economy http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22684/all en Euro zone debt crisis could see 'watershed year' in 2013, says Standard & Poor's http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/global-economy/130110/eurozone-debt-crisis-could-see-watershed-year-2013-says <!--paging_filter--><p>Ratings agency Standard &amp; Poor's <a href="http://www.standardandpoors.com/ratings/articles/en/us/?assetID=1245346022787">wrote in a Wednesday research note</a>that 2013 could prove to be a "watershed" year for the ongoing <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/debt-crisis">euro zone debt crisis</a>.</p> <p>Changes in 2013 "could mark the start of the region sustainably overcoming the market volatility and fragmentation that has affected it over the past few years," the agency declared.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/global-economy/130110/eurozone-debt-crisis-could-see-watershed-year-2013-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> economy Eurozone Debt Crisis Europe Global Economy Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:16:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5732659 at http://www.globalpost.com What Shibor's surge says about Chinese financial system http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/130607/what-shibors-surge-says-about-chinese-financial-syst Chinese interbank rates surged ahead of the three-day Dragon Boat festival next week. The overnight Shibor, or the Shanghai interbank offered rate, surged to 8.29% on June 7, from 5.98% on June 6. The seven-day Shibor rose to 6.66%, from 5.14%.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/130607/what-shibors-surge-says-about-chinese-financial-syst" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China economy Business Want to Know Asia-Pacific China Global Economy Fri, 07 Jun 2013 20:17:21 +0000 Mamta Badkar, Business Insider 5852693 at http://www.globalpost.com Business Leaders Send Strong Message to Putin http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/130620/business-leaders-send-strong-message-putin Bernard Sucher, former country head of Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Russia who is now at the Russian investment firm Aton, told CNBC that Russia had to urgently address structural reforms.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/130620/business-leaders-send-strong-message-putin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> economy Russia World Leaders Want to Know Global Economy Russia Thu, 20 Jun 2013 15:31:46 +0000 Holly Ellyatt, CNBC 5862497 at http://www.globalpost.com China PMI slump will test authorities' resolve http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/130620/china-pmi-slump-will-test-authorities-resolve <p>Further weakness in China&#39;s vast manufacturing sector, which has exacerbated concerns over the health of the world&#39;s second biggest economy, will make it harder for the government to resist calls to ease its policy stance, economists tell CNBC.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/130620/china-pmi-slump-will-test-authorities-resolve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China China factories Companies economy PMI Want to Know China Thu, 20 Jun 2013 16:21:31 +0000 Rajeshni Naidu-Ghelani, CNBC 5862560 at http://www.globalpost.com Stock market tumble could be bad omen for Russia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/130621/stock-market-tumble-could-be-bad-omen-russia Russian equities fell on Friday after U.S. 10-year government bond yields rose above 2.5 percent for the first time since August 2011 on the back of nerves over when the Federal Reserve will begin tapering its bond-buying program.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/130621/stock-market-tumble-could-be-bad-omen-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> economy Russia Want to Know Global Economy Russia Fri, 21 Jun 2013 20:21:55 +0000 Holly Ellyatt, Bianca Schlotterbeck, CNBC.com 5863664 at http://www.globalpost.com After the Fed, China Bears return with vengeance http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/130625/after-the-fed-china-bears-return-vengeance <p>Less than a week after the US Federal Reserve&nbsp;rattled global markets with talk about possibly easing its monetary stimulus this year, growing worries about a credit crunch in China suggest the risk appetite that was so strong just two months ago could take some time to return.&nbsp;</p> <p>In fact, fears that tight liquidity conditions could harm the world&#39;s second largest economy kept stock markets firmly in negative territory on Tuesday.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/130625/after-the-fed-china-bears-return-vengeance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China economy Federal Reserve money stocks Debt Crisis Want to Know China Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:59:56 +0000 Dhara Ranasinghe, CNBC 5867350 at http://www.globalpost.com Kevin Rudd: Australia's Chinese-driven commodity boom is over http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/130626/kevin-rudd-australias-chinese-driven-commodity-boom-over <p>Just a few hours before Kevin Rudd became Australia&#39;s new Labor party leader this morning, he said the Chinese commodity boom had ended. The remarks came during his announcement that he would stand for Australia&#39;s parliamentary spill &mdash; basically, that he was challenging now-outgoing PM Julia Gillard&#39;s leadership.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/130626/kevin-rudd-australias-chinese-driven-commodity-boom-over" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australia boom China economy Politics World Leaders Business Want to Know Politics Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:36:14 +0000 Rob Wile 5868508 at http://www.globalpost.com End of election season spells stability and growth for Mongolia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/130628/end-election-season-spells-stability-and-growth-mongolia <p>First copper exports from Rio Tinto&#39;s $6.6 billion Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia - believed to have been delayed due to populist pressures arising in the run-up to presidential elections this week - may start early next month after incumbent Tsakhia Elbegdorj secured a second four-year term, analysts said this week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/130628/end-election-season-spells-stability-and-growth-mongolia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> copper economy Mongolia Politics Business Want to Know Asia-Pacific Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:54:28 +0000 Sri Jegarajah 5870696 at http://www.globalpost.com The Central Bank of Egypt is now accepting donations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/130709/the-central-bank-egypt-now-accepting-donations Donors eager to see Egypt turn an economic corner after the ouster of Mohammed Morsi can now directly forward money into the country's national bank. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/130709/the-central-bank-egypt-now-accepting-donations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> economy Egypt egypt Debt Crisis Strange But True Aid Global Economy Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:59:53 +0000 Steven Perlberg, Business Insider 5879392 at http://www.globalpost.com China to impose restrictions on growing car market http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/130711/china-impose-restrictions-growing-car-market <p>China, struggling to cope with worsening smog problems as roads in Shanghai and Beijing become choked with traffic, plans new restrictions on vehicle sales in some key cities. Such limits are already in place in four major cities, and eight others will be added to the list, according to reports published Thursday by China&#39;s state media.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/130711/china-impose-restrictions-growing-car-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> cars China China economy economy Pollution Business Want to Know Energy China Fri, 12 Jul 2013 16:20:18 +0000 Paul A. Eisenstein, CNBC 5881841 at http://www.globalpost.com Can cloud computing take off in Africa? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/131025/can-cloud-computing-take-africa <p>JOHANNESBURG, South Africa &mdash; When it comes to information technology in Africa, analysts will tell you, this continent has an amazing ability to leapfrog. Forget old-school landlines and desktop computers. Many in sub-Saharan Africa have skipped directly to mobile devices. And while Africa, like other emerging markets, has been slow to embrace cloud computing, it is starting to take off here, with tech experts touting the cloud&rsquo;s big and perhaps unseen potential.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/131025/can-cloud-computing-take-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa Cloud Computing economy Business Want to Know Emerging Markets Thu, 07 Nov 2013 19:05:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5970951 at http://www.globalpost.com This map shows how just 6 cities are responsible for a quarter of America's economy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/140224/chart-shows-how-concentrated-americas-economic-w <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/140224/chart-shows-how-concentrated-americas-economic-w" target="_blank">read more</a></p> economy Business Want to Know Global Economy United States Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:43:00 +0000 Kyle Kim 6079513 at http://www.globalpost.com