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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

Economic stimulus in Japan gets a political boost

Jul 22, 2013
The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will now control both houses of parliament. What does the new majority mean for Abe's economic plans?
Posted In: Shinzo Abe, Japan, asia

How did Macau 'out-Vegas' Vegas?

Jul 19, 2013
A tiny Chinese territory has swiftly displaced Las Vegas as the gambling capital of the world.
Posted In: gambling, China

India's economic rivalry with China gets political

Jul 18, 2013
Indian officials have announced plans to place 50,000 troops on the northern border with China. The move could cost $11 billion over seven years.
Posted In: India, China

A grim innovation from Greece: The slow-motion layoff

Jul 17, 2013
The Greek parliament votes today on whether to send as many as 25,000 government workers into a so-called 'labor reserve.'
Posted In: Greece, Europe debt crisis, bailout, austerity

India taps out last telegram

Jul 12, 2013
On Sunday, India's last official telegram will be sent from state owned telecom company BSNL, cutting the cord of an old technology that was the fastest way to communicate before landlines, mobile phones and email.
Posted In: India, telecom

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