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December 19, 2014 Apple 'failing to protect Chinese factory workers'Source: BBC News
Poor treatment of workers in Chinese factories which make Apple products has been discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation.
December 19, 2014 EU wants U.S. embargo of Cuba to end but accepts will take time
Reuters - Machinery, cereals and electrical equipment were its biggest imports by value. The EU challenged the embargo in 1996, launching a trade dispute at the îWorld Trade Organizationî against the U.S. Helms-Burton...
December 18, 2014 European Markets Surge On US Optimism
Morningstar - The monthly growth was expected to slow to 0.4% from 1% in October. The Euro îStoxxî 50 index of eurozone bluechip stocks was gaining 2.28%, while the îStoxxî Europe 50 index, which includes...
December 17, 2014 OPEC signals ‘wait and see’ approach could last a yearSource: Euro News
Core Gulf OPEC oil producers signalled this week they are prepared to wait as long as six months to a year to see the market stabilise, quashing hopes for any quick intervention to stop the price rout that took crude to under...
December 16, 2014 What Russia’s Ruble Collapse Means for the WorldSource: Time
A financial crisis would make the Kremlin more unpredictable, wreck western banks and heap misery on the Russian people
December 12, 2014 Outsourcing to China Cost U.S. 3.2 Million Jobs Since 2001
US News and World Report - Jobs outsourced to China have diminished American employment opportunities and have helped contribute to wage erosion since 2001, when China entered the îWorld Trade Organizationî, new...
December 11, 2014 Norway’s Shock Rate Cut Drives Krone to Lowest Since 2009Source: BusinessWeek
Norway’s central bank cut its main interest rate for the first time in more than two years and signaled it may ease again next year as plunging oil prices threaten growth in western Europe’s biggest crude exporter.
December 8, 2014 Why the dollar is still kingSource: CNBC
A question that has frustrated even the most experienced economists in the last few decades is how the dollar has remained the most prominent reserve currency in the world despite the global share of U.S. output eroding away.
December 5, 2014 Cadillac to Build 95% Cars Locally by 2018 for China PushSource: BusinessWeek
General Motors Co. (GM:US) will build more than 95 percent of its Cadillac lineup locally in China by 2018, as part of its strategy to make the country a key market for the premium brand alongside the U.S.
November 29, 2014 U.S. Appeals WTO Meat-Label Ruling
Wall Street Journal - The Obama administration Friday appealed a recent îWorld Trade Organizationî ruling that would have limited meat-origin labeling, angering Canadian officials who threatened retaliation for what...
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