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Military ends 'hearts and minds' projects in Afghanistan

Oct 16, 2012
Money spent on rebuilding infrastucture is being wound down ahead of military withdrawal in 2014.
Posted In: afghanistan

Red Cross launches appeal for Spanish poor

Oct 10, 2012
The disaster relief agency asks for help to assist those affected by the European debt crisis.
Posted In: spain, red cross, Europe debt crisis

Bernanke, Geithner visit India to boost economic ties

Oct 9, 2012
U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke are visiting India today to encourage the Indian market to open up to U.S. firms.
Posted In: India, Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner

Mass protests in Greece welcome Angela Merkel

Oct 9, 2012
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in Greece today for her first visit since the European debt crisis began. Greeks aren't laying out the welcome mat though, as masses come out to protest against German-led austerity.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Greece, Germany, Angela Merkel

Iran inflation crisis sparks protests and blame

Oct 3, 2012
Today police in Iran fought with money lenders and other protesters in front of the country's central bank. Inflation in Iran is running at a shocking clip: the Iranian Rial is down 25% against the dollar in just the past week.
Posted In: Iran, rial, currency, inflation, ahmadinejad

Japanese manufacturers feeling gloomy

Oct 1, 2012
A new survey by Japan's central bank has found sagging confidence among manufacturers as the nation continues a territorial dispute with China.
Posted In: Japan, China

Starbucks to arrive in India next month

Sep 28, 2012
What's the Hindi word for Frappuccino? India is set to get its first Starbucks next month in a posh neighborhood in Mumbai.
Posted In: India, starbucks, coffee

Protests continue in Spain over budget cuts

Sep 26, 2012
More protests are expected in Spain today after some big demonstrations last night. There's outrage over a new round of budget cuts as Spain tries to avoid becoming the next Greece.
Posted In: spain, protests, austerity

Dutch elections could impact EU debt crisis

Sep 12, 2012
Voters have been at the polls today in the Netherlands -- and the results could have a big impact on the troubled euro zone.
Posted In: Netherlands, elections, Europe debt crisis

Is France the euro nation to worry about?

Sep 11, 2012
The euro's second-largest economy (and the man who leads it) has been in the spotlight recently. France finds itself in a similar bind as Greece, Italy and Spain -- how do you balance the state budget without crippling economic growth?
Posted In: France, Francois Hollande



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