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Economy

Berlin, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) After a positive result in the first quarter of the year, the German economy is shrinking as trade tensions weighed on its export-heavy manufacturing sector, according to official data published Wednesday.


Madrid, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Workers of Spain''s national railway operator, Renfe, are this Wednesday entering their second day of a planned four-day strike, to protest the hiring policy of Spain´s major rail company and call for improved labor conditions.


Luxembourg, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The Community statistics office Eurostat reported today that industrial production in the euro zone registered a 1.6 percent decline in June compared to the previous month.


Beijing, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) China''s chief US trade war negotiator Liu He has condemned the new Washington-imposed tariffs, precisely as the two countries resumed dialogue, the Beijing government confirmed on Wednesday.


14 de agosto de 2019, 09:52Seoul, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The economic differences between South Korea and Japan intensified today, when the former began a process to eliminate the latter from its list of trusted business partners.


Beijing, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Foreign companies have ratified this Wednesday their commitment to the Chinese market. In 2019, foreign investments in China have grown by 7.3% to total 533.1 million yuan (about US$76 billion).


14 de agosto de 2019, 09:02Mexico, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican government has not reacted to an announcement from the US Department of Commerce that it would impose an 18.48% tariff on imports of Mexican steel kegs due to supposed dumping.


Havana, Aug. 14 (Prensa Latina) The holding in Havana of the 23rd edition of MITM Americas, in October, is attracting strong attention among tourism professionals, especially congress organizers.


Hanoi, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) It is forecast that by 2030, the Vietnamese agriculture sector - expected to become one of the world''s most developed - will need between five and six million trained workers, agricultural industry leaders reported.


Havana, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) are assessing the potential to broaden cooperation, the Cuban Foreign Ministry reported this Tuesday.


Santiago de Chile, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Chile''s government has appealed this Tuesday to make use of all means to push through its labor flexibility initiative following a proposal from the left to reduce the working week from 45 to 40 hours.