Migrant workers sent home more than 300 billion US dollars to their families in developing countries in 2006, according to a study released Wednesday in Washington, D.C. by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
The European Union trade relationship with China is deeply unequal said EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson stressing that the EU sells more goods to Switzerland than to China.
The United Kingdom has increased the list of claims of seabed rights to include a large chunk off Antarctica, an area of over a million square kilometers, according to reports in the British press quoting a spokes-woman from the Foreign Office.
Holland are virtually certain to qualify for the 2008 European Championships after an unimpressive 2-0 victory over Slovenia. The Dutch need just two points against the bottom teams Luxembourg and Belarus to be certain of qualification.
Crude oil traded on Monday in New York above 86 US dollars a barrel on concern oil shipments may be disrupted if Turkish forces pursue Kurdish militants in Iraq.
Euro zone annual inflation was 2.1% last September, (up from August 1.7%) and above the European Central Bank's target for the first time in twelve months according to the latest release from Eurostat.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marked World Food Day on Tuesday with a call for a renewed commitment to stamp out chronic hunger and make the right to food a reality for all in a world where nearly 855 million people still do not have enough to eat.
The British Government told the United Nations Monday that Gibraltar had entered a new non-colonial constitutional relationship with the UK and described as outdated the UN criteria on de-listing former colonies.
Oil prices reached this week another record surging past 84 US dollars a barrel for the first time. US sweet, light crude jumped as much as 97 cents to trade briefly at $84.05 a barrel in New York on supply fears before falling back to $83.69.
China's trade surplus reached 23.91 billion US dollars in September, the fourth largest on record. Demand from Europe and the US boosted exports despite cuts in tax rebates aimed at curbing its export boom.