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Production of Mercedes A-class hatchback starts in FinlandJul 16, 2018
...On July ##th Daimler AG said that a new model of its Mercedes-Benz A-class hatchback was being produced in Finland. The vehicle is being built by Valmet Automotive Inc, a Finnish vehicle-assembly and engineering-services company, at...
Renault reports 10% rise in sales in H1 2018Jul 16, 2018
...Groupe Renault said on July ##th that it had sold #.#m vehicles in the first six months of ####, a rise of ##% from a year earlier. The automaker benefited from strong demand in most markets and the consolidation...
Pfizer to re-organise into three unitsJul 16, 2018
...On July ##th Pfizer Inc said that it would re-organise its business into three units-innovative medicines, established medicines and consumer health-from ####. The re-organisation comes after the US drugmaker said in May that it had not...
Court orders J&J to pay over US$4.6bn in talcum powder caseJul 16, 2018
...On July ##th Johnson & Johnson (J&J) said that it had lost a trial related to its talcum powder in a St Louis court in the US state of Missouri. The court has reportedly asked the US company to pay...
The dementia dilemmaJul 16, 2018
...The failure of several Alzheimer's drug trials in the past year has dampened, but not destroyed, hopes for a cure. To the patients desperately waiting for a cure for Alzheimer's disease, the stream of bad news must appear...
Belgium approves new fibre access regulationsJul 16, 2018
...New fixed market regulation for telecom providers in Belgium is expected to provide more choice and a fall of up to ##% in access prices for wholesale consumers. The new regulation, put forward by the Conference of Belgian Telecom Regulators...
Ghana: Basic dataJul 16, 2018
...Land area ###,### sq km Population ##.#m (####, IMF) Main towns Population in '### (####, World Gazetteer estimates) Accra (capital): #,### Kumasi: #,### Tamale: ### Achiaman: ### Takoradi: ### Cape Coast: ### Obuasi: ### Tema: ###...
Uganda: Basic dataJul 16, 2018
...Land area ###,### sq km Population ##.#m (####, World Bank) Main towns Population in '### (####, World Gazetteer estimates) Kampala (capital): #,### Gulu: ### Lira: ### Kasese: ### Kitgum: ### Jinja: ### Mbarara: ### Mbale: ## Climate...
Russia: Basic dataJul 16, 2018
...Land area ##,###,### sq km Population ###.#m (local statistics service estimate, includes Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol) Main towns Population ('###; official census, ####) Moscow (capital): ##,### St Petersburg: #,### Novosibirsk: #,### Yekaterinburg: #...
Poland: Basic dataJul 16, 2018
...Land area ###,### sq km, of which ##% agricultural, ##% forest Population ##.#m (#### official estimate) Main towns Population estimates in '###, end-June #### Warsaw (capital): #,### Krakow: ### Lodz: ### Wroclaw: ### Poznan: ### Gdansk...
Dominican Republic: Basic dataJul 16, 2018
...Land area ##,### sq km Population ##.#m (official estimate for ####) Main cities/provinces Population in '### (#### census) Santo Domingo national district (capital): ### Santo Domingo province: #,### Santiago province: ### San Cristóbal province...
Senegal: Basic dataJul 16, 2018
...Total area ###,### sq km Population ##.##m (####, IMF actual) Main towns Population in '### (World Gazetteer estimates, ####) Dakar (capital): #,### Thiès: ### Mbour: ### Saint-Louis: ### Kaolack: ### Ziguinchor: ### Climate Tropical...
Sri Lanka: Basic dataJul 16, 2018
...Land area ##,### sq km Population ##.#m (####; UN) Main towns Population in '### (####; Department of Census and Statistics estimates) Colombo (capital): #,### Gampaha: #,### Kurunegala: #,### Kandy: #,### Kalutara: #,### Ratnapura...
South Korea: Basic dataJul 16, 2018
...Land area ##,### sq km Population ##m (####; UN) Main towns Population in '### (####; UN) Seoul (capital): #,### Busan: #,### Incheon: #,### Daegu: #,### Daejeon: #,### Gwangju: #,### Climate Continental, with extremes...
Ghana: 5-year forecast summaryJul 16, 2018
...Outlook for ####-##: Forecast summary Download the numbers in Excel...
Ghana: Briefing sheetJul 16, 2018
...Political and economic outlook Download the numbers in Excel Key changes since June ##th The month ahead Major risks to our forecast Download the numbers in Excel...
Ghana: Economic structureJul 16, 2018
...Data and charts: Annual trends charts Data and charts: Monthly trends charts...
Ghana: Political structureJul 16, 2018
...Official name Republic of Ghana Form of state Unitary republic Legal system A new constitution, based on the US model, was approved by referendum in April #### National legislature Parliament; ### members elected by universal suffrage every four years National...
Ghana: Quarterly economic indicatorsJul 16, 2018
...Data and charts: Quarterly data Download the numbers in Excel...
Uganda: 5-year forecast summaryJul 16, 2018
...Outlook for ####-##: Forecast summary Download the numbers in Excel...