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Extreme weather in Canada caused $3.2 billion in insurance payout
Canada weatherJanuary 21, 2014 ET
The Insurance Bureau of Canada said that the December ice storms that swept over the country east of the Rockies resulted in more than $200 million in claims, pushing the total payout on disaster-related events to its highest total ever, $3.2 billion.
Brazil waste water treatment plants market set to grow
Brazil waste waterJanuary 21, 2014 ET
According to report by TechSci Research "Brazil Wastewater Treatment Plants Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2018", bio-refining, mining, and paper and pulp industries will drive wastewater treatment plants market in Brazil.
China developing world's largest amphibious aircraft
Jiaolong-600January 21, 2014 ET
China unveiled the model of the head of the Jiaolong-600, the country's new large amphibious aircraft, which is expected to become the world's largest, reports China News Service (CNS).
Europe explores renewable ocean energy
Ocean energyJanuary 21, 2014 ET
EU Commissioners for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki and for Energy, G√ľnther Oettinger today presented a new action plan to facilitate the further development of the renewable ocean energy sector in Europe.
European donors accused of profiting from aid budgets
EuropeJanuary 21, 2014 ET
European donors have been accused of profiting from their aid budgets, as an increasing amount of their money for the world's poorest countries is being given as loans which have to be paid back with interest.
Moody's upgrades Ireland's sovereign ratings, outlook positive
IrelandJanuary 20, 2014 ET
Moody's Investors Service has today upgraded Ireland's government debt ratings to Baa3/P-3 from Ba1/NP, and also upgraded the debt ratings of Ireland's National Asset Management Agency (NAMA).
No interest for drilling around Greenland
GreenlandJanuary 20, 2014 ET
None of the oil companies that have a license to drill in the seas surrounding Greenland have applied for one in 2014, according to Greenpeace.
Government of Canada helps 1,000 newcomers find jobs
Jason KenneyJanuary 20, 2014 ET
Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, celebrated a significant milestone for the Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) Loans Pilot Project.
China says rural reform is No1 issue
China ruralJanuary 20, 2014 ET
Chinese authorities on Sunday issued their first policy document of 2014, underscoring the importance of rural reform, developing modern agriculture and maintaining agriculture as the foundation of the national economy.
Saudi crackdown hits $26.6bn construction projects
Saudi Arabia workersJanuary 20, 2014 ET
Saudi Arabia's crackdown on illegal workers has disrupted about $26.66 billion worth of projects in the country's construction industry, with completion dates likely to be pushed back.
FAO: Global cereal production revised upward
World cerealJanuary 20, 2014 ET
FAO's latest forecast for world cereal production in 2013 has been revised upward by 2 million tons to a new high of almost 2,500 million tons including rice in milled terms.
China attacks Google and Apple with its own phone OS
COSJanuary 20, 2014 ET
China has developed its own cellphone operating system COS aimed at easing the stranglehold of the Google and Apple.