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Inside Toyota Motor Corp.’s oldest plant, there’s a corner where humans have taken over from robots in thwacking glowing lumps of metal into crankshafts. This is Mitsuru Kawai’s vision of the future. “We need to become more solid...
April 7, 2014 World stocks slip from six-year high; euro yields fallSource: VOA News
World stocks slipped from last week's six-year high on Monday on concerns about technology shares, while speculation the European Central Bank will ease policy further pushed down European bond yields. The Nasdaq suffered its...
March 31, 2014 China, Germany to push for open world economy
æ°åç½ - The two sides also emphasized their support for the îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO), agreeing that it provides a stable legal framework for global free trade. Meanwhile, the two...
March 31, 2014 Europe Wants U.S. EnergySource: National Review
Some of America’s biggest and most influential environmental groups are not only out of touch with reality, they are actively promoting an agenda that would harm the security of the U.S. and its allies in Western Europe.
New York Times - PARIS â China has broken international trade law by restricting the export of rare earth elements and other metals crucial to modern manufacturing, a îWorld Trade Organizationî panel said...
March 28, 2014 A doc on fair trade coffee, from farm to cup
Nuvo - But it's a good start: "Fair trade is bringing farmers [to global markets], and giving the farmers dignity and pride by forming long-term, direct relationships ... fair trade issues before: Their 2012 documentary, The...
Euro-area economic confidence increased more than analysts forecast in March, easing pressure on the European Central Bank to take action next week to counter low inflation and spur growth.
March 27, 2014 Four major trends in world economic development
What's On Xiamen - The 2014 ... recovery and the euro-zone economy started moving out of recession. According to the World Bank's January Global Economic Prospects, developed economies are expected to grow 2.2% this year,...
March 27, 2014 WTO rules China violates 'rare earth' trade rules
Yahoo News - Michael Froman. The case applies to 17 rare earth minerals which, despite their name, are for the most part relatively abundant, and are commonly used to make goods including hybrid cars, weapons, flat-screen TVs,...
March 24, 2014 China Manufacturing Gauge Falls as Slowdown DeepensSource: Bloomberg
China’s manufacturing industry weakened for a fifth straight month, according to a preliminary measure for March released today, deepening concern the nation will miss its 7.5 percent growth target this year.
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