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Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.53%

Japan stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Shipbuilding, Banking and Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic sectors led shares lower. At…

Truckers strike four shipping companies at Southern California ports

Tractor-trailer drivers who haul freight from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach went on strike on Monday against four trucking companies, a Teamster…

RHS Sunflower seed giveaway

April 14-20 is National Gardening Week, the RHS’ annual attempt to get us off the sofa and onto the beds with a series of events…

UK construction growth bolsters economic recovery hopes

Britain’s construction industry grew at the fastest pace in nearly a year in February, bolstering expectations that the UK will escape a double dip recession….

‘Stem rust’ fungus threatens global wheat harvest

The world’s leading crop scientists issued a stark warning that a deadly airborne fungus could devastate wheat harvests in poor countries and lead to famines…

Italian vintners forced to harvest crops early due to sultry summer

Italy is set for one of its smallest wine harvests after an arid, torrid summer – and will almost certainly cede its title as the…

Banks fail to meet targets to increase lending to small business

Banks failed to increase lending to small businesses in the first three months of 2010, despite political pressure to free up the credit markets. The…

Tackling the problem of really slow ADSL broadband

As you have discovered, in our new competitive broadband market, the buck frequently doesn’t stop anywhere. Demon is your internet service provider (ISP), but it…

Sri Lanka’s tea growers have gone organic

Until quite recently, Sri Lanka had disappeared from the British tea connoisseur’s map. While European tea lovers have always rated top Ceylon estates highly, here…

Small businesses: the importance of knowing your market

So you’ve had a lightbulb moment and come up with a business idea. Now you need to ask yourself a simple question: “‘Will my idea…

The experts’ step-by-step guide to cyber security

Where does cyber security fall on your to-do list? If it’s not a priority, it should be because 60% of small businesses suffered a breach…

Farmers fall prey to rice rustlers as price of staple crop rockets

Knee-deep in muddy water, her face smeared with sandalwood paste and a broad-brimmed hat for protection against the broiling sun, Samniang Ketia grins broadly at…

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