BBC World Service - Most Recent
Feb 14, 2012
This winter has be harsh in many parts of Europe. And while in many places it is keeping people bundled up inside and businesses hurting, some areas are actually benefiting.
Feb 14, 2012
Greece today is trying to find another few hundred million dollars worth of budget cuts. Meanwhile, the rating agency Moody's has downgraded the credit ratings of six European countries, which is likely to make matters worse.
Feb 9, 2012
Just ahead of another meeting of European finance ministers in Brussels, Greece announces that they have agreed to the austerity cuts that would allow them to receive a much-needed $173 billion bailout.
Feb 6, 2012
The Brazilian government has ramped up efforts to stop deforestation in the Amazon. So far, it seems to be slowly working.
Feb 2, 2012
A bus company in Australia recently sold his company, and decided to share the profit with with 1,800 staff members.
Jan 31, 2012
While other American firms have set up camp in the country, Starbucks is planning to open its first store in India in September.
Jan 30, 2012
At the European summit today, focus is not only on Greece's debt, but a French plan to charge banks a fee for each and every financial transaction.
Jan 26, 2012
The former head of the company PIP has been arrested for creating breast implants out of non-medical grade silicone.
Jan 25, 2012
Natural disasters at home and abroad contributed to the country having fewer exports than imports.