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UNITED STATES

Unemployment, inflation worries hit consumer confidence

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

CHINA

HSBC extends commitment to Asian rugby

HONG KONG, CHINA: HSBC and Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) has announced the continuation of their partnership in support of the HSBC Asian 5 Nations (HSBC A5N), reputedly Asia's premier fifteen-aside rugby competition.

20 Jan 2011

RUSSIA

International banks eye former soviet countries

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: International banks can cash in on the increasing number of rich individuals in former soviet countries if they take the time to understand local characteristics, finds Datamonitor.

15 Nov 2010