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All future ships will be green
Germanischer LloydThursday June 6, 2013 7:40AM ET
Germanischer Lloyd (GL) said that the trend toward ECO-Ships, or highly energy efficient vessels, is irreversible, given the potential cost savings for the maritime industry.
Auto plastics market to double
automotive plastics marketThursday June 6, 2013 5:21AM ET
According to the market research, automotive plastics market is expected to grow more than 100 percent from 2012 to 2018.
Smoking cost companies billions a year
SmokingThursday June 6, 2013 2:52AM ET
U.S. companies spend $6,000 more each year on employees who smoke than on those who don't, according to researches from the University of Ohio.
Office markets survived the challenges
Office marketsWednesday June 5, 2013 11:04AM ET
Office markets around the world have survived the challenges of a slowing Chinese economy, a mixed American recovery, and European mixed economies, according to Colliers International.
HCMC foreign direct investment in a rapid decline
Ho Chi Minh CityWednesday June 5, 2013 7:30AM ET
Vietnam's industrial center saw a slower growth rate of 4.6 percent and a rapid decline of foreign direct investment in first five months.
Manhattan hotels generated $7.2 billion
Manhattan hotelsWednesday June 5, 2013 4:42AM ET
As of March 2013, there were a total of 348 hotels in the Manhattan: during 12 months those hotels generated total rooms revenue of $7.2 billion.
High-income individuals filed 4.3m returns
U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)Wednesday June 5, 2013 2:31AM ET
IRS reported information on high-income individual income tax returns filed for tax year 2010: taxpayers filed almost 4.3 million returns with adjusted gross income of $200,000 or more.
U.S. economy up, manufacturing down
U.S. manufacturingTuesday June 4, 2013 9:59AM ET
Economic activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector contracted in May for the first time since November 2012, according to the Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.
Offshore wealth to reach $11.2 trillion
Offshore wealthTuesday June 4, 2013 7:59AM ET
Offshore wealth rose by 6.1% in 2012 to $8.5 trillion, with Western Europe the main source and Switzerland the most popular destination, according to the Boston Consulting Group.
Game industry in Canada generated $2.3bn
Canadian video game industryTuesday June 4, 2013 5:12AM ET
Canadian video game industry generated more than $2.3 billion in GDP for the country's economy in 2012.
Taiwanese LCD industry down 20%
Taiwan LCDTuesday June 4, 2013 3:12AM ET
Shipment volume of Taiwanese LCD TVs was around 8.25 million units in the first quarter of 2013, down 20.6% compared to the fourth quarter of 2012, according to the Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC).
Japanese manufacturing index best in 21 months
Japanese manufacturingMonday June 3, 2013 12:39PM ET
Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for Japanese manufacturing economy edged up to 51.5 in May according to the Markit analysis.