Franchising in China is growing at about 40 percent a year, one of the fastest-developing markets in the world. And Beijing recently changed the rules to make it easier for foreign franchises to join in. Jocelyn Ford reports.
The presidential election was Sunday, but today Mexico begins the official recount. It could take several days, but it looks as though the markets have already picked their winner. Dan Grech reports from Mexico City.
Japan has already announced some limited economic sanctions against North Korea, after it launched several test missiles over the holiday. But critics say more drastic sanctions are needed. Jocelyn Ford reports.
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