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Kentucky trade mission to visit UK
Steve BeshearFebruary 7, 2014 ET
Governor Steve Beshear will lead a Kentucky Export Initiative (KEI) trade mission to the United Kingdom. The trade mission is set for May 11-16 and will make stops in London and Manchester.
Chicago to issue nearly $2 billion in bonds
Rahm EmanuelFebruary 7, 2014 ET
Chicago's City Council approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan giving him the authority to borrow almost $2 billion. The issues of nearly $2 billion more in bonds is the next phase of Mr. Emanuel's strategy to stabilize the city's finances.
Small business owners highly optimistic
Small businesFebruary 7, 2014 ET
Small business owners are the most optimistic they have been in five years, according to the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, and expect their businesses to increase cash flow and hire more employees in 2014.
IFS Green BudgeT: Dramatic spending cuts in sight
George OsborneFebruary 7, 2014 ET
The UK Chancellor's decision to extend the fiscal consolidation through to 2018-2019 means even more dramatic spending cuts are now planned, according to the IFS Green Budget, funded by the Nuffield Foundation and produced in collaboration with Oxford Economics.
Optimism in Japan driving Asian sentiment
JapanFebruary 7, 2014 ET
A sharp improvement in Japanese investor sentiment with a general warming towards equities lifted overall regional investor sentiment slightly higher in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to the Manulife Investor Sentiment Index for Asia.
Fraser: Stimulus spending and programs causing deficit
VancouverFebruary 6, 2014 ET
Stimulus spending and programs in Canada remained in place after their planned expiration date, producing unnecessary deficits and public debt, finds a study by the Fraser Institute.
Bangladesh export to Turkey crossed $1 billion
Bangladesh exportFebruary 6, 2014 ET
Bangladesh export to Turkey during 2013 calendar-year crossed $1 billion-mark while the total trade between the two countries reached $1.2 billion.
Myanmar to export high-quality rice to Japan
Myanmar riceFebruary 6, 2014 ET
Myanmar will export 6,000 tonnes of high-quality rice to Japan for second time in May, according to the Myanmar Agribusiness Public Corporation (MAPCO).
Sales expectations among Australian companies at 10-year high
Australian companiesFebruary 6, 2014 ET
Australian companies are more confident about growth prospects in 2014, with the outlook for strong sales activity hitting a 10-year high, according to a monthly business survey.
China imported more natural gas in 2013
China natural gasFebruary 6, 2014 ET
China saw its aggregate volume of natural gas imported from overseas jump 25 percent year on year in 2013, approaching one-third of its apparent consumption, a new report has showed.
Private sector in South Africa expands marginally
South AfricaFebruary 6, 2014 ET
The seasonally adjusted HSBC South Africa Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell from 50.5 in December, to 50.3 in January, signalling a further improvement in operating conditions at private sector firms.
Private sector in Russia contracts
Russias private sectorFebruary 6, 2014 ET
Russia's private sector economy contracted in January even after accounting for strong seasonal factors, according to HSBC PMI survey data compiled by Markit.