Global Economic Downturn http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/21637/all en Afghan rug business in peril http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/120210/afghan-rug-business-peril <p> War and corruption have contributed to the industry&#39;s decline.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/120210/afghan-rug-business-peril" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Asia Pacific Global Economic Downturn Business Global Economy Fri, 10 Feb 2012 19:26:30 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5691260 at http://www.globalpost.com Greek woman sat on building ledge for over five hours, threatening to jump http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120215/greek-woman-threatened-suicide-to-protest-austerity The woman worked for a state agency that is set to be shut down. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120215/greek-woman-threatened-suicide-to-protest-austerity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> euro zone Europe Global Economic Downturn Greece Business Debt Crisis Europe Global Economy Wed, 15 Feb 2012 19:07:00 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5691873 at http://www.globalpost.com Greek minimum wage will be cut by 22 percent http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120223/greek-minimum-wage-will-be-cut-22-percent <p> EU-IMF debt inspectors demanded the wage cuts as yet another austirity measure.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120223/greek-minimum-wage-will-be-cut-22-percent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Global Economic Downturn Greece IMF & World Bank Business Debt Crisis Europe Politics Global Economy Thu, 23 Feb 2012 17:38:00 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5693147 at http://www.globalpost.com Stockton, Calif.: bankruptcy filing imminent? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120224/stockton-california-bankruptcy-foreclosure <p> &quot;The city is in an immediate and severe fiscal crisis and it is or likely will become unable to meet its financial obligations,&quot; City Manager Bob Deis wrote in a memo to council members, the Wall Street Journal reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120224/stockton-california-bankruptcy-foreclosure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Global Economic Downturn Business United States Fri, 24 Feb 2012 21:18:00 +0000 Samantha Stainburn 5693367 at http://www.globalpost.com Dow closes above 13,000 for first time in four years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120228/dow-closes-above-13000-milestone <p> &ldquo;Thirteen thousand is not so very important technically as it is emotionally,&rdquo; Dan McMahon, the head of equity trading at Raymond James &amp; Associates, told the New York Times.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120228/dow-closes-above-13000-milestone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Global Economic Downturn Business United States Tue, 28 Feb 2012 22:25:17 +0000 Samantha Stainburn 5693936 at http://www.globalpost.com The biggest downside risks to a global economy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/121029/biggest-risks-global-economy <p>There are always many downside risks (meteor strikes, major terrorist attack, war somewhere &mdash; possibly with Iran), but I think these are the most probable downside risks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/121029/biggest-risks-global-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Global Economic Downturn Europe China Global Economy United States Mon, 29 Oct 2012 19:04:02 +0000 Bill McBride, Business Insider 5724324 at http://www.globalpost.com