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Australia to give $3.15 million to women in Pacific region
Pacific womenApril 15, 2013 ET
Women entrepreneurs in the Pacific region are to benefit from increased export and income opportunities following a funding agreement between the International Trade Centre (ITC) and AusAID.
U.S. applications for unemployment fell sharply
US employmentApril 12, 2013 ET
New applications for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week by 42,000 to a seasonally adjusted 346,000 in the week ended April 30, according to the US. Labor Department.
China to build two more stations in Antarctica
China AntarcticaApril 12, 2013 ET
China plans to build two more research stations in Antarctica by 2015. China already has three stations: Changcheng, Zhongshan, and Kunlun.
IDC: Thanks to Windows 8 PC market worse than expected
IDC  Worldwide PC shipments Windows 8April 11, 2013 ET
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 76.3 million units in the first quarter of 2013, down 13.9% compared to the same quarter last and worse than the forecast decline of -7.7%, according to IDC, and we can thank Windows 8 for that.
US and China together against cyber crime
US-China Internet Industry Forum in BeijingApril 11, 2013 ET
Cooperation is a must for China and the United States to deal with online security, officials and experts from both countries said.
Billions from mobile operators sitting unused
Global mobile industryApril 11, 2013 ET
Global mobile industry body GSMA said that India has more than $4 billion collected from telecom operators but sitting unutilised. Globally, $11 billion remains unused.
World trade growth to reach 3.3% this year
World Trade OrganizationApril 11, 2013 ET
World trade growth fell to 2% last year, down from 5.2% a year before that, and is expected to remain at around 3.3% in 2013, according to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
South African glass companies fixed prices, state eyes fine
Glass South AfricaApril 10, 2013 ET
Companies engaged in cartel activity in the glass manufacturing industry in South Africa face prosecution by the Competition Tribunal after an investigation by the Competition Commission.
GDP in Asia to grow
Asia GDPApril 9, 2013 ET
Rising private consumption and stronger intraregional trade will spur a pickup in growth in developing Asia in 2013 and 2014, as economic activity in the US and Europe remains in the doldrums, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Chinese spending on cosmetics, travel rocketed
China cosmeticsApril 9, 2013 ET
China has become the second largest cosmetics market in Asia after Japan. Revenue is growing 10.3% every year and this year it is expected to reach $15.2 billion, according to IBISWorld.
Swiss banks to clients: pay taxes or close accounts
Swiss banksApril 8, 2013 ET
German clients of Credit Suisse and Julius Baer will have to produce evidence of having paid their taxes within the next few months if they want to keep their accounts.
FAA: control towers to stay open until June 15
Control towerApril 8, 2013 ET
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has decided to delay the closing of 149 airport control towers until June 15. The towers, mostly in small cities, are to be close because of $637 million in budget cuts.

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