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U.S. retail sales to rise 4.1%
U.S. retail salesOctober 8, 2014 ET
U.S. retail sales are expected to rise 4.1 percent this holiday season to $616.9 billion, outpacing last year's gains, though economic concerns may affect shoppers' spending, the world's largest retail trade body said.
IMF: Global growth disappoints
IMFOctober 8, 2014 ET
A weak and uneven global economic recovery continues, but reflecting different evolutions across various countries and regions, says the IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook (WEO).
New training for UK cyber-professionals
Ed VaizeyOctober 8, 2014 ET
UK Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey is the force behind the launch of a new free online training course to help members of the legal and accountancy professions develop the skills they need to protect themselves and their clients from cyber-attacks.
If your milk still smells good...
Denmark milkOctober 8, 2014 ET
The Danish government would like to introduce a new nutrition label that will send a message against wasting food, reports the German website Proplanta.de.
German factory orders fall most since 2009
Germany factoryOctober 8, 2014 ET
German factory orders declined at the fastest pace since January 2009, largely driven by a fall in capital goods demand, data from Destatis showed.
Cuomo: New York needs export-import bank
Andrew CuomoOctober 7, 2014 ET
Governor Andrew Cuomo plans to create a export-import bank to extend loans and grants to help New York businesses go to foreign markets and overseas companies to move to the state.
Transplant tourism from the Middle East to China
Transplant tourismOctober 7, 2014 ET
In a recent speech to the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation in Istanbul, Canadian international human rights lawyer David Matas shed light on one of the hidden aspects of medical tourism.
South Korea-Kuwait trade exchanges reach $22bn per year
South Korea KuwaitOctober 7, 2014 ET
Commercial exchanges between South Korea and the State of Kuwait have reached up to $22 billion per annum, the Kuwaiti Ambassador to the nation said.
London to lead UK house price fall in 2015
London homeOctober 7, 2014 ET
London is set to lead a fall in UK house prices next year as the market reaches a turning point, new data showed.
UK car sales hit 10-year high
UK carOctober 7, 2014 ET
New car sales in the UK registered the best September performance in 10 years, data showed on Monday, indicating that household spending is still strong despite stagnant wages.
Africa could meet global food supply in future
Africa foodOctober 7, 2014 ET
Africa could meet global food supply needs in the future, but production systems for small-scale farmers must improve first.
World Bank cuts developing East Asia forecast
East AsiaOctober 7, 2014 ET
The World Bank has lowered its forecasts for growth in developing East Asia this year and next, as China's expansion slows down and policymakers brace for tighter global monetary conditions.

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