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Eyes on the IMF for aid in European debt crisis

Nov 4, 2011
As the G20 summit comes to a close, it is now increasingly possible that Greece might leave the eurozone. Some are looking to the IMF to prevent further damage to the region's economy.

New law in Cuba could help ease housing shortage

Nov 3, 2011
Reports are out that Cuban citizens can now buy and sell property for the first time since the country's Communist revolution.

Crisis means less for traders and shoppers

Nov 2, 2011
The U.K. isn't in the eurozone, but the effects of the euro crisis are hitting London's street markets, and the wallets of the people who shop there.
Posted In: Retail

Poll: Optimism prevails in emerging economies

Nov 2, 2011
A new BBC poll shows that while people in developed countries have a negative outlook for the future, those in the developing world are much more optimistic.

Africa's European problem

Nov 2, 2011
African nations with trading relationships with Europe are troubled by the eurozone crisis, but the biggest casualty could be African monetary union.

Seven years of lean

Nov 2, 2011
PIMCO's Bill Gross says it took us more than seven years to get into this mess, and it'll take just as long to get out of it.
Posted In: Economy

Argentina's post-default recovery

Nov 2, 2011
Argentina defaulted on its debt in 2002. A decade later, the country is back on its feet, thanks in no small part to the lowly soy bean.

Eurozone problems flatten flower markets

Nov 1, 2011
L.A.'s flower market is one of the biggest in the world, but it's suffering thanks to the euro crisis -- as uncertain shoppers cut back and uncertain wholesalers order less.

How China benefits and suffers from Europe's woes

Nov 1, 2011
Chinese companies that depend on Europe to buy their goods are suffering. But Europe's problems have given other Chinese firms the chance to catch up to the West.
Posted In: China

The lasting impacts of floods in Thailand

Oct 31, 2011
The government in Thailand says the worst of the flooding is probably over for central Bangkok. But the damage will be far reaching.



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