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Food prices going down four months in a row
Global food pricesSeptember 12, 2013 ET
Global food prices dropped to their lowest levels since June 2012 driven by continued declines in prices of cereals and oils, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said.
Growing job opportunities in the European healthcare sector
Europe doctorSeptember 12, 2013 ET
The healthcare sector in the European Unio is among the rare ones where demand for labour is increasing, according to the European Vacancy Monitor (EVM) by the European Commission's employment directorate.
World trade to grow by 2.5% this year
World tradeSeptember 12, 2013 ET
World trade is expected to grow by 2.5% this year and 4.5% in 2014, the World Trade Organisation's new chief Roberto Azevedo said, revising down previous estimates of 3.3% and 5%.
Dubai's foreign trade jumps in H1
Dubai's foreign tradeSeptember 12, 2013 ET
Dubai's foreign trade surged to Dh679 billion in the first half of 2013, recording a 16 percent growth over the same 2012 period and exceeding optimistic forecasts.
Americans spend the most on transport
ShoppingSeptember 11, 2013 ET
Average expenditures per consumer unit in 2012 were $51,442, an increase of 3.5 percent from 2011 levels, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.
Biofuels friendly policies in 62 countries
BiofuelsSeptember 11, 2013 ET
According to the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA), 62 countries now have biofuels friendly policies in place whose ethanol production alone has replaced the need for more than 2 million barrels of crude oil per day.
Digital television in 47 sub-Saharan African countries
Africa TVSeptember 11, 2013 ET
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the African Telecommunications Union (ATU), has announced that frequency coordination negotiations have succeeded in setting up the mechanism to deploy digital television in 47 sub-Saharan African countries.
UN welcomes G20 greenhouse gases agreement
Achim SteinerSeptember 11, 2013 ET
The United Nations environment agency welcomed an agreement signed by world leaders at the recent Group of 20 (G20) Summit to reduce the emission of potent greenhouse gases.
Irish construction orders grow, employment decline
Irish constructionSeptember 11, 2013 ET
The Irish construction sector moved closer to stabilisation in August amid further growth of new business.
WTO risks irrelevancy
Roberto AzevedoSeptember 11, 2013 ET
World Trade Organization members must agree in December on a package of measures to liberalize trade or risk becoming irrelevant after 12 years of failed talks, the new head of the world trade body warned.
Swiss economic growth will accelerate to 2% in 2014
SwitzerlandSeptember 11, 2013 ET
According to forecasts by Credit Suisse economists, the export industry will benefit from the recovery of the global economy and the domestic economy will remain in its current supercycle.
Invasive alien species cost Europe 12 billion euros
Europe natureSeptember 10, 2013 ET
The European Commission proposed new legislation to prevent and manage the rapidly growing threat from invasive species. There are currently more than 12,000 species present in Europe which are alien to the natural environment.

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