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Unemployment in France slightly increased
ParisDecember 27, 2013 ET
French Labour Ministry data showed that the number of people registered as out of work in mainland France grew by 17,800 in November to 3,293,000.
China's apparent oil demand decreased
China oil tankerDecember 27, 2013 ET
China's apparent oil demand in November fell by 2.1% to an average 9.9 million barrels per day (b/d) or 40.88 million metric tons (mt) versus year-ago data, according to a Platts analysis of China's latest government data.
EU to lead international counter piracy efforts in 2014
Somali piratesDecember 26, 2013 ET
From January 1, 2014 the European Union will assume for one year the chairmanship of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS).
China dependent on natural gas import
Natural gasDecember 26, 2013 ET
China's dependency on natural gas imports will continue to increase as the country is trying to reduce its fossil fuel consumption and improve air quality, experts said.
U.S. soybean exports to China jumped
SoybeanDecember 26, 2013 ET
As of December 10, China had purchased 26 million metric tons of U.S. soy, primarily for use in China's growing edible oil and feed market. This is .5 million tons higher than China's U.S. soy imports for the entire 2012-2013 market year.
Holiday sales down for 3rd week
ShoppingDecember 24, 2013 ET
Last week was the last chance for procrastinators to finish last-minute holiday shopping, but the weather prevented many from getting to the stores.
Switzerland joins the EU's Galileo
GalileoDecember 23, 2013 ET
Today Switzerland signed a cooperation agreement to participate in the Galileo and EGNOS programmes, the pillars of the EU's Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS).
New award for Europe's biodiversity
Europe biodiversityDecember 23, 2013 ET
The European Commission is launching a Natura 2000 Award to recognise excellence in best practices for nature conservation in Europe. If you are involved in activities related to Natura 2000, this could be your chance to shine.
Growing belief in economic recovery in Europe
EuropeDecember 23, 2013 ET
According to the latest Eurobarometer survey, Europeans are becoming slightly more optimistic about the economic situation in Europe.
EU trade scheme for developing countries from January 2014
EU developing countriesDecember 23, 2013 ET
The European Union's rules determining which countries pay less or no duty when exporting to the 28 country trade bloc, and for which products, will change on 1 January 2014.
Brazilian Development Bank gives loans to airports
BNDESDecember 23, 2013 ET
Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) approved two long-term loans to Guarulhos and Brasília airports, totaling R$ 4.27 billion.
FAO predicts increased wheat imports
WheatDecember 23, 2013 ET
Pakistan's wheat imports are set to increase considerably and reach about 950,000 tonnes during 2013-14 marketing year up to April next year, a new report of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) suggests.