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China's central bank on Tuesday devalued its yuan currency by nearly 2 percent against the U.S.  dollar, as authorities seek to push market reforms and bolster the world's second-largest economy.

China’s devaluation of the yuan presents challenges

Aug 11, 2015
Marketplace's Shanghai correspondent says the Chinese economy's failures are progress.
Posted In: China, yuan, devaluation, currency

A technical agreement reached for Greek bailout

Aug 11, 2015
Greece has agreed a bailout deal "in principle" with its creditors.
Posted In: bbc, greek bailout, Greek crisis
A worker wearing a protective suit and a mask looks up welding storage tanks for radioactive water, under construction at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on March 10, 2014, nearly three years after the plant was paralyzed by the

Japan prepares to restart its nuclear power plants

Aug 7, 2015
The country's safety culture needed updating to prevent a Fukushima-type disaster.
Posted In: Japan, tsunami, nuclear power, nuclear power plant
A view of the Manhattan skyline.

Disputes over shadows aren't black and white

Aug 6, 2015
New York's pencil tower controversies shine a light on shade analysts.
Posted In: skyline, light, shadow
Chemin Bakery owner Olga Karasthathi has been in business for four years — since the start of the Greek debt crisis.

Athens bakery owner doesn't dwell on the present

Aug 5, 2015
'Things can start getting better for all of us, not only my shop.'
Posted In: Greek, greekcrisis, Greece, bakery

Greek bank shares continue to decline

Aug 5, 2015
Wednesday saw a 25 percent drop in the banking sector share index.
Posted In: Greece, greek bailout, Greek crisis

Athens stock exchange reopens

Aug 3, 2015
...and it has promptly plunged by more than 22 percent.
Posted In: greekcrisis, athens, Eurozone, Greece, Greek
The euro was introduced into the Greek economy 15 years ago.

Many Germans and Greeks disillusioned with euro

Jul 31, 2015
Public sentiment towards the euro has changed over the years.
Posted In: greekcrisis, Greeks, Greece, euro, Germany
Volunteers parade in front of journalists in Beijing on Friday a few minutes before the announcement that the Chinese capital would host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

Jul 31, 2015
The country's economy is in a different place this time around.
Posted In: Olympics, Winter Olympics, China, Beijing

In debt crisis, Puerto Rico's economy is pressured

Jul 31, 2015
The commonwealth struggles with repayment and lacks industry besides tourism.
Posted In: Puerto Rico, debt, debt repayment