business / finance

Bolivia

Bolivia Elections, A Quiet Revolution Bound To Reverberate

The decisive reelection of the left in Bolivia, after Evo Morales was crudely ousted, is a messag...

Brazil

COVID In Brazil, Cause And Effects Of Wealth Inequality

Rafaela Dutra was working in Rio de Janeiro's tourism industry and studying to become a nurse when the coronavirus arrived. A resident of the sprawling low-income favelas in the city's Zona Norte, ...

Tunisia

In Tunisia, A Digital Revolution For Agriculture Takes Root

A new crop of Tunisian engineers are coming up with clever ways to help farmers streamline their ...

Argentina

A Disturbing Peek Inside Argentina's Horse Meat Industry

A new documentary uncovers some disturbing truths about the unregulated networks that provide mor...

Sweden

How Sweden's Social Democrats Fell In Love With Amazon

"Amazon is ‘un-Swedish'..." Yes, in my country too, you'd probably hear something called osvenskt in one of those low-budget conference halls where "patriots" gather to drink domestic beer and ...

China

In China, The Post-COVID Boom Has Begun

How is the Chinese economy doing these days? Start by asking Louis Vuitton, whose flagship Beijin...

Italy

Coronavirus, One More Crisis For Italy's Forgotten Youth

A recent speech by former ECB chief Mario Draghi hit close to home in his native country.

France

COVID Recovery? End-Of-Summer Checkup On Travel Industry

Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, no sector in the economy has been hit harder than the travel industry. Following rolling global lockdowns through last spring, and resulting border ...

Argentina

China Wants To Invest Billions In New Pig Farms — In Argentina

Desperate for a chance to boost the economy and create some much needed jobs, Buenos Aires is rea...

Chile

Retailers And The Pandemic: Adapt Or Die

Consumer habits shifted dramatically as people sheltered in place. In-person shopping is picking ...

Germany

Germany's Economy Simply Cannot Afford Another Lockdown

What the country needs now is more targeted measures and clearer priorities from its politicians,...

France

A Door-To-Door Global Tour Of Delivery In COVID-19 Times

As the novel coronavirus races its way around the world, we are also witnessing a rush of changes in the delivery industry. No longer just an option, delivery has all but become a necessity during ...

Iran

South Korea Owes Iran Billions But Won't Cough Up The Cash

While some countries stopped doing business with the Islamic Republic, others keep engaging in co...

India

How India Is Failing Its Most Essential Workers

From salary cuts to protective equipment shortages, frontline workers are having to protest and p...

Germany

How The Pandemic Pushed Up Prices On Some Luxury Goods

Rather than offer discounts, high-end brands like Chanel are asking even more for their products....

Mexico

PEMEX And The President: AMLO Must Take On Mexico's Oil Giant

If the López Obrador government really wants to restore the state oil firm's status as a c...

France

Rent Due: What COVID-19 Could Mean For Real Estate Market

Real estate markets are starting to stir from their Covid-induced slumber. After months of plummeting listings and frozen transactions, new deals are finally being made and prices have begun to ...

Barbados

Crisis Innovation: Business Exceptions That Prove The Rule

Throwback ideas and the next big thing are working for some, even as many other parts of the econ...

China

China's Ticking Time Bomb Of Mass Unemployment

Containing the COVID-19 outbreak came at a huge cost in terms of earnings and employment. And no ...

India

Why Modi's Big-Money Stimulus Package Isn't What It Seems

-Analysis- NEW DELHI — In a discussion on NDTV about the contents of the third tranche of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stimulus package for the economy, Yogendra Yadav, one of India's ...

France

Angela Merkel, Last Act For Europe's Super Middle Manager

"The nation-state on its own has no future... " Angela Merkel's apparently ominous declaration in late May was actually part of what might be the strongest vote of confidence in recent memory ...

France

Angela, Christine & Ursula: Three Wise Women Saving Europe

Which leaders will be remembered from this moment in history? So asks Catherine Chatignoux.