Alcoa begins US earnings season

04/09/2013

First-quarter earnings season kicks off today after the closing bell with the release of global aluminum giant Alcoa's quarterly financial results.

Iran’s annual non-oil trade touches $95b

04/09/2013

Iran’s non-oil trade with outside world hit $94.8 billion in the past Iranian calendar year, which ended on March 20, Iranian Customs Administration Director Abbas Memarnejad said on Monday.

Iran to boost gas exports in efforts to cut oil sales reliance

04/09/2013

Iran plans increase its natural gas exports as a way to diminish its reliance on crude sales, a senior Iranian Oil Ministry official said.

Chinese government offers bonus for burials at sea

04/06/2013

Land prices in China have reached such heights that some cities are using financial incentives to encourage families to bury their loved ones at sea, William Wan of the Washington Post reports.

Iran to establish large urea fertilizer plant

04/06/2013

Iran will establish a large urea fertilizer plant with an annual production capacity of 1.1 million tons.

New York fast-food workers strike for higher wages

04/06/2013

NEW YORK – Workers at McDonald’s, Burger King, Pizza Hut and other fast-food restaurants in New York City are walking off the job today to protest low wages.

Euro zone unemployment reaches a record 12 percent high

04/03/2013

BRUSSELS, Belgium — Unemployment across the 17 countries that use the euro reached a record high of 12 percent in January and February, the European Union’s statistics office announced.

Asian manufacturing bounces back in March

04/03/2013

Chinese manufacturing picked up speed in March signaling a possible recovery after months of slower growth. The rise was recorded by the Purchasing Managers' Index and the China statistics bureau, which said that China was at an 11-month high in its manufacturing output.