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Late return to private equity game

Aug 8, 2007
Five years ago Morgan Stanley got out of the private equity business. Turns out that was a big mistake, but why has it decided to start a new fund in Europe just as the private equity boom seems to be fizzling? Stephen Beard reports.
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Not just a tax haven anymore...

Aug 8, 2007
Bear Stearns is testing offshore legal waters. The Wall Street investment house is trying to keep two bankruptcy cases in Cayman Island courts, but investors and creditors want a U.S. judge to force Bear to re-file here. Jill Barshay has more.
Posted In: Canada, Crime

There's aid, and then there's free aid

Aug 8, 2007
The United States spends billions each year to try to improve living conditions for the world's poor, but critics in some nations say too often those U.S. dollars come with strings attached. Take Bolivia for example. Mary Stucky reports.
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China bares its teeth

Aug 8, 2007
Capitol Hill's threats to punish China for undervaluing its currency are starting to aggravate government officials there. They're willing to use China's holdings in U.S. bonds to retaliate, and that could really hurt, Ambrose Evans-Prichard tells us.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

U.K. farmers want to get paid

Aug 8, 2007
Farmers in Britain are losing money fast because of the latest outbreak of foot and mouth disease, and they're ready to sue anyone found responsible. First up could be an American company. Stephen Beard has more.
Posted In: Canada, Health

A business plan made in jail

Aug 7, 2007
An ex-con in Italy hatched a smart business plan while he did time and turned it into a $250,000 a year business selling T-shirts and other goods under the Made in Jail label. Megan Williams has the story.
Posted In: Canada, Crime, Entrepreneurship

Brits must stamp out foot & mouth again

Aug 6, 2007
The U.K.'s meat and livestock industry is still suffering the effects of 2001's foot and mouth disease outbreak, not to mention mad cow, so the government's acting swiftly to minimize the impact of this latest case. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Health

To educate a workforce or import one?

Aug 6, 2007
The British government is asking businesses to foot part of the bill to educate the millions of citizens there who lack basic literacy skills. Some have embraced the idea, but a major business coalition says N-O. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Gas strike halts South Africa

Aug 6, 2007
Striking workers are paralyzing South Africa's oil industry, not to mention its roadways. Employees of the southern hemisphere's largest oil refinery walked off the job last week and drivers there are running on empty. Gretchen Wilson reports.
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A Swiss Army Knife, made in China?

Aug 3, 2007
There's a good chance a new version of the venerable brand might carry a "made in China" label. It's a case of national identity vs. production costs. Janet Babin reports on the uproar over a pocket knife.
Posted In: Canada, Retail

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