A worker rolls cigars at the Cohiba factory in Havana March ...
Mar 3rd, 2012
(Reuters) - A worker rolls cigars at the Cohiba factory in Havana March 1, 2012. Cuban cigar sales jumped 9 percent to $401 million in 2011 as spending on luxury items increased in countries with stronger economies, Cuban cigar executives said. They said smokers in China, the Middle East, Russia and Brazil helped overcome declining sales in economically troubled Spain and Greece. Still, Spain held on to its position as the top consumer of what are generally considered the world's best cigars. Picture taken March 1, 2012. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan (CUBA - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS) -
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has leapfrogged Australia to become the world's second most desirable location for professionals looking to live and work abroad, trailing only the United States, a survey found on Wednesday. Worries about Britain's fragile economy, high household bills and squeezed wages were eclipsed by its growing reputation ... [Full Article]
CANNES, France (AP) - Indian cinema is being feted in Cannes on its 100th birthday. But amid the celebrations, the B-word - "Bollywood" - remains controversial. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rose more than expected in April, a sign of resilience in the factory sector despite belt-tightening in Washington and weakness in overseas markets. Durable goods orders, which range from toasters to aircraft, increased 3.3 percent last month, the Commerce Department said on Friday. ... [Full Article]
LONDON (Reuters) - British industrial output rose more than expected in March as manufacturing gathered momentum, outweighing a fall in oil and gas production, official data showed on Thursday. Industrial output climbed 0.7 percent on the month in March after a downwardly revised increase of 0.9 percent in February, well above forecasts of a 0.2 pe... [Full Article]