Apr 23, 2012 Incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy came in second yesterday to Socialist Francois Hollande in the first round of voting. The two candidates will face a run-off on May 6th, and the ultimate outcome could have big consequences for Europe's debt crisis.
Apr 23, 2012 European markets are down significantly, and that's being blamed on elections over the weekend in France that increase the likelihood that Conservative President Nicholas Sarkozy will lose his job.
Apr 20, 2012 There are new details today in a major political scandal in China. The case of Bo Xilai, the once powerful Chinese official who was fired from the government as part of a murder investigation.
Apr 17, 2012 Spanish oil giant Repsol currently controls Argentina's largest national oil company, but perhaps not for long.
Apr 16, 2012 The Commerce Department reports retail sales rose more than expected in March, by a solid 0.8 percent.
Apr 16, 2012 China lords over its currency the way a pilot manages the air speed of a plane -- not much laissez-faire. Now, Chinese officials say the yuan will be allowed to float within a wider range.
Apr 16, 2012 Commentator Vijay Vaitheeswaran says America's culture of creativity and innovation beats out China's state-run capitalism.
Apr 13, 2012 An ongoing story captivating China involves a man who was, until recently, a rising star within the ruling party, his spouse, and a British businessman who turn up dead in a Chinese hotel room. The wife is suspected of murder, her charismatic husband Bo Xilai is disgraced, his political power neutralized and now the investigation is reportedly looking into financial corruption.
Apr 13, 2012 Imagine if the U.S. Economy grew at 8.1 percent a year instead of the 3 perecent we've been living with. But in China this means slower growth recorded in the first three months of the year.