business / finance

Russia

How A Soviet-Era Bootlegger Became Russia's Newest Billionaire

Alcohol consumption may be down in Russia, but profits are soaring for Sergei Studennikov, whose ...

France

Echoes Of The 1930s As Global Currency War Ignites

The U.S./China trade war is also sparking a currency conflict, one that brings to mind the intern...

China

China's Long-Game Strategy For The Caribbean Sea

The U.S. has long enjoyed hegemony over the 2.7-million sq km Caribbean basin. But whether Washin...

Russia

In Moscow, Modern Solutions For Working Mothers

Co-working centers with free childcare offer a lifeline to the business women of Moscow.

United States

The Infuriating, Durable Power Of The American Dollar

As U.S. hegemony fades, the dollar has become the worst currency in the world — expect, of ...

Chile

From China To North America, Trump's Unique Brand Of Protectionism

With more sanctions for China and curbs on NAFTA, Donald Trump is fulfilling his campaign pledges...

Argentina

Why "Uberization" Of Our Economy Is Here To Stay

Uber still has plenty of critics in Argentina, but its clearing key legal hurdles is a sign that ...

Tanzania

Female Engineers, The Future Of Africa's Urban Development

As Tanzania seeks to decongest Africa's fastest growing city, more women are stepping up to b...

Germany

Love It Or Hate It, Amazon May Be Impossible To Live Without

Amazon is upending the commercial status quo. And yet, as much as people like to complain about i...

Italy

Starbucks In Italy, Latest Stop On U.S. Food Imperialism Tour

Taco Bell in Mexico? McDonald's in Hamburg? Americans find the recipe abroad, bastardize it, ...

Spain

Sovereign Funds, A Hidden Key To Fighting Climate Change

-OpEd- MADRID — Since September 2015, when the UN General Assembly launched its 2030 Agenda — a plan to reach 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within 15 years — the concepts have been ...

Argentina

Sourcing That Mango: Blockchain Brings Transparency To Food Supplies

The information storage technology can safeguard entire transaction histories and allow firms and...

Mexico

Why The NAFTA Reboot Is A Raw Deal For Mexico

Proposed changes to the trilateral trade accord could scare off investors, hurt Mexican automaker...

Japan

Teleworking In Japan: Antidote For An Overworked Nation

Japan's Senate passed a reform bill in June modifying the regulation of the workplace, and pr...

Kenya

In Kenya, A Refugee Camp With 2,100 Small Businesses

From individual artisans to prosperous wholesalers, this isolated place has developed a vibrant e...

United Kingdom

Why Europe's Economy Still Can't Seduce Investors

Spare a thought for the globe-trotting European stock salesman. Europe’s equities have seen 25 straight weeks of fund outflows, according to Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, wiping out all of ...

Venezuela

Venezuela, Any Tricks Left For Halting Hyperinflation?

Hyperinflation comes from ignoring some basic economic rules. That is unlikely to change any time...

Turkey

Turkey, No Limit To How Far The Contagion Can Spread

The "sudden stop" scenario has hit the Turkish economy, which threatens other countries around th...

India

Import Nation: Why India Still Lags In High-End Manufacturing

The world's biggest mobile phone factory is slated to open in India, but the country still bu...

Germany

Why Europe Must Stand Up To Trump On Iran

The U.S. president wants to impose his will and whims on all partners. The EU, for the sake of it...

France

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PARIS Video production/editing/design [French version below] Worldcrunch is seeking a multimedia intern for its video/photographic projects. Among your chief responsibilities will be the ...

Germany

How English (And Etsy) Killed Germany's Online Crafts Leader

DaWanda will soon disappear, clearing the way for its top competitor — the U.S. firm Etsy &...