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U.S. education suddenly a hard sell

Aug 24, 2007
Visa delays, an unpopular war and an immigration crackdown have made America a less appealing destination for international students, and that could be bad for the U.S. economy down the road. Dan Grech explains.
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Gazprom coming to the U.S.?

Aug 24, 2007
In a roundabout way, the Russian energy giant Gazprom could become major natural gas supplier to the U.S. according to reports in the Russian press. Stephen Beard has details.
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China crash would dwarf subprime crisis

Aug 23, 2007
When the U.S. subprime mortgage industry sputtered out, it sent world markets into a tailspin. But that's nothing compared to what a crash in China's financial market would do to the global economy, Chris Farrell tells us.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

Europe hints at rate hike

Aug 23, 2007
Just when it looks like the Fed might be ready to lower interest rates in the U.S., the European Central Bank has indicated it may raise rates over inflation worries. And at least one EU member state says the ECB's got it wrong, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

Astronomical inflation in Zimbabwe

Aug 23, 2007
Two months ago, in an attempt to stem breakneck inflation, Zimbabwe's government ordered businesses to freeze prices. Since then, it's been crippled by a shortage of basic goods, and inflation shows no sign of slowing, Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

Cost of emerging from China's shadow

Aug 23, 2007
Taiwan and China have a long-standing disagreement, to put it diplomatically, over whether Taiwan is independent. And China's powerful economy has forced the tiny island to be resourceful in gaining recognition from other nations. Dan Grech explains.
Posted In: Canada

China tinkers with smog repair

Aug 22, 2007
The IOC has warned Beijing that it needs to do something about its pollution problem or risk losing some events during the 2008 Olympics. So the Chinese government forced some 1.3 million cars off the roads in a four-day experiment to clean up the air.
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Japan, India come together

Aug 22, 2007
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is visiting India with 200 Japanese executives in tow. The motivation behind the high-profile visit: Both countries are looking for economic allies as they warily eye China's rise. Steve Henn explains.
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Even homework gets outsourced

Aug 21, 2007
Globalization has reached grade school. Thanks to the Internet and a little entrepreneurial spirit, some students are getting help with their studies from tutors on the other side of the world. Francesca Segre reports.
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Swiss bank head: Reality striking back

Aug 20, 2007
Switzerland's central bank chairman took off the gloves over the weekend, predicting in press interviews that we haven't seen the end of the crisis in world financial markets, thanks to the U.S. Stephen Beard has more.
Posted In: Canada, Investing, Wall Street

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