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29 May 2018
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22 Jun 2015
NEW DELHI, INDIA: Indian manufacturer Bajaj Auto unveiled an ultra-low-cost car on Tuesday 3 January, its first foray into the four-wheel market, pitching the vehicle as a solution to urban pollution and congestion.
6 Jan 2012
NEW YORK, US: Consumer confidence fell in 25 out of 52 countries in Q4 2010 as hope for a global economic recovery evaporated at the end of last year, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index, which tracks consumer confidence, major concerns and spending intentions among online consumers.
27 Jan 2011
LONDON, UK: The dynamic economic development of emerging markets will fundamentally change world trade by 2030, leading to the emergence of new logistics service providers to challenge the market share of established companies.
30 Nov 2010
NEW YORK, US: After an upbeat start to the year with two consecutive quarters of increases in optimism, global consumer confidence fell three points in September to an Index of 90 as consumers' hopes for a full economic recovery this year fades in most parts of the world, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index.
27 Oct 2010
LONDON, UK: The latest Global Business Outlook Survey from KPMG International suggests that businesses are ready to begin investing again as the healthy optimism recorded earlier in the year holds firm. Overall, business optimism remains static but strong, with India and China leading the way; while UK and Spain are still less confident.
3 Aug 2010
JOHANNESBURG, SA: At least 35 countries will be represented by the 337 companies exhibiting at the Southern African International Trade Exhibition (SAITEX) from 25 to 27 July. Many will be there as part of trade delegations from participating nations or regions. Under the auspices of embassies and trade federations, exhibitors will present a rich variety of products reflecting key exports of these countries.
21 Jul 2010
LONDON, UK: The global logistics and express market will shake off the effects of the recession to reach a value of US$4 trillion (about R30.8 trillion) by 2013, up from its current value of US$3.5 trillion (about R27 trillion) according to Datamonitor.
Published by Datamonitor 1 Jul 2010