News headlines for “Global Financial Crisis”, page 2

Opinion: Brazil Poised on Verge of Unstable Equilibrium

Saturday, August 22, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 22 (IPS) - As the political situation in Brazil appears to be reaching a state of unstable equilibrium, or more bluntly, as it is transformed from instability to impasse, the economy continues to deteriorate.

Climate Change Shrinking Uganda’s Lakes and Fish

Saturday, August 22, 2015

KAMPALA, Aug 22 (IPS) - Climate change is reducing the size of several species of fish on lakes in Uganda and its neighbouring East African countries, with a negative impact on the livelihoods of millions people who depend on fishing for food and income.

China’s Economy Has Sounded the Alert; Will Latin America Listen?

Saturday, August 22, 2015

SAN JOSE, Aug 22 (IPS) - For years, Latin America has exported its raw materials to China's voracious factories, fuelling economic growth. But now that the Asian giant is putting a priority on domestic consumption over industrial production, how will this region react?

UAE Wins Hearts and Minds at World Exhibition in Milan

Friday, August 21, 2015

MILAN, Aug 21 (IPS) - She only turned nine last June. But Mahra Mustafa has become a celebrity at the Expo Milan. She stars as Sara in ‘The Family Tree', a short film on the UAE's heritage being screened at the United Arab Emirates pavilion. Sara is in fact the face of young, dynamic and innovative Emirates.

Q&A: MDG Victories Take Spotlight at South-South Awards

Friday, August 21, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 21 (IPS) - Next month, the South-South Awards will be taking place for the fifth time, honouring the achievements and contributions of heads of state and government, as well as representatives from the private sector and civil society in promoting sustainable development in the Global South.

The Future Tastes Like Chocolate for Some Rural Salvadoran Women

Thursday, August 20, 2015

, Aug 20 (IPS) - Idalia Ramón and 10 other rural Salvadoran women take portions of the freshly ground chocolate paste, weigh it, and make chocolates in the shapes of stars, rectangles or bells before packaging them for sale.

Islamic Declaration Turns Up Heat Ahead of Paris Climate Talks

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

NEW YORK, Aug 19 (IPS) - Following in the footsteps of Pope Francis, who has taken a vocal stance on climate change, Muslim leaders and scholars from 20 countries issued a joint declaration Tuesday underlining the severity of the problem and urging governments to commit to 100 percent renewable energy or a zero emissions strategy.

Kudos for Bolivia’s Success in Reducing Coca Cultivation

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

VIENNA, Aug 18 (IPS) - The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has praised Bolivia for reducing coca bush cultivation for the fourth year in a row. According to the latest Coca Crop Monitoring Survey, released Tuesday in La Paz, coca cultivation declined by 11 per cent in 2014, compared to the previous year.

Time to Work Out a Plan C for Greece

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

ATHENS, Aug 18 (IPS) - Just over a month ago, Greek citizens were asked to go to the polls for a referendum that posed the country with an unprecedented existential dilemma and challenged the EU with the possibility of its collapse.

Powered by Inter Press Service

Web feed for Global Financial Crisis news headlines