News headlines for “Global Financial Crisis”, page 2

India’s Great Invisible Workforce

Thursday, July 17, 2014

NEW DELHI, Jul 17 (IPS) - According to census data released this month, a whopping 160 million women in India, 88 percent of who are of working age (15 to 59 years), are confined to their homes performing ‘household duties' rather than gainfully employed in the formal job sector.

BRICS Forges Ahead With Two New Power Drivers – India and China

Thursday, July 17, 2014

NEW DELHI, Jul 17 (IPS) - The Sixth BRICS Summit which ended Wednesday in Fortaleza, Brazil, attracted more attention than any other such gathering in the alliance's short history, and not just from its own members – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

BRICS Build New Architecture for Financial Democracy

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

FORTALEZA, Brazil, Jul 16 (IPS) - The BRICS alliance (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) launched the New Development Bank (NDB) and Contingency Reserve Arrangement (CRA) during its sixth summit, institutionalising a new financial architecture for the emerging powers.

North’s Policies Affecting South’s Economies

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

GENEVA, Jul 16 (IPS) - Since the onset of the crisis, the South Centre has argued that policy responses to the crisis by the European Union and the United States has suffered from serious shortcomings that would delay recovery and entail unnecessary losses of income and jobs, and also endanger future growth and stability. 

Big Business Opportunities Seduce BRICS Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

FORTALEZA, Brazil, Jul 15 (IPS) - The growing vitality of the group of countries made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS), which is beginning to formalise its institutions even as it tries to bridge very disparate realities, seems to be partly cemented by increasing links between its companies.

OPINION: Why Asia-Europe Relations Matter in the 21st Century

Monday, July 14, 2014

BRUSSELS, Jul 14 (IPS) - Hopes are high that the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting – or ASEM summit – to be held in Milan on October 16-17 will confirm the credibility and relevance of Asia-Europe relations in the 21st century.

Mexican Farmers Oppose Expansion of Transgenic Crops

Monday, July 14, 2014

MEXICO CITY, Jul 14 (IPS) - Bean grower Manuel Alvarado is part of the majority of producers in Mexico who consider it unnecessary to introduce genetically modified varieties of beans, as the government is promoting.

Major Companies Push for More, Easier Renewable Energy

Monday, July 14, 2014

WASHINGTON, Jul 14 (IPS) - Some of the largest companies in the United States have banded together to call for a substantial increase in the production of renewable electricity, as well as for more simplicity in purchasing large blocs of green energy.

OPINION: The Caribbean: A Clean Energy Revolution on the Front Lines of Climate Change

Monday, July 14, 2014

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul 14 (IPS) - Lefties Food Stall, a pint-sized eatery serving Barbados' signature flying-fish sandwiches, recently became the first snack shack on the Caribbean island to be fitted with a solar panel.

From Tigers to Barbers: Tales of Sri Lanka’s Ex-Combatants

Monday, July 14, 2014

KILINOCHCHI, Sri Lanka, Jul 14 (IPS) - People are willing to wait a long time for a few minutes in the hands of Aloysius Patrickeil, a 32-year-old barber who is part-owner of a small shop close to the northern town of Kilinochchi, 320 km from Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo.

Powered by Inter Press Service

Web feed for Global Financial Crisis news headlines