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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by GLOBAL TIMES, MIAMI HERALD, EL UNIVERSAL

    ...   2. Global Times The national strength of Venezuela is limited, but the personal influence wielded by Chavez far exceeded support of his country. … [His] reputation has proven ... behind a country in far worse condition … its future clouded by rivals for succession … and an economy in chaos. None of Chávez's would-be successors … possesses the fallen leader's ...

  2. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Australian faces Singapore caning for plane row

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 11:59am by Global Post

    ... Global Post An Australian man is facing a caning in Singapore after being accused of swearing during an argument on Tiger Airways flight. The West Australian newspaper wrote that Perth maritime worker Bruce Griffiths, 47, entered into a loud argument with another man during an overnight flight from Perth to Singapore on January 3. Seated in the middle of a row, Griffiths had ...

  3. Business - Economy - UNITED STATES

    Robust consumer spending shields US economy from global turmoil

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 05:51am by Bloomberg

    ... shields U.S. economy Call it the US$11 trillion advantage: Consumer spending is likely to steer the United States economy safely through the shoals of deteriorating global growth and turbulent ... for the US. "In a slowing global growth environment, a consumer-dependent economy is a good thing," said Dean Maki, chief US economist at Barclays in New York and a former Federal Reserve ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - ECONOMICS

    Book review: Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy, by Saskia Sassen

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy by Saskia Sassen Belknap Press 4 stars David Wilson Now is a dire time to be poor, according to Columbia University sociology professor Saskia Sassen. In this scathing assessment of advanced global capitalism, Sassen says that as inequality widens, have-nots face expulsion from their jobs and homes. Displaced ...

  5. Property - International

    US home starts rise in buoyant economy

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 04:56am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Washington US home starts rise in buoyant economy Builders started work on more homes in September and American consumers this month were the most optimistic in seven years, signalling the US economy will ride out a global slowdown. Housing starts climbed 6.3 per cent to a 1.02 million annualised rate from a 957,000 pace in August as multifamily and single-family ...

  6. Business - Economy

    Trade still key to China's economy despite attempts at rebalancing

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:21am by CHIM SAI WAI

    ... of the autumn session, down 4.7 per cent from the spring session. Exporters at the latest event were pessimistic about the global economy, with most of them saying they thought the trade fair has been losing its lustre. "We are seeing fewer visitors coming to the Canton Fair, probably because the global economy is still weak," said Luo Xijin, a sales representative at Guangdong JMA ...

  7. Business - Economy

    Global economy starts second half on solid footing

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:35am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Chinese factory index reaches 18-month high as the euro zone's private sector activity perks up, suggesting brighter prospects for the world Global economy seen on firmer footing Chinese factory activity expanded this month at its fastest pace in 18 months as new orders surged while the euro zone's private sector also perked up, suggesting the global ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Growth in emerging economies can help to close rich-poor gap globally

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:24am by Andrew Hammond

    ... Andrew Hammond Andrew Hammond says one proviso is that income inequality within countries must be arrested Growth in emerging economies can help to close the rich-poor gap globally ... whether this phenomenon is real, robust and sustainable, what is certain is that this period of flux in the global economy has improved the overall lot of people in developing economies. The most ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Not-so-great expectations for growth as global trade remains lacklustre

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 03:13pm by LOUIS KUIJS, TIFFANY QIU

    ... Louis Kuijs and Tiffany Qiu Louis Kuijs and Tiffany Qiu say slowing imports in emerging economies have dashed hopes of a decent recover Not-so-great expectations for growth as global trade ... investment and growth in export-dependent countries, which has spillover effects on other economies. A pattern is emerging. Since the 2008 global financial crisis, forecasters have several times ...

  10. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    China's economy needs stamina, not just speed, Li Keqiang tells European hosts

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 05:47am by Reuters, Bloomberg, AFP

    ... a speech in the city of Hamburg on Saturday. "China's economy will not suffer a 'hard landing' like some people fear, but will bring a positive impact to the global ... Agencies in Shanghai, Beijing and Hamburg China's model will rely on endurance and not just a growth sprint, premier says in Europe Economy needs stamina more than speed, Li says ...




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