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JPMorgan probed over hiring practices in China

Aug 19, 2013
The SEC is looking into whether the investment bank hired the children of powerful Chinese leaders in an effort to win business.
Posted In: China, JPMorgan

North Korea's very own smartphone

Aug 16, 2013
The closed dictatorship just released its very own smartphone with an Android operating system. Now all they need is some internet access.
Posted In: North Korea, smartphone

Indian Rupee hits record low

Aug 16, 2013
A run on India's currency presages trouble in other emerging markets.
Posted In: India, inflation, currency

In Bangladesh, garment workers still fear for their safety

Aug 15, 2013
Milllions of textile workers still work in unsafe conditions four months after the Rana Plaza factory near Dhaka collapsed, causing 1,100 workers to lose their lives. There is much pressure for change, however.
Posted In: Bangladesh, manufacturing

Euro zone grows after six quarters of contraction

Aug 14, 2013
It takes two quarters of economic shrinking to be called a recession, but just one quarter of growth to end one.
Posted In: Euro Eurozone, Europe

China fines companies for baby formula price fixing

Aug 7, 2013
Baby formula companies are in the hot seat in China again.
Posted In: China, price fixing

Avatar therapy helps adults feel more like children

Jul 29, 2013
A research team working at the University of Barcelona has found that when adults are represented by child avatars in a virtual world, they act more like children.
Posted In: Avatar, psychology, spain

India stuck between a Walmart and a hard place

Jul 24, 2013
India has a strict rules for big international retailers: 30 percent of the merchandise sold at big box stores has to be purchased in India.
Posted In: India, Walmart

Forget the hype, Britain's royal baby will only have a small economic impact

Jul 23, 2013
As we await the name of the new British royal baby, let's take a look at the economics of the birth.
Posted In: United Kingdom, Britain, royal baby, Prince William

Forget the Arab Spring: Call it the 'Human Spring'

Jul 22, 2013
The protests in Egypt and Turkey and Brazil have a lot more in common than you'd think, according to the BBC's Paul Mason.
Posted In: protests, Arab Spring

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