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Political unrest pushes Egypt towards economic meltdown

Political unrest pushes Egypt towards economic meltdown | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Egypt is heading towards a major economic crisis, as the political deadlock and violence prevent from reforming the country's neglected main industries, says the BBC's Jon Leyne in Cairo.
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Downward Spiral

Downward Spiral | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

Europe entered the year with an acute emergency in the periphery of the eurozone, the European Union's elite 17-member club that shares a common currency. Misdiagnoses and inadequate policy responses allowed the contamination to travel sequentially from the outer reaches of the zone (Greece, Ireland, and Portugal) toward its inner core.

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Has India reached the limits to economic reforms?

The government of India’s decision to roll back legislation that would allow FDI in multi-brand retail is ill-advised. However, in the grand scheme of things it is but a hiatus that at worst merely derails the momentum of reforms.

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Turkey to Set Syria Sanctions

Turkey's foreign minister said that Turkey would announce sanctions against Syria after they have been discussed with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is recovering from an operation.
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Cutting out Syria, Turkey considers Iraq as alternate trade route as Damascus faces sanctions

BEIRUT — Turkey said Tuesday it will consider using Iraq as an alternative transit route for trade with the Middle East, cutting out Syria entirely as Damascus faces broad economic sanctions over its deadly crackdown on an 8-month-old uprising.
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Fayyad: Israeli sanctions have 'devastating impact' on Palestinian economy

Fayyad: Israeli sanctions have 'devastating impact' on Palestinian economy | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Palestinian PM Salam Fayyad says he will be unable to pay the salaries of tens of thousands of civil servants due to Israel's withholding of tax revenues it collects on behalf of PA.
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Assad Using Checkbook to Buy Loyalty Raises Risk Syria May Run Out of Cash

Assad Using Checkbook to Buy Loyalty Raises Risk Syria May Run Out of Cash | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
President Bashar al-Assad is paying Syrians, via subsidies and higher government salaries, to stay loyal to his government as it clamps down on an eight-month uprising. He may not be able to afford that policy for long.
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Syrian capital flight intensifies

Money has been streaming out of Syria as fears for the unstable economy lead Syrians to seek a safer place for their assets, according to members of the country’s business community.
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Greek prime minister to step down

Greek prime minister to step down | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The new unity government's main task will be to pass the European rescue package.
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Greek Crisis Is a Tragedy for Democracy

Greek Crisis Is a Tragedy for Democracy | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The false obsession with a single currency by Eurozone leaders places the welfare of Greek people and their democracy at great peril..
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Move over Boko Haram, Nigeria's MEND rebels set to restart oil war in Niger Delta

Move over Boko Haram, Nigeria's MEND rebels set to restart oil war in Niger Delta | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Leaders of Nigeria's MEND rebel group – and other militia commanders in the oil-rich Niger Delta – say they're ready to launch fresh attacks after two years of relative quiet following a 2009 amnesty.
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Tunisia Islamists Back Tax Cuts, Stock Sales to Create Jobs

Iman Mathlothy says she voted for Tunisia’s Islamist party, Ennahdha, because it promised to create jobs and end corruption.
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Now For An Arab Economic Revolution by Saifedean Ammous

Now For An Arab Economic Revolution by Saifedean Ammous | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Several Arab regimes have sought to quell popular protest by providing a combination of cash, subsidies, guaranteed jobs, and free goods and services. Such largesse betrays a fundamental misunderstanding of the causes of today’s discontent, because it assumes that these causes are purely material.
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Why Iceland Should Be in the News, But Is Not

Why Iceland Should Be in the News, But Is Not | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Icelanders have quietly carried out a revolution by toppling a weak government, drafting a new constitution and seeking to jail those responsible for the country's economic debacle.
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Turkey’s Sanctions on Syria Hurt Business for Border City

Turkey’s Sanctions on Syria Hurt Business for Border City | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
In a large industrial center, everyone from olive vendors to owners of large textile conglomerates says the shifting geopolitics are proving bad for business.
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Syria: The view from next door

Syria: The view from next door | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The BBC's Jim Muir looks at how Syria's neighbours are reacting to the crisis and how the various outcomes might affect them.
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Poor rural villages show China's economic dilemma

Poor rural villages show China's economic dilemma | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Despite three decades of rapid growth, China has many economic problems of its own to sort out before helping the rest of the world, writes the BBC's Michael Bristow.
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Syria Calls Arab League Sanctions ‘Economic War’

The foreign minister of Syria hinted at retaliation for the steps taken by the Arab League to punish Syria over its repression of the political uprising there.
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Greece's Youth in Crisis

Greece's Youth in Crisis | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Greece’s youth is facing staggering unemployment rates—and little prospect for their future. Nick Malkoutzis wonders what their future may hold.
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Syria stops payments to Shell and Total

Syria has stopped paying for oil produced within the country by Royal Dutch Shell and Total, highlighting the economic tensions affecting Bashar al-Assad’s regime after months of pro-democracy protests.
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Syria may try to evade US, EU sanctions-US Treasury

Nov 7 (Reuters) - A top U.S. Treasury official will travel to Jordan and Lebanon to meet with officials to discuss the impact of economic sanctions against Syria, the Treasury Department said on Monday.

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Is India's poverty line of 65 US cents a day fair?

Is India's poverty line of 65 US cents a day fair? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Two young Indians see what it is like to live on 32 rupees, or 65 US cents, a day - the Indian Planning Commission's recently recommended poverty line.
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Global impact of Greek referendum

Global impact of Greek referendum | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
There are warnings that a 'no' vote in the Greek referendum could lead to an economic crisis on a global scale.
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In the backyard of Russia’s oil paradise

In the backyard of Russia’s oil paradise | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

Pavlovo village was once a quiet backwater in the forest-steppe of Perm Region. In 1997, however, ecological disaster struck, with oil and chemicals entering the local river and food chain. The culprits of the catastrophe were both rich and obvious, but justice was a long while in coming, writes Roman Yushkov

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Analysis: Signs of a faltering economy in Syria

Analysis: Signs of a faltering economy in Syria | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Mufid’s (second name withheld) small manufacturing business in a poor neighbourhood on the edge of Aleppo, Syria’s commercial capital, used to run on trust because he would receive goods and pay later - a system of trading that locals call...
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