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After Chavez death, Venezuela faces tough economic choices

Mar 6, 2013
What's ahead for Venezuela after the death of Hugo Chavez?
Posted In: venezuela, hugo chavez

India Finance Minister to set up women only bank

Mar 1, 2013
India's finance minister has announced plans to set up the country's first ever women only bank. P Chidambaram says he hopes that it will be granted a license by October.
Posted In: India, women, bank

Japan to restart nuclear plants

Feb 28, 2013
Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe has called for some nuclear plants to reopen in order to ensure energy security for the country.
Posted In: Japan, nuclear energy, nuclear power

EU looks to cap bankers' bonuses

Feb 28, 2013
EU officials have announced an agreement that would restrict the amount bankers can receive as as bonus.
Posted In: Eurozone, banking, salary, bonuses

With no clear victor, uncertainty wins Italy's election

Feb 26, 2013
Global stock markets are falling this morning after preliminary election results in Italy indicate no political party won a clear majority in parliament.
Posted In: italy, election, Europe debt crisis, austerity, Berlusconi

India joins the space race

Feb 25, 2013
India launched seven satellites into space. It's just the latest mission for India's space agency, which has its eyes on Mars at the moment.
Posted In: India, space, space exploration, satellite radio

China considers carbon tax, will U.S. consumers foot the bill?

Feb 22, 2013
The official news agency in China is reporting that the government will tax carbon emissions.
Posted In: China, carbon emissions, carbon tax, Environment

Attack of the mosquito! Bugs beat DEET

Feb 21, 2013
New research indicates that the main protection against the mosquito, DEET, may not be as effective as originally thought.
Posted In: Science, mosquito, consumer

In India, gun control is tight -- but the black market thrives

Feb 18, 2013
India is the world's second largest market for guns after the U.S. Gun control in India is tight, but the black market in arms flourishes. Some 85 percent of guns owned are illegally owned.
Posted In: India, guns

'Currency wars' on the agenda at the G20

Feb 15, 2013
The Group of 20 major world economies are meeting in Moscow today, and the biggest item on the agenda is global monetary policy with some countries complaining about a 'currency war.'
Posted In: G20, Global Currency War, dollar, yen

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