A parliamentary report estimates the UK throws away 2.5 billion disposable coffee cups each year, “enough to stretch around the world roughly five and a half times.” Fewer than 1 in 400 are recycled. The report recommends a 25p (about 33-cent) levy on coffee cups, part of a trend of European lawmakers addressing the growing problem of single-use plastic waste.
Foreign governments and multinationals have started investing heavily in India, thanks in part to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic reforms. We tell you why India is so appealing to some foreign investors, and why others are still reluctant to enter one of the world’s largest, fastest-growing markets.
Last month, the US men’s national soccer team lost a game that knocked the US out of the 2018 World Cup. One prominent commentator called it “the most surreal and embarrassing night in US soccer history,” and its economic consequences will be significant and long-lasting.
London is home to some 200,000 French expats and is sometimes facetiously called France’s sixth largest city. Brexit-related uncertainties have some London-based French expats worried, while French authorities see an opportunity to woo them back home.
Air pollution caused by industry and global warming has spawned a strange new market in China: the selling of canned "fresh" air.
Many of China’s super-rich have turned to the West for guidance on etiquette, in particular to the UK tradition of employing a butler to oversee staff and household operations. As a result, schools devoted to training butlers are proliferating in the country.
McDonald’s announced a partnership with a Chinese state-funded conglomerate and a US private equity firm. The $2 billion deal reflects economic and cultural realities in China and is evidence of McDonald’s willingness to depart from its traditional domestic strategies when doing business across borders.
In just a few years, Mongolia has gone from being a global economic rising star to a country in economic free-fall. This post explains the reasons for the collapse and why an enterprising NFL team might want to send a scout to this remote region.
Facebook looks to reenter China despite unsuccessful expansions there by Google, Uber and others. The New York Times reports that Facebook has even developed confidential software that could help the company comply with China’s strict censorship requirements. This post explains why Facebook’s potential expansion into China is extremely risky despite the huge market.
This post explores five train rides from different parts of the world, ranging from a bare-bones trip in Vietnam to a luxury land cruise in India featuring a presidential suite with marble floors and two showers.
This week's Global Glance looks at what's really involved in moving to Canada after an election and how a Cape Breton DJ's website went viral.
This week's Global Glance is an all-Iceland special. It looks at why Iceland's singles bump phones, the country's rising Pirate Party, and its powerful and independent women.