from Global Investing:

Reforms changing the yin-yang of investing in China? – PODCAST

February 6, 2014

China's influence on emerging markets, let alone the global economy, cannot be understated. Great strides have been made to build the economy over the past 30 years, but not without its casualties. In a conversation with Michelle Gibley, director of international research at Charles Schwab, I asked her about a new research paper she's published on why, amid the angst and doubt on emerging markets, she has shifted her views. She's turned positive on Chinese large-cap stocks and says the China of the past was running out of gas.

from MacroScope:

Timber!

By Mike Peacock
December 19, 2013

A deal on European banking union was finally struck overnight. Already the inquests have begun into how robust it is.

from Expert Zone:

From Bhagalpur to Boisar

By Brotin Banerjee
November 26, 2012

(The views expressed in this column are the author's own and do not represent those of Reuters)

from Photographers' Blog:

Russia’s untouchables

February 1, 2012

By Denis Sinyakov

I don’t remember a time when Moscow hasn’t been flooded with them - migrants from Central Asia.

from Photographers' Blog:

Jugderdem’s backyard

November 7, 2011

By Carlos Barria

Two-year-old Jugderdem Myagmarsuren opens the door of his tent to play with his plastic scooter in the backyard. He is accompanied by sheep and cows. This is not an ordinary backyard. It’s the Mongolian steppe, and his closest friends might live more than two kms (1.2 miles) away.

from FaithWorld:

Will Pew Muslim birth rate study finally silence the “Eurabia” claim?

January 27, 2011

paris prayers

(Photo: Muslims who could not fit into a small Paris mosque pray in the street, a practice the French far-right has compared to the Nazi occupation, December 17, 2010/Charles Platiau)

from FaithWorld:

250 years of integration vs debate over Muslims in Germany

By Reuters Staff
November 30, 2010

judgePercy MacLean can call on 250 years of experience to weigh up how immigrants integrate in Germany. Since his Scottish ancestor arrived in 1753, the family has produced mayors, members of parliament and even a Nazi.

from Global News Journal:

Is Kosovo ready for visa-free travel to the European Union?

November 24, 2010

Weeks before a parliamentary election in Kosovo that could decide the course of democratic reforms there, the European Union is struggling to decide whether to offer Pristina encouragement or reproach.

from FaithWorld:

Germany holds inflamed debate on Islam and migration

October 18, 2010

merkel JUGermany's inflamed public debate about Islam and integration risks serious overheating as politicians compete to make ever tougher statements criticizing Muslims immigrants they accuse of refusing to fit in here.

from Environment Forum:

Climate change making U.S. forests quieter?

February 11, 2009

Add quieter U.S. forests, woods, and backyards to the list of changes our lives could face from climate change. A piece by my colleague Deborah Zabarenko explores the movement of American birds northward, sometimes hundreds of miles into Canada.