Articles in Global Economy

Origins of currencies: from jagged edges to flowers

by Ashley Wagner on

A recent post on the Oxford Dictionary's OxfordWords blog explained the origins of the names of the world's most common currencies. In the slides below, find out where these everyday words come from.... Read full article

High-street shops facing huge jump in business taxes next April

by SIMON NEVILLE on

The British Retail Consortium has led the charge for an overhaul on business rates... Read full article

Why a big slump in South Korea’s exports matters

by The Economist on

NEW trade figures from South Korea on September 1st surprised even the gloomiest of economic forecasters. The country’s exports shrank by the largest annual amount in six years, down 14.7% last month from a year earlier to under $40 billion, accordin... Read full article

Meet the women changing how and where U.S. companies manufacture goods

by Kelly Stickel on

In July, a group of brands based out of Nashville got together to facilitate a conversation around the reshoring of American manufacturing.... Read full article

China Makes 4th Recent Cut In Interest Rate To Boost Economy

by The World Post (Image from AP) on

BEIJING (AP) — China's central bank announced Saturday the fourth round of interest cuts in seven months and lower deposit-reserve ratios for some banks to lend to small and rural businesses, as Beijing tries to shore up the country's sluggish econom... Read full article

Made in China 2025: How Beijing is revamping its manufacturing sector

by Li Hui on

A look at why the Chinese government is giving manufacturing a makeover and the sectors that will be affected... Read full article

China Cuts Rates to Halt a Slide in Its Economy

by By DAVID BARBOZA and KEITH BRADSHERMAY on

SHANGHAI — Hoping to shore up a weakening economy, China said on Sunday that it would cut benchmark interest rates for the third time in five months.... Read full article

This is how China is trying to save its economy

by Matt O'Brien on

China has had 35 years of hypergrowth, but now it's over. It's going to have to settle for really, really good growth instead.... Read full article

China, Taiwan pull back on talks to cut import tariffs

by Ralph Jennings (Photo Credit: EPA) on

Taipei and Beijing are slowing negotiations on a massive tariff-cutting agreement following protests in the Taiwanese capital over closer economic ties with a political rival, potentially hurting the island’s competitiveness against other Asian...... Read full article

Is the Delivery Economy Bad for the Planet?

by Marc Sollinger (Image Credit: Texas.713 / Flickr Creative Commons) on

Sitting in your PJs, ordering stuff you don’t really need from Amazon is simultaneously one of the best and worst experiences of our Internet-saturated era. (My Game of Thrones scarf and way-too-expensive headphones can certainly attest to that.) But... Read full article

 
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