In the first of a two-part series on Asian consumers, we ask what makes the Middle Kingdom's shoppers tick
Yingluck Shinawatra must keep her word on reconciliation and break it on spending
France and Dominique Strauss-Kahn
More extraordinary twists in the DSK affair grip France - and create fresh agonies in the Socialist Party
Editor's highlights: July 07th 2011
A selection of stories chosen from this week's issue of The Economist
The birth of South Sudan
South Sudan faces the trials of nation building. An expert on Sudan explains the expectations and challenges ahead
Europe's crisis takes a bad turn
As Italy wobbles, politicians and central bankers begin a summer of painful negotiations
Babbage: July 13th 2011
In this week's programme: the rapid rise of Google+, potential job losses at Cisco and the imminent launch of Apple's OSX Lion
Doing business in Auckland
New Zealanders are friendly, but don't try to sneak food across the borders. Between meetings, we recommend exploring beyond the city
The week ahead: July 14th 2011
Britain's phone-hacking scandal continues, the results of Europe's bank stress-tests are released and Hillary Clinton visits India
Whither the Arab Spring?
Our correspondents on the threat posed by counter-revolution and the role Islamist parties will play in Arab democracy
Putting the Country Back on Gold In The Theory
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Penn Relays 2011
The Penn Relays (also Penn Relays Carnival) is the oldest and largest track and field competition in the United States, hosted annually since April 21, 1895 by the University of Pennsylvania at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It regularly attracts more than 15,000 participants from high schools, colleges, and track clubs throughout North America and abroad, notably Jamaica, competing in more than 300 events over five days. Historically, the event has been credited with popularizing
Asafa Powell and Jamaican sprint team win 4x100 then sign and pose for media at Penn Relays
Asafa Powell, Michael Frater, Nesta Carter, Steve Mullings run and win for Jamaica in the 4x100 meter dash at the Penn Relays on April 30, 2011. After winning, they run off the track and pose for media and fans. This is the behind the scenes footage. Shot by Kurtis Sensenig, University of Pennsylvania
Kevin Trenberth: The Role of the Oceans in Climate
The Role of the Oceans in Climate Kevin Trenberth: Senior Scientist and Head of the Climate Analysis Section National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado. This lecture is part of SFU's 2011 global warming seminar series "Global Warming: A Science Perspective". Regardless of one's perspective the effects of global warming are a quantifiable set of environmental results. That is why the SFU Dean of Science Office invited some of the world's leading scientists to present results o
Alumni Spotlight - Jeff Stempora
Daily feedback on your driving performance collected by the computer that's already in your car can help insurance companies more accurately price risk and empowers drivers to lower the rates they pay. Jeff Stempora M.B.A. '95, CEO of the Evogi Group explains how.
Digital Library Object - Broader education for Special Forces officers.
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