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What negative interest rates mean for the Eurozone

Jun 5, 2014
People who save money usually get paid. Now, European banks pay for the privilege.
Posted In: European Central Bank, Europe
Savage Messiah – subsidized by British taxpayers.

Britain is giving subsidies for rock music

Jun 5, 2014
U.K. arts subsidies used to be mainly for ballet and theater. That's changing.
Posted In: Britain, United Kingdom (U.K.), Arts, Pete Rock

The number 2,000: Economic lessons from Brazil

Jun 5, 2014
Just because something has never happened before, doesn't mean it's impossible.
Posted In: brazil, sovereign debt
Tian’anmen

The economic backdrop to Tian'anmen

Jun 4, 2014
The Tian’anmen Square protests were about more than just students and democracy.
Posted In: China, Tiananmen Square, protest, history

Tiananmen: More than just students and democracy

Jun 4, 2014
The 1989 protests in Tiananmen square were about more than just democracy.
Posted In: Tiananmen Square

President Obama to increase military presence in Europe

Jun 3, 2014
President Obama is asking for up to $1 billion to boost military in Europe
Posted In: Russia, ukraine, President Obama

Singapore's got some big retirement issues

Jun 3, 2014
Social security fears in one of the world's most rigorously-controlled economies.
Posted In: singapore, Social Security

China's economic boom leaves a trail of ghost cities

Jun 2, 2014
A growth model focused on GDP has left hundreds of Chinese cities nearly empty.
Posted In: China, ghost towns, #numberslie

Brazil's drought creates a surge in global coffee prices

May 30, 2014
The world's biggest coffee producing country has been hit with a major drought. And the effects are trickling around the world.
Posted In: coffee, brazil, farmers, bbc

Hosting the Olympics and coming away with a profit? Imagine that. Three cities that bucked the trend

May 29, 2014
The $51 billion price tag of Sochi is a reminder that the Winter Games can create an avalanche of public debt. But which cities actually managed to come out of their hosting stint on top?
Posted In: Olympcs, Sochi

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