Articles / Rubric: Global

There Will Be No Rise in Prices
June 2012 | Global
The “food crisis” from the end of this past decade has passed, but the global food market has not yet completely stabilized. WEJ spoke with Abdolreza Abbassian, the Chief Economist at the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), about the prices...

Shareholders Start Speaking Up
June 2012 | Global

The shareholders of certain Western banks are becoming dissatisfied with their income, and are starting to gain some ground in the fight against management greed.

Hunger Games
June 2012 | Global
The global growth of food prices, which is growing much more quickly than the same indicator for non-food consumer goods, is particularly concerning for countries with rapidly growing economies. Any tangible price fluctuations could result in falling economic growth rat...

Why Did Trading Negotiations Come to a Halt?
June 2012 | Global
Russia’s upcoming accession to the World Trade Organization is occurring at a time of deep internal crisis in the trade markets. The current round of multilateral WTO negotiations was launched back in 2001 in Doha, Qatar, and, according to initial plans, should ha...

Crazy Money
June 2012 | Global
Investors should be on the lookout when assessing upcoming inflation risks in the BRICS countries. Officials in countries with rapidly growing economics are promising to slow the growth of consumer prices, for the first time in a long time, but their forecasts are most ...

Banks are Laying off Employees Once Again
May 2012 | Global
The offices in downtown New York are filled with employees of successful Internet companies nowadays, instead of financiers – just like in the crisis of 2008-2009, banks are cutting their staff.

Cuba has Created Favorable Conditions for Foreign Businesses
| Global
Juan Valdes Figueroa, the Ambassador Extraordinare and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cuba to the Russian Federation, recently sat down with the WEJ to talk about trade between Russia and Cuba. According to the ambassador, Cuba is ready to increase deliveries of raw...

The Luxury of Being Rich
May 2012 | Global
Those people living in emerging economy countries who love luxury goods may soon be facing a difficult choice: curbing their appetites or paying taxes to the state to gain expensive real estate and other extravagances.

Spring Investments in Prague
May 2012 | Global
As spring rolls around and the weather starts warming up, the demand for real estate in the Czech Republic continues to grow. Tourists from European and Asian countries, as well as Russia, want to buy Czech housing. This trend started back in 2004, when the country join...

A Neverending Siesta
May 2012 | Global
The world economy is still reeling from rising unemployment rates, but for Spain, unemployment is not a new phenomenon. For decades now, the Spanish unemployment rate has been almost double that of other European countries.

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