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NEW YORK, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- Oil prices slipped on Tuesday after a government agency raised its projection for U.S. oil output next year.

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) increased its domestic crude production forecast for 2017 to 8.31 million barrels a day from 8.2 million projected in July, said its monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook released on Tuesday.

Global oil consumption will exceed supply by an average 170,000 barrels a day next year, compared with a 10,000 barrel surplus in July's outlook, according to the report.

Oil prices went down from a two-week high Tuesday on the release of EIA's report.

The West Texas Intermediate for September delivery lost 0.25 U.S. dollars to settle at 42.77 U.S. dollars a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, while Brent crude for September delivery erased 0.41 U.S. dollars to close at 44.98 U.S. dollars a barrel on the London ICE Futures Exchange. Enditem

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ROME Achetez Nike Air Max Plus TN Ultra Homme Noir Or , June 13 (Xinhua) -- Positive news continues to trickle in for Italy's economy, but investors and economists say that it is still too early to say the economy has finally emerged from its long economic malaise.

The most encouraging figures are related to growth in Italy's gross domestic product. The latest growth figures show Italy's economy grew 0.3 percent in the first quarter of the year -- that would be a low growth figure for most countries but it cancels out a 0.3 percent contraction in the last three months of last year, and it represents the first time the economy showed positive economic growth for a full quarter since the third quarter of 2013.

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"The fact that businesses are slow to hire new workers and invest in new infrastructure or research is what makes me pause," Javier Noriega, chief economist with investment bankers Hildebrandt and Ferrar, told Xinhua. "Businesses know their corner of the market better than any analyst and if they are cautious, it makes me cautious."

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"This is a 'dirty' recovery in the sense that it's not always possible understand the impacts of what happens," Piluso said in an interview. "My best guess is that what we have seen lately is positive news. But I would still want to see more."

At least one major factor help spark growth in Italy is an external factor: the weak euro. As the currency loses value against the U.S. dollar and other world currencies it makes it easier for consumers in those countries to buy Italian goods and cheaper for them to plan a vacation in Italy. It also makes it cheaper for the Italian government to pay its debt, a major factor in Italy where the national debt is equal to more than 130 percent of the country's gross domestic product.

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"It is possible that some companies are slow to invest in new workers because they want to see what will happen with the Jobs Act," Piluso said.

HANOI, May 27 (Xinhua) -- The first shipments of Vietnamese litchi are expected to be exported to the United States on May 30, a Vietnamese official said here on Wednesday.

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On June 10, the first shipments of Vietnamese litchi will be exported to Australia, said Dat, adding that local companies will boost exports of litchi to the two new markets.

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Litchi, famous for its succulent taste, is specialties in Vietnam's Bac Giang, some 50 km north of capital Hanoi and Hai Duong, some 50 km east of capital Hanoi.

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The department is inviting the U.S. and Australian experts to examine the first litchi shipments at the radiation factory, said Trung.

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