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An investor observes stock market at a stock exchange hall on Wednesday in China.

China's stock market fall hits small investors

Jul 8, 2015
Individuals, often swayed by rumors, make up 80 percent of share buyers.
Posted In: bbc world service, Shanghai, China, investment
Bangladeshi relatives of missing garment workers take part in a protest marking the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 24, 2014. The Rana Plaza building collapsed on April 24, 2013, killing 1,138 workers in

42 charged two years after Bangladesh factory collapse

Jun 1, 2015
17 face murder charges; the owner allegedly ignored safety warnings.
Posted In: Bangladesh, factory workers, disaster, bbc world service
An Indian man washes his face at a roadside tap during rising temperatures in New Delhi. Hospitals in India battled Thursday to treat victims of a blistering heatwave that has claimed nearly 1,500 lives in just over a week—the highest number recorded in t

Heat wave death toll passes 1,000 in India

May 28, 2015
Streets are melting under intense 120 degree temperatures.
Posted In: India, heat waves, low-income, bbc world service
FIFA president Joseph Blatter (R) speaks after Qatar is chosen to host the 2022 World Cup at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich in December 2010.

What Qatar doesn't want you to know about the 2022 World Cup

May 18, 2015
BBC journalist Mark Lobel was detained for investigating Qatari labor camps.
Posted In: bbc world service
Nepalese rescue personnel and volunteers observe damaged buildings in Bhaktapur, Nepal, two days after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the country.

On the ground from Kathmandu, Nepal

Apr 27, 2015
Aid workers face challenges after a devastating quake.
Posted In: aid, earthquake, Nepal, bbc, water supply, bbc world service

The situation in Nepal

Apr 27, 2015
A report from on the ground in Kathmandu.
Posted In: Nepal, emergency aid, earthquake, bbc world service

Another wave of migrants drown in the Mediterranean

Apr 20, 2015
Many are trying to enter Europe to escape violence and find job opportunities.
Posted In: migrants, employment, tragedy, bbc world service
Israeli Prime Minister and Likud party's candidate running for general elections, Benjamin Netanyahu gives a statement to the press during his visit in Har Homa, an Israeli settlement neighborhood of annexed east Jerusalem, on March 16, 2015 on the eve of

Ahead of a close election, Israel's Netanyahu buys bread

Mar 16, 2015
Israel's incumbent prime minister is changing tactics a bit late in the game.
Posted In: Israel, netanyahu, Palestinian state, bbc world service
Drones need to be able to carry more and fly farther before they'll be a viable replacement for ground shipping.

Drones have still got a long way to go

Mar 11, 2015
A Swiss company is looking to the air to cut transportation costs in Africa.
Posted In: drones, Africa, infrastructure, bbc world service
Motorists que on Onitsha-Asaba highway at the bustling Onitsha motor park.

How do you make a better life, and what does it mean?

Feb 20, 2015
When the global economy collides with real life, what happens?
Posted In: six routes, Nigeria, bbc world service

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