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Brazil expecting record grain harvest


August 10th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 10 (IANS/EFE) Brazil will reap a record grain harvest of 163.3 million tonnes this year, a gain of 2 percent over 2011, a statistics agency said.The ... Read more...

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Brazilian agribusiness faces shrinking global demand


August 8th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 8 (IANS/EFE) Production in Brazil's agri-industrial sector fell 3.9 percent in the first half of the year compared with the same period of 2011, a statistics ... Read more...

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Canada’s economy grows slightly


June 30th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Vancouver, June 30 (IANS) Canada's real gross domestic product grew 0.3 percent in April, after edging up 0.1 percent in March, according to official statistics.Most of the increase was attributed ... Read more...

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Unemployment rate hit record high in Greece


June 8th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, June 8 (IANS) The jobless rate in Greece hit a record high of 21.9 percent in March, official data showed.The figure was up from 21.4 percent in the previous ... Read more...

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Lowered inflation may spur growth: Brazil


April 6th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 6 (IANS) Brazil's inflation is under control as latest statistics show the inflation rate dropped to its lowest level since July 2011, Finance Minister Guido Mantega ... Read more...

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Unemployment rises in Spain


April 4th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 4 (IANS/EFE) The number of people in Spain without jobs grew by 38,769 last month to more than 4.75 million, the Employment and Social Security Ministry said Tuesday.It ... Read more...

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Exports drive deficit down on New Zealand balance sheets


March 21st, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 21 (IANS) New Zealand's current account deficit fell in the December quarter last year, as exports particularly dairy products rose and foreign investors took lower dividends from the ... Read more...

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Brazilian economy grew 2.7 percent in 2011


March 7th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 7 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian economy grew 2.7 percent last year compared with 7.5 percent in 2010, a statistics agency said Tuesday.Brazil's gross domestic product climbed to ... Read more...

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Brazil’s unemployment rate reaches record low


January 27th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 27 (IANS) Brazil's unemployment rate fell to a record-low 4.7 percent in December from the 5.3 percent in the same period in 2010, the government's statistics ... Read more...

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Dairy sales keep New Zealand trade in surplus


January 27th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 27 (IANS) Record high values for New Zealand dairy products and increased exports, particularly to Australia and China, maintained New Zealand's trade surplus for a third straight quarter ... Read more...

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New Zealand consumer prices fall


January 19th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 19 (IANS) A sharp drop in the price of vegetables caused a dip in prices for New Zealand consumers in the last quarter, according to figures from the ... Read more...

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Jakarta’s poor spend more on cigarettes


January 4th, 2012 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Jan 4 (IANS/AKI) Poor people in Indonesia's capital city Jakarta spend more money on cigarettes than many of their basic needs, a government report has said."More than 30 percent ... Read more...

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Brazil’s jobless rate hits nine-year low


December 23rd, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 23 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's unemployment rate fell in November to 5.2 percent, its lowest level of the past nine years, authorities said Thursday.Last month's jobless rate was ... Read more...

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New Zealand’s current account deficit up in Q3


December 21st, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Dec 21 (IANS) New Zealand's current account deficit was 2.7 billion NZ dollars ($2.08 billion) in the third quarter ended September, up 700 million NZ dollars from the Q2 ... Read more...

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Five cities hold 25 percent of Brazil’s national wealth


December 15th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 15 (IANS/EFE) A quarter of Brazil's wealth is concentrated in five cities that together represent less than 13 percent of the giant South American country's population, ... Read more...

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Brazil’s inflation hits 6.64 percent


December 9th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Dec 9 (IANS) Brazil's 12-month inflation reached 6.64 percent in November, much higher than the 4.5-percent target, the country's statistics agency IBGE announced Thursday.Over the first 11 ... Read more...

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`Brazil’s economic slowdown is temporary’


December 7th, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 7 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian economy stalled in the third quarter after eight consecutive quarters of growth, a sudden halt that the government both expected and considers ... Read more...

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New Zealand building activity hits 10-year low


December 5th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Dec 5 (IANS) Construction work in New Zealand fell to its lowest level in 10 years in the quarter to the end of September, the government statistics agency announced ... Read more...

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New Zealand’s terms of trade dip after 37-year high


December 1st, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Dec 1 (IANS) New Zealand's terms of trade, the purchasing power of its exports against the value of imports, fell in the September quarter after hitting a 37-year high ... Read more...

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British women are more obese


November 26th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 26 (IANS) In very alarming statistics, it has been found that Brtish women are more obese, and at young age too - so fat that it threatens their ... Read more...

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New Zealand’s exports, imports both up in October


November 24th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Nov 24 (IANS) New Zealand's exports and imports were both up in October, taking the annual trade balance to a surplus of 627 million NZ dollars ($465 million), the ... Read more...

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Quake drives decade-high emigration from New Zealand


November 22nd, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Nov 22 (IANS) New Zealand had its first yearly net loss of migrants in a decade, show figures for the year ending October.The number of people who left New ... Read more...

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Indonesia, India expect bilateral trade to reach $25 bn by 2015


October 6th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Oct 6 (IANS) In line with their fast-growing economies, India and Indonesia expect to enhance their economic cooperation to meet grow to $25 billion by 2015, media reports said ... Read more...

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Brazil to tackle economic crisis by more investment


September 3rd, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Sep 3 (IANS) Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has said that the country would tide over the ongoing crisis by increasing consumption and investment."We will beat this crisis ... Read more...

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Murders up 145 percent in Mexico over five years


July 30th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 30 (IANS/EFE) Mexican authorities documented 24,374 homicides in 2010, up 23 percent from the previous year and an increase of 145 percent compared with 2005.The state of ... Read more...

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Brazilian government websites hacked


June 25th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 25 (IANS) Two Brazilian government websites were hacked Friday in a string of internet invasions that was launched by various groups in January, a ... Read more...

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Norilsk: Russia’s most polluted city in 2010


June 23rd, 2011 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The city of Norilsk in the Siberian Arctic region was Russia's most polluted city in 2010 with annual industrial emission of two million tonnes, the ... Read more...

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China’s consumer inflation index hits 32-month-high of 5.4 percent


April 16th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 16 (ANI): China's Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose to a 32-month- high of 5.4 percent in March from the same month last year, said the country's statistics agency.According to the ... Read more...

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Housing turns into costly affair in China


February 20th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 20 (IANS) Buying a home in China is now becoming a costly affair for people, as prices of houses are rising with each passing year in many Chinese cities.The cost ... Read more...

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Over one-fifth of young Italians neither study nor work


January 20th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Jan 20 (IANS/AKI) Over one-fifth of Italians aged between 15 and 29 are not enrolled for education and do not have a job - the highest rate in Europe - according ... Read more...

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Italian industrial output falls for second consecutive month


December 18th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 18 (IANS/AKI) Italy's industrial output fell in October for the second consecutive month, signalling that the country's export-led economy is having difficulty emerging from last year's deep recession. Production fell ... Read more...

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Italy’s unemployment rate drops


August 31st, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Luxembourg, Aug 31 (IANS/AKI) Italy's unemployment rate fell to 8.4 percent in July as the country's fragile economic recovery picked up steam, European statistics agency EUROSTAT said Tuesday. The rate of unemployment in ... Read more...

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Mexico registers $312 mn trade surplus


July 24th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 24 (IANS/EFE) Mexico has registered a $312 million trade surplus in the first half of 2010, a big turnaround from the $1.2 billion deficit in the same period last ... Read more...

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Underground economy worth $344 bn in Italy


July 13th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, July 13 (IANS/AKI) Italy's underground economy was worth between 255 and 275 billion euros (about $319-344 billion) in 2008, state-run statistics agency Istat said Tuesday. That amounted to 16.3 percent to 17.5 ... Read more...

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Fewer immigrants arrive in Italy in 2009


June 7th, 2010 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 7 (IANS/AKI) The number of immigrants arriving in Italy fell in 2009 even though the total population rose to above 60 million people, the official statistics agency Istat said. It ... Read more...

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