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Portugal's political crisis rooted in economics

Jul 3, 2013
Resignations by Portugal’s finance minister and foreign minister sent European markets tumbling.
Posted In: Portugal, European debt crisis

Portugal on verge of collapse, euro crisis flares

Jul 3, 2013
Europe's financial crisis flared anew on Wednesday, after Portugal's finance minister quit and the government teetered on the edge of collapse.
Posted In: Portugal, Europe debt crisis

Cairo stock market hits three month high amid protests

Jul 2, 2013
With protesters, the military and the Egyptian government heading for new confrontations, the stock market in Cairo is up.
Posted In: Egypt, morsi, Arab Spring, stock market

Heads roll at the Vatican bank

Jul 2, 2013
Two top officials at the bank quit this week, as allegations of fraud and corruption continue to swirl.
Posted In: Vatican, Vatican Bank, pope, Catholic church

Croatia joins EU after decade of negotiations

Jul 1, 2013
The EU gets its first new member in six years, but it's something less than a celebration.
Posted In: Croatia, European Union, Europe debt crisis

U.S. suspends Bangladesh trade benefits

Jun 28, 2013
The U.S. is suspending its trade benefits for Bangladesh. The Obama administration said the country has not moved quickly enough to address workplace safety following an eight-story factory collapse that killed over 1,000 workers.
Posted In: Bangladesh, labor, workplace safety, manufacturing

EU reaches deal to shield taxpayers from bank failures

Jun 27, 2013
After hours of high stakes negotiations, European finance ministers have struck a deal to help shield taxpayers from bank failures.
Posted In: banking, bank bailout, Europe debt crisis

President Obama begins African tour in Senegal

Jun 26, 2013
Will the president's stop in Senegal signal new business relationships with West Africa?
Posted In: Senegal, Africa, Barack Obama

Piracy threat grows in Nigeria, West Africa

Jun 21, 2013
A new report out this week shows that while pirate attacks off the Somali coast have plummeted, there's a growing threat on the other side of the continent.
Posted In: piracy, Africa, Nigeria, Somalia

How the Fed's big news is playing abroad

Jun 20, 2013
Global markets are down this morning on news that the U.S. Federal Reserve may not continue its bond buying program, known as quantitative easing, in the long-term.
Posted In: Japan, Federal Reserve, asia, Europe, Ben Bernanke



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