Economics/Business

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Australia’s Global Warming Dilemma

  The commitment by Australia’s new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to address climate change issues has been very well received at home and abroad. Indeed, not only was his presence at the Bali ... Read More...
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When Safety Is the Product

For six months, a shipment of 100,000 sleeping bags to a major US retailing company has been sitting in a US warehouse, held up because the paint on inch-long (25-millimeter) zipper pulls on the bags fail... Read More...
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India’s Press Comes Under Fire

  Should the media repeatedly show the image of a young girl who was stripped naked, chased and humiliated by thugs in a city street during broad daylight? Should the picture of the girl, with ... Read More...
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Troubles mount for Temasek

Life is getting harder for Singapore’s state-owned investment colossus Temasek, which has run into increasingly stormy weather with its overseas investments. It may be attracting some sympathy... Read More...
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Ailing Proton Looks to Mecca

Malaysia’s perennially ailing national carmaker Proton may try to revive its fortunes by pointing itself toward Mecca, quite literally. The company that controls the troubled automaker may seek ties... Read More...
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Economic Calamity? Calm Down

There has been a great deal written since the US subprime mortgage crisis burst onto the global financial scene in the second quarter of 2007.  The vast preponderance of the press is expecting a ... Read More...
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America’s Bills Start Coming Due

For most of recorded history, nations have paid for their imports with exports. When a nation runs a trade deficit and instead pays for imports with its own currency, it in effect issues an IO... Read More...