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  • Ford's CEO sacked for falling profits

    The US car giant Ford has sacked its chief executive. Mark Fields seems to have taken the hit for the auto firm's falling profits and huge decline in its share price. He's being replaced by the company's self-driving cars chief.

    Ford's CEO sacked for falling profits
    Ford's CEO sacked for falling profits

    The US car giant Ford has sacked its chief executive. Mark Fields seems to have taken the hit for the auto firm's falling profits and huge decline in its share price. He's being replaced by the company's self-driving cars chief.

    01:49May 22, 2017

  • New York skyscraper developers face high air-rights costs

    With $330m in air rights bought and sold in the last two years alone, New York is considered a trailblazer in the market and now other global mega cities are following suit.

    New York skyscraper developers face high air-rights costs
  • Thousands protest against austerity in Greece

    More than 12,000 people have marched through the Greek capital protesting against the new austerity measures being debated in parliament. Several demonstrators fought with police who used tear gas to disperse them.

    Thousands protest against austerity in Greece
  • Puerto Rico: 179 public schools to close amid financial crisis

    The US territory of Puerto Rico plans to close 179 schools due to crippling debt of more than $70 bn.

    Puerto Rico: 179 public schools to close amid financial crisis
  • Security concerns stifle investment in Afghanistan

    Afghanistan watched its economy improve slightly after the overthrow of the Taliban in Kabul in 2001, but it has fallen on hard times once again. Fewer security forces brought greater safety concerns and less investment.

    Security concerns stifle investment in Afghanistan
  • Greece: A gateway for China's New Silk Road into Europe

    Chinese shipping company COSCO is the majority stakeholder in Piraeus port, Greece’s largest, and Chinese officials harbour hopes it will become a major international trading hub.

    Greece: A gateway for China's New Silk Road into Europe