Mid-day Update

PODCAST: International business and Ukraine

David Brancaccio Apr 17, 2014
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Mid-day Update

PODCAST: International business and Ukraine

David Brancaccio Apr 17, 2014
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Diplomats from Ukraine, Russia, the U.S. and the EU are in Geneva on Thursday to try to defuse tensions in Ukraine. Over the next week, the U.S. is expected to apply more economic sanctions on Russia, which the West believes is behind the unrest in eastern Ukraine.

The European Union is also working on sanctions, but some international businesses are now pushing back.  

Also, despite being one of China’s most-visited websites, and analysts are watching to see if Weibo closes way low. That’s because questions about how “active” the site’s 130 million active users really are.

And, finally, a recent study from researchers at New York University’s Stern School of Business and University of Munich shows VCs are more likely to back companies if the executives are the same ethnicity as the investors.

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