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Why Americans Won't Do Dirty Jobs

In the wake of an immigrant exodus, Alabama has jobs. Trouble is, Americans don't want them.

10 2011 | Viewed: 463 | Analytics | Read full
Chinas inflation victory comes with high price

China has slain its inflation demon for now, but in the process it has inflicted considerable damage on the broader economy and raised the spectre of a more serious growth slowdown.

10 2011 | Viewed: 766 | Analytics | Read full
Chinese inflation falls sharply in October

Chinese inflation fell sharply in October to 5.5 per cent year-on year, the lowest in five month...

10 2011 | Viewed: 737 | Analytics | Read full
Public Wi-Fi hotspots to grow 4-fold by 2015: study

The amount of public Internet hotspots (Wi-Fi) globally will grow more than fourfold to 5.8 million by 2015, boosted by consumers increasing demand for connections on smartphones and tablets, an industry study showed on Wednesday.

10 2011 | Viewed: 498 | Analytics | Read full
European Banks Selling Sovereign Bonds May Worsen Debt Crisis

Nov. 8 (Bloomberg) -- BNP Paribas SA and Commerzbank AG are unloading sovereign bonds at a loss, leading European lenders in a government-debt flight that threatens to exacerbate the region's crisis.

8 2011 | Viewed: 529 | Analytics | Read full
Could Shale Gas Reignite the U.S. Economy?

Unlocking vast reserves of shale gas could solve the energy crisis, the jobs crisis, and the deficit. Now, about fracking's safety ...

6 2011 | Viewed: 500 | Analytics | Read full
Dialing Up 20 Years of Gadget Reviews

I began writing these Personal Technology columns 20 years ago, in October 1991, with the aim of reviewing computers and other digital products for average, mainstream users.

5 2011 | Viewed: 410 | Analytics | Read full
Russian Firms Fare Worst in Bribery Index

Russian businesses, which collectively put in billions of dollars in foreign investment last year, are most likely to offer bribes and kickbacks in commercial deals abroad, according to Transparency International's latest Bribe-Payers Index.

5 2011 | Viewed: 433 | Analytics | Read full
Cant pay, wont pay

Companies' cash is drying up, with dire consequences for their workers.

5 2011 | Viewed: 444 | Analytics | Read full
Kazakh bank BTA posts loss on higher bad loans

Nov 1 (Reuters) - BTA , Kazakhstan's third-largest bank by assets, posted a loss of around 65 billion tenge ($439 million) in September, driven by higher bad loan provisions, central bank data showed on Tuesday.

2 2011 | Viewed: 477 | Analytics | Read full
Panasonic sees $5.5 billion annual loss, worst in a decade

Japanese electronics maker Panasonic Corp forecast an annual net loss of 420 billion yen ($5.5 billion), its biggest in a decade, as restructuring costs ballooned, and a soaring yen and weak demand in the United States and Europe eroded income.

1 2011 | Viewed: 525 | Analytics | Read full
Euro Zone's Jobless Number Hits Record

LONDON-Record unemployment levels and stubbornly high inflation put the European Central Bank's dilemma into sharp relief Monday, days before the ECB Governing Council meets to set interest rates for the first time under its new president, Mario Draghi.

1 2011 | Viewed: 552 | Analytics | Read full
Alaskas Billion Dollar Mountain

The story of one man who used a little persuasion-and a lot of luck-to win the rights to millions of tons of rare earths.

31 2011 | Viewed: 457 | Analytics | Read full
The crocodiles are coming

Hedge funds see Asia as a new centre for their business. But they will have to work hard to make it so.

28 2011 | Viewed: 540 | Analytics | Read full
Revising Russia's Energy Strategy

Louis Skyner

Russia and Eurasia Programme/ Energy, Environment and Development Programme

This new Briefing Paper considers Russia's energy strategy since 2008. It analyzes the impact of the economic crisis on Russia's new energy policy and related reforms and obstacles.

28 2011 | Viewed: 642 | Analytics | Read full
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