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In Brazil, small protests turn quickly to big demonstrations

Jun 18, 2013
What began as small protests against bus price hikes has now escalated into nationwide wide protests involving hundreds of thousands of people. When an economy expands, people bristle at corruption and poor spending choices.0
Posted In: brazil, World Cup, Transportation

Protests flare in Brazil over dissatisfaction with government services

Jun 18, 2013
Up until last year, Brazil's economy was surging. But growth has slowed, just as the government is preparing to host soccer’s World Cup next year.
Posted In: brazil, protests, soccer

G8 leaders to talk US-EU free trade

Jun 17, 2013
Leaders of the world's richest countries meet in Northern Ireland today for their annual G8 summit. On the agenda? A free trade zone that would span from Poland in the east to Hawaii in the West.
Posted In: G8 summit, free trade

Economy takes center stage in Iran election

Jun 14, 2013
Iran’s economy is likely to be a major election issue, as the country faces crippling international sanctions, 30 percent unemployment, and soaring inflation.
Posted In: Iran, elections

Turkey's economic growth cuts both ways for Erdogan

Jun 13, 2013
Turkey's economy under prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has grown steadily, giving him the support of many businesses.
Posted In: turkey, istanbul

Businesses and investors take heat in Turkey's protests

Jun 12, 2013
In the past few days, Turkey's Prime Minister has lashed out against members of the business community -- among others -- for supporting the protests. How are they responding?
Posted In: turkey

Can money and planning stop future flooding in Europe?

Jun 11, 2013
Residents of Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and beyond are still wading through high waters today. Severe flooding has led to the deaths of at least 24 people.
Posted In: flood, Europe, weather

E.T. phone home: In search of Atari's lost E.T. video game

Jun 5, 2013
A Canadian gaming company is trying to uncover the 30-year mystery of Atari's E.T. video game and its alleged desert disappearance.
Posted In: atari, video games

New sanctions on Iran target currency, car industry

Jun 4, 2013
There will be new penalties for financial institutions that deal in Iranian currency, which should cause the rial to devalue further. But new sanctions on the country's car industry could be felt more acutely.
Posted In: Iran, sanctions, currency, rial

EU unemployment hits 12.2%, 'Blockupy' activists protest ECB

May 31, 2013
European unemployment hit a new record high in April. 12.2 percent, or about 20 million people, across the 17 countries that use the euro are out of work.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Unemployment, Eurozone, ECB



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A collection of world economic and business stories in collaboration with the BBC.