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October 1, 2013 Forging ahead with free tradeSource: Reuters
The recent focus on what divides world leaders, from Syria to the euro zone, has obscured the significant agreements reached at the Group of 20 meeting in St. Petersburg last month. One of the most important was support for free...
October 1, 2013 Emerging Stocks Halt Five-Day Decline as Turkish Shares Rally
Bloomberg - The S&P BSE Sensex of Indian shares added 0.7 percent after data released after market hours yesterday showed the nationâs current-account deficit widened less than economists estimated in the second...
September 27, 2013 Chicken Processed in China Triggers U.S. Food Safety ProtestsSource: Bloomberg
Food-safety advocates are raising alarms over a decision by the Obama administration to permit chicken processed in China to be sold in the U.S. even after several high-profile incidents of food contamination.
September 23, 2013 Bangladeshi Garment Workers Set Factories Ablaze in Bid for Higher WagesSource: Time
Factory buildings were razed, roadblocks were erected and rubber bullets fired into crowds in the industrial outskirts of Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka as more than 200,000 garment workers protested their low wages for the third...
September 23, 2013 Fed Faces New Era of Thinking Global as Yellen Nomination NearsSource: Bloomberg
At the height of the 1998 Asian economic crisis, then-Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan declared the U.S. was no “oasis of prosperity” in times of global stress. It is a lesson Ben S. Bernanke’s successor will need to heed...
September 23, 2013 Investing In The Recovery In Europe: The Big Picture
investing.com - This month's economic data out of Europe confirm, if there still were any doubts, that a broad-based recovery is underway there. Global investment flows reflect this development, and it is not too late to...
September 23, 2013 China's factories gain steamSource: CNN Money
China's factory activity accelerated more than expected in September, the latest sign of a rebound in the world's second-largest economy.
September 20, 2013 'Green Fence' cuts US plastic-scrap export to China
China Daily - Green Fence, which went into effect in February, enforces regulations on importing dirty scrap materials into the country and is an effort by China to strengthen environmental standards. It prohibits the import of...
September 19, 2013 US gears up for LNG export boom
petroleum-economist.com - Dr Mark McClelland of global risk consultancy îMaplecroftî, considers the countryâs options IN September 2013, the Obama administration gave regulatory approval to a fourth liquefied...
September 19, 2013 What Happens When the U.S. Isn’t the Biggest Gas Guzzler?Source: Bloomberg
Americans burn through 1.2 gallons of gasoline per person each day. There’s no other country that comes close. Even Canadians, themselves gas hogs, use almost a third less. That’s why the chart above should scare the fuel out of...
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