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SAO PAULO, Brazil--Roberto Azevedo of Brazil has been elected the first Latin American director-general of the World Trade Organization, the global body charged with moving forward stalled trade agreement talks. The choice of Azevedo over close rival...
Robert Koehler"Everywhere near the building, the stench of death was overpowering. Men in surgical masks sprayed disinfectant in the air." We move from tragedy to tragedy with hellish regularity. "The scope of injuries," Jim Yardley writes in the New York Times, "was...
Manufacturers in Northern Michigan need employees with specific skills in order to grow. An effort to meet that demand is under way with the purchase of a mobile training laboratory to be used in a four-county region that would allow for at least 60 new...
The Star, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Asia News NetworkKUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ANN) -- Leaders of several Latin American countries have set up a new coalition to coordinate actions to face the growing number of international legal suits being taken against governments by transnational companies. A...
Tags: Politics, Venezuela, Argentina, Litigation, Treaties
Within a few months, the U.S. and European Union will formally launch free-trade talks. Now is the time to think big. After years of neglect, this trade relationship is ripe for improvement. Europe is suffering through a prolonged economic downturn...
The Manila Times, PhilippinesThe Philippines remains as one of the top recipients of officially recorded remittances for 2012, according to a newly released report from the World Bank. In the latest Migration and Development Brief, the Washington-based lender said that India, $69...
WHO: Anyone with a business idea WHAT: How-to workshop WHERE: Petoskey District Library WHEN: Noon-2 p.m. Saturday, May 4 WHY: Learn to launch the idea PETOSKEY — A local organization will host a workshop intended to help others launch their...
Tags: Libraries, Arts and Culture
The Bangkok PostCorporate governance (CG) practices in the Thai capital market have sharply improved, but those of state-owned enterprises could stand further progress, says a World Bank report. The World Bank said Thailand's capital market earned a score of 82.83...
Savannah Morning News, Ga.Georgia companies need only look across a border, not an ocean, to find their top international trade partner. Canada and Georgia trade $9.6 billion in goods annually, with more than 325,000 jobs in the state tied to trade with our nation's northern...
Miami HeraldNew economic projections from the World Bank and the United Nations show that Latin America countries will keep growing at moderate rates this year, except for the booming economies of three countries that start with the letter P -- Paraguay, Panama and...
Tags: United Nations, Panama, Politics, Venezuela, Petroleum Industry
During the 1960s, when most African nature reserves were being established, lions tended to be born free. But today, freedom doesn't always serve them well. Fifty years ago, human population densities were low in the areas where lions roamed. But...
York Daily Record, Pa.It would be so cool to be able to say, "The purple finch has landed." But alas, that was the secret economic development code word assigned to the massive Church & Dwight project a few years ago in Jackson Township (so, in a sense, the purple finch...
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