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For Greece's Farmers, Growing Pressure To Be More Competitive

Monday, July 27, 2015

Greece grows plenty of good agricultural products, but has trouble competing internationally. Many in Greece say it's time for the farm sector to modernize.

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Morning Edition

When Sanctions Lift, How Will Iran Spend Its Billions?

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Once Tehran takes steps to roll back its nuclear program, an estimated $100 billion in frozen overseas assets will become available. Iran has many needs to meet with its battered economy.

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All Things Considered

Nuclear Deal Opens Up Potential For Investors In Iran's Stock Market

Friday, July 17, 2015

The diverse stock market could be a way to road-test Iran's economy. But experts warn of unique pitfalls: the key role the Revolutionary Guard plays in the economy and the lack of transparency.

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All Things Considered

Lifting Sanctions Will Release $100 Billion To Iran. Then What?

Thursday, July 16, 2015

One of the most controversial aspects of the nuclear deal is the unfreezing of more than $100 billion in oil revenues. But concerns have been raised about what Iran might do with this windfall.

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All Things Considered

Beyond A Bailout: Greece Needs Debt Relief, IMF Says

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Greece is so saddled with debt it probably can't turn its economy around for years, the International Monetary Fund says. But writing down debt would require an OK from Germany, which has opposed it.

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Greece By The Numbers

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Forget about all the nebulous terms like "austerity," "bailout" and "capital controls." Here are the key numbers you need to know in the Greek financial crisis.

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What's Next For Greece?

Monday, July 06, 2015

The Greek economic drama has been playing out for five years with papered-over solutions. But with Sunday's vote, the crisis has taken on new urgency.

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All Things Considered

Greeks Brace For The Fallout As Deadline Looms

Monday, June 29, 2015

Greeks have lurched from one crisis to another in recent years and have learned to cope with uncertainty. Still, many are worried about what could happen when Greece misses a payment Tuesday.

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The Takeaway

Judgement Day Arrives for Greece

Monday, June 22, 2015

In past debt talks, Greek negotiators have held out to the last minute and come out on top. But this time, it feels different.

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The Business Of Smuggling Migrants Across The Mediterranean

Friday, June 19, 2015

A family and a smuggler talk about how the smuggling market works on the Egyptian coast. It can run up to $5,000 a person, but kids go for free.

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Brazil's Cybercrime Free-For-All: Many Scams And Little Punishment

Monday, June 15, 2015

Brazil was an early adapter of online banking, but it's been slow to develop defenses against cybercrime. Online thieves have found boundless opportunities and now operate far beyond Brazil's borders.

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Brazilians Take A Swing At Mosquitoes With The Zap Racket

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The electrified tennis racket that kills mosquitoes is ubiquitous in Brazil. It's deeply deeply satisfying to use. But it does take technique.

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Israel Bringing Its Years Of Desalination Experience To California

Sunday, June 14, 2015

After decades of work, Israel now gets about a quarter of its water from the sea. But experts say desalination is not a magic bullet, and conservation and infrastructure fixes are also needed.

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In Search Of Bandwidth, Cuban Entrepreneurs Head To Miami

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Cuba needs the Internet to rebuild its ragged economy. That's why fledgling private businesspeople are traveling to Miami to learn how to do business online.

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Money Talking

Should Companies Report Profits Less Often?

Friday, October 24, 2014

As another corporate earnings season winds down, we wonder if investors would better off with less information. Plus, we trace how to negotiate—not haggle—for a raise.

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Money Talking

Wall Street Worries About the Economy, Oil And Ebola

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fear fuels the sharp twists in the markets as investors worry about a global slowdown, falling oil prices and Ebola.

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FT Big Read

How the euro was saved - a conversation with Peter Spiegel

Friday, May 16, 2014

We talk to Peter Spiegel, the FT's Brussels bureau chief, about his groundbreaking series of articles on the worst days of the eurozone crisis, and he answers a selection of reader questions.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The fragile middle

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Decades of rapid growth have created a new middle class in the developing world, prompting multinational companies to invest heavily in emerging markets as they attempt to serve millions of new consumers. But rising inequality and slowing growth has presented a risk to this new middle class and is forcing companies to rethink their strategy. In this week's podcast, Ferdinando Giugliano is joined by Shawn Donnan, world trade editor and James Kynge, emerging markets editor to discuss this nascent middle class and its prospects in the face of slowing growth

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The Takeaway

Why Has the Stock Market Been Climbing?

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The NASDAQ reached its highest levels in 13 years this week, breaching the 4,000 mark—and putting the index 33 percent higher than where it was last year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Standard & Poor's 500 have already set several records of their own this year. So what’s driving this spike? And what do these climbing stock prices tell us about the broader health of the economy? Rana Foroohar, Assistant Managing Editor of Time Magazine, takes a look at the forces pushing our economy and markets.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

China’s third plenum could lead to far-reaching reforms

Monday, November 11, 2013

Xi Jinping was appointed Chinese president just over a year ago and promised to shake up China's economy. Now Mr Xi's agenda for the next decade has become a little clearer with the conclusion of a party plenum in Beijing on Tuesday. In a statement the ruling Communist party pledged to implement wide-ranging economic reforms, with a greater role for market forces. In this week’s podcast Gideon Rachman is joined by Tom Mitchell, Beijing correspondent and James Kynge, editor of China Confidential to discuss whether this is a pivotal moment for the world's second largest economy.

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