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(MENAFN - AFP) The eurozone economy grew at its fastest pace in six years in March, as all signs pointed to a recovery "surging higher" led by France and Germany, a closely watched survey showed Friday.

Data monitoring company IHS Markit also said job creation in the 19-country eurozone recorded its best level for almost a decade.

It said its March Composite Purchasing ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) German confectionary giant Haribo plans to open its first US factory in Wisconsin by 2020, the maker of gummy bears said in a statement Friday.

"We're planning to build one of the biggest facilities in the confectionary industry," said Haribo of America chief financial officer Wes Saber in a statement.

Haribo executives in Germany gave the go-ahead to ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) France's private sector growth accelerated in March to reach its highest level in nearly six years, a key survey showed Friday.

Services were the main driver for the expansion, according to the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) compiled by Markit, a financial services firm, with manufacturing also helping growth.

"March PMI data continued to signal strong ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday called on EU leaders, who are among his country's creditors, to protect labour rights amid tough talks on the debt-hit nation's economy.

"An array of achievements under our common European acquis have been (curtailed), chief of them the acquis of social rights, specifically...labour rights and collective bargaining," ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Shares in a Hong Kong-listed Chinese dairy crashed more than 90 percent on Thursday, in one of the city's biggest sell-offs that wiped billions from its market capitalisation.

China Huishan Dairy collapsed 91 percent in late morning trade before paring back marginally and heading into the break 85 percent down at HK$0.42.

Trading in the shares was suspended ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) A state-owned Chinese construction giant Friday sealed a deal to build a Aus$6 billion (US$4.6 billion) mining infrastructure project to tap into resource-rich northwestern Australia.

Sydney-based BBI Group (BBIG) said the agreement with the China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) to develop the mine, port and rail project would create a new ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Google's money-making foundation is strong enough to endure a current boycott by advertisers, but the movement could rattle the practice of software "programmed" ad placement, analysts said on Thursday.

The internet giant's core business of serving up advertising along with online search results appeared to be safe from the boycott, motivated by companies seeking ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Caretaker Deepak Shrestha padlocked shut the quake-ravaged remains of the Trailokya Mohan Narayan temple in Nepal's capital Kathmandu to keep out the contractors who are meant to be rebuilding it.

The 17th century monument's three-tiered pagoda completely collapsed in a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the Himalayan nation in April 2015, leaving the main statue ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Maribeth Coote says she hates Obamacare, but it's the only health coverage option she can afford in this remote, hardscrabble corner of southwestern Pennsylvania.

The government should "just back off and let me figure it out, and get out of the whole industry" of health care, the 52-year-old Chicago transplant to the tiny town of Rogersville said as she cleaned ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Once a hugely popular working man's sport, Saturday marks the final demise of greyhound racing in London, closing a chapter of British social culture in the capital.

More than 20 dog tracks have been dotted around London since modern greyhound racing was introduced to Britain in the 1920s, drawing in punters for a cheap evening's entertainment.

Wimbledon ...

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