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U.S. manufacturing sector grows strongly
U.S. manufacturingMay 23, 2014 ET
Operating conditions in the U.S. manufacturing sector continued to improve during May, with strong rises in production and output complemented by further payroll growth.
Home owners in UK highly optimistic
London houseMay 23, 2014 ET
Households in UK perceive that the value of their home rose in May, according to the House Price Sentiment Index (HPSI) from Knight Frank and Markit Economics.
Hiring spree good news, lack of skills not so good
Job interviewMay 23, 2014 ET
More organisations are planning a hiring spree over the next 12 months as their growth prospects improve, but 63% of them are concerned that they won't be able to find the people with the skills they require.
FSB: Unfair energy market for small businesses
UK energy small companiesMay 23, 2014 ET
In the first study of its kind since the Big Six energy suppliers pledged more support for small businesses by ending rollover contracts, the FSB has conducted an exclusive survey of over 1,400 of its members to get a clearer picture of small energy for small businesses.
China's preliminary PMI beats expectations
China PMIMay 23, 2014 ET
A preliminary Purchasing Managers Index for China's manufacturing sector in May has beaten expectations, suggesting that the economy is stabilizing.
Existing-home sales increased in April
Home saleMay 23, 2014 ET
According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) latest U.S. housing report, existing-home sales increased for the first time this year in April, while inventory meaningfully increased and home price growth moderated.
Fresh from Florida exports increased to $4.1 billion
Fresh From FloridaMay 22, 2014 ET
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services released its annual international agriculture report, revealing exports increased to $4.1 billion last year, an increase of 2 percent from the previous year.
Saskatchewan's exports jumped
SaskatchewanMay 22, 2014 ET
Saskatchewan's exports are forecast to rise by 8 per cent in 2014 owing to a surge in crop production and strong global demand, according to a new forecast by Export Development Canada (EDC).
Bhutan plans agriculture industry to be 100% organic
BhutanMay 22, 2014 ET
The tiny Himalayan country of Bhutan may be one of the smallest nations in the world, but its recent decision to convert its agricultural production entirely to organic could have enormous implications for agricultural practices around the globe.
China added 4.73 million jobs
China companyMay 22, 2014 ET
China added 4.73 million jobs in the first four months of 2014, slightly more than the number created in the same period last year, figures from the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MHRSS) showed.
Dutch brewers call for lower tax burden
Dutch brewerMay 22, 2014 ET
The Dutch Government should lower the excise duty on beer, to reverse a decline in sales and preserve jobs in the industry, Dutch brewers' association, Nederlandse Brouwers, warned.
The situation with French trains 'comically dramatic'
France railMay 22, 2014 ET
France's rail network is to spend at least 50 million euros to reduce the size of 1,300 platforms after realising that new trains are too wide for many of the country's stations.

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