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French elections could shift euro debt crisis

Apr 23, 2012
Incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy came in second yesterday to Socialist Francois Hollande in the first round of voting. The two candidates will face a run-off on May 6th, and the ultimate outcome could have big consequences for Europe's debt crisis.
Posted In: France, nicolas sarkozy, Europe debt crisis

Bo Xilai scandal continues in China

Apr 20, 2012
There are new details today in a major political scandal in China. The case of Bo Xilai, the once powerful Chinese official who was fired from the government as part of a murder investigation.
Posted In: China

Bahrain car race presses on despite nearby demonstrations

Apr 20, 2012
In the Middle East, organizers of the big Formula 1 Grand Prix of Bahrain are trying to press ahead despite demonstrations against the Bahrain regime’s human rights record.
Posted In: racing, Forumula 1, car, Bahrain

Auto supply chain takes a hit in Germany

Apr 19, 2012
A key component for building cars both here and around the world has has been nearly decimated by an explosion a couple of weeks ago in Germany.
Posted In: Germany, supply chain, Auto

Argentina moves to nationalize its largest oil company

Apr 17, 2012
Spanish oil giant Repsol currently controls Argentina's largest national oil company, but perhaps not for long.
Posted In: Argentina, spain, Repsol, Oil

World Bank names Jim Yong Kim as new head

Apr 17, 2012
The World Bank is getting a new president. Jim Yong Kim, who's currently the head of Dartmouth College, will be taking over the Washington-based global lending institution beginning this summer.
Posted In: Jim Yong Kim, World Bank, developing countries

China taking steps to open up its currency

Apr 16, 2012
China lords over its currency the way a pilot manages the air speed of a plane -- not much laissez-faire. Now, Chinese officials say the yuan will be allowed to float within a wider range.
Posted In: China, yuan

China GDP growth at lowest level since 2009

Apr 13, 2012
The last three months in China were the worst for the country’s economic growth since 2009 -- 8.1 percent GDP, compared with 8.9 percent last quarter.
Posted In: China, GDP

Slamming the brakes on China's GDP growth

Apr 13, 2012
Imagine if the U.S. Economy grew at 8.1 percent a year instead of the 3 perecent we've been living with. But in China this means slower growth recorded in the first three months of the year.
Posted In: China, GDP

India's first responses to earthquake and tsunami warnings

Apr 11, 2012
An 8.6 magnitude earthquake centered nearly 300 miles off of Indonesia has people around the Indian Ocean as far away as East Africa moving to higher ground. An 8.2 aftershock three hours later prompted a second tsunami warning.
Posted In: tsunami, earthquake, Indonesia

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