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Spain's Socialists to Vote Against Government, Raising Risk of New Election

MADRID, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Spain’s Socialists will vote against the government of acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in a confidence vote on …

Europe
China
China

Brazil's Dilma Rousseff takes stand in impeachment trial

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Suspended President Dilma Rousseff will make a last stand in Brazil's Senate on Monday in an impeachment trial that is widely expected to remove her from office and end more than a decade of leftist rule by her Workers Party.<p>Rousseff, who is being impeached on charges of …

Brazil

British public back a ban on burka by two to one, poll finds

A majority of the British public are in favour of banning the burka in public, a poll has found, while almost half say the burkini should be prohibited.<p>The findings come as a controversial ban on the burkini in France has stirred debate on the subject of Muslim clothing.<p>Although the country's …

Open argument

IN 2011 Ronnie Dunn, a country singer, recorded “Cost of Livin’”, a poignant song about a former factory worker’s search for a job. Sensing there …

Economics

Is the TPP really a 21st century Free Trade Agreement?

An agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was reached finally. The TPP negotiations involved only 12 countries, but had to go through lots …

Cultural Differences Are More Complicated than What Country You’re From

jennifer maravillas FOR HBR<p>As part of doing business globally and operating across cultures, we often want to predict how others are going to behave. Our typical heuristic, understandably, is culture. We read a book, an article, or a blog post about cultural differences. We learn about how Germans …

Management

Has the world overlooked a major achievement?

<i>This article is published in collaboration with Project Syndicate.</i><p>If we were to judge the state of the world by the news headlines, 2015 was the year …

When did globalisation start?

“GLOBALISATION” has become the buzzword of the last two decades. The sudden increase in the exchange of knowledge, trade and capital around the …

The political shocks that will define 2016

When judging forecasts about 2016, beware of the “continuity bias”. This is the temptation to assume that this year will be a bit like last year — …

North Africa

Why are women less likely to be entrepreneurs than men?

<i>This article is published in collaboration with Knowledge@Wharton.</i><p>When it comes to thinking up new ideas upon which to found a business, and having …

China’s Most Successful Business Leaders Are Not Safe At Home

When China’s seventh-richest private entrepreneur is mysteriously detained to “assist” an official criminal investigation and then just as …

China

China's Xi Spreads Censorship Ideals at Internet Conference

China’s World Internet Conference that began today was farcical.<p>The world leaders attending were limited to Russia’s prime minister Dmitry Medvedev, …

China

This Canadian Startup Is Cashing In On China's Air Pollution Problem

Vitality Air, a Canadian company that sells bottled air, has found a lucrative market for its product as China’s pollution problem worsens.<p>The …

Pollution

Cheap Labor 2.0: America’s Self-Employment Crisis

The reason our labor force and new business creation are both shrinking is that more and more workers are opting for self-employment. That’s not as good as it sounds.<p>The great dichotomy of the post-recession recovery is that America’s labor-force participation rate has declined to a multi-decade …

Net Neutrality

Gmail's Inbox app makes it easier to share travel info

If you fancy Google's Inbox app to wrangle your Gmail, sharing travel details is about to get even easier. Mountain View is rolling out an update to the service that lets you attach those handy card-like Trip Bundles to emails with a tap. This should make giving colleagues, friends and family all …

Journalism

Sepp Blatter stands down as Fifa president - the life, times and controversies which damaged his career

Sepp Blatter has stood down as Fifa president after 17 years at the helm. Here are the stand-out highs and lows of his controversial career at the top<p>Sepp Blatter has announced he will step down as Fifa president on a day of stunning developments in world football.<p>The 79-year-old Swiss has called …

Square's IPO: the beginning of the end of the unicorn-driven tech bubble?

The $1bn-plus valuation of a number of Silicon Valley firms far outstrips their ability to deliver such returns – and many investors now believe it’s a question of when, not if, the bubble will burst<p>There are a lot of people in Silicon Valley and New York betting on “unicorns” – the new breed of …

Venture Capital

Mission improbable

<i>UPDATE: Since we published this article, it has been confirmed that Alibaba is to buy the South China Morning Post.</i><p>CINEMA-GOERS in the West are used …

China

UberHop is Uber’s latest idea for killing mass transit

See also: UberPool, UberCommute, and 'Smart Routes'<p>For months, Uber has denied that it has any interest in becoming a private alternative to public transportation. Its latest announcement, though, certainly suggests otherwise.<p>Uber is piloting a new feature called UberHop in Seattle, in which …

San Francisco

View of the Qingshuihe Bridge under construction over Qingshuie River in Wengan county, southwest China's Guizhou province, December 7th 2015. The 2,171 metre long bridge is part of efforts to improve infrastructure in the mountainous province. Credit: Imaginechina/ Wu dongjun #QingshuiheBridge #bridge #WenganCounty #China

How Startups Should Use Behavioral Economics

Kristen Berman Contributor<p>Kristen Berman is a co-founder of Duke's Common Cents Lab with Professor Dan Ariely. Common Cents is generously supported by MetLife Foundation. Kristen was on the founding team of Google's behavioral economics team, and was previously the founder of Irrational Labs, a …

Behavioral Economics

India’s capital launches emergency plan to curb dire pollution

NEW DELHI — The Delhi government announced an emergency plan Friday to curb the capital’s pollution levels, among the worst in the world, by limiting drivers to alternate days beginning next month.<p>From Jan. 1, residents of the city, which had been choking in thick smog in recent days, will be able …

Pollution

Impeachment Proceedings Opened In Brazil

Brazilian opposition efforts to unseat President Dilma Rousseff advanced on Wednesday when the speaker of lower house of Congress opened impeachment proceedings against her, a move that threatens to mire the government in political wrangling as the economy nosedives.<p>Opposition parties filed the …

Brazil

Oil Plunge Raises Fears of Societal Unrest

With Wall Street shops like Goldman Sachs (GS) and government officials in Venezuela signaling oil could go to the mid-$20 per barrel range next year, analysts at places like RBC Capital Markets have been warning that chronically low oil prices plunging towards seven-year lows means increasing …

Gored

THE unicorn of myth can heal the sick and make poisoned water drinkable. The unicorn of the business world—the label given to privately held tech …

Venture Capital