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Libyan shopkeepers, citizens cope with military action

Mar 24, 2011
The BBC's Tony Fallshaw reports from Tripoli on the effect of the no-fly zone on shop, gas stations, and citizens in the city.

Japan quake to affect manufacturing industry

Mar 24, 2011
Other countries in manufacturing could see benefits as Japan's industry tries to recover.

Egyptian stock market reopens

Mar 23, 2011
Egypt's stock market dropped 10 percent in the space of just a minute. The exchange had been closed since January 27 due to the country's civil and economic unrest.

British record labels look toward new media for fresh talent

Mar 22, 2011
Hit talent shows like "The X Factor" have become a prime source of new talent for the British music industry.
Posted In: Entertainment

G7 rallies to weaken yen, calm markets

Mar 18, 2011
The Group of Seven have announced their coordinated intervention plan to ease pressure on Japan's exchange rate, helping to boost stocks and weaken the yen.
Posted In: Banks

Japan escalates evacuation efforts after explosions at nuclear plant

Mar 15, 2011
The Japanese government has expanded the evacuation zone surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after several explosions. The fires, triggered by the earthquake, have caused a surge in potentially toxic radiation.
Posted In: Environment

Japanese quake costs may top $170 billion

Mar 14, 2011
The BBC's Chris Hogg explains the global economic implications of the disaster in Japan.
Posted In: Oil, Retail

Bank of Japan adds $183 billion to economy

Mar 14, 2011
After a devastating earthquake last week, Japan is taking steps to prevent an economic collapse in the country. The Bank of Japan has injected a record amount of cash into the financial system to provide liquidity and stabilize the shaky economy.
Posted In: Environment

Indonesia learns from 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami

Mar 11, 2011
Indonesia experienced the devastating effects of a tsunami six years ago. So now, it isn't taking any chances.

The economic impact of Japan's earthquake

Mar 11, 2011
The BBC's Ben Richardson discusses the companies that will be impacted by Japan's earthquake and tsunami and the economic effects that will be felt across Asia.