According to Statistics Canada, the Canadian economy created 29,000 jobs in January 2014 (seasonally adjusted data). With this increase, employment in the past 12 months grew by a total of 146,000 jobs, up by 0.8 per cent.
All nine English regions and Wales made a positive start to 2014 according to the latest Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking Regional Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), with both private sector output and employment rising strongly.
The Tunisian trade deficit has increased in January, to 863.2 million dinars ($540 million), as against 769.6 million dinars ($480.4 million) in January 2013, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INS).
The heat of merger and acquisition activity in the domestic dairy industry is expected to reach its peak in May, with time ticking for smaller and medium-sized enterprises to find buyers, an industry insider has observed.
Russian authorities have issued warnings against using Bitcoin, saying the virtual currency could be used for money laundering or financing terrorism and that treating it as a parallel currency is illegal.
The volume of trade exchange between Saudi Arabia and Sudan reached more than $4 billion, and poised to hit $8 billion (SR30 billion), Abdulhafeez Mohammed Ibrahim, ambassador of Sudan to Saudi Arabia, told local media.
China recorded a $242.7 billion surplus in its capital and financial account and a $188.6 billion surplus in its current account in 2013, according to preliminary data by the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE).