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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.
Mar 26, 2013
Fears of capital flight keep banks closed in Cyprus until Thursday. How are local businesses and individuals reacting to the shutdown?
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.
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.
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.
Mar 14, 2013
Japan and China have failed to block new restrictions on shark fishing at an international conference in Thailand.
Mar 13, 2013
The government of the Yunnan province in Western China is going after Coca-Cola. Officials say the company has been illegally mapping the province with GPS devices.
Mar 12, 2013
South Sudan, which seceded from the rest of Sudan in 2011, will begin oil production again, under a new deal negotiated in Ethiopia.
Mar 11, 2013
Today's anniversary is being marked with protests against nuclear power in Japan. But can the country sustain a non-nuclear energy policy?
Mar 8, 2013
The Dow Jones Industrial Average has hit yet another all-time high -- and the world is following suit. Global shares are at their highest level since June of 2008, thanks to strong market performance in France, Germany, the U.K., and Japan.