Archive | October, 2017

United Kingdom: National population projected to pass 70 million in 2029

October 30, 2017

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United Kingdom: National population projected to pass 70 million in 2029 Office for National Statistics Release date: 26 October 2017 National population projections provide an indication of the future size and age structure of the UK and its constituent countries based on a set of assumptions of future fertility, mortality and migration. Over the period […]

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The emergence of China’s petro-yuan

October 26, 2017

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The emergence of China’s petro-yuan RT One of the world’s top energy importers, China, is set to roll out a yuan-denominated oil contract as early as this year. Analysts call the plan, announced by Beijing in September, a huge move against the dollar’s global dominance. The so-called petro-yuan is a “wake up call” for investors […]

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Nigeria: Muhammadu Buhari signed into law the bill establishing the Federal University of Petroleum Resources

October 19, 2017

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Nigeria: Muhammadu Buhari signed into law the bill establishing the Federal University of Petroleum Resources With the signing of the bill into law, the path has been cleared for the establishment of the specialized university in the Niger Delta, charged with training and research in petroleum technologies. Vanguard Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, signed into law the […]

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Ever wonder why the Middle Atlantic states are not in the Mid-Atlantic of the East Coast?

October 12, 2017

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Ever wonder why the Middle Atlantic states are not in the Mid-Atlantic of the East Coast? Have you ever wondered why in the United States the term “Middle Atlantic” includes only northeastern states and not states which are actually located in the Middle Eastern Atlantic region? There is an NCAA Division I (FCS) athletic conference […]

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When African Americans built tall in business

October 11, 2017

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When African Americans built tall in business North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company Headquarters A group of mostly Durham-based investors, led by Michael Lemanski, bought the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company Headquarters building in 2006 and in 2017 secured about $11 million in new capital to begin renovations to the 1960s-era office building and […]

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Toronto: Tallest building in Canada breaks ground

October 11, 2017

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Toronto: Tallest building in Canada breaks ground The tallest building in Canada breaks ground. The One will be located in Toronto’s Yorkville neighborhood. The 85-story building will stand 1,004 feet (306 meters) tall. First Canadian Place is currently the tallest building in Canada at 978 feet (298 meters). The tallest structure in Canada is the […]

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U.S. unemployment rate 4.2 percent in September 2017

October 6, 2017

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U.S. unemployment rate 4.2 percent in September 2017 Lowest unemployment rates since December 2000 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics The unemployment rate declined to 4.2 percent in September, and total nonfarm payroll employment changed little (-33,000), the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. The unemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percentage point to 4.2 percent in […]

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Spain: Hundreds injured as Spanish police attack independence referendum voters in Catalonia

October 2, 2017

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Spain: Hundreds injured as Spanish police attack independence referendum voters in Catalonia BBC News Catalan President Carles Puigdemont has said he is not planning a “traumatic” split with Spain, after a disputed independence referendum on Sunday. He said he wanted a new understanding with the central government in Madrid. Catalan officials say voters overwhelmingly backed […]

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