Is the crisis in Japan an economic disaster?Since World War II, Japan has developed a very advanced and resilient economy. That means that when this crisis is over, it's unlikely that there will be serious long-term economic impacts.
Global wheat prices more than doubled in the second half of last year, according to a new report from the World Bank. The price of corn, sugar and cooking oil also soared.Why are global food prices skyrocketing? Who is going to go hungry as a result?
The Egyptian military has been notably non-confrontational during the recent wave of protests, defending the right of people to protest and protecting the protesters from attacks by pro-regime forces.One reason for the military's peaceful response: the unique role it plays in the Egyptian econom
While city and business leaders will roll out the red carpet for Chinese President Hu Jintao for his arrival this afternoon, others are mounting a less welcoming reception. Protesters from the ranks of democracy and human rights activists, adherents to the banned Falun Gong religion, and