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With no elephants around, the Chinese keep buying ivory

Mar 17, 2014
The new middle class in China has a booming demand for the banned product.

Alibaba is more than 'a Chinese Amazon'

Mar 17, 2014
It's a lot more profitable, too.
Posted In: alibaba

The price of winning Crimea

Mar 17, 2014
A big political victory for Russia’s leaders will come with costs -- Crimea depends on Ukraine for water, energy, food and 70 percent of its budget.

Where to sell Alibaba's treasure?

Mar 17, 2014
China's Alibaba Group says it will list in New York instead of Hong Kong.
Posted In: alibaba group, NYSE, China, New York

PODCAST: Markets look past Ukraine

Mar 17, 2014
New Cold War? What new Cold War?
Posted In: ukraine, Crimea

The 5 second rule actually works

Mar 14, 2014
In which science completely validates conventional wisdom.
Posted In: five second rule, studies

A raft of weak economic data out of China

Mar 14, 2014
Industrial output, fixed asset investment, retail sales, you name it: all slipped the first two months of the year, defying expectations. But we've seen this before.
Posted In: China, Chinese economy

'Big Men' filmmaker chronicles oil boom in Ghana

Mar 14, 2014
Rachel Boynton follows a Texan oil company and Ghanaian government officials as they scramble to profit from newly discovered oil wells off the coast in her new documentary, "Big Men."

Who are the Russian oligarchs?

Mar 13, 2014
Extremely wealthy men wielding influence in Russian politics.
Posted In: Russia, oligarch

Troubling economic data from China indicates slowdown

Mar 13, 2014
Troubling signs indicate the world’s second largest economy isn’t recovering
Posted In: China, global economy