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DEI/Sole 24 Ore – 12 August: latest world news – Libya: Salini Impregilo awarded Libyan motorway contract (963 mln euro)

Libya: Salini Impregilo awarded Libyan motorway contract (963 mln euro)

The Company Salini Impregilo, with a 58% share in a consortium of Italian firms that includes La Società Italiana per Condotte d’Acqua, Impresa Pizzarotti & C. and Cooperativa Muratori & Cementisti – Cmc, will build an initial1,700-kilometre section of Libyan coastal motorway running from the Tunisian border to that of Egypt. The contract is valued at approximately €963 million


Japan: consumer confidence slumps

Japanese consumer confidence dropped off slightly in July for the second consecutive month to 43.6, down 0.7 compared with June and 2.1 compared with May.

(Il Sole 24 Ore Radiocor)

Oil: IEA lowers predictions for global consumption growth

The International Energy Agency (IEA) today slightly lowered its predictions for growth in world oil consumption for this year and 2014, in line with the economic prospects outlined by the IMF.

(Il Sole 24 Ore Radiocor)

USA: Danone purchases Yo Crunch

French-held foodstuffs multinational Danone announced its purchase of the US firm YoCrunch, specialized in yoghurt and cereal products.

(Il Sole 24 Ore Radiocor)

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