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Global tourist numbers up in 2014: UNWTO

According to an annual report by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, tourist numbers have increased by more than 30 million in the first eight months of 2014, compared with the same period in 2013.

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Reforms see Egypt upgraded

Ratings agency acknowledges the fiscal reforms implemented by the Egyptian government.

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Wyoming top US state for tax

The Tax Foundation's latest index looks at the most hospitable tax systems in the US on a state-by-state basis. 

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Study targets US skills gap

A new study shines the spotlight on the US states that are ripe for an economic turnaround and those that need more help combatting the skills gap. 

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Hurdles remain for Ukraine: Sidar Global Advisors

The results of Ukraine's parliamentary elections will give the country's pro-western ambitions a boost but the result does not mark the end of the country's political and economic troubles, Washington DC-based consultancy Sidar Global Advisors have warned.

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ICF announces Smart Communities shortlist

Intelligent Community Forum has named the 21 locations shortlisted for its Intelligent Community of the Year, 2015 award.

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World Bank predicts economic growth in Mena

Strong growth is expected in the Middle East and north Africa over the next two years, but most of this will be down to the economic output of the region's high-income economies, according to the World Bank.

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China, the UK and Germany lead investor attractiveness ranking: DCI

China, the UK and Germany emerged as the most attractive locations for investors in a survey by US-based location marketing firm, Development Counsellors International.

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Conflict main barrier to global growth: Eurochambres

A survey by Eurochambres, the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry, reports that conflict will be the main obstacle to future economic growth.

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Start-ups cities index ranks UK destinations

According to the start-up cities index 2014, compiled by entrepreneur platform Startups, aside from London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Bristol are the leading locations for new businesses in the country.

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