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French private sector sinking sharply
French private sectorAugust 23, 2013 ET
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 continues to rise
German private sectorAugust 23, 2013 ET
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.
Chinese economy growth to stay between 7.4 and 7.9 percent
China economyAugust 23, 2013 ET
The Chinese economy appears to have staged a modest rebound last month that will continue through the second half, according to a top-level government economistd.
U.S. and Canada agreed on wireless spectrum sharing
FTC Industry CanadaAugust 23, 2013 ET
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.
One campaign to rule all tourists
Tourism New ZealandAugust 23, 2013 ET
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.
Chinese tourists travelling for pleasure, alone
Chinese touristsAugust 22, 2013 ET
The second annual Chinese International Travel Monitor (CITM) by Hotels.com reveals significant insights into the changing behaviours of Chinese travellers the global hotel industry.
Brazil retail sales grow despite problems
Brazil retailAugust 22, 2013 ET
Retail sales in Brazil grew slightly in June despite massive protests in the country that month. Sales grew by 0.5% compared to May's data, according to the Government's statistics service IBGE.
Cheese and milk driving U.S. dairy exports to record levels
US cheeseAugust 22, 2013 ET
U.S. dairy exports in the first half of the year totaled a record-high $3.17 billion, 16 percent more from $2.74 billion in the first half of 2012.
Germany embraced fair trade products
Fair trade GermanyAugust 22, 2013 ET
Fairtrade products are more popular than ever in Germany. The total turnover made with Fairtrade products grew by 36 percent in the past year to more than 650 million Euro.
Scotland Labour Market Barometer reached its highest level
Scotland BusinessAugust 22, 2013 ET
The latest Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs signalled the sharpest rise in permanent staff placements in the ten-and-a-half year survey history in July.
Research findings should be free of charge
ResearchAugust 22, 2013 ET
The global shift towards making research findings available free of charge for readers, the approach called "open access", was confirmed in a study funded by the European Commission.
U.S. chemicals and machinery to see big export gains
Finland portAugust 21, 2013 ET
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).

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