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Zambia attracted US$12.6 billion investments in 2019

Zambia's investment agency says on Friday that it recorded an increase in investment in 2019 compared to the previous year. The Zambia...
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House sales fall in Spain in 2019

The number of houses sold in Spain during 2019 fell by 3.3 percent in comparison with 2018, according to data published by the Spanish...
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Wages in Germany grow faster than consumer prices in 2019

The index of real wages in Germany rose by 1.2 percent on average in 2019, according to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) on Wednesday. Nominal...
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Property prices in Germany rise faster than rents in 2019

Asking rents in Germany increased by 3.5 percent year-on-year to 8.13 euros (8.88 U.S. dollars) per square meter in 2019, the German Property Federation...
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German auto club registers 4 percent less car breakdowns in 2019

ADAC, the largest automobile club in Europe, provided assistance to motorists around 3.8 million times in Germany in 2019, a decline of 4 percent...
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German carmaker Daimler reports falling profits for fiscal 2019

For the fiscal year of 2019, earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of German carmaker Daimler fell by more than 60 percent to 4.3...
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South Africa’s unemployment rate unchanged in fourth quarter of 2019

South Africa's unemployment figures remained unchanged at 29.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to figures released by Statistics South Africa on...
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German tourism industry sees record high of overnight stays in 2019

The number of overnight stays in German accommodation facilities in 2019 increased by 3.7 percent compared to last year, according to the Federal Statistical...
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Fiat Chrysler’s net income falls 19 percent in 2019

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) on Thursday reported net income of 2.7 billion euros (about 3 billion U.S. dollars) in 2019, declining 19 percent year...
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Global gold demand down in 2019

Global gold demand dropped 1 percent year on year to 4,356 tonnes in 2019, according to a report issued by the World Gold Council...
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Namibia records fewer cases of criminal activity in 2019

Namibia recorded fewer cases of criminal activity during the 2019/20 year, with cases dropping to 73,299 from 100,780 during 2018/19, the Namibian Police said...
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Manhyia Local Prison records no Escape in 2019!

Penal records from the Manhyia Local Prison indicate that, the Manhyia Palace based Correctional facility, recorded no incident of escape of a prisoner in...
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Egypt’s non-petroleum exports hit US$25.49 billion in 2019

Egypt's non-petroleum exports reached 25.49 billion U.S. dollars in 2019, up from 25.14 billion in the previous year, the Egyptian Ministry of Trade and...

Parliament commences sittings on Tuesday, January 28

Ghana’s Parliament will commence its First Meeting of the Fourth Session of the 7th Parliament on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. A total of 20 bills...
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Israeli cyber security companies raise US$1.6 billion in 2019

Israeli cyber security companies raised a total of 1.6 billion U.S. dollars in 2019, the Israel National Cyber Directorate said on Monday. ...
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More openness, diversity mark busy 2019 in UN Security Council

With more than 240 public meetings and a wider range of civil society briefers, the UN Security Council continued its push toward more transparency...

Ghana ranks second highest receiving country for remittances

Leading mobile payments company WorldRemit saw a 43% growth in remittances to Africa from higher income nations in 2019. The top five countries receiving remittances...
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Counterfeit money worth €3.3 million detected in Germany in 2019

Around 55,200 counterfeit banknotes worth 3.3 million euros (3.6 million U.S. dollars) were detected in 2019, the German central bank Deutsche Bundesbank announced on...

South African mining fatalities decline by 37 percent in 2019

A total of 51 people lost their lives in mine accidents in 2019, down 37 percent from the 2018 record of 81 fatalities, said...
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Over 1 million vulnerable Ethiopians received humanitarian aid in 2019 – IOM

The United Nation migration agency on Friday disclosed that it has provided humanitarian assistance to more than one million vulnerable Ethiopians in 2019. ...

Passenger flow at Moroccan airports up 11.18 percent in 2019

The passenger flow in Moroccan airports reached a record high of 25.059 million during 2019, increasing by 11.18 percent year on year, the Moroccan...

Hyundai Motor posts biggest revenue in 2019

South Korea's biggest automaker Hyundai Motor posted its biggest revenue last year on an enhanced product mix and a positive currency effect, the company...
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West African coast recorded 90 percent of global piracy incidents in 2019

About 90 percent of all the piracy incidents around the world occurred along the coast of West Africa, the international maritime bureau (IMB) has...

German carmaker Volkswagen deliveries up 1.3 percent in 2019

Despite "shrinking overall markets", Volkswagen Group increased its deliveries in 2019 by 1.3 percent to 10,974,600 vehicles worldwide, the German carmaker announced on Tuesday. ...

Rwanda registers investments over US$2.4 billion in 2019

The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) said Wednesday it registered investments worth 2.46 billion U.S. dollars in 2019, an increase of 22.6 percent from the...

Ford reports U.S. sales decline in 2019 despite upbeat truck data

Ford sold more than 2.4 million vehicles in the U.S. market during 2019, representing a 3-percent year-on-year decline despite upbeat truck sales. ...

Refugee, migrant arrivals to Greece spike in 2019

Greece witnessed 74,482 refugee and migrant arrivals in 2019, significantly higher than the figure of 50,508 registered in 2018, according to a weekly report...
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Libya’s oil revenue tops US$20 billion in 2019

Libya's state-owned National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Monday that the country's oil revenues in 2019 exceeded 20 billion U.S. dollars. "NOC's...

Rwanda traffic accidents reduced by 17 percent in 2019

Rwanda recorded 17 percent reduction of road accidents in 2019 due to a road safety awareness campaign, police spokesperson John Bosco Kabera told Xinhua...

UK new car registrations fall in 2019

British new car registrations fell in 2019 amid political and economic uncertainty, with annual registrations dropping for the third consecutive year, according to figures...