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Oil leak in Scotland continues to cost Total

Apr 3, 2012
An oil rig off the coast of Scotland has been leaking oil into the North Sea for five days. The rig is owned by French gas company Total, and is costing millions a day in lost revenue and attempted repairs.
Posted In: Scotland, Oil

Finalists picked for major economics prize

Apr 3, 2012
The experts have so far had a hard time figuring out what to do if a country like Greece decides to leave the euro, so one British businessman set up a contest in search of ideas.
Posted In: prize

BRICS leaders meet to discuss economic stability

Mar 29, 2012
Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are meeting today in New Delhi to work on an economic strategy apart from the developed world.
Posted In: BRICS, India

Strikes in Spain over government budget cuts

Mar 29, 2012
Spain has the highest unemployment rate in the European Union and the government is hoping changes to labor laws will kick-start the economy.
Posted In: spain, strike

OECD says increase needed in European bailout fund

Mar 28, 2012
Yesterday the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris said the European Union would need to increase the amount of money in its bailout fund to more than a trillion dollars.
Posted In: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

In Spain, Catholic church starting job recruitment push

Mar 26, 2012
The Catholic church in Spain is trying to draw more members to its ranks by promising a "job for life," but that is problematic for a number of reasons.
Posted In: spain, Catholic church, Unemployment

U.S. picks a nominee for head of the World Bank

Mar 23, 2012
President Obama has announced his choice for the U.S. nominee to lead the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim. Judging from history, Kim is likely to win the role.
Posted In: World Bank, Dartmouth

Race to find new World Bank leader could take power from U.S.

Mar 21, 2012
How would the IMF and the World Bank really change if the new leader was appointed from a developing nation instead of the U.S.?
Posted In: World Bank, Colombia, Nigeria

Overweight cops suffer criticism in Britain

Mar 16, 2012
The cliche that cops like to eat doughnuts might be true in the U.K., where police officers could soon feet their unhealthy ways reflected in their paycheck.
Posted In: Britain, police, obesity

U.S. challenges China in WTO over rare earth restrictions

Mar 13, 2012
The Obama administration is taking China to the World Trade Organization saying it's not playing fair with those crucial raw materials.
Posted In: China, rare earth minerals

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