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News Tag: pick up

September 21, 2010

US housing starts jump, building permits up

by Kay Murchie
US housing starts jump, building permits up
There was some good news from the US housing market today after the Commerce Department revealed housing starts jumped in August to a four-month high. According to the Commerce Department, construction of new US homes rose 10.5% last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 598,000 units - beating analysts expectations of 550,000. In the meantime, applications for building permits, a ...



March 29, 2010

WTO sees pick up in world trade after 2009 slump

by Kay Murchie
WTO sees pick up in world trade after 2009 slump
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) said it expects to see a strong recovery in world trade this year after experiencing the sharpest decline in over seven decades. According to the WTO, world trade fell by 12.2% last year as the economic crisis resulted in a slump in consumer confidence and dented demand. The world’s wealthiest economies such as the ...




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