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UK auto market had the best year since 2007
UK carsJanuary 7, 2014 ET
The U.K. Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said that wWith its best year since a pre-recession 2007, the UK new car market has helped stimulate the country's economic recovery.
Middle East markets to look at U.S., European central banks
DubaiJanuary 7, 2014 ET
Middle East credit markets have remained strong in 2013 thanks to positive local news flow. In 2014, market direction will be primarily driven by moves in U.S. benchmark rates, according to Invest AD.
Vietnam's exports to increase 10%
VietnamJanuary 7, 2014 ET
Vietnam's exports in 2014 are predicted to increase 10 percent to $145 billion thanks to an expansion into new markets and new trade deals.
Canadians optimistic about future
CanadaJanuary 7, 2014 ET
Despite the continued market recovery, Canadian investors remain wary and continue to take a conservative approach to investment and savings as evidenced by a one-point dip (to +21) in the latest Manulife Financial Investor Sentiment Index.
U.S. service sector continues to rise
U.S. service sectorJanuary 7, 2014 ET
Activity at service providers in the U.S. continued to rise at a solid pace in December. This was signalled by the final Markit U.S. Services PMI Business Activity Index posting 55.7, down slightly from November's 55.9 and below the earlier flash reading of 56.0.
Brazil private sector four months in expansion
Brazil private sectorJanuary 7, 2014 ET
Down marginally from 51.8 to 51.7 in December, the seasonally adjusted HSBC Brazil Composite Output Index indicated a fourth consecutive monthly improvement of business conditions across the country's private sector.
Global economy expands
Global economyJanuary 7, 2014 ET
The global economy continued to register solid output growth during December. At 54.0, little-changed from November's 54.2, the JPMorgan Global All-Industry Output Index remained at a level broadly in line with its long-run average.
Sharjah launches interactive map
Sharjah mapJanuary 7, 2014 ET
Sharjah has become more accessible with the launch of the Sharjah Interactive Map, aimed at helping residents and tourists navigate around the emirate.
Fourth quarter 2013 dividend rate increases $12.7 billion
Wal StreetJanuary 6, 2014 ET
S&P Dow Jones Indices announced today that dividend net increases (increases less decreases) rose $12.7 billion during the fourth quarter of 2013 for U.S. domestic common stock.
U.S. Congress to begin battle over jobless benefits
U.S. CongressJanuary 6, 2014 ET
The United States Congress is gearing up for a fresh face-off between the Democrats and Republicans over a White House-backed bill to renew unemployment benefits for 1.3 million Americans.
UK construction in expansion mode
UK constructionJanuary 6, 2014 ET
UK construction companies remained in expansion mode at the end of 2013, as highlighted by relatively sharp rises in output, new orders and employment during the latest survey period.
Turkey's gold imports reach new record
Turkey goldJanuary 6, 2014 ET
Turkey's gold imports hit a new record high last year because of the ongoing gold-for-gas trade with Iran and the slump of the gold price in the year.

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