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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.
SEC investigates JP Morgan's hiring 'princelings' in China
Legal action could be justified if job offers were made for access to insider business deals.
The big issue in Egypt that no one's talking about
It's at the root of all the country's problems, and it just got a whole lot worse.
Made in China: Can China build an Apple or Ikea?
Yes, and it's on the verge.
What’s really holding back growth in India
A lack of foreign investment.
British youth are not being hired
Europe might be edging out of the recession, but Britain's youngsters can't find work.
Euro zone finally exits its longest-ever recession
Led by Germany and France, the euro zone managed 0.3 percent GDP growth in the second quarter of 2013.
For just $10, you too can rent a tiny hotel room in China
Come for the bed. Stay, if you can, for everything else you need in a very small space.
Things rich people do: build buildings on top of other buildings
When the penthouse view just isn't good enough.
Japan's growth slows in April-June quarter
Japan's cabinet office said Monday that GDP grew by just 0.6 percent in the second quarter.
The quiet evolution of the Singapore consumer
Singapore's economy has evolved in part thanks to worldly travelers
London Riots: Down and out in Tottenham, still
Two years after the 2011 London riots, communities wonder what recovery really means.
Closing embassies is wise, even as it reveals US weakness
Commentary: Growing US unpopularity limits its influence in a chaotic region.
Broken BRIC: Why are foreigners fleeing India’s economy?
Analysis: India has recently lost more than $25 billion in foreign investment, despite government efforts to woo multinationals.
7 things you can do to donuts
You know about cronuts, but have you heard of sushi doughnuts?
Hassan Rouhani is now officially the president of Iran
Rouhani's term as Iranian president starts on Saturday, ending Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's eight years in office.
A new skunk at the BRICS picnic: Japan
Analysis: ‘Abenomics’ has Japanese corporate profits and GDP growth soaring as emerging markets sputter.
Despite Obama’s claims, the Korea-US free trade agreement has cost American jobs
Koreans aren’t very fond of the deal either.
UK: Go home? Come off it!
A campaign against illegal immigrants draws jeers and sneers.
UK: Tough talk on immigration masks a system in disarray
With a backlog of 500,000 cases, the border agency shows no signs of reform months after the government said it would be dissolved.
Google made the best phone that no one will buy
Being a great phone isn't enough to get into the mobile market these days.
Better, but not good enough: ECB to keep rates as low amid economic risks, Draghi says
European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi repeated on Thursday a pledge that euro zone interest rates would remain low or could even fall further amid risks for the euro area.
If Japan wants "Abenomics" to work, it should look at Nintendo
Japan should take notes from its gaming industry to benefit from "Abenomics."
Europe's economy set to recover this year
After sluggish growth, Europe is poised for a more robust come back.