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More women in digital sector means billions of euros annually
Woman computerFriday October 4, 2013 12:03PM ET
Getting more girls interested in a digital career and getting more women into digital jobs would benefit the digital industry, women themselves and Europe's economy.
Service sector going down sharply
Service sectorFriday October 4, 2013 8:41AM ET
The JPMorgan Global Services Business Activity Index by JPMorgan and Markit in association with ISM and IFPSM posted 53.6 in September, down sharply from August's two-and-a-half year high of 56.
UN reaches consensus on emissions deal
AirplanesFriday October 4, 2013 8:30AM ET
The UN's civil aviation body reached consensus for a roadmap to decide to create a market-based scheme curbing aviation emissions by 2020, but rejected an EU proposal allowing it to apply its Emissions Trading System (ETS) to foreign airlines in the interim.
Banks in India to offer loans for bikes
India bikeFriday October 4, 2013 6:32AM ET
Banks in India will offer cheaper loans to stimulate demand for two-wheelers and other consumer durables as finance minister P Chidambaram tries to pull the economy out of the worst slowdown in a decade.
Brazil industry production unexpectedly stalls
Brazil industryFriday October 4, 2013 6:20AM ET
Production fell 1.2% from a before, a greater drop than the 0.6% contraction predicted by economists, and down from a revised 1.7% jump in July.
Dubai to create the world's largest man-made lagoon
Dubai lagoonFriday October 4, 2013 3:30AM ET
Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid has launched the Dubai Creek Extension project to create a new water way from Business Bay to Jumeirah beach, three kilometres long.
Air cargo slowly going up, passenger load at record high
AirplaneFriday October 4, 2013 2:52AM ET
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported a continued modest improvement in air cargo markets in August.
Freedom House: Internet freedom deteriorates worldwide
Internet freedomThursday October 3, 2013 12:34PM ET
Broad surveillance, new laws controlling web content, and growing arrests of social-media users drove a worldwide decline in internet freedom in the past year, according to a new study by Freedom House.
Cost of food that goes to waste $750 billion annually
Food wasteThursday October 3, 2013 8:39AM ET
The FAO estimates the direct cost to producers of food that goes to waste is currently $750 billion annually, a figure that excludes wasted fish and seafood.
High hopes for bioethanol industry in Ireland
BioethanolThursday October 3, 2013 6:39AM ET
Beet Ireland, a group of farmers and suppliers, launched the public fundraiser for $8.1 million. The goal of the project is to develop a new sugar and bioethanol industry for Ireland.
Tourists in Virginia spent record $425 million
Virginia touristsThursday October 3, 2013 5:30AM ET
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that overseas visitor spending in the Commonwealth for 2012 hit a record of $425 million, a nine percent increase over 2011.
Mumbai has largest number of upcoming green buildings in India
MumbaiThursday October 3, 2013 3:30AM ET
Mumbai has the country's maximum number of environment-friendly buildings under construction. The city has 60% more green building projects compared to Delhi and Bangalore, according to the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).