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Hungary’s premier resigns without clear successor

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Hungary’s premier resigns without clear successor

A Worldfocus contributing blogger explores what Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany's resignation may mean for the economically-hurting country.

Posted: March 24, 2009 10:04   Comments: 0
Housing collapse spells doom for Spain’s tile makers

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Housing collapse spells doom for Spain’s tile makers

Spain has an unemployment rate of 14.8 percent, the highest in Western Europe. In the town of Vila Real in eastern Spain, many people make their living making tiles. But suddenly, after the housing bubble burst, no one wants or needs what they make.

Posted: March 23, 2009 14:11   Comments: 0
World markets rally in response to U.S. bank rescue plan

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World markets rally in response to U.S. bank rescue plan

Peter Coy of BusinessWeek magazine discusses how major world markets responded to the Obama administration's bank rescue plan and foreign banks being bailed out by U.S. taxpayers.

Posted: March 23, 2009 13:55   Comments: 0
Economic protests and strikes petition France’s government

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Economic protests and strikes petition France’s government

John Authers of the Financial Times speaks about a new wave of protests and strikes in France aimed at getting the government to do more to ease the deepening crisis, and discusses whether the European Union will be able to come up with a unified position ahead of G-20 talks next month.

Posted: March 19, 2009 13:05   Comments: 0
World markets rally as G-20 meets on economy

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World markets rally as G-20 meets on economy

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.

Posted: March 13, 2009 11:52   Comments: 1
Authorities: Madoff used London office to launder money

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Authorities: Madoff used London office to launder money

Tom Lauricella of the Wall Street Journal discusses reports that Bernard Madoff, who on Thursday pled guilty to orchestrating a multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme, may have used an operation in London to perpetrate the massive fraud.

Posted: March 12, 2009 14:17   Comments: 1
Unemployment surges around the world

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Unemployment surges around the world

As unemployment reaches 8.1 percent in the U.S., Telis Demos, a reporter with Fortune magazine, discusses global unemployment and when the downward spiral might end.

Posted: March 6, 2009 15:29   Comments: 2
Latvians hold their breath with economy on the brink

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Latvians hold their breath with economy on the brink

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.

Posted: March 6, 2009 12:30   Comments: 8
Week in review: Recession, the Middle East and Mexico

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Week in review: Recession, the Middle East and Mexico

Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine and Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner discuss the week’s top stories: the global recession, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's attempts to revive the Middle East peace process and Mexico's drug war.

Posted: March 6, 2009 11:21   Comments: 26
Politics will determine future of world’s financial markets

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Politics will determine future of world’s financial markets

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.

Posted: March 5, 2009 12:53   Comments: 2

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