In one of the most sparsely populated regions of the world, the hardy inhabitants are fighting for survival. Mongolia's three million people and forty million animals are now being tested by a brutal winter that followed a drought last summer. Tony Birtley of Al Jazeera English reports how grazing is under threat, and read what sources from Mongolia are saying.
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The World Bank released its annual economic report this week, predicting that the global economy will grow by 2.7 percent in 2010. Yet, today the U.S. Dept. of Labor announced an increase in unemployment, and GM said that it will cut 8,300 more jobs in Europe. Also, economists are worried about asset bubbles in China and about stimulus packages wearing off.
The Ethiopian government is trying to strengthen local and regional businesses and attract foreign direct investment. Martin Savidge hosts Ethiopian businessman Ermyas Amelga and economics professor Phillip LeBel to discuss how easy it is to do business in Ethiopia and who's investing. LISTEN NOW.
After an earthquake struck central Italy in April, killing more than 300 people and displacing 65,000, more than a thousand survivors are still living in tents. A Worldfocus contributing blogger visits the town of L’Aquila in Italy and describes the efforts of volunteers.
A new World Bank report calls China's progress in reducing poverty "enviable" and shows that the percent of the Chinese population living below the poverty line declined from 65 percent in 1981 to 4 percent in 2007. David Dollar of the World Bank, a Worldfocus contributing blogger, explains the report's findings and explores the challenges still facing China.
The World Bank announced that China's economy would grow less than expected this year -- bad news for the rest of world, including the United States. David Dollar, a Worldfocus contributing blogger and the World Bank's country director for China, breaks down China's complex and changing economy.