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Megan Tapper of Jamaica competes in the Women's 100 metres hurdles semi finals during the 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

New Olympic qualifying process for athletics

World Athletics releases the updated qualifying regulations for Tokyo 2020 After the re-opening of the headquarters last week, World Athletics released the updated Olympic qualification...

Ghana earns US$6.67 billion from mineral exports in 2019

Ghana earned a total of 6.67 billion U.S. dollars from mineral exports in 2019, the Ghana Chamber of Mines said in its annual report. ...
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Insurance industry in Uganda grows by 13.2 percent in 2019

Uganda's insurance sector grew by 13.2 percent in 2019 to 973.58 billion shillings (263 million U.S. dollars) from 859.8 billion shillings (232.4 million dollars)...

Mozambique loses about US$8 million in 2019 due to corruption

Mozambique suffered a loss of about 8 million U.S. dollars (544 million meticais) in 2019 due to corruption, Attorney General Beatriz Buchili said on...
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Expected health expenditure in Germany exceeds US$442 billion in 2019

Expected health expenditure in Germany in 2019 had gone up by 4.3 percent to 407.4 billion euros (442 billion U.S. dollars) compared to the...
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Namibia’s financial sector remained resilient in 2019

Namibia's financial system remained sound and resilient in 2019 despite unfavourable global economic conditions, a report said Tuesday. According to the 2019...
Employees of Luolai Lifestyle Technology Co., Ltd. manufacture “nose masks” at a workshop, March 9, 2020. Photo by Xu Congjun, People’s Daily Online

China reports world’s most international IP applications in 2019

By Jiang Jianke China became the top filer of international patents in 2019, and accelerated the progress to build itself into an intellectual property (IP)...
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Ghana’s economy grows 6.5 percent in 2019

Ghana's economy grew by 6.5 percent in 2019, compared with the 6.3 percent recorded in 2018, the Ghana Statistical Service has said. ...
A quality inspector shows the micro and special motors used in phones at a manufacturer in Huaibei, Anhui province, Dec. 8, 2017. Up to now, the annual production of the motors in this city has reached 250 million, accounting for one fifth of the global market. The self-developed micro motors, which have been granted with over 100 patents, are often in short supply. (Photo by Wan Shanchao from People’s Daily Online)

China files most applications for international patent in 2019

By Ren Yan China became the top source of international patent application filings in 2019, according to an annual report released by the World Intellectual...
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Italy’s economy expected to take hit despite encouraging growth in 2019

Italy's economy emerged from 2019 healthier than expected, based on data released Monday by the country's National Institute of Statistics (Istat), but economists said...

U.S. crude oil production grows 11 percent in 2019

Annual U.S. crude oil production reached another record level at 12.23 million barrels per day in 2019, or 11 percent more than 2018 levels,...

Germany’s death toll from road accidents hits record low in 2019

A total of 3,059 people died in road accidents in Germany in 2019, a decline of 6.6 percent compared to the previous year, the...
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Rwanda’s trade deficit up 16.3 percent in 2019

Rwanda's trade deficit increased by 16.3 percent in 2019, compared to the same period of 2018, the central bank said on Tuesday. ...
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Unpacking Nigeria’s Retail & Office Market Performance in 2019

Broll Property Intel’s latest reports grant an insider glance at the performance of Nigeria’s retail and property markets throughout last year. The two reports...
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Nigeria sees 2.27 percent GDP growth in 2019

Nigeria recorded a 2.27 percent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in 2019, according to data released Monday by the country's National Bureau of Statistics...

Ghana Beverage Awards Committee receives entries for 2019

The Ghana Beverage Awards (GBA) Committee, after receiving over 500 entries for the 2019 Awards ceremony, has officially closed nominations to the public...
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Zimbabwe’s exports decline in 2019

Zimbabwe's exports are estimated to have declined by about 4 percent in 2019 to 4.5 billion U.S. dollars, from 4.7 billion dollars in 2018,...

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...
Photo taken on July 11, 2015 shows greenhouses broken by heavy wind in Sanmen County of east China's Zhejiang Province. The approaching Typhoon Chan-Hom has brought gales and rainstorms to Zhejiang Province, east China, forcing hundreds of flights to be canceled and highways to be closed, local authorities said Saturday. (Xinhua/Xu Yu) (zwx)

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...
Growth was uneven across eurozone countries, with Germany "robust" and France losing ground ?

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...