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Gold prices fall 10% as need for 'safe haven' fades

Apr 15, 2013
After a dazzling rise to more than $1,900 an ounce, the yellow metal has clearly lost its luster. The price of bullion has slumped by 10 percent since the end of last week, down to $1,420 an ounce.
Posted In: gold, India, China, inflation

China's economic growth slows

Apr 15, 2013
China’s economy continues to rev, but certainly slower than many had anticipated this past quarter. Growth came in at 7.7 percent, down two tenths from the previous quarter.
Posted In: China, GDP, exports

China uneasy with North Korea's threats

Apr 10, 2013
A steady drumbeat of threats from North Korea is making the world's second largest economy assess China's relationship with its neighbor.
Posted In: China, North Korea, Xi Jinping

Bird flu scare in China: Bad news for KFC

Apr 8, 2013
As cases of a new strain of bird flu spread across the Shanghai region, fast food chains like KFC are taking a hit to their bottom line.
Posted In: China, flu, KFC, yum brands

Burning paper iPhones: Transferring wealth to the afterlife in China

Apr 5, 2013
The Chinese are celebrating the annual tomb sweeping holiday, a day when people sweep the gravestones of their ancestors and burn money, paper villas, and cardboard consumer products in the belief that it'll comfort deceased loved ones.
Posted In: China

China tackles a new outbreak of bird flu

Apr 5, 2013
Officials in China announced today that a sixth person has died from a new strain of bird flu. 14 people near Shanghai have been infected, and today authorities there decided to close all of the city's poultry markets.
Posted In: China, Health, virus

African economies finally get some respect

Mar 28, 2013
President Obama is scheduled to meet with the leaders of four African nations at the White House. On the agenda: Democracy and opportunities to expand trade and investment.
Posted In: Africa, China, Senegal

Google Glass to be made in the USA

Mar 28, 2013
Made in the USA is coming back into fashion in Silicon Valley. Today, the buzz is that Google is planning to make its long-awaited 'Google Glass' in California.
Posted In: Google, Google Glass, manufacturing, China

China's urban refugees: Leaving pollution, city life behind

Mar 27, 2013
In the midst of a national urbanization campaign, more and more young urban professionals in China are quitting their jobs and starting over in the pollution and stress-free environment of rural mountainous Western China.
Posted In: China, air pollution, refugees

Mend it like Beckham: Can the superstar save Chinese soccer?

Mar 25, 2013
David Beckham has just wrapped up a visit to China, where he is now serving as 'global ambassador' to the country's national soccer league, an organization long plagued with match fixing and bribery. Can Beckham help save Chinese soccer?
Posted In: China, Sports, David Beckham, soccer

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