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Welcome To The Magical World Of International Stilt-Walkers

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.11.2014 | Arts

Welcome to the world of the moko jumbies, the guardians of a stilt-walking tradition that originated in West Africa and migrated to the Caribbean hund...

Dilma Is Likely to Be Reelected, So Why Are Brazilians Celebrating?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.10.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

The wind appears to again be at Dilma Rousseff's back again, as Brazil's performance at the World Cup has virtually assured that she will be re-elected -- politics working as politics do.

BRIC Was It, Now EMIC Is the Thing

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 06.27.2014 | Business
Jennifer Schwab

So you've probably heard of the BRIC countries as discussion of the economic growth potential of Brazil, Russia, India and China has been all the rage, especially during the recession. But those countries are no longer the cutting edge of investment.

Russia Is Back

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Jonathan Adelman

The news is full of the words and sightings of the brilliant Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his somewhat mercurial President Vladimir Putin. Clearly Russia seems back. But, is this for real or only a temporary interlude?

All Those Who Wander Are Not Lost

Iram Ganju | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact
Iram Ganju

While those squiggly black lines we call country borders have created fascinating cultures, humanity now seems destined to transcend them as the globalized workforce must move across the boundaries of countries and continents to make a better life.

Davos Lightning Round: Where Do Good Policy and Good Business Align?

Ian Bremmer | Posted 03.27.2013 | Business
Ian Bremmer

2013-01-23-FinalDavosDiariesbanner.jpg Today I'm going to zap around the world a bit, outlining some global trends that are areas of opportunity, both for promoting the World Economic Forum's commitment to "improving the state of the world" and for businesses' bottom lines.

America Won't Be The World's Greatest Economic Power For Much Longer

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business

* China's economy to overtake U.S. by 2030 * U.S. expected to remain global superpower By Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Chi...

Investing in Indonesia: The Promise and the Peril

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

The government deserves credit for having stopped these attacks before they could be carried out, but the impression that is left is that terrorism will remain an influence in the Indonesian landscape for some time to come. So what does all this mean for foreign investors?

Glass Half Full, America

Imogen Lloyd Webber | Posted 12.25.2012 | Business
Imogen Lloyd Webber

We live in a globalized, interlinked, economy -- and compared to everywhere else at the moment, America is a good place to be. At present, Europeans feel like passengers on the Titanic.

Persisting Divides and Political Deadlock Are Jeopardizing Prosperity

Jennifer Blanke | Posted 11.06.2012 | Business
Jennifer Blanke

Switzerland, Singapore, Finland and Sweden, the top four most competitive nations in this year's Index, did not get where they are today without making tough, unpopular choices and longer-term strategic investments. Those that do not grasp this reality are condemned to face an uncertain future.

Fourth Quarter: A Sprint to the Line

Gary A. Officer | Posted 10.31.2012 | Impact
Gary A. Officer

It is widely understood that the fourth quarter, or the sprint to the line, represents the proverbial "make or break" for the business and nonprofit sectors.

Innovation Propels Russia's Economic Growth — And Not Just in Moscow

Kirill Korniliev | Posted 08.26.2012 | Technology
Kirill Korniliev

In this year's Battle of the Brains international programming contest held last month in Warsaw, three students from St. Petersburg State University of Information Technology, Mechanics & Optics, a leading Russian technical school, were named world programming champions beating more than 100 other teams.

Innovation Propels Russia's Economic Growth — And Not Just in Moscow

Kirill Korniliev | Posted 08.26.2012 | Technology
Kirill Korniliev

In this year's Battle of the Brains international programming contest held last month in Warsaw, three students from St. Petersburg State University of Information Technology, Mechanics & Optics, a leading Russian technical school, were named world programming champions beating more than 100 other teams.

America's Emerging Economic Reincarnation

Tim Roemer | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics
Tim Roemer

Four global forces, as they are leveraged and exploited by American business and political leaders, will help the United States recreate itself and revive into a 21st century economic powerhouse by 2025.

India's Cold Shoulder for Tibet

Sourav Roy | Posted 06.10.2012 | World
Sourav Roy

While Tsundue emerges as the modern-day Che Guevara for Tibetan youth, Dalai Lama springs hope in the hearts of thousands of Tibetan exiles. But, the billion-dollar question is, what stand is India adopting over Tibet in modern times?

Why Did Election 2012 Make Vladimir Putin Cry in Victory And Rahul Gandhi Smile in Defeat?

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 05.06.2012 | World
Sreedhar Pillai

Putin's tears, which appeared as he announced his election victory as the new president of Russia, have become the but of several jokes. They have not certainly softened the cobble stones of the red square though they must have made his long gone mentor Lenin turn in his nearby mausoleum.

BRICs and Mortar

Nancy L. McLernon | Posted 04.14.2012 | Business
Nancy L. McLernon

America can hold China -- or any other BRIC nation -- accountable for trade violations while also recognizing the vast opportunities emerging markets hold for our economy and workers.

India Feels the BRIC-bats

Urmila Venugopalan | Posted 04.01.2012 | World
Urmila Venugopalan

The venality, equivocation and change-aversion of India's leaders could jeopardize the country's long-term economic prospects and prevent it from realizing its ambition to become a 21st century global power.

Obama's America: More Warren Buffett's Secretary Than Warren Buffett

Sandip Roy | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Sandip Roy

Whether Obama intended it or not, it is a shift in the United States' vision of itself, not so much the leader of the free world, rather its very efficient secretary. It is not James Bond. It is not M. America might be back but it wants to be Miss Moneypenny now.

The Emerging Brazilian Economic Convergence

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 03.13.2012 | World
Nake M. Kamrany

With annual per capita income growth rate three times faster than the United States over the last decade, foreign investment up 26% in the past five years and promising expansionary projects entering construction stages, prospects are bullish for Brazil.

When Is a Deal Not a Deal: COP 17 and Climate Change

Doug Noll | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green
Doug Noll

The diplomatic community is publicly patting itself on the back for the "deal" in Durban. The problem is, as any first year American law student could tell you, there is no "deal." What there is is a promise to make a promise.

Despite Weak Economy, Sports Industry Expected To Grow

Posted 12.09.2011 | Business

(Greg Stutchbury) - The global economic slowdown is a concern but sports revenues worldwide should grow by about 3.7 percent to $145.3 billion by ...

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...

Yacht Market, Struggling In U.S., Supported By Newly-Wealthy Brazilians

AP | By BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 10.29.2011 | Business

SAO PAULO -- Marcio Christiansen reeled off tales of the growing ranks of rich Brazilians who visit his luxury Ferretti yacht showroom, where clients ...

Green Revolution Can Provide Food and Fuel

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green
Stephan B. Tanda

The human race will be around in a hundred years, even if oil won't -- in a big way at least. We will have long gone back to living off the land by that point, just as we did before the modern industrial revolution changed life seemingly irrevocably.