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China to become world’s biggest ‘billionaire club’ by 2023

Source : RT / 13 Mar 2014

Asia is set to overtake Europe as the home of the biggest number of billionaires within the next decade, according to a new survey. China's super-rich will outnumber those in the UK, Russia, France, and Switzerland combined.

The number of billionaires in China is expected to hit 322 in 2023, says the eighth annual Knight Frank Wealth Report.


European natural gas demand continues to decline

Source : AA / 01 Mar 2014

Reports show that natural gas consumption in Europe has been declining since 2011, due to a number of factors including the 2007 financial recession and the increasing consumption in favorably priced North American coal.

According to reports released by the International Energy Agency (IEA), annual natural gas consumption in 2011 in Europe was 8% lower than in 2010, while consumption of coal was 6% greater.


Number of England rough sleepers up by third in 3 yrs

Source : Presstv / 27 Feb 2014

The number of people sleeping rough in England has increased by more than a third over a period of three years, new official figures show.

According to the statistics, released by the UK’s Department for Communities and Local Government on Tuesday, there were some 2,414 people rough sleeping on any one night across England in 2013, showing an increase of 37 percent when compared with the 2010 data.


WHO sees risk of obesity becoming the new norm in Europe

Source : The Independent / 25 Feb 2014

A “deadly” epidemic of physical inactivity and diets high in fats, salts and sugars has led to obesity and overweight becoming “the new norm” throughout Europe, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned.

Up to 27 per cent of Europe’s 13-year-olds and 33 per cent of 11-year-olds are overweight, officials said ahead of an EU summit in Greece with a special focus on “the grave public health concern” of childhood obesity.


Immigrants 'better educated than British'

Source : World Bulletin / 13 Feb 2014 

In comparison with most other European countries, the UK is attracting highly educated and skilled immigrants, according to University of London Economics Professor, Christian Dustmann.

The UK has recently been embroiled in an immigration debate that has called for stricter immigration laws and tighter enforcements.


Corruption costs European economy 120 billion euros a year

Source : In.Reuters.com / 06 Feb 2014

Corruption costs Europe 120 billion euros a year, or around one percent of economic output, according to the first ever report on graft in the 28-nation European Union by the executive European Commission.

The report published on Monday places the EU, often portrayed as one of the globe's cleanest regions, in an unflattering light.


Study shows US, Europe topped list of arms producers in 2012

Source : Presstv / 05 Feb 2014

New research shows that the United States, Canada and some European countries topped the list of arms producers in 2012.

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said in a report released on Friday that of the top 100 arms manufacturers, 42 are based in the United States, one in Canada, and 30 in Western Europe.


Eurozone unemployment hits record high at 12.2%

Source : Presstv / 2 Nov 2013

Official data shows eurozone’s unemployment rate has risen to a new record high in September as major states struggle to recover from a recession-hit economy by implementing tough austerity measures.

The EU statistical office, Eurostat, said on Thursday that the jobless rate in the eurozone rose to 12.2 percent in September from 12 percent in August, marking a sharp rise compared to last year when the unemployment rate was 11.6 percent.


43 million people lack food in Europe: Red Cross

Source : Presstv / 14 Oct 2013

The Red Cross says that the financial crisis in Europe has left 43 million of its citizens with insufficient food to eat, calling it the worst humanitarian crisis over a half century.

Bekele Geleta, secretary general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) presented a report in Geneva on Thursday over the impacts of the economic crisis.


Eurozone jobless rate remains at record high

Source : Presstv / 2 Aug 2013

The Eurostat data agency has reported that the eurozone’s overall unemployment rate stayed at a record high of 12.1 percent in June for the fourth consecutive month.

On Wednesday, the agency published the new jobless data for the eurozone, which has seen its unemployment rate increase constantly since April 2011.

The 12.1 percentage translates into more than 19 million Europeans without a job in the eurozone.


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