No easy retirement in South Korea

Oct 27, 2014

No easy retirement in South Korea

Out of work and out of pocket, South Korean retirees are struggling to force their way back into an unwelcoming job market in an effort to supplement meager or non-existent pensions. But President Park Geun-hye’s vision of a new “creative economy” seems to have ...

Oct 21, 2014

World would be $11 trillion richer after WTO Doha deal: study

Sealing a global free trade deal would add $11 trillion to the world economy and pull 160 million people out of poverty by 2030, economists said in a study published Tuesday. Member states of the World Trade Organization launched negotiations in 2001 in the ...

Oct 15, 2014

More than 82 million in poverty in China: official

More than 82 million people in China still live on less than about $1 a day, a senior official said, despite a decades-long boom that made it the world’s second-largest economy. China’s official poverty standard is an annual income of 2,300 yuan ($375), close ...