International Biz Briefs

Jobless rate

ANKARA: Turkey’s estimated jobless rate fell to 13.5 per cent in the three months to the end of January, down half a percentage point from the same period a year ago, official data showed on Monday. A survey based on interviews with about 94,000 people projected the number of jobless at 3.36 million.

Car sales up

BANGKOK: Vehicle sales in Thailand were up by 57.7 per cent year-on-year in February, boosted by the introduction of new models and rising revenue in the agricultural sector, the industry announced on Monday. A total of 54,175 units were sold in February, representing the biggest increase in more than seven years, and the sixth consecutive month of gains for the sector.