2012 http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/20788/all en European financial markets say goodbye and good riddance to 2011 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/european-financial-markets-say-goodbye-and-good-riddance-2011 Europe's financial markets lost ground in 2011. Next year doesn't look much better as one of Europe's big economies, Spain, tries to halve its deficit by cutting spending and raising taxes<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/european-financial-markets-say-goodbye-and-good-riddance-2011" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2011 2012 austerity DAX financial markets Frankfurt FTSE-100 Home Mariano rajoy Regions Spain unemployment Europe Germany Spain United Kingdom Europa GlobalPost Blogs Fri, 30 Dec 2011 15:25:41 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5685483 at http://www.globalpost.com Econ 2012, a view of America from Britain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/econ-2012-view-america-britain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> British analysts skeptical that America can drag world back to growth </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Today&#39;s Daily Telegraph, a voice of highly skeptical British conservatism, especially in its financial pages, has a very interesting article by <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/8993070/US-unlikely-to-provide-an-engine-for-growth.html">Richard Blackden</a> on the U.S. economy. It throws a large bucket of cold water on the new conventional wisdom gathering at year&#39;s end that somehow America was out of the woods and ready to grow in a way that would bring the rest of the world economy with it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/econ-2012-view-america-britain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 Britain Daily Telegraph economic growth Home Regions Americas Business Europe Global Economy United Kingdom United States Europa GlobalPost Blogs Thu, 05 Jan 2012 09:03:49 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5686028 at http://www.globalpost.com US auto industry expects profits in 2012 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120109/us-auto-industry-expects-profits-2012 <p> At this week&#39;s Detroit auto show, experts say the American auto industry is on the road to recovery</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120109/us-auto-industry-expects-profits-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 Auto Industry Detroit Global Economic Crisis US Economy China Global Economy Japan United States Mon, 09 Jan 2012 21:15:00 +0000 Jennifer Mattson 5686548 at http://www.globalpost.com End of the World: A Playlist http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120607/end-the-world-2012-playlist <p>Mood music to both stoke your fears and quell them, while giving your ears one last treat before the man comes around.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120607/end-the-world-2012-playlist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 End of the World Music Americas Culture & Lifestyle Offbeat Tue, 12 Jun 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Jack Hamilton 5707149 at http://www.globalpost.com The biggest international news events of 2012 in photos http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/121219/the-biggest-international-news-events-2012-photos <p><span style="line-height: 20px;">In today&#39;s fast-paced, 24-hour, at-this-instant news cycle, it can be hard to remember what happened last month let alone over the past year. Instead of wracking your brain to rememeber the major events of 2012, sit back and relax as you breeze through our photo essay of the biggest international news events of 2012.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/121219/the-biggest-international-news-events-2012-photos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 Entertainment Culture & Lifestyle United States Thu, 20 Dec 2012 20:08:00 +0000 Kyle Kim 5729638 at http://www.globalpost.com 2,012 words of 2012 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/121221/2012-words-of-2012 <p>BOSTON, Mass. &mdash; Here are the buzzwords, the keywords, or just plain words, that were uttered time and again in 2012. This was an absurd amount of work. So please click on it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/121221/2012-words-of-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 Afghanistan Afghanistan War Africa Argentina BeNeLux Egypt Ghana Global Warming Home Need to Know Regions Travel/Tourism World Leaders Americas Bangladesh Conflict Zones Czech Republic Elections Entertainment Green Peru Somalia Syria Asia-Pacific Bolivia Cambodia Diplomacy Food & Drink France Iran Military Sudan War Wildlife News Aid Brazil Europe Germany Iraq Kenya Myanmar Politics World Religion Canada China Culture & Lifestyle Education Ireland Israel and Palestine Middle East Morocco Chile India Italy Jordan Nigeria Colombia Indonesia Lebanon Poland Senegal Costa Rica Japan Russia Saudi Arabia Science South Africa Cuba Health Spain Zimbabwe Haiti Pakistan Turkey Mexico Philippines United Kingdom South Korea United States Thailand Venezuela Vietnam Thu, 27 Dec 2012 11:00:00 +0000 News Desk 5729996 at http://www.globalpost.com Best GlobalPost quotes 2012 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/121227/best-globalpost-quotes-2012 <p>BOSTON &mdash; While covering underreported stories around the world, GlobalPost&#39;s far-flung correspondents often hear some real verbal gems. Here is a selection of some of their best quotes in 2012.</p> 2012 Africa Regions Americas Asia-Pacific War Europe Politics Culture & Lifestyle Middle East Offbeat Mon, 31 Dec 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Alex Leff 5730419 at http://www.globalpost.com