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Swiss jobless rate declines in March

(dpa-AFX) - Switzerland's jobless rate decreased in March, data from the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs showed on Friday. The jobless rate fell a seasonally...
Growth was uneven across eurozone countries, with Germany "robust" and France losing ground ?

Eurozone current account surplus declines in January

dpa-AFX/GNA - The euro area current account surplus declined in January, the European Central Bank said Monday. The current account logged a surplus of...
Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows a cloud of locusts flying in Mwingi North, Kenya. A number of East African countries are suffering serious locust infestation, with Kenya experiencing its worst in 70 years, which, if left unchecked, could grow 500 times in scale by June, a UN spokesman said Friday. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said besides Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are undergoing their worst locust infestation in 25 years, and that Djibouti, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania are also experiencing swarm activity and locust breeding, while the risk of spread to South Sudan is high. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

Desert locust infestation declines in Horn of Africa – FAO

The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations on Wednesday said that the Horn of Africa has recorded low desert locust infestation...

Spain’s unemployment rate declines in fourth quarter

dpa/GNA - Spain's unemployment rate dropped to a near three-year low in the fourth quarter, the statistical office INE showed on Thursday. The unemployment...
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South Africa’s consumer index declines to 35 year low

South Africa's consumer confidence index (CCI) declined sharply in the second quarter of 2020 to lowest level since 1985, according to First National Bank's...
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Ghanaian and Nigerian consumer confidence declines

Against the backdrop of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, West African consumer sentiment has experienced a sharp drop in the Nielsen Consumer Confidence Index (CCI)...

More than 50% of German Companies Expect Major Revenue Drop in 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has caused a significant impact on European companies, confronting them with the worst market declines in the last few decades. As...
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UK car production declines for fifth consecutive month in January

British car production dropped for the fifth consecutive month in January mainly due to the sharp decrease in domestic demand, the Society of Motor...

South Africa’s Absa PMI declines in December

The Absa purchasing managers' index (PMI) declined to 47.1 index points in December 2019 from 47.7 points recorded in November due to load shedding,...
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Ghanaian consumer confidence declines by four points

Ghana’s latest Nielsen Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) for the third quarter of 2019 shows a slight drop to 114 from the previous quarter’s buoyant...

Brexit in limbo: Pound stabilizes after declines, more bad news for British economy and...

The British economy faces another agonising delay and UK financial assets will be further squeezed following the UK government losing another crucial Brexit vote...
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Scientist says forest cover in East Africa declines due to lack of tree breeders

Forest cover in east Africa is declining rapidly due to lack of tree breeders and seed technologists, a scientist said on Thursday. ...
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Commission of Inquiry Denies Councils Application for Cross Examination

The Ayawaso West Wuogon Commission of Inquiry on Tuesday declined an application of Dr Dominic Ayine, Counsel for Mr Delali Kwesi Brempong and Mr...
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Ghana’s consumer confidence declines by five points

Improved perception of Nigerian finances, job prospects & spending intentions Ghana’s latest Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) for the fourth quarter of 2018 shows a...

Ghana’s producer inflation declines to 6.5 percent in November

Ghana's Producer Price Index (PPI) edged lower to 6.5 percent in November, Ghana Statistical Service said here on Wednesday. The November...
The mobile phone industry is now massive in Nigeria - 25 years ago, it did not exist

African mobile phone market declines 2.1 percent as shipments fall in Q3

Mobile phone market in Africa declined 2.1 percent to 52.6 million units with falling shipments quarter-on-quarter, a report by International Data Corporation (IDC) shows. Feature...

Ghana spending on WASH sector declines to 0.5 percent – report

Budgetary allocation by government of Ghana to the Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector fell from 2.0 percent in 2014 to 0.5 percent in...

HIV occurrence among pregnant women at a low

The prevalence of HIV among pregnant women, attending antenatal clinic in the country is on a downward trend. A linear trend analysis has confirmed a...

Kenya’s insurance penetration declines to 2.8 percent

Kenya's insurance penetration has declined to 2.8 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the first half of 2017 compared to 2.9 percent...

African Court Refuses to Grant Advisory Opinion on a Case

The African Court on Human and Peoples Rights has declined to offer Advisory Opinion in request submitted by La Rencontre Africain Pour La Défense...
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Kenya’s bourse trading declines as local investors dominate

Some 27 million shares worth 5.1 million U.S. dollars were traded at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) Wednesday, a drop of 44 percent from...
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Ghana July industry inflation declines to 2 percent

The Producer Price Index (PPI) which measures the average change over time in prices received by domestic manufacturers for the production of their goods...
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Kenya’s bourse turnover declines as foreign investors raise sales

Turnover at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) on Thursday went down 50 percent as foreign investors sustained sales. The market recorded a turnover of 5.6...
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Ghana’s industry inflation declines to 3.6 percent in June

The Producer Price Index (PPI) announced here on Wednesday by the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) declined 0.1 percentage points to 3.6 percent year-on-year for...
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Nairobi bourse equity turnover declines, local investors dominate trading

Turnover at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) went down 50 percent to stand at 7 million U.S. dollars on a volume of 29 million...

Nigeria’s inflation declines for second months

Nigeria's inflation rate for March dropped to 17.26 percent, the second decline recorded in two months, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Thursday. ...
U.S. President Donald Trump waves upon his arrival at the White House from Philadelphia, in Washington D.C., the United States, on Jan. 26, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump wants a 20-percent border tax on all imports from Mexico, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Thursday. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

White House declines to say whether to take further action on Syria

The White House declined to say whether the United States would take further military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after Thursday's U.S. strike. ...

Reasons behind female fertility drop uncovered by scientist

Scientists have discovered a possible new explanation for why female fertility declines with age. In a study published in the U.S. journal Current Biology, researchers...

Ghana Heritage Fund: Return On Investments Drops

Return on investment of Ghana’s Heritage Fund recorded a decline in the second half of 2016 as compared to the first half of the...

Oil Continues to Declines on Increasing U.S. Output

Oil prices extended declines on Monday, dragged down by signs of growing output in the United States that could partly offset output cuts by...