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JAC, Volkswagen joint venture gets regulatory nod in ChinaMay 24, 2017
...On May ##rd Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Corp Ltd, also known as JAC Motors, said that it had received an approval from the Chinese regulators to make electric vehicles in partnership with Volkswagen AG. The two automakers will form a...
Rents restrain consumer pricesMay 24, 2017
...Event Consumer price pressures grew by just #.#% year on year in April, according to the Department of Statistics. Analysis Positive year-on-year consumer price inflation was re-established in Singapore in November ####, partly on the back...
Alibaba's logistics arm to build 1m green-energy vehiclesMay 24, 2017
...On May ##rd Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said that its logistics arm had partnered with SAIC Motor Corp and Dongfeng Motor Co, two Chinese automakers, to build #m green-energy delivery vehicles. Alibaba's Cainiao Network will invest Rmb##bn (US...
JD.com to build US$3bn logistics hubMay 24, 2017
...JD.com Inc plans to invest Rmb##.#bn (US$#bn) to build a logistics hub in Xi'an in north-western China, according to a report by the country's state-run Xinhua News Agency. China's second-largest e...
Target to pay US$18.5m to settle data breach probeMay 24, 2017
...Target Corp has agreed to pay US$##.#m to settle investigations concerning a data breach at its business in #### that compromised the personal and payments cards information of millions of customers. The office of the New York attorney...
Merck accused of violating UK competition lawsMay 24, 2017
...On May ##rd the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) accused Merck & Co Inc of using an anti-competitive discount scheme to market Remicade (infliximab), its treatment for gastroenterology and rheumatology conditions. The regulator alleged that the drugmaker had...
Horizon Pharma to sell a European unit for US$70mMay 24, 2017
...On May ##rd Horizon Pharma Plc said that it had agreed to sell a European subsidiary to Italy-based Chiesi Farmaceutici SpA for an upfront payment of US$##m. The subsidiary owned the marketing rights to two of Horizon's...
Philips inks deal to buy US respiratory device-makerMay 24, 2017
...Royal Philips NV said on May ##nd that it had agreed to acquire Respiratory Technologies Inc (RespirTech), a US respiratory healthcare products maker. The company did not disclose the financial details of the deal, which is expected to be closed...
Neutrality revisitedMay 24, 2017
...The Federal Communications Commission's move to revoke net neutrality regulations may end up stifling innovation and investment in telecoms infrastructure, the very things it is purportedly trying to save. The FCC's recent vote, where it gave a preliminary...
Zambia: Basic dataMay 24, 2017
...Land area ###,### sq km Population ##.##m (IMF actual, ####) Main towns Population in '### (World Gazetteer estimates, ####) Lusaka (capital): #,### Kitwe: ### Ndola: ### Kabwe: ### Chingola: ### Mufulira: ### Livingstone: ### Luanshya: ### Climate...
Argentina: Basic dataMay 24, 2017
...Land area #,###,### sq km Population ##.##m (####) Main towns Population (m; #### census) Federal district & Buenos Aires province: ##.# Córdoba: #.# Santa Fe: #.# Mendoza: #.# Tucumán: #...
Peru: Basic dataMay 24, 2017
...Land area #,###,### sq km Population ##.#m (#### estimate; Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática) Main towns Population in '### (#### census). Apart from Lima, the following refer to population of regional departments...
Papua New Guinea: Basic dataMay 24, 2017
...Land area ###,### sq km Population #.#m (####; UN estimate) Major islands New Britain, New Ireland, Manus, Bougainville Population in '### (#### census) Port Moresby (capital): ###.# Lae: ###.# Wewak: ##.# Madang: ##.# Mount...
Sudan: Basic dataMay 24, 2017
...Sudan Land area #.#m sq km Population ##.#m (####, World Bank) Main towns Population in '###; #### estimates from World Gazetteer Khartoum (capital) #,### Omdurman #,### Kassala ### El Obeid ### Wad Medani ### Gedaref ###...
Oman: Basic dataMay 24, 2017
...Land area ###,### sq km Population #.##m, including #m expatriates (December ####, National Centre for Statistics and Information) Main regions Population (September ####) Muscat (capital): #,###,### Al Batinah: #,###,### Al Sharqiah: ###,### Al...
South Africa: Basic dataMay 24, 2017
...Land area #,###,### sq km (Eastern Cape: ###,###; Free State: ###,###; Gauteng: ##,###; KwaZulu-Natal: ##,###; Limpopo: ###,###; Mpumalanga: ##,###; Northern Cape: ###,###; North West: ###,###; and Western Cape: ###...
South Africa: Quarterly economic indicatorsMay 24, 2017
...Data and charts: Quarterly data Download the numbers in Excel...
Zambia: Country outlookMay 24, 2017
...Zambia: Country Outlook FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT POLITICAL STABILITY: Zambia will face unprecedented threats to political stability throughout the forecast period. The most recent general election, in August ####, highlighted the divided nature of the country, with the vote...
Zambia: 5-year forecast summaryMay 24, 2017
...Outlook for ####-##: Forecast summary Download the numbers in Excel...
Zambia: Economic structureMay 24, 2017
...Data and charts: Annual trends charts Data and charts: Monthly trends charts...