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Seeking a fortune in China? Here’s how to parse triumph from debacle
Chinese capitalism is cutthroat like America’s, but it follows an entirely different rulebook. A China hand explains tactics and traps.
Why big American businesses fail in China
Some of America’s strongest corporations have ventured into the People’s Republic, only to stagger out battered a few years later. Here’s why.
Thailand’s cure for meth addiction? A leafy jungle stimulant
Seen as an emerging threat in the US, 'Kratom' could wean addicts off meth, Thailand’s justice minister argues.
GlobalPost visits Tlaxcala, a Mexican state that includes three of the 80 communities the government is targeting with its anti-hunger campaign.
Eurogroup head says banking agency won't be delayed
Work will pick up after Germany's elections to set up a European agency that can order the restructuring or closure of any euro zone bank.
China's New Great Game
With big deals and money, Xi Jinping expands China’s sphere of influence into Central Asia.
German support for small business has kept its economy thriving
Although Germany is best known for giants such as BMW, Siemens and BASF, its smaller firms — many of them often family run — are the economy's driving force.
ATMs that allow you to exchange cash for Bitcoins coming to Canada this fall
5 Bitcoin kiosks, similar to ATMs, are coming to Canada, with the first machine expected to land in Vancouver in early October.
US-Brazil: Why can't we be friends?
Brazil's president may call off her visit to Washington after allegations the US government spied on her and Brazil's state oil company. Here's a look at a history of rocky bilateral relations.
Syria’s other key ally: North Korea
While Russia and Iran have overtly backed the Assad regime, North Korea is allegedly providing quiet support — possibly including its chemical weapons expertise.
Tony Abbott is Australia's new PM. Here's how he did it.
Analysis: Australians embrace Tony Abbott's vision of housewives, closed borders and economic fixes.
The G20 Syria summit: On red lines and one epic death stare
Analysis: With the Syria conflict heavy on leaders' minds, Russia's G20 economy powwow looks more like a UN affair.
If you think JPMorgan in China is bad …
Washington flogs America’s megabank for abiding by China’s golden rule: cultivate guanxi.
You're a good man, Hassan Rouhani
Or so the new Iranian president's Twitter offensive would have us believe.
Poverty can reduce brainpower, study finds
The constant worry engendered by being poor reduces mental acuity and can lead to more mistakes, international researchers find.
Jobless journalist opens Slovenia's first dog bakery
"Hov Hov" – Slovenian for "woof woof" – was born.
Europe’s economy needs a real dose of pro-market reform
Commentary: Don't believe the hype. For lasting, real economic performance, Europe badly needs pro-market economic reform and politicians with the courage to undertake it.
Big Ben’s shadow
Analysis: As Obama and Cameron mull pinpricks in Syria, the world’s most powerful man is rocking the planet.
US housing market back in the limelight
As the world waits for the US Federal Reserve to scale back its bond purchasing program, all eyes are watching the effect on US housing.
Extended hours are the norm for Asia's bankers
Financial services employees in Asia regularly work overtime, raising questions after the death of a Bank of America Merrill Lynch intern in London.
US tech sector feels pain from NSA's PRISM
Revelations about government surveillance programs are limiting international business for cloud computing providers.
South Korea hopes to avoid "taper terror" when US ends stimulus
According to the nation's deputy finance minister, South Korea is prepared to weather a macro-economic storm.
Moldova’s ‘generation gone’
Two decades after independence, young Moldovans continue leaving home for a brighter future.
Euro zone activity picks up sharply in August
Euro zone activity picked up sharply in August to a 26-month high as the battered economy climbed out of a damaging recession, a survey showed.
Carlsberg blames Russia for lackluster performance
The president and CEO of Carlsberg points his finger at Russia's burdensome regulations.
Aid to Egypt can retain limited US influence with the ruling generals
Commentary: As we descend into a world of waning US importance, what influence the US still retains is even more critical.
A central bank of weed? As Uruguay nationalizes pot biz, practical questions arise
Here are the most important questions — and some possible answers — as Uruguay’s government attempts to regulate marijuana.
Election brings concerns over Germany's economy
Leader Angela Merkel of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party faces challenges over Germany's economic future.
Germany recognizes Bitcoins
Germany will allow the digital dollars to be treated as a legitimate currency.
Russia: Take that, Ukraine!
Moscow is punishing Kyiv’s apparent drift toward Europe with a trade war.
Last year’s model: China’s superman economy is mortal after all
Some are crowing about ‘the end of the China model,’ but that misses the point.