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Caught in the cross fire? Coca-Cola accused of illegal mapping in China

Mar 13, 2013
The government of the Yunnan province in Western China is going after Coca-Cola. Officials say the company has been illegally mapping the province with GPS devices.
Posted In: China, gps, Coca-cola

South Sudan, Sudan agree to restart oil production

Mar 12, 2013
South Sudan, which seceded from the rest of Sudan in 2011, will begin oil production again, under a new deal negotiated in Ethiopia.
Posted In: Africa, Oil, exports

Japan marks two year anniversary of tsunami

Mar 11, 2013
Today's anniversary is being marked with protests against nuclear power in Japan. But can the country sustain a non-nuclear energy policy?
Posted In: Japan, nuclear, Fukushima, tsunami, earthquake

Up, Up, and Away! Global stocks reach five-year high

Mar 8, 2013
The Dow Jones Industrial Average has hit yet another all-time high -- and the world is following suit. Global shares are at their highest level since June of 2008, thanks to strong market performance in France, Germany, the U.K., and Japan.
Posted In: stock market, Europe, Dow

After Chavez death, Venezuela faces tough economic choices

Mar 6, 2013
What's ahead for Venezuela after the death of Hugo Chavez?
Posted In: venezuela, hugo chavez

India Finance Minister to set up women only bank

Mar 1, 2013
India's finance minister has announced plans to set up the country's first ever women only bank. P Chidambaram says he hopes that it will be granted a license by October.
Posted In: India, women, bank

Japan to restart nuclear plants

Feb 28, 2013
Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe has called for some nuclear plants to reopen in order to ensure energy security for the country.
Posted In: Japan, nuclear energy, nuclear power

EU looks to cap bankers' bonuses

Feb 28, 2013
EU officials have announced an agreement that would restrict the amount bankers can receive as as bonus.
Posted In: Eurozone, banking, salary, bonuses

With no clear victor, uncertainty wins Italy's election

Feb 26, 2013
Global stock markets are falling this morning after preliminary election results in Italy indicate no political party won a clear majority in parliament.
Posted In: italy, election, Europe debt crisis, austerity, Berlusconi

India joins the space race

Feb 25, 2013
India launched seven satellites into space. It's just the latest mission for India's space agency, which has its eyes on Mars at the moment.
Posted In: India, space, space exploration, satellite radio

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