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Mexican economy still strong despite drug wars

Sep 5, 2011
The Mexican economy continues to prosper despite the ongoing, deadly drugs wars in the country. But is this growth sustainable as the conflicts continue?
Posted In: Mexico

Libya begins to see its assets released

Sep 1, 2011
Bit by bit, frozen assets are being released to Libya as the international community begins to recognize the end of the Gaddafi regime. But why are some still holding back?

Qatar set to gain in Libya after early support for rebels

Aug 30, 2011
The gulf state of Qatar is set to gain both economic and political power in the wake of its support of the Libyan opposition.

The world awaiting Bernanke's speech

Aug 26, 2011
U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke delivers a speech on economic policy this morning in Jackson Hole. We speak to BBC reporter Andrew Walker about why investors across Europe can't wait to hear it.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve

Libyans on the ground wait anxiously for end of conflict

Aug 23, 2011
As the fate of Libya is still in the air, we talk to a BBC reporter on the ground. With Internet shut downs and numerous power outages occurring, Libyans are holding their breath for a resolution.

Japanese PM Naoto Kan likely to resign

Aug 23, 2011
Prime Minister of Japan Naoto Kan will resign soon in the wake of ongoing economic woes for his country. But a tsunami and the Fukushima nuclear disaster are only partly to blame for the trouble.

Venezuela nationalizes its gold industry

Aug 19, 2011
President Chavez announced that the government of Venezuela will take over gold processing and production. The decision comes in part as a result of rising gold prices.

The pope's economic philosophy

Aug 18, 2011
Pope Benedict XVI visits Spain today, touting an economic policy that focuses on people, not profits. The message could hit home for thousands of unemployed youths in Spain and beyond.

Swiss franc could be opening salvo in new currency war

Aug 18, 2011
The Swiss franc is now worth so much that it threatens Swiss jobs. The Swiss government wants to do something about it, but Switzerland isn't the only country looking at using its currency as a weapon.

Vice President Biden visits China

Aug 17, 2011
China holds $1 trillion in U.S. debt, and the Chinese government is looking for reassurances from Vice President Biden that the Obama administration has a plan to deal with economic uncertainty to keep that investment safe
Posted In: Economy


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