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CFOs to increase financial discipline
Financial disciplineMay 23, 2013 ET
Balance between quality and price is essential for midsize companies, according to a report by American Express Company and CFO Research.
Agriculture in Indiana worth $38 billion
Indiana agricultureMay 23, 2013 ET
Agricultural industries contributed $37.9 billion to Indiana's economy in 2011, according to a report from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.
Beidou is spreading in Asia-Pacific region
BeidouMay 23, 2013 ET
Chinese Beidou navigation system is spreading in the Asia-Pacific. Pakistan is expected to become its fourth overseas customer.
Small businesses to increase digital marketing spending
Digital marketingMay 22, 2013 ET
Two thirds of small businesses plan to invest as much or more in digital marketing as they did last year, according to the 2013 AT&T Small Business Technology Poll.
Consumer confidence in China highest in three years
China Consumer confidenceMay 22, 2013 ET
Consumer confidence in the first quarter jumped to the highest level since the third quarter of 2010, according to the Nielsen Global Survey of Consumer Confidence and Spending Intentions.
World wireless record: one DVD in under a second
Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics and the Karlsruhe Institute for TechnologyMay 22, 2013 ET
Researchers of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics and the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology have achieved the wireless world record: 40 Gbit/s.
Illegal trade reached one trillion dollars
Single WindowMay 21, 2013 ET
International trade volumes and profitability would increase if the e-customs Single Window concept was popularised around the world. That would prevent a one trillion dollars global loss as a result of illegal trade.
Sea pirates cost between $5.7 and $6.1 billion
Sea piratesMay 21, 2013 ET
Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP), a project of the One Earth Future foundation (OEF), estimated that maritime piracy cost the global economy between $5.7 and $6.1 billion in 2012.
Coffee production in Puerto Rico at the lowest level
Coffee Puerto RicoMay 20, 2013 ET
Coffee production in Puerto Rico has hit the lowest level in the history. Farmers produced 39,900 kilograms (80,000 pounds) of coffee during the most recent harvest, a third of local consumption.
More than 65% of Asia-Pacific parents paying for additional education
Asia schoolMay 20, 2013 ET
More than 65 percent of households in Asia-Pacific are spending on enrichment classes for their children such as academic tuition, according to MasterCard's survey.
Israel dominates world's drones markets
Israel dronesMay 20, 2013 ET
Israel is the world's largest exporter of unmanned aircraft (UAV) with $4.6 billion worth of unmanned aerial vehicles in the last eight years, according to Frost & Sullivan.
Young people want freedom at work
Young entrepreneursMay 20, 2013 ET
Young people want to quit their jobs to become independent: 89% of them prefer to work when and where they chooses, according to a recent survey.

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