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Countries rush to get citizens out of Libya

Feb 25, 2011
Many people from across the Middle East and around the world found work in Libya's oil industry and other sectors. But as the violence there escalates, countries are scrambling to evacuate their citizens.

What are the long-term effects of protests in Libya?

Feb 22, 2011
As protests continue in Libya, economists are looking at whether the turmoil in the country could have a permanent effect on the price of oil. The BBC's Chloe Arnold reports from Algeria on how political unrest could change oil production in Libya.
Posted In: Oil

British fathers to get extended paternity leave

Jan 18, 2011
Starting in April, new British fathers will get to take extended leave if their spouse goes back to work early.

China denies involvement in Renault scandal

Jan 13, 2011
Three executives were suspended by the French car maker Renault last week on suspicion of leaking information about its multi-billion dollar electric car program.

Hardback books are still thriving

Jan 13, 2011
The e-book market continues to gain more customers, but there is still one part of the traditional book market that finds itself thriving -- hardbacks. Sales in the U.K. have increased, thanks to hardbacks' decorative appeal and endurance.
Posted In: Retail

PetroChina strikes a deal with INEOS

Jan 11, 2011
China's largest oil and gas producer has struck a deal with a British energy company.

Global food prices hit record high

Jan 6, 2011
Global food prices hit their highest levels ever last month. Wheat, corn, sugar and cooking oil are causing the most concern.
Posted In: Food

Gallup says emerging countries are more optimistic than others

Dec 22, 2010
There's a new global survey that shows even the world's richest economies don't necessarily feature the planet's happiest people.

British banks borrowed more than a trillion U.S. dollars

Dec 2, 2010
The U.S. Federal Reserve has released a list of the banks that received federal loans at the height of the financial crisis. British banks were among the recipients, and borrowed more than a trillion U.S. dollars.
Posted In: Banks

Qatar Airways says Boeing has 'cleary failed' with Dreamliner delays

Nov 26, 2010
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al-Baker publicly criticizes the Boeing for it's continued delay of the 787 Dreamliner. Still, analysts say the airline is eagerly waiting its arrival.
Posted In: Airlines