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What Thailand's political climate means for the economy

May 22, 2014
In the past, instability hasn't had much effect.
Posted In: Thailand
A big vat of fake chlorine

There's more to chlorine than just swimming pools

May 12, 2014
And actually, the "chlorine" in swimming pools isn't even chlorine.
Posted In: bbc world service, swimming pools, chlorine
Rana Plaza building collapse

What has changed one year after Rana Plaza

Apr 24, 2014
Improving factories has been slow for Bangladeshis and their international trading partners.
Posted In: Bangladesh, Rana Plaza, garment factory

Ukraine's economy, as felt on the street

Apr 15, 2014
"Ukraine needs help from abroad, that's what the interim government knows."
Posted In: ukraine, Crimea, Russia

The science of food and sound

Apr 2, 2014
Why businesses are interested in 'neurogastronomy'
Posted In: obesity, Food

As fast food makes inroads, India's obesity rate rockets

Mar 31, 2014
For many better-off young Indians, Western-style fast food is considered cool. And as they down burgers and sugary sodas, obesity is spreading.
Posted In: obesity, bbc world service, fast food

Diabetes' new frontier: China

Mar 24, 2014
Hundreds of millions of Chinese have moved to the city, leaving behind farmer’s diets.
Posted In: China, diabetes, obesity

Tin: The modern world's glue

Mar 11, 2014
The element that brought us beyond the Stone Age.
Posted In: elements, tin, bbc world service

Calcium: Not so good in high doses

Mar 5, 2014
Calcium is a fundamental building block in chemistry and in modern life.
Posted In: elements, calcium, bbc world service

Can shipping containers solve London's housing crisis?

Mar 3, 2014
Rent for old steel containers costs just $400 per month.
Posted In: London, Housing, shipping

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