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  • From Barcelona, a global call for energy-efficient buildings

    BARCELONA, Spain In this Mediterranean port city where Antoni Gaudi's surreal architectural masterpieces have forever altered the skyline and raised expectations, an international gathering of sustainable building experts has plotted changes to the world'...
  • Indonesia rolls out red carpet to investors, promises reforms

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's new government is launching a bid to convince skeptical foreign investors to pour billions of dollars into improving the country's dilapidated infrastructure, promising to reduce corruption and bureaucracy. Entrenched...
  • Who will pay to stop Ebola?

    Now that the American public has had a chance to see that the very few cases of Ebola in this country have little chance of leading to a dangerous outbreak, it's time to return our attention to the three West African nations where the virus is a daily and...
  • African health spending lags despite rapid economic growth

    African health spending lags despite rapid economic growth
    The little boy born just before sunset was lucky. He had stopped breathing just after his mother delivered him into a shawl as she lay in a cramped hospital ward here in this provincial town 100 miles north of the capital, Maputo. Fortunately, a group...
  • Chinese officials accused of smuggling African ivory on official visits

    Chinese officials accused of smuggling African ivory on official visits
    Visits to Africa by high-level Chinese delegations, including a presidential trip, have been used to smuggle ivory, contributing to an explosion in poaching that has cut Tanzania’s elephant population in half over the last five years, according to a...
  • For India, China-backed lender may be answer to coal investment

    NEW DELHI/SEOUL (Reuters) - India is hoping a new China-backed multilateral lender will fund coal-based energy projects, an official said, putting it in direct conflict with the World Bank, whose chief has maintained that it would stick to its...
  • Brazil's BNDES in spotlight as Rousseff faces fiscal pressure

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - For decades, Brazilian companies large and small have been hooked on cheap credit from state development bank BNDES. That reliance weakens public finances and squeezes private banks out of credit markets. Critics say that instead...
  • Ebola is 'not a death sentence,' U.S. cases prove

    Ebola is 'not a death sentence,' U.S. cases prove
    When Amber Vinson walked out of Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Tuesday, she became the sixth person in the country to be successfully treated for a disease that kills 70% of its victims in Africa, but has so far killed only one in the United...
  • A glimmer of hope in Africa: Is Liberia getting Ebola under control?

    In the Ebola crisis, one seizes on hope where one finds it. At the moment, its unlikely location is Liberia, where World Health Organization officials are cautiously -- very cautiously, hinting that the wave of cases there may be ebbing.  "It appears...
  • China says its factory sector faces growth headwinds

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Warning against undue optimism about China's export growth, the government said on Friday that the manufacturing sector in the world's second-largest economy is stable but faces downside risks. "The recovery in the world economy...
  • Jamaica vows to stick by economic pledges, minister says

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jamaica must stick with tough economic measures in order to reduce its high debt burden and regain credibility with financial markets, the finance minister said on Thursday. The Caribbean country signed a four-year, $930 million...