 42pc this fiscal year, missing analyst estimates, after introducing the new three-dimensional handheld player. Photo: Bloomberg
Looking forward to a bright future: With an eye on the future, Paul Hennessy, energy leader at PwC Ireland (left), with Donal Flynn, group finance director of the ESB, launched the PwC 2011 Renewable's Deals report in Dublin on Monday. Photo: Justin MacInnes
The 'Sony Tablet' S1 has a single screen and is for home use while the portable S2 has two screens. Photo: Getty Images
A detail view of Coca-Cola products at a convenience store on April 25 in Fort Worth, Texas. Coca-Cola Company, the world's largest soft drink maker, is expected to announce its 2011 first-quarter earnings report before the markets open Tuesday, April 26. Photo: Getty Images
US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner prepares to speak at the Council on Foreign Relations on April 26 in New York City. Secretary Geithner said he was pushing for a deficit target of 2.5pc by 2015 and that he was backing a policy of a strong dollar despite recent losses. Photo: Getty Images
A sold sign is posted on a fence in front of a newly constructed home in the Oakbridge housing development on April 25 in Danville, California. New home sales rose 11.1pc in the month of March according to the US Commerce Department. Photo: Getty Images
Little Oisin Lunney along with hundreds of people from the Cavan, Fermanagh and Leitrim area community action group turned up at Quinn headquarters in Derrylin at dawn on Tuesday morning to show their support for Sean Quinn. Photo: Lorraine Teevan
A customer watches a monitor of Sony's videogame PlayStation 3 at a Tokyo electric shop on April 27. Sony is warning that hackers stole password, birthday and other data about users of its PlayStation Network that connected PlayStation 3 (PS3) consoles to online games, films and more. Photo: Getty Images
The Ford logo is seen on the Ford Fusion at the Serramonte Ford dealership on April 26 in Colma, California. Benefiting from strong demand for smaller cars and pickups Ford Motor Co. beat out Wall Street's estimates by reporting its best first quarter earnings since 1998 with a reported earnings of $2.6bn. Photo: Getty Images
Apple manias queue up to buy the newly launched 'iPad 2' tablet PC in front of the Apple Store in Tokyo on April 28. Apple initially planned to put the tablet on sale in Japan on March 25, but had postponed the launch in consideration of the March 11 tsunami and earthquake disaster. Photo: Getty Images
Japanese girls show off their new 'iPad 2' devices in front of the Apple Store in Tokyo. Photo: Getty Images
Event chairman Brendan Halligan and Social Protection Minister Joan Burton share a joke with guest speaker Klaus Regling, CEO, European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) at the Institute of International and European Affairs, North Great Georges St, Dublin, yesterday. Photo: Martin Nolan
An Emirates Airbus A380 plane taxies on tarmac after touchdown at the Pudong International Airport on April 27 in Shanghai, China. The Flight EK302 was the first regular A380 air service to land in Shanghai. Photo: Getty Images
A customer views a white iPhone 4 at the Apple store in Beijing on April 28. The white version of the iPhone 4 goes on sale around the world this Thursday, 10-months after being first announced. Photo: Getty Images

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