World at a glance

U.S. allies rush to join World Bank alternative

Mar 30, 2015
America failed to persuade them to stay away from a new, Chinese-led institution.
Posted In: World Bank, jack lew, China

Dov Charney seeks $40 million in lawsuit

Mar 27, 2015
Earlier this week, the now former CEO of American Apparel, Dov Charney, decided to move forward with a $40 million wrongful termination lawsuit against the company he founded.
Posted In: American Apparel, Dov Charney, Silicon Valley

European Union investigates e-commerce

Mar 27, 2015
The European Commission says there may be evidence of anti-competitive behavior.
Posted In: European Union, e-commerce, Amazon

BBC drops "Top Gear" host, risking losses

Mar 25, 2015
Is firing a volatile but popular host good business?
Posted In: bbc, TV shows, racism
A boy rides a donkey cart past an internally displaced persons camp near the Somali Parliament in Mogadishu on March 24, 2015.

In Somalia, wire transfers go underground

Mar 24, 2015
Banks' efforts to curb money laundering and terror financing may have backfired.
Posted In: Somalia, remittances, terrorism

Organizing India's Informal Workers

Mar 24, 2015
Creating economic stability for India means transforming the informal economy.
Posted In: India, street vendors, loans
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras depart after speaking to the media following talks at the Chancellery on March 23, 2015 in Berlin, Germany.

Greece: Time and money is running out

Mar 23, 2015
Five years into it, the Greek debt crisis drags on.
Posted In: Greece, Germany, greek bailout
World leaders gathered at the G20 Summit late last year to discuss economic growth, which undoubtedly excluded their own economic fortunes.

India's prime minister needs a raise

Mar 19, 2015
Comparing the salaries of world leaders
Posted In: President Obama, Vladimir Putin, wages
A seasonal worker harvests tobacco plants.

Gates and Bloomberg team up against smoking

Mar 19, 2015
Helping low and middle-income countries fight challenges from tobacco companies.
Posted In: Michael Bloomberg, bill gates

Weak euro undermines Chanel's China strategy

Mar 18, 2015
Luxury brands want to expand in China, not sell to Chinese tourists in Paris
Posted In: luxury fashion, euro, China
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