Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Global commerce is set to grow by 4.7 percent this year, the World Trade Organization said on Monday, with recovery in rich economies expected to mitigate risks in developing nations.
The United Nations warned on Monday of the potential “massive destruction” of the world's banana crop if a disease affecting the most popular variety spreads from Asia to Africa and the Middle East.
The global market for wearable devices will grow substantially over the next four years, as technology development is now focused on such devices, according to a report by the Institute for Information Industry (III).
Worldwide smartphone shipments will grow in the second quarter of the year with the arrival of the industry's traditional peak season, according to a local market information advisory firm.
Monday, April 14, 2014
The world's top finance officials expressed confidence Saturday that the global economy finally has turned the corner to stronger growth. This time, they may be right.
The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370, despite receiving a lot of attention worldwide and boosting the audience for the mass media, has however had an adverse impact on advertising revenue.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
The world's top finance officials said Saturday that the global economy is recovering and they hope well-run economic programs will avoid the risks that threaten that rebound.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Global personal computer sales saw a modest dip in the first quarter of 2014, as the pace of decline was eased by replacements of older PCs using Windows XP.
Markets in Europe traded in fairly narrow ranges Thursday as the successful return of Greece to bond markets following a four-year absence helped further steady the nerves following a turbulent start to the week.
Oil prices fell on Thursday after weak Chinese trada data, but losses were curbed by upbeat U.S. demand and lingering doubts about the full resumption of Libyan exports, analysts said.