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Banks grapple with big losses but still award huge bonuses

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Banks grapple with big losses but still award huge bonuses

The Royal Bank of Scotland has become the leading symbol of the U.K.'s banking crisis. RBS announced more big losses this week yet still found room to award its employees almost $2.5 billion in bonuses. That has sparked a good deal of outrage. The bank's rationale for the bonuses is similar to what many U.S. banks have said to justify big payouts.

Posted: February 26, 2010 14:20   Comments: 61
Economic troubles in Eurozone may spread elsewhere

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Economic troubles in Eurozone may spread elsewhere

Lawmakers in Portugal today defeated a plan to cut government spending, adding to fears that financial crisis will spread across the region. Daljit Dhaliwal spoke with Marcus Mabry, international business editor of The New York Times, about a potential European financial meltdown.

Posted: February 5, 2010 16:40   Comments: 9
Merkel wins second term in German election

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Merkel wins second term in German election

Germany's vote on Sunday for members of the lower house of parliament gave Chancellor Angela Merkel a comfortable center-right majority. Nikolaus Piper of Suddeutsche Zeitung discusses the major issues and implications of the German election.

Posted: September 28, 2009 12:09   Comments: 0
Falling dollar could dampen Chinese investment

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Falling dollar could dampen Chinese investment

The U.S. budget deficit is increasing, and could reach $9 trillion over the next 10 years. C. Fred Bergsten of the Peterson Institute for International Economics discusses the possibility of a fall in the value of the dollar.

Posted: August 26, 2009 14:30   Comments: 3
France and Germany report economic growth

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France and Germany report economic growth

Two of Europe's biggest economies -- Germany and France -- reported signs of a recovery. Each saw growth of 0.3 percent in this year's second quarter. Roben Farzad of BusinessWeek discusses how fast the world economy is rebounding and analyzes what it will mean for the United States.

Posted: August 13, 2009 13:54   Comments: 0
U.S. promises China it will reduce deficit

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U.S. promises China it will reduce deficit

After two days of high-level U.S.-China talks, the Obama administration agreed to reduce the U.S. deficit once the financial crisis has abated. Nicholas Lardy of the Peterson Institute discusses the evolving economic relationship between the two countries.

Posted: July 29, 2009 16:12   Comments: 0
Ethiopian woman revolutionizes country’s financial system

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Ethiopian woman revolutionizes country’s financial system

PBS Wide Angle's film "The Market Maker" features the story of one woman's efforts to combat a seemingly never-ending cycle of famine in Ethiopia by creating that country's very first commodities exchange.

Posted: July 22, 2009 10:30   Comments: 4
Chinese companies gain economic clout on world stage

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Chinese companies gain economic clout on world stage

In 1998, just six Chinese companies were on the Fortune 500 global list of the world's largest companies, while 185 American companies were included. Ten years later, 37 Chinese companies made the list, while U.S. companies had decreased to 140. Brian Dumaine of Fortune magazine discusses this rise and China's role in recovery from the global recession.

Posted: July 9, 2009 12:05   Comments: 0
Global recession looms as G-8 leaders convene in Italy

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Global recession looms as G-8 leaders convene in Italy

At the annual G-8 summit, the gathering of leaders from the world's largest economies, the global recession remains a big concern. John Authers of The Financial Times discusses what new regulations may be proposed at the summit and where the markets could be headed.

Posted: July 8, 2009 14:51   Comments: 0
The three-ring G-8 summit

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The three-ring G-8 summit

There are a lot of problems surrounding the current G-8 summit in Italy, writes Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian, but the underlying trouble is the G-8 itself. The world simply needs a different set of countries at the high table of global governance to tackle today's challenges.

Posted: July 8, 2009 13:44   Comments: 3
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