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PHOTOS: Oman Looks To A Future Of Tourism

Posted 11.05.2012 | Travel

Thanks to Oman's relative calm amid the chaos of the Arab Spring, Muscat is becoming a destination by default: the last ancient trading post accessibl...

Emerging Markets Ready for Cloud -- Including Paid Services

Robert Holleyman | Posted 09.17.2012 | Technology
Robert Holleyman

If you live in a developing economy and use a computer, then, likely as not, you also use cloud computing services at least some of the time -- although you might not understand those services to be "cloud computing."

World Faces Weak Economic Recovery

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 09.15.2012 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

The world recovery can continue, and can strengthen. The right pace of fiscal consolidation, continuing expansionary monetary policy, getting the financial sector back to health to decrease borrowing costs, and solidarity, especially within the Euro zone, are all of the essence.

Lessons From Latvia

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 08.12.2012 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

The Latvian experience makes a strong political case for taking into account adjustment fatigue in Europe.

Africa and the Great Recession: Changing Times

Antoinette Sayeh | Posted 07.15.2012 | Business
Antoinette Sayeh

In previous global downturns, sub-Saharan Africa has usually been badly affected -- but not this time around. But in sub-Saharan Africa, growth for the region as a whole has remained reasonably strong.

Welcome to the G-Zero Era

Ian Bremmer | Posted 07.14.2012 | Business
Ian Bremmer

In years to come, every nation will have to create its own options because there will be no government with the muscle to drive an international agenda. Some countries are better positioned than others to prosper in this decentralized global order.

Ghana -- the Gateway to Africa

David Weiss | Posted 06.26.2012 | World
David Weiss

The Ghanaian people are rightly optimistic about their future, and that optimism can be felt throughout all levels of the country and its communities. It is a country on the move and a place to watch in the future.

Sizable Minority Of Global Workers Don't Commute To An Office

Reuters | Patricia Reaney | Posted 03.25.2012 | Business

By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - About one in five workers around the globe, particularly employees in the Middle East, Latin Am...

Forsaken Growth

James Berman | Posted 03.24.2012 | Business
James Berman

Only a few years ago, investors heralded the potential in emerging markets. The sputtering of world growth has silenced that chatter. The miraculous p...

Trade Winds -- Has the Spectre of Protectionism Blown Away?

Tamim Bayoumi | Posted 03.12.2012 | Business
Tamim Bayoumi

The global crisis has pushed trade reforms off -- or at least to the edge of -- the political radar screen. But shying away from improving the trade system in these tough economic times seems a little like cutting off your nose to spite your face.

Sins of Emission and Omission in Durban

Ian Parry | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green
Ian Parry

While some progress was made in the latest round of United Nations' climate change negotiations in Durban, South Africa, there was little progress on either carbon pricing or financing for action against climate change.

Latin America: What's Ahead In 2012?

Nicolás Eyzaguirre | Posted 03.07.2012 | Business
Nicolás Eyzaguirre

A few days after the first sunrise of 2012 kissed the shores of Latin America, it is natural to ask: What does the New Year hold for the region's economies, especially with Europe still under stress?

Champagne Sales Weathered Crisis Last Year, But Slowdown Threats Loom

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2012 | Business

French champagne sales managed to weather the economic crisis in 2011, expecting to show 3.5 percent growth thanks to exports to the United States and...

Clayton Christensen on the Arab Spring and the Next Wave of Emerging Markets

Rahilla Zafar | Posted 02.26.2012 | World
Rahilla Zafar

Considered the world's foremost authority on the process of disruptive innovation, Christensen discusses his reaction to the Arab Spring, how India and China are developing their economies, and where the next wave of disruptive innovation will come from.

In 2012, Global Economy 'A Tale Of Two Worlds'

Posted 12.24.2011 | Business

LONDON (Reuters) - Europe faces another year of dismal economic performance in 2012 that will weigh on global growth, but emerging markets and the...

U.S. Worried About IMF Loans To Europe

Posted 12.10.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Lesley Wroughton) - The prospect of European heavyweights like Italy or Spain turning to the IMF for rescue loans is worrying the Unit...

Multinational Firms Placing Less Importance On Chinese Economy

Posted 12.07.2011 | Business

Multinational companies operating in China are placing less importance on the world's second-biggest economy amid rising local competition and con...

American Midwest Deserves Another Look

Charles Rothstein | Posted 01.27.2012 | Detroit
Charles Rothstein

The Midwest has the infrastructure and workforce to compete in new economy sectors. Now we need venture limited partners and managers to recognize the opportunity.

Despite Faster Growth, Emerging Markets Underperform U.S.

AP | MATTHEW CRAFT | Posted 01.07.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — It sounded like a can't-miss proposition: Buy the winners, drop the losers. Developing countries from Brazil to China are expanding ...

Yes, They Can: How Emerging Economies Are Building Universal Health Coverage

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 12.19.2011 | World
Marcelo Giugale

While the debate rages in rich nations, successful developing countries like Brazil, Chile, China, India and Indonesia have figured out a way forward, and are moving ahead. Here is what they are doing.

China is Not the Problem, It's a Symptom

Georges Ugeux | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

The vote by the U.S. Senate to proceed with sanctions to "punish" China for its currency policy is hypocritical and is a further sign of Washington's inability to deal with U.S. economic problems.

9/11 Legacy: Rise Of Emerging Market Economies

Posted 11.10.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - As his global teleconference broke up in disarray on September 11, 2001, a top economist at a U.S. investment bank began to ponder wha...

Africa's Emergence (Part 1)

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 11.08.2011 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Ten years from now, you will regret not having bought property in Accra, Cape Town or Nairobi today. Sub-Saharan Africa -- "Africa," for short -- is about to emerge.

The CEO Playbook for This Crisis

Bill George | Posted 10.10.2011 | Business
Bill George

This crisis presents an opportunity to go on the offensive for CEOs who are in a position of strength.

Nestle Expands In China With Large Stake In Candymaker

Posted 09.10.2011 | Business

SINGAPORE/ZURICH (Saeed Azhar and Silke Koltrowitz) - Nestle, the world's largest food company, is paying a hefty $1.7 billion for a 60 percent st...