Trends and decisions affecting your wallet.
This Singapore mall has real live maids for sale
They are on display and marketed as 'sweet-natured and compliant.'
South Korean 'kidults' aren't shy about ordering the Happy Meal
If you're a grown man in Seoul, there's more going on than drinking soju.
Refunds for bad sex and other weird consular requests
Some people just shouldn't leave home.
Cambodia's 'better factories' are getting a lot worse
The Southeast Asian nation was once a leader in the drive for cleaner sweatshops. How did mass faintings and union busting become the new normal?
Why Europe’s new anti-EU parliament will vex America
For starters, some of the newbies are just wild about Putin.
If there is one image that sums up the World Cup in Brazil, this is it
Brazilian artist Paulo Ito has channeled the people and put his stamp on the world's biggest soccer tournament.
Wake up and smell the fungus in your coffee
'Coffee rust' is out to get your morning cup.
The world is falling all over itself to attract Chinese tourists
Here's a look at all the ways governments and companies are doing whatever it takes to woo the valuable Chinese tourist.
Amid signs of a recovery, Europe’s south struggles to rise again
Despite some good news, the euro zone’s sunbelt faces a long, hard road ahead.
With its prime minister ousted, here’s what to expect in Thailand
After months of protests, today a court toppled Yingluck Shinawatra on dubious grounds. Her party calls it a coup.
Here's how much square-footage $1 million will buy you in the world's most expensive real estate markets
If you're looking for space, don't move to Monaco.
How worried are Russia’s oligarchs? Enough to pay $236 million for an apartment with no toilet
As Western countries threaten new sanctions against Russia, the wealthy are dumping their cash in London.
This map shows which export makes your country the most money
Australia makes the most money from coal. Who knew?
Here's how Florida shrimpers get skewered by Obama's trans-Pacific trade pact
The local shrimping industry is already losing out to Asia.
How your snacks and cosmetics are destroying the environment
And killing orangutans.
These are the largest infrastructure projects in the Western Hemisphere
Some of them will surprise you.
97 percent, 49 billion, and 3 other convincing climate change numbers
After a UN panel's latest report, GlobalPost looks at five key statistics on the science of global warming.
The remarkable economic boom that began in Poland in 1990 has now become a remarkable economic divide
Born from a union protest, here's how democratic Poland lost the spirit of Solidarity.
8 scary (but very real) risks we all face if climate change goes unchecked
Global temperatures just 2 degrees Celsius higher than pre-industrial levels would carry 'considerable' risks, while temperatures 4 degrees higher would bring 'catastrophic' change
BRICS are so last season. Here are 10 other emerging economies to watch
French credit firm Coface put its weight behind Philippines, Peru, Indonesia and Sri Lanka as world's brightest new economies to watch.
Obama in Europe: 3 Questions with GlobalPost's Paul Ames
This Europe trip was already on the agenda anyway, what with nuclear and trade issues and the new pope. Then Ukraine happened. Here's what Obama's week looks like now.
Obama says US, Europe do not want a confrontation with Russia over Ukraine (LIVE BLOG)
The Ukraine crisis moved on to diplomatic halls, while people in Kyiv began to rebuild.
Q&A: ‘We need shock and awe’ against Russia
Economist Anders Aslund weighs in on the West's new sanctions against Moscow.
New sanctions are driving Russians to drink
An expanded menu of punitive measures is already having some effect on Moscow.
Spanish disaffection mounts despite improving economy
Two months after protests in one poor neighborhood grabbed national attention, organizers say their movement symbolizes a growing split in society.
Kyiv needs money, fast
Even if Ukraine can avoid a war with Russia, its economy is in dire straits.
Exclusive: Uruguay may import marijuana from Canada
While it waits for weed to grow, the South American country could turn to Canadian pot producers to kickstart its newly legalized marijuana industry, top lawmakers — including the first lady — tell GlobalPost.
Why the world is worrying about this not-so-precious metal
Trading near historic lows, copper augers more trouble for emerging markets.
Banking on pain for Russia’s banks
Talk of Western sanctions has Russian oligarchs worried.
5 reasons why Tunisia should give us all hope
In the country that started it all, things are getting better.
In Saudi Arabia, Indonesian maids are on death row for sorcery
But after one maid’s decapitation, Indonesia has finally won some rights for these slave-like workers.