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Is your office a zoo? Get down to monkey business

Apr 5, 2013
Ever look at your work colleagues and think they're all behaving like monkeys? Believe it or not, some businesses are finding inspiration in the world of chimps and other primates -- and taking what they learn back to the boardroom.
Posted In: monkeys

Japan central bank hopes a bold bond buy will solve an old problem

Apr 4, 2013
Japan is fed up with deflation and a sluggish economy, and its central bank is getting aggressive. Today, the Bank of Japan launched a sweeping bond-buying program to pump money into the economy.
Posted In: Japan, bonds, Shinzo Abe

Jamaican power company reacts to electricity theft

Apr 4, 2013
Power costs in Jamaica are among the highest in the Caribbean. Many poor people have devised ways to get their supply free and illegally. Now the utility company is cracking down on this theft.
Posted In: Jamaica, electricity, power grid

North Korea blocks off industrial zone, border trade

Apr 3, 2013
Tensions rise on the Korean Peninsula as North Korea blocks South Korean worker access to an industrial zone along the border of the two countries.
Posted In: North Korea, South Korea

Cyprus banks re-open to crowds of eager customers

Mar 28, 2013
Banks in Cyprus have just re-opened for the first time in two weeks. Although there are tough restrictions on just how much cash customers can withdraw and what they can do with that money once they have it.
Posted In: cyprus, bailout, Europe debt crisis

A bank of, for, and by, the developing world

Mar 27, 2013
Leaders of the BRICS nations -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa -- are wrapping up a summit today. They have a new plan to create a bank to fuel economic growth in the developing world.
Posted In: BRICS, South Africa, developing countries

A view from inside the crisis in Cyprus

Mar 26, 2013
Fears of capital flight keep banks closed in Cyprus until Thursday. How are local businesses and individuals reacting to the shutdown?
Posted In: cyprus, Europe debt crisis, bailout

European Central Bank to Cyprus: Now or never

Mar 21, 2013
Cyprus has until Monday to come up with a new bailout package after the parliament rejected the initial plan that called for a controversial tax on the country’s bank deposits.
Posted In: cyprus, ECB, bailout, Europe debt crisis

Indians go for gold despite government hiking import taxes

Mar 20, 2013
India is the world's largest gold importer. The government hiked import taxes on gold to control the outward flow of cash, but for weddings, the lure of the yellow metal is not fading.
Posted In: India, weddings, gold

Cypriots protest bank deposit tax

Mar 19, 2013
Later today, the government of Cyprus will vote on a controversial bailout plan which would tax bank deposits up to 10 percent. The BBC's Nigel Cassidy in Cyprus discusses public reaction to the plan and whether the government will actually pass the measure.
Posted In: cyprus, Europe debt crisis, bailout

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