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December, 2015

UK retail sales rise in December, outlook for January weak – CBI

Internet sales rise thanks to Black Friday effect High street sales growth accelerated in the year to December, according to the CBI’s latest monthly Distributive Trades Survey, which covers the crucial run-up to Christmas. The survey of 118 firms showed the volume of retails sales picked up in December, and was slightly above the average […]

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Zurich to expand operations in North America by acquiring RCIS

Zurich, December 18, 2015 / Zurich to acquire RCIS, a leading provider of agricultural insurance in the United States and a leader in the U.S. crop insurance market. This will expand Zurich’s existing portfolio of products and services, strengthening a top five position in U.S. commercial insurance. Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) announced today that its subsidiary […]

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Iceland Bank to Pay $3.8 Billion After Krona Controls Lifted

The Central Bank of Iceland has today granted Glitnir the final exemption to permit Glitnir to proceed with the implementation of the Composition. This follows the Composition which was approved by creditors on 20 November and confirmed by the District Court on 7 December, which court approval became final and binding under Icelandic law with […]

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GALLUP: U.S. Quality Job Outlook in 2015 Best Since 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In 2015, an average of 42% of Americans said it was a good time to find a quality job. This is the most positive assessment of the job market since 2007, and up substantially from averages near 10% from 2009 through 2011. Gallup began asking this question in August 2001 and has […]

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OXFAM: World’s richest 10% produce half of carbon emissions while poorest 3.5 billion account for just a tenth

The poorest half of the world’s population – 3.5 billion people – is responsible for just 10 percent of carbon emissions, despite being the most threatened by the catastrophic storms, droughts, and other severe weather shocks linked to climate change.  These are the findings of a new Oxfam report, released during the ongoing climate talks […]

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OPEC daily basket price stood at $37.89 a barrel Thursday, 3 December 2015

Vienna, Austria, 4 December 2015–The price of OPEC basket of twelve crudes stood at 37.89 dollars a barrel on Thursday, compared with $38.46 the previous day, according to OPEC Secretariat calculations. Source: OPEC The new OPEC Reference Basket of Crudes (ORB) is made up of the following: Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Oriente (Ecuador), Iran Heavy (Islamic Republic […]

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