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All Posts Tagged With: "financial crisis"

Europe concocts plans to fight toxic assets, foreclosures

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Europe concocts plans to fight toxic assets, foreclosures

The International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday that the financial crisis "is likely to be deep and long lasting." Peter Coy of BusinessWeek magazine discusses Britain's plans to help struggling homeowners and Germany's new approach to getting rid of toxic assets.

Posted: April 21, 2009 12:46   Comments: 2
China leverages financial crisis; maps out rise to recovery

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China leverages financial crisis; maps out rise to recovery

Though China's growth rate is sluggish compared to recent years, some media reports have referred to China as a "knight" who will rescue the world from the global financial crisis. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes to explore how China is leveraging its power and planning for the future.

Posted: April 21, 2009 09:47   Comments: 0
Global market gains mask long-term economic problems

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Global market gains mask long-term economic problems

Despite the recession, many world financial markets have risen sharply in the last six weeks, but analysts warn that those gains mask the deep economic problems that remain and will continue for some time. Marcus Mabry of The New York Times discusses the economic outlook for the rest of 2009.

Posted: April 20, 2009 13:33   Comments: 1
Baltic states preserve identities, but remain vulnerable

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Baltic states preserve identities, but remain vulnerable

Worldfocus producer Ara Ayer reported on a signature series from the Baltics and writes about those nations' efforts to retain their national and cultural identities, even as the global economic crisis looms and Russia reemerges as a world power.

Posted: April 9, 2009 12:07   Comments: 4
Brazilian scrap collectors scrounge for income

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Brazilian scrap collectors scrounge for income

Brazil's economy -- Latin America's largest -- has seen slipping industrial production and will take a hit this year. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about the fate of Brazil's scrap collectors as prices for recyclable materials drop.

Posted: April 7, 2009 12:56   Comments: 0
Rural Africans may see a bright side to financial crisis

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Rural Africans may see a bright side to financial crisis

The global recession may cost the African continent billions in aid, and several African leaders have acknowledged that they underestimated the effects of the financial crisis. However, a Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that there is a bright side for rural Africans.

Posted: April 6, 2009 13:56   Comments: 2
G-20 agrees to regulation crackdown amid ongoing protests

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G-20 agrees to regulation crackdown amid ongoing protests

Martin Wolf of the Financial Times of London discusses whether the measures announced by the G-20 leaders in London will have a real impact on the global economic crisis.

Posted: April 2, 2009 14:55   Comments: 0
Is G-20 the right institution to handle economic crisis?

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Is G-20 the right institution to handle economic crisis?

As U.S. President Barack Obama prepares for the G-20 economic summit and offers assurances that differences between world leaders are exaggerated, a Worldfocus contributing blogger argues that member states' interests are too divergent to find an economic fix, and that the G-20 is not a representative international body.

Posted: April 1, 2009 16:21   Comments: 1
Once a magnet for immigrants, Spain’s jobs are vanishing

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Once a magnet for immigrants, Spain’s jobs are vanishing

For years, as Spain's economy soared, immigrants poured into the country from Africa, Eastern Europe and even South America. It was a land of opportunity -- but no longer, with jobs vanishing and antagonism growing.

Posted: March 25, 2009 16:44   Comments: 9
Obama must play to strengths rather than crises abroad

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Obama must play to strengths rather than crises abroad

Leslie H. Gelb, the president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of "Power Rules," discusses his belief that major conflicts like that in Afghanistan should not be the focus of President Obama's foreign policy.

Posted: March 24, 2009 12:09   Comments: 0

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