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Gold: As dull as it is shiny

Dec 17, 2013
The BBC's Justin Rowlatt explains why gold became the precious metal pick of the litter
Posted In: gold

Angela Merkel formally voted into third term as German chancellor

Dec 17, 2013
Today, the German Parliament confirmed arguably the most powerful leader in Europe for a new term.
Posted In: Angela Merkel, Germany, Europe

Will the arrows of 'Abenomics' hit their target in Japan?

Dec 16, 2013
It's the one year anniversary of Japan's great experiment in trying to lift itself from economic lethargy.
Posted In: Shinzo Abe, Japan

Ireland's economy is about to move out of intensive care

Dec 13, 2013
Ireland's bailout comes to an official end on Sunday.
Posted In: Ireland bailout, Ireland, IMF, European Union, European Central Bank

Is South Korea full of video game addicts?

Dec 11, 2013
The South Korean Parliament is considering legislation that would put limits on video game advertising and also tax the industry's revenue to help fight addiction.
Posted In: South Korea, video games, addiction

No flying cars yet, but the jetpack is almost here

Dec 10, 2013
A New Zealand company is building jetpacks. Yes, jetpacks.
Posted In: jetpack

China cracks down on interbank lending

Dec 10, 2013
But interbank lending is a bedrock part of the legitimate financial system and some foreign banks are feeling caught up in China's crackdown.
Posted In: China, banking, China's Economy

East and West economies clash in Ukrainian protests

Dec 9, 2013
Protests continue in Ukraine over the government's refusal to join the European Union. A look at why the economy is at the heart of it all.
Posted In: ukraine, protests, European Union, Russia, Yanukovych

Mandela knew economics could be tool of liberation, or oppression

Dec 6, 2013
The divided economy that Nelson Mandela had to confront in South Africa.
Posted In: Nelson Mandela, South Africa

Aluminum: A paradox in an element

Dec 4, 2013
Aluminum or aluminium? Either way, it's useful.
Posted In: aluminum

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