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The Obesity Epidemic in Emerging Economies

We all read articles about the obesity epidemic in the ‘developed countries’ like the US for instance. Gastric bands surgeries offered to overweight patients on the NHS (the UK’s National Health system) caused polemic discussions and we also have seen various campaigns aiming to tackle obesity.  329 more words

Brazil

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The Case for Education for Everyone, Everywhere

Everything I am, I owe to education.  Ban Ki-Moon, United Nations Secretary-General

It is likely that most Canadians are in solidarity with the Secretary-General on the principle behind his remark. 681 more words

The US produces more oil now than Saudi Arabia, and other tectonic shifts in the energy sector

BP just dropped its latest annual look at global energy markets, and though the plunge in oil prices might seem temporary, the company thinks there are larger effects at play. 204 more words

China is spearheading the developing world’s surge in foreign investment

Historically, foreign direct investment, or FDI, has flowed mostly in one direction, from developed economies to developing economies. A typical example would be a car manufacturer setting up a factory in China or Mexico, where it can benefit from lower labor costs and sell its products into the local market. 175 more words

How Social Security Could Boost India’s Economy

This weekend, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched three social security schemes aimed at helping the people of West Bengal gain access to pensions and insurance. 624 more words

"So why do the losers bother to come"?

The journalism of the 1960s had a bit to be desired at times. UPI used the indelicate way of asking why so many smaller, less developed nations were participating in the Tokyo Olympic Games. 65 more words

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Vietnam, ruled by communists for 40 years, is now the No. 1 fan of capitalism on the planet

It’s been 40 years since the harrowing rooftop helicopter evacuations of Saigon, then the capital of South Vietnam, which marked the end of America’s military involvement in a conflict that left roughly 58,000 Americans dead, sharply divided the country, and damaged America’s self-confidence until the 1990s. 184 more words