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Who are the Russian oligarchs?

Mar 13, 2014
Extremely wealthy men wielding influence in Russian politics.
Posted In: Russia, oligarch

Troubling economic data from China indicates slowdown

Mar 13, 2014
Troubling signs indicate the world’s second largest economy isn’t recovering
Posted In: China, global economy

Preparing for China's urban billion

Mar 12, 2014
If current trends hold, the number of people living in Chinese cities is expected to hit one billion within the next 15 years.
Posted In: China growth, Chinese economy, urbanization

Being middle class in Pakistan

Mar 11, 2014
Author Haroon Ullah talks about his new book 'The Bargain from the Bazaar'
Posted In: Pakistan

Quiz: Which countries pay women the most?

Mar 11, 2014
Women make about 85 percent of men in industrialized countries

Missing flight threatens popular tourist route

Mar 10, 2014
Malaysian Airlines flight 370 could complicate tourism to Southeast Asia.
Posted In: Malaysia Airlines, MH370

How much aid Ukraine really needs

Mar 10, 2014
Ukraine needs billions in aid to meet its debt obligations.
Posted In: ukraine

PODCAST: Seen at South By

Mar 10, 2014
SXSW Interactive is in full swing in Austin, Texas.
Posted In: sxsw, Chinese New Year

Exchanging currency in Venezuela is a nightmare

Mar 10, 2014
A new exchange system could bring the currency rate closer to the black market.
Posted In: venezuela, currency, bolivar

The view from the ground in Simferopol

Mar 7, 2014
The BBC's Natalia Antelava on the mood at the Crimean markets
Posted In: ukraine, Crimea



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