Egypt accounts for nearly a fifth of group's production
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Thursday 12 July 2012
A tanker truck caught fire and exploded in Nigeria today shortly after breaking down, killing at least 95 people who then rushed to the scene to scoop fuel, an official said.
Thursday 05 July 2012
Switzerland has suspended all arms exports to the United Arab Emirates following reports that Swiss-manufactured hand grenades - intended solely for shipment to the Gulf state - had shown up in Syria.
Sunday 01 July 2012
Waitrose has seen exports to Japan soar by a third so far this year, boosted by a rise in interest in British foods around the Diamond Jubilee and Olympics.
Tuesday 26 June 2012
The bloody upheavals of the Arab Spring have handed a great boost to al-Qa'ida, providing it with fertile ground to reorganise and opportunities for British extremists to undergo terrorist training for attacks at home and abroad, the head of MI5 has warned.
Thursday 21 June 2012
Hopes for the economic recovery were boosted today as a business survey showed an unexpected improvement in orders and confidence in the manufacturing sector.
Thursday 14 June 2012
Depending on your republican leanings, it could be argued that the British Monarchy represents both the best and worst of the country. So perhaps it's fitting that although the Prince of Wales was recently named as one of GQ's best-dressed men, he has featured on worst-dressed lists. But that hasn't stopped his odd ascent to the top of British fashion.
Saturday 09 June 2012
The two largest economies of the single currency see exports fall and growth forecasts reduced
UK car factory Hams Hall celebrates as it builds three millionth engine in landmark production achievement
Wednesday 06 June 2012
A UK car factory has built its three millionth engine in a landmark production achievement praised by its owners and the Government.
Tuesday 05 June 2012
Australia's mining boom has made many fortunes, but some small towns are asking if the price is too high. Kathy Marks reports from Acland, Queensland
Friday 01 June 2012
The UK manufacturing sector took a sudden and sharp turn for the worse today after new figures revealed a shock contraction in production.
Monday 21 May 2012
Britain's small and medium-sized enterprises have much to worry about as the European sovereign debt crisis spirals out of control once more. When the banks shut up shop again in a full-blown repeat of the first credit crunch – as they surely will if Greece walks – you can bet it will be SMEs that are starved of debt first, whatever financiers say in public.
Wednesday 16 May 2012
Virtue has been duly rewarded. That, at least, would seem to be the immediate conclusion to be drawn from the divergent paths taken by the German economy and that of much of the rest of the eurozone, notably Italy. Germany, which has clamped down on wages, brought in sweeping labour-market reforms, cut its budget deficit, and boosted exports, has grown by 0.5 per cent in the first quarter of this year. Italy, which has done none of those things, shrank by 0.8 per cent. France, which under Nicolas Sarkozy had followed a more or less middle course, had a middling experience: a flat quarter.
Tuesday 15 May 2012
Germany's economy grew by a stronger-than-expected 0.5% in the first three months of the year despite Europe's debt crisis.
Saturday 05 May 2012
Three men appeared in court today charged following a counter-terrorism investigation into a network suspected of smuggling a banned stimulant drug from Britain to America.
Tuesday 01 May 2012
The UK's recovery hopes were dealt a blow today as problems in the crisis-hit eurozone - the UK's biggest trade partner - hit the manufacturing sector.
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
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