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Ethernet services market to exceed $62 billion
Ethernet servicesAugust 19, 2013 ET
The global enterprise Ethernet services market will exceed $62 billion by 2018, with the market growing at a 13.6 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2012, according to Ovum.
U.S. natural polymer sales to generate $7.12 billion
Natural polymerAugust 19, 2013 ET
U.S. natural polymer sales generated revenues of $4.95 billion in 2012, according to Transparency Market Research (TMR). Demand is expected to remain on the rise in the next few years, growing at an annual rate of 6.2% between 2012 and 2018.
Chinese agrochemical companies to expand in U.S.
China pseticidesAugust 19, 2013 ET
In the world of the "Big Six" agriculture-chemical companies, it's hard to sell products in the market dominated by few biggest brands, but that's what Chinese pesticide producers are looking to do.
Australians are moving away from the big weekly shopping
WoolworthsAugust 19, 2013 ET
Sunday is fast becoming the new Saturday for trips to the supermarket, and an increasing number of Australians are visiting the supermarket almost every day of the week, according to the new research from Woolworths.
Illinois bans tanning beds for youth
Illinois teen tanningAugust 19, 2013 ET
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn today took steps to protect the health of youth across Illinois by signing legislation that prevents anyone under the age of 18 from using tanning beds and electronic cigarettes.
Investors from Asia to invest $150 billion in global market
Real estateAugust 16, 2013 ET
Institutional investors from Asia could look to invest more than $150 billion in global real estate over the next five years, according to CBRE. Their main ROI places could be the U.S., UK and Europe.
Tourists have spent $33.2 billion in Florida
Tourists FloridaAugust 16, 2013 ET
In the second quarter of 2013 23.4 million visitors came to Florida, an increase of 2.6 percent over the same period in 2012. This makes Q2 2013 the largest second quarter for visitation in the state's history.
Russia to fight credit cards fraud with chips
Russia credit cardAugust 16, 2013 ET
The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) is planning to fight the problem of credit cards fraud by using chips. Last year Russian banks and their clients lost about 100 million euros from criminals that find their way to card codes.
Northern Ireland's unemployment below the UK average
Northern IrelandAugust 16, 2013 ET
Northern Ireland's unemployment levels for 18-24 year olds stood at 18.5% during March to May but there is a positive sign: Unemployment levels have dropped below the average rate in the United Kingdom.
Consumer demand for gold up 53% in Q2 2013
GoldAugust 16, 2013 ET
The latest World Gold Council Gold Demand Trends report, which covers the period April-June 2013, highlights how recent falls in the gold price have generated significant increases in demand, compared with the same time last year.
Home builder confidence rose three points
New homeAugust 16, 2013 ET
Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose three points to 59 according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for August.
U.S. jobless claims fall 15,000 to 320,000
UnemploymentAugust 16, 2013 ET
In the week ending August 10, the advance U.S. figure for seasonally adjusted unemployment initial claims was 320,000, a decrease of 15,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 335,000.

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