Output in the French private sector fell at a sharper rate in August. The Markit Flash France Composite Output Index, based on around 85% of normal monthly survey replies, slipped to 47.9 from July's 17-month high of 49.1.
German private sector business activity continued to rise in August, extending the current period of expansion to four months. This was highlighted by the seasonally adjusted Markit Flash Germany Composite Output Index.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Industry Canada have agreed on three interim spectrum sharing arrangements covering a range of wireless communications operations along the U.S.-Canada border.
Tourism New Zealand presented a new campaign for tourists "100% Middle-earth, 100% Pure New Zealand". The campaign will run in cinemas, in print, online and in outdoor advertising across Tourism New Zealand's key target markets starting from today's launch in Germany.
Some of the biggest gains in U.S. exports due to a production-cost advantage over Europe and Japan are likely to be seen in chemicals, machinery, and transportation equipment, according to The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).