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Global Interconnectedness - How Are YOU Coping or Giving?

I read somewhere that some monks in Lhasa Tibet have cellphones.  I could picture that some monks are distracted by the use of cellphones so they cannot practice meditation.  487 more words

In 2014, Year Of The Unknown

Chinese Hegemony

East Asia is becoming, in the language of international relations theory, “bipolar.” That metaphor, from magnetism, suggests two large states with overlapping spheres of influence competing for regional leadership. 1,002 more words


Emerging market woes still pose one of the biggest risks to the global economy, IMF says

Emerging-market stocks hit a four-month high Tuesday even as the International Monetary Fund warned that they continue to pose one of the biggest risks to the global economy this year. 406 more words


The Great Lime Shortage of 2014

This past weekend I went to my neighborhood grocery store to pick up some limes. The weather is getting better and I thought, “Yum! Let’s make margaritas!” 526 more words

Lime Shortage

Why Indonesia’s nickel ore export ban affects dry bulk shippers

According to data from the World Bank, Indonesia’s exports of goods and services were about 24% of its GDP in 2012, and its main exports are coal briquettes, petroleum gas, palm oil, rubber, and crude petroleum. 22 more words


The one chart that shows why Mario Draghi is wrong about the IMF

Global finance is getting snippy: The head of Europe’s Central Bank, Mario Draghi, is tired of backseat driving from the International Monetary Fund.

“I think the IMF has been of recent extremely generous in its suggestions on what we should do or not do,” he… 315 more words

RT: Ukraine ‘spillover’ could wreck world economy - Lagarde

Published time: April 03, 2014 09:43

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde gestures as she speaks about the global economy at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington April 2, 2014. 591 more words