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International capacity, submarine cables, and African cross-border bandwidth

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Analysys Mason, a global market intelligence firm, examines African Internet connectivity as of 2012.

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The slow decline of American Chinatowns

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IBM workers in China strike to protest Lenovo server sale | PCWorld

IBM workers in China strike to protest Lenovo server sale | PCWorld | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
The server factory has stopped production because of the protest
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Really relates to the outsourcing idea, where even though the jobs are low paid, people still desperately rely on them for the little income in China.

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McDonald's takes a bite out of Vietnam

McDonald's takes a bite out of Vietnam | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
The Big Mac's arrival signals another move by the communist country to open up to Western-style capitalism.

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Scott Langston's curator insight, March 1, 10:48 PM

At least I can say that I lived there before McD arrived!

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Lalitesh Katragadda: Making maps to fight disaster, build economies - YouTube

http://www.ted.com As of 2005, only 15 percent of the world was mapped. This slows the delivery of aid after a disaster -- and hides the economic potential o...
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Follows on from the work on Haiti when looking at Myanmar and how the use of ICT can support civil society. 

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How social media woke up Bhutan

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The BBC's Anbarasan Ethirajan meets some young Bhutanese in the capital Thimphu who describe how social media is bringing changes to their society.
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Onionomics: Peeling away India's food economy

Onionomics: Peeling away India's food economy | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
The BBC's Soutik Biswas travels to Asia's biggest onion market, in India's Maharashtra state, to find out how the trade explains the weaknesses of India's economy.
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Agro-Industry and wider social impacts. 

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▶ The Richie Allen Show: A short film about the worlds money "Wealth inequality" - YouTube

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Culturally biased, but some good graphs... and infighting ideas. 

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Why are the Mint countries special?

Why are the Mint countries special? | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
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Move over BRICS.... the MINTS are here: Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey. 

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Tesco's India plans given go-ahead

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Tesco's plans will be taken as a good sign of the liberalisation of India's retail laws allowing Foreigh owned companies to invest. Previously, it was compulsory for foreign supermarkets to source 30% of their products from small Indian firms. The government now allows foreign firms five years in which to reach that target, giving them the option of importing goods from overseas initially.

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WTO agrees global trade agreement

WTO agrees global trade agreement | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
The World Trade Organization agrees a historic global deal aimed at boosting commerce, which could add nearly $1tn to the global economy.
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Biggest news right now, directly links with how organisations such as the WTO can infuence the flow of capital and I'm sure other parts of the course :D

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An Oil and Gas Boom for Southeast Asia?

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Egypt 'worst in Arab women's rights'

Egypt 'worst in Arab women's rights' | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
Egypt is now the worst country for women's rights in the Arab world, according to a poll of experts on gender issues in 22 Arab states.
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99.3% of women and girls have been sexually harrassed

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Mexico’s Coke wars ignite as the government places a tax on ‘the real thing’

Mexico’s Coke wars ignite as the government places a tax on ‘the real thing’ | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
For several years, discerning American drinkers have consumed not the Coca-Cola produced in their own country, but imported Mexican Coke, known to connoisseurs as “Mexicoke”.
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LAGOS, AFRICA'S BIG APPLE - YouTube

Welcome to Lagos Africa's very own big apple, a vibrant mega-city whose pulse is felt as wide as its influence reaches, a discovery of opportunities at the h...
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E-waste on the rise in Pakistan

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The UN continues to accuse richer nations of dumping millions of tonnes of electronic waste in less developed countries.

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Where Did the Anti-Globalization Movement Go?

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Once the anti-globalization movement nearly shut down a city. Not anymore

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A world away from Rio’s beaches: The amazing images of Amazon tribe that you can only get to by boat from city where England will play first World Cup game

A world away from Rio’s beaches: The amazing images of Amazon tribe that you can only get to by boat from city where England will play first World Cup game | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
These striking photos show members of the indigenous Dessana tribe, which is situated nearly 3,000 miles away from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
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An example of an indigenous tribe that has common interaction with the outside world 

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Monitoring Corporate Behavior: Greening or Merely Greenwash? by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360

Monitoring Corporate Behavior: Greening or Merely Greenwash? by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
Companies with bad environmental records are increasingly turning to a little-known nonprofit called TFT to make sure they meet commitments to improve their practices.

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Swiss narrowly back migration curbs

Swiss narrowly back migration curbs | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
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Ties in with many of your topics.. Labour flows. Resurgence of Nationalism? 

 

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Why does Apple Employ the Chinese?

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A good article to help with Task 3 on the Apple Inernational Outsourcing homework :) 

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Spain steps into Panama Canal row

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time-Space Convergence

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Latvia joins the eurozone

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Political Sovereingty Unit....  Eurozone Expands... positive/negatives for Lativia?! 

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Brazil 'cancels' most African debt

Brazil 'cancels' most African debt | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
Brazil says it will cancel or restructure almost $900m (£600m) worth of debt owed by African countries, to boost economic ties with the continent.
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This was the article you wanted to be scooped miss, funnily enough I scooped an article alluding to Brazils buying out Africa's debt before however I didn't realise in this respect it's relevance until now...

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Should Africa beware tech companies bearing gifts?

Should Africa beware tech companies bearing gifts? | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
Despite success stories, the jury remains out on attempts by the world's leading ICT companies to transform education in Africa. David Smith reports from Namibia
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There are now more iPhones sold than babies born in the world every day

There are now more iPhones sold than babies born in the world every day | IB Part 3: Global Interactions | Scoop.it
With the release of its quarterly earnings earlier today, Apple revealed that it had sold 37.04M iPhones in fiscal Q1 of 2012. Those numbers are massive, far bigger than any other manufacturer ...
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