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) -
Singapore prosecutors will charge 24 Indian workers for taking part in the city-state's first riot in more than 40 years, police said Tuesday. The men face jail terms of up to 10 years plus caning for charges of rioting with dangerous weapons in the hour-long fracas on Sunday night, triggered when an Indian construction worker was struck and k... [Full Article]
Nonfarm payrolls increased by 203,000 new jobs last month and the jobless rate fell to a five-year low of 7.0 percent. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast payrolls rising 180,000 last month and the unemployment rate falling to 7.2 percent from 7.3 percent. (Source: Reuters)... [Full Article]
Asia's manufacturing-sector expansion held around multi-month highs in November, factory surveys showed, with China maintaining its momentum but growth in other key exporters such as Japan, South Korea and Taiwan picking up speed. Purchasing managers' indexes released on Monday showed the factory sector in Taiwan grew at its fastest pace ... [Full Article]
By Khettiya Jittapong BANGKOK (Reuters) - Protesters seeking to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and install unelected leaders in a so-called "people's coup" will march across Bangkok on Monday, reigniting a political crisis in Southeast Asia's second-biggest economy. The march comes a day after Yingluck proposed a refe... [Full Article]