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November 3, 2014 The economics of Asian geo-political stabilitySource: East Asia Forum
What can economics tell you about the geo-political challenges in Asia? Many strategic thinkers focus on defence capabilities, ideology, politics, environmental threats or history to envisage strategic futures. Economics provides...
November 3, 2014 Dollar Advance With Bonds While European Stocks DeclineSource: Bloomberg
The dollar strengthened to an almost seven-year high versus the yen and bonds rose as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing highlighted diverging growth outlooks for the U.S., Asia and Europe. Stocks fell and the ruble weakened...
October 29, 2014 World Bank urges China to cut 2015 growth to 7%, focus on reformsSource: The Star Online
BEIJING: China can cut its economic growth target to 7% next year without hurting its labour market, the World Bank said on Wednesday as it urged Beijing to get rid of rigid growth objectives.
October 26, 2014 As The Eurozone Stalls, China Starts To Cuts The Red Tape
Value Walk - According to the îWorld Economic Forumîâs most recent Global Competitiveness Report, the two most problematic factors for conducting business in China are access to financing and corruption, another...
October 24, 2014 India loses dispute over bird flu curbs on U.S. poultry
The Western Producter - GENEVA (Reuters) â India broke îWorld Trade Organizationî rules by blocking U.S. poultry imports because of unsubstantiated bird flu fears, a WTO dispute panel ruled last week. India had...
October 23, 2014 Canada threatens tariffs on American wine, orange juice and ketchup in meat labelling dispute
Financial Post - The United States faces potential trade sanctions from Canada and Mexico after the îWorld Trade Organizationî ruled on Monday it had failed to bring its meat labelling regulations fully in line with...
September 24, 2014 Fitch: China's rebalancing means more volatility expected
FTSE Global Markets - Recent data showing a slowdown in Chinese investment and industrial-production growth could indicate that policy-driven macroeconomic rebalancing is taking effect, says îFitch Ratingsî. The...
September 22, 2014 World Stock Markets Slip on China Growth JittersSource: ABC News
Stock markets fell Monday ahead of a preliminary manufacturing survey from China that might show renewed weakness in the world's second-largest economy.
September 22, 2014 Watch Out Walmart: Alibaba To Become World's Largest Retailer By 2016Source: Forbes
“We want to be bigger than Walmart,” said Jack Ma, the founder and driving force of Alibaba Group, to CNBC on Friday, as his company’s shares began trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
September 19, 2014 Non Governmental Perspective on Addressing Emerging and Evolving Biological Threats
ReliefWeb - In February 2014, 29 partner nations launched the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) in partnership with the World Health Organization, the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî, the...
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