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German business confidence fell in September

German business confidence for September surprisingly fell, its fifth straight month of decline, as the sovereign debt crisis in Europe continue to dampen economic outlook in the region. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

Union, Croatia port operator sign first CBA for container operations in Adriatic region

Workers at a container terminal in Rijeka, Croatia and the terminal operator have signed the first collective bargaining agreement (CBA) tailored for container operations in the Adriatic region. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

Making cashews pay off is goal of farmers in Senegal

As the cashew harvesting season draws to a close, producers in the Casamance region of southern Senegal are starting to organize themselves so as to have more say in the price that will be set for their product. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

China offers $10 billion loan to Latin America

China on Wednesday offered a free trade pact with the Mercosur trade bloc as well as a loan of $ 10 billion to Latin American nations in an effort to help them in the region’s infrastructure projects, said Premier Wen Jiabao. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

Gambia: Small country with a big crisis

Serekunda, Gambia (IRIN) – In 2011, the rains failed in the Central River region of The Gambia, where Mawdou Danso, a farmer, struggled to raise a crop big enough to tide him over to the next harvest. He invested in an early-maturing, high-yielding rice called Nerica (New Rice for Africa), which had recently become available […]

European Commission sees contraction in eurozone

The European Commission predicts the eurozone economy will shrink this year as the region’s debt crisis continues to take its toll. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

New fungus-resistant wheat variety introduced in Bangladesh

A variety of wheat resistant to a deadly fungus has been introduced into Bangladesh, a traditional rice-growing region. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

Eurozone service sector shrinks, raising recession fears

A new survey found that the eurozone’s service sector shrank in February raising fears of a looming recession in the 17-member nation region. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

Confidence index, Europe send stocks higher

NEW YORK — A jump in U.S. consumer confidence sent stocks modestly higher Tuesday. Investors were also encouraged by new efforts from European leaders to find more aggressive cures for the region’s d View full post on Business Stories

Bad weather, fog strand hundreds of tourists at Everest base camp

Anil Giri – AHN News Correspondent Lukla, Nepal (AHN) – As many as 3,500 tourists, mostly from the United States and European countries, have been stranded in Lukla, the town considered the base camp for visitors to Mt. Everest, due to flight cancelations triggered by adverse weather conditions. Flights to and from Lukla and Phaplu […]