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September 10, 2012 China's imports shrink in sign downturn worseningSource: BusinessWeek
BEIJING (AP) — China's imports shrank unexpectedly in August in a sign its economic slump is worsening and the Chinese president warned growth could slow further, prompting expectations of possible new stimulus spending.
September 10, 2012 Hollande Challenges Unions on Labor Law as Stagnation Sets In -FranceSource: BusinessWeek
French President Francois Hollande challenged unions to allow companies greater labor flexibility, taking on his traditional allies to promote economic expansion as he cut growth forecasts to below 1 percent.
September 10, 2012 China vows better environment for foreign investmentSource: The Sun Daily
XIAMEN: China will work to provide a better policy environment to attract foreign investment, a senior government official said on Saturday, underlining efforts to turn around a slower investment inflow during a global economic...
September 5, 2012 Samsung to Re-Evaluate Labor Practices in ChinaSource: ABC News
Samsung on Wednesday acknowledged poor working conditions at eight factories in China after a U.S.-based labor group said investigators found widespread abuses.
August 30, 2012 'A successful manager must be a great leader'Source: MBA Universe
What is globalization? Globalization is about sourcing capital from where it is cheapest, sourcing talent from where it is best available, producing where it is most efficient and selling where the markets are, without being...
August 28, 2012 The Euro Crisis Is Back From VacationSource: NY Times
In June, it seemed as if any day might bring about the collapse of the Greek economy and with it, the entire euro zone and its decade-old currency. Then in July and August, it seemed as if everyone was on vacation. Now they’re...
August 22, 2012 FLA: Labor conditions at Foxconn getting betterSource: ZDNET.com
Auditors from the Fair Labor Association (FLA) have found that remedial actions imposed on Apple's key supplier, Foxconn, are being completed on time and some ahead of schedule, and Cupertino has done its part in holding its...
August 13, 2012 The Folly of Attacking OutsourcingSource: NY Times
The middle class, I’m sure you’ve heard, is under threat by cheap foreign labor. We must be having an election soon. President Obama’s assault on Mitt Romney for sending jobs overseas draws from a playbook used repeatedly by...
August 10, 2012 US biofuel production should be suspended, UN saysSource: BBC
The United Nations (UN) food agency has called on the United States to suspend its production of biofuel ethanol. Under US law, 40% of the harvest must be used to make biofuel, a quota which the UN says could contribute to a food...
August 8, 2012 Indigestion for ‘les Riches’ in a Plan for Higher TaxesSource: NY Times
PARIS — The call to Vincent Grandil’s Paris law firm began like many others that have rolled in recently. On the line was the well-paid chief executive of one of France’s most profitable companies, and he was feeling nervous.
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