Markets had the best showing this week in four months, even as G-20 finance ministers met in London ahead of their leaders' meeting next month. Among other things, the ministers will discuss the question of governments stimulating or spending their way out of the recession.
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Cuba is doing business worldwide, but the United States is hardly in the game. A long U.S. government boycott of the island means most American businessmen are losing out to Europeans and others when it comes to everything from agriculture to medicine to oil.
A Worldfocus contributing blogger argues that as the Russian economy sags, the public is warming up to anti-government protesters and Russian leaders will have a more difficult time marginalizing dissenting voices.
Worldfocus producer Sally Garner is in Riga, Latvia, reporting on the country’s floundering economy. She writes about how the financial crisis has impacted daily life in Latvia.
Ian Bremmer of the Eurasia Group talks about economic unrest in China and discusses how politics drive financial markets and if there are political solutions to the economic crisis.
A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that global leaders have stepped up efforts to coordinate economic action, and that this level of global cooperation is unprecedented and will change the face of the world's economic order.
Fiji's military-backed interim government, which seized power in a 2006 coup, is coming under increased pressure to restore democratic elections. The country faces an uncertain political and economic future, writes a Worldfocus contributing blogger.
Roben Farzad of BusinessWeek magazine discusses the rapidly deteriorating economic situation in Eastern Europe and the broader implications of this for Western Europe and the world.