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Switzerland to vote on how much the boss gets paid

Nov 15, 2013
Swiss voters will consider new restrictions limiting CEO pay to 12 times that of the lowest paid worker at a company.
Posted In: executive pay

Phosphorous: Where Morocco is OPEC

Nov 7, 2013
The BBC's Justin Rowlatt has a new series that looks at the economics behind chemical elements.
Posted In: phosphorus, Morocco, fertilizer, Agriculture

Apple discloses government information requests, too

Nov 6, 2013
Apple, Inc. is trying to give customers a sense of how often governments around the world officially demand private data.
Posted In: apple, NSA leaks, surveillance

Bleak outlook for European growth

Nov 5, 2013
New data from the European Commission point to low growth for the near future.
Posted In: Euro zone, Europe debt crisis

In reversal, Cuba shuts down clothing businesses

Oct 30, 2013
20,000 businesses may be shut down.
Posted In: cuba

A broken social contract, horse meat eating: Welcome to Spain's 'financial genocide'

Oct 30, 2013
Spain's economy has (just barely) emerged from recession. But people are still suffering.
Posted In: spain, Europe debt crisis

Strange new land: A Syrian refugee family arrives in Austria

Oct 29, 2013
The BBC's Matthew Price talks with a family of Syrian refugees who fled Syria in hopes of safety and a better life.
Posted In: syria, refugees, Austria, Civil War

Britain goes after Middle East cash with new Sharia bonds

Oct 29, 2013
The new bonds, backed by the British government, are compliant with Islamic law.
Posted In: Islam, United Kingdom (U.K.)

"If Spain had the capability of the NSA, they'd do it too."

Oct 28, 2013
The BBC's Tom Burridge takes the temperature of Spaniards in Madrid over allegations of NSA call-monitoring.
Posted In: bbc, spain, nsa, Eurozone, Germany

India wants foreign banks to do business in rural areas

Oct 28, 2013
India wants more foreign banks to lend in rural areas. But will the new rules appeal to the banks?
Posted In: India, banking

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A collection of world economic and business stories in collaboration with the BBC.