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  What Brazil Thinks About Globalization

Brazil is the largest and most populous country in South America, has the 8th largest economy in the world,1 is celebrating its first female president, Dilma Rousseff, and is planning to the host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. …

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  Ireland’s Tech Sector: A Glimmer of Hope Amidst the Economic Crisis

As Ireland accepts an 85 billion euro rescue package from EU and the IMF, the country plans to address its debt crisis brought upon by the collapse of the banking and real estate industries. Ireland’s financial sector experienced high rates …

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  Currency Rates are the Fulcrum Among Competing Global Economies

As recovery strategies in many developed countries of the world stalled in 2010, the issues of trade imbalances and currency exchange rates have drawn attention in press headlines across the globe. Developing countries have prospered dramatically from their export trade …

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  Social Entrepreneurship: Blurring the Boundaries of Business and Philanthropy

With the global economic crisis in its 3rd year, with national debts soaring to new heights, with austerity measures being proposed throughout Europe and the U.S., it is clear that governments around the world can no longer afford to provide …

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  Rare Earth Elements Fueling Innovation

  Rare earth elements, the backbone of the green industry and the defense sector, are getting increased attention worldwide. In September 2010, the Japanese claimed that China was blocking exports of certain rare earth elements (REEs) to Japan in retaliation …

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  What the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Thinks About Globalization

  Dubai Skyline The United Arab Emirates is composed of seven states: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Quwain, Ras al-Khaimah and Fujairah. Each of the seven states is ruled by an Emir. This federation of states joined together to …

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  Free Trade Around the World: Recent Developments

United States In July 2010, President Barack Obama reported that the U.S. was ‘on track’ to double its exports within the next five years,1 a goal he had set in his State of the Union Address on January 17, 2010.2 …

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  China’s Currency: A New Direction in the Global Economy?

  In June 2010, China’s central bank announced that it would allow its currency, the renminbi (or yuan), to fluctuate more freely against foreign currencies. The move was welcomed by the international community, which had accused China of keeping its …

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  High Speed Rail: Boon or Bust?

As the 2010 World Cup games opened in South Africa, fans from around the world were able to arrive to the games on sub-Saharan Africa’s first high speed rail. The Gautrain, linking the airport to Johannesburg was ready only days …

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  What Greece Thinks About Globalization

Greece, a European country in the Mediterranean, known for its ancient culture, beautiful landscapes, and delicious food, provides a rather complex case study on globalization. Its turbulent modern history includes: a civil war between communist and anticommunist forces in the …

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