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Starbucks to open India location soon

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.
Posted In: India, starbucks
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France pushes for financial transaction tax

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.
Posted In: Robin Hood tax, France, nicolas sarkozy
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Former head of PIP arrested for faulty implants

Jan 26, 2012
The former head of the company PIP has been arrested for creating breast implants out of non-medical grade silicone.
Posted In: Health, Europe
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Japan's first trade deficit in 30 years

Jan 25, 2012
Natural disasters at home and abroad contributed to the country having fewer exports than imports.
Posted In: Japan, trade, import export
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European Union agrees on sanctions against Iran

Jan 23, 2012
The EU has agreed on a plan to phase out Iranian oil deals, as part of the broader sanctions against the country and its nuclear program.
Posted In: Iran, Oil, sanctions
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Croatia could be newest European Union member

Jan 20, 2012
Joining the European Union means also eventually jumping on board with the euro currency. Why would a country want to get involved at such a moment of crisis?
Posted In: Croatia, European Union, euro
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China's trade surplus narrows

Jan 10, 2012
Chinese exports took a hit in the last year because of the European debt crisis, while the export market suffered as Chinese consumers bought less.
Posted In: China, import export
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French, German leaders meet on eurozone future

Jan 9, 2012
Nicholas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel are speaking in Berlin today, trying to hash out the details of a master plan to save the euro. But it appears the leaders are still working on the same old problems.
Posted In: nicolas sarkozy, Europe debt crisis
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Debt downgraded, Hungary asks for help

Jan 6, 2012
Hungary is the latest European Union country to head into trouble, but it isn't part of the eurozone.
Posted In: hungary, Eurozone, Europe debt crisis
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European leaders agree to oil sanctions for Iran

Jan 5, 2012
European officials meeting in Brussels today have reportedly agreed to an Iranian oil embargo. It's the latest move by the west to punish Iran for its nuclear ambitions.
Posted In: Oil, Iran, sanctions

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