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China’s New Infrastructure Bank Rattles Financial “Order”

by Isaac Leung

April 17, 2015

China Financial Services Sector

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is already making waves even though it has yet to publish a charter, ...

Trading Prices: How Globalization Impacts Domestic Monetary Policy

by Adam Morehouse

April 13, 2015

International Business

Say goodbye to the days when domestic monetary policy was dictated by isolated elected officials within a country’s ...

Economic Impact Grows as Brazil’s Drought Worsens

by Michelle Campbell

April 9, 2015

Drought land

Economic and health concerns are growing in Brazil as hospitals, businesses, schools, and prisons struggle to maintain ...

Iran Nuclear Deal: A Billion Dollar Boom for Business?

by Warwick Knowles

April 8, 2015


Despite opposition from a number of important actors, Tehran’s and Washington’s interests in concluding the Iran ...

Rising Household Debt Threatens Consumer Spending Growth

by Oana Aristide

April 1, 2015


The great hope for global growth is consumer spending. In developed markets such as the US and Europe, authorities have ...

Iran’s Sanctions Surprise: 35 Million Barrels of Oil

by Stuart Hampton

March 26, 2015


It appears that the US and its four global partners in the UN Security Council (China, France, Russia, and the UK) and ...

Sales of Italian Brands Continue amid Sluggish Growth

by Daniele Fraietta

March 24, 2015


The sale of Italian tire maker Pirelli to China National Chemical Corp. in March is just the latest in a series of ...

Big Spending in the Oil-Rich Gulf Countries

by Warwick Knowles

March 10, 2015


Companies looking to do business with oil-rich Gulf countries are usually drawn by the region’s high per-capita income, ...

Money Sent Home by Migrants Fuels Global Economy

by Oana Aristide

March 4, 2015


Cash earned by migrant workers helps fuel the global economy. And in some of the poorest countries, money sent home by ...

Discounters Nibbling Away at UK Grocery Market

by Daniele Fraietta

March 2, 2015


Big British grocery chains are in deep trouble. The leading retailers — Tesco, Sainsbury’s, and Wal-Mart-owned ASDA — ...

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