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India's economic rivalry with China gets political

Jul 18, 2013
Indian officials have announced plans to place 50,000 troops on the northern border with China. The move could cost $11 billion over seven years.
Posted In: India, China

A grim innovation from Greece: The slow-motion layoff

Jul 17, 2013
The Greek parliament votes today on whether to send as many as 25,000 government workers into a so-called 'labor reserve.'
Posted In: Greece, Europe debt crisis, bailout, austerity

India taps out last telegram

Jul 12, 2013
On Sunday, India's last official telegram will be sent from state owned telecom company BSNL, cutting the cord of an old technology that was the fastest way to communicate before landlines, mobile phones and email.
Posted In: India, telecom

Is it a car, is it a bike? Yes, and it's the 'future of transportation'

Jul 12, 2013
The gyroscope-balanced C-1 two-wheeler, made by San Francisco startup Lit Motors, is purposefully small and designed to change the rules of the road in cites.
Posted In: transporation, cars

In Egypt, former finance minister named interim prime minister

Jul 10, 2013
Egypt gets an interim prime minister with an economics background, former finance minister Hazem el-Beblawi.
Posted In: Egypt, morsi

Coal pollution cuts life expectancy in China

Jul 9, 2013
China's government policy to promote coal use may have cut life expectancy for millions of people by more than five years on average.
Posted In: China, coal, air pollution, pollution

How will US snooping impact US-EU trade negotiations?

Jul 8, 2013
The U.S. and EU kick off trade talks today, but there may be an unpleasant odor as negotiations begin: European anger over U.S. spying revelations.
Posted In: free trade, Europe

Portugal's political crisis rooted in economics

Jul 3, 2013
Resignations by Portugal’s finance minister and foreign minister sent European markets tumbling.
Posted In: Portugal, European debt crisis

Portugal on verge of collapse, euro crisis flares

Jul 3, 2013
Europe's financial crisis flared anew on Wednesday, after Portugal's finance minister quit and the government teetered on the edge of collapse.
Posted In: Portugal, Europe debt crisis

Cairo stock market hits three month high amid protests

Jul 2, 2013
With protesters, the military and the Egyptian government heading for new confrontations, the stock market in Cairo is up.
Posted In: Egypt, morsi, Arab Spring, stock market

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