• Typhoon-Haiyan

    Was Haiyan Worse Than The Indian Ocean Tsunami?

    Not in lives lost, but the economic impact of the super typhoon may top $14 billion, surpassing the damages from the 2004 disaster.
  • FOMC

    Tuesday Futures Subdued As FOMC Minutes Loom

    The wait for the release of the FOMC meeting minutes could keep U.S. stocks rangebound.
  • Mongolian Neo-Nazis

    Mongolian Neo-Nazis Embrace Environmentalism

    Like their counterparts in Western Europe, Mongolian Nazis shave their heads, stomp around in jackboots, sport swastika tattoos and don SS-style apparel.
  • Foxconn Worker Protest, September 2012

    Labor Conditions In China Still Need To Improve: Apple

    Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), said its year-old commitment to improving conditions for workers at Chinese contract manufacturers has seen results.
  • Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands

    China And Japan At War? Australian Academic Says It Could Happen Next Year

    An Australian professor thinks that China/Japan island tension in the South China Sea (pictured) will eventually spark a war.
  • Iran Economy Could Limp Along under Sanctions

    Tightening international sanctions against Iran look set to shrink its economy, push up inflation and further erode its currency, but they may fail to deliver a knock-out blow that forces Tehran to compromise on its nuclear ambitions.
  • Obama to meet Dalai Lama despite Chinese warning

    U.S. President Barack Obama will host the Dalai Lama at the White House on Thursday despite China's warning that the meeting with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader could further damage strained ties.
  • Watchdogs warn of Haiti relief scams

    U.S. law-enforcement agencies and charity watchdogs have warned that con artists may use Haiti-relief scams to take advantage of an outpouring of generosity after the Haitian earthquake to steal cash and sensitive financial information from potential donors.
  • U.S. watchdogs warn of Haiti relief scams

    U.S. law-enforcement agencies and charity watchdogs have warned that con artists may use Haiti-relief scams to take advantage of an outpouring of generosity after the Haitian earthquake to steal cash and sensitive financial information from potential donors.
  • FTC sues Intel for abusing market dominance

    The U.S. government accused Intel Corp of illegally using its market dominance to stifle competition, in a lawsuit that seeks to stop the marketing practices that have helped maintain Intel's status as the world's biggest chip maker.
  • David Malpass: Near Zero Rates are Hurting the Economy

    Following up some excellent commentary he has been doing as a guest on CNBC (see video here) [Oct 16, 2009: The Inverse Correlation Between Stocks and the US Dollar in 1 Chart] David Malpass makes an eloquent argument on how near zero interest rates are hurting the US economy in a Wall Street Journa...
  • Obama faces strains in Japan, first stop in Asia

    U.S. President Barack Obama headed into talks with Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama on Friday in which he will likely try to smooth strained ties as the allies adjust to a rising China.
  • Planning for the unthinkable

    We've been so focused on the financial crisis that we've neglected to pay attention to other issues, which, if left on the backburner, could upset the status quo. That's the view of futurist and business strategist Peter Schwartz.
  • North Korea ups tension with short-range missiles

    North Korea test-fired four short-range missiles on Thursday, further stoking tension in the region that was already high due to Pyongyang's nuclear test and threats to boost its nuclear arsenal in response to UN sanctions.
  • Managing corporate giving

    Nothing galvanises people more than a global disaster. When the Asian tsunami struck in December 2004, there was an outpouring of grief, and subsequently aid and relief was shipped to the affected countries. However, when Renée Acosta, CEO of Global Impact, a US-registered non-profit organisation...
  • Bush and Putin engage Asia at APEC

    At the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, Bush said he would consider a peace treaty with North Korea if it gave up nuclear arms.