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  • In Pictures The world's richest people

    According to Forbes Magazine, the richest person in the world is Carlos Slim Helu, with a net worth of $74 billion. He is the chairman and chief executive of telecommunications companies Telmex and América Móvil and has extensive holdings in other Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso SAB, and other global business interests.

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  • Opinion France's disappointing labor reforms

    Labor reforms forged by France’s Socialist president, François Hollande, may look like progress. But they merely tinker with rigid labor laws. Europe's second largest economy must become far more business friendly if it wants to escape zero-percent economic growth and youth joblessness.

  • In Pictures The world's richest people

    According to Forbes Magazine, the richest person in the world is Carlos Slim Helu, with a net worth of $74 billion. He is the chairman and chief executive of telecommunications companies Telmex and América Móvil and has extensive holdings in other Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso SAB, and other global business interests.

  • Africa Monitor West Africa Rising: the makings of an iron ore boom?

    Major multinational mining companies have been flocking to West Africa over the past few years, as iron ore's soaring price and Africa's cheap labor have offset concerns about regional instability.

  • West Africa Rising: Liberia aims to tap riches, wean itself off aid by 2021

    Africa Monitor West Africa Rising: Liberia aims to tap riches, wean itself off aid by 2021

    After guiding Liberia to stability after years of civil war, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf hopes to take advantage of the country's natural resources to transform it into a middle-income nation.

  • Stocks end higher, led by materials, energy

    Stocks end higher, led by materials, energy

    After Standard & Poor's downgraded its outlook on US debt Monday and sent stocks downward, stocks rose on Tuesday, with the Dow gaining about 65 points

  • Africa's 'Iron Lady' revitalizes Liberia

    Africa's 'Iron Lady' revitalizes Liberia

    UPDATE: On Oct. 7, the Nobel Prize committee announced that Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was one of three women to win the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for advancing the role of women in society. In April, the Monitor profiled President Johnson-Sirleaf – who faces voters in Oct. 11 national elections – and her record of erasing her Liberia's crushing debt after years of civil war.

  • Carlos Slim: Poor nation billionaires high on Forbes rich list

    Carlos Slim: Poor nation billionaires high on Forbes rich list

    Carlos Slim retained the top spot on the Forbes rich list for the second year in a row. The Mexican telecoms tycoon represents a growing trend of billionaires bubbling up from emerging markets worldwide. Over the past year, China doubled its number of billionaires, according to Forbes, and Moscow now has more billionaires than any other city. Of the 11 richest men in the world, the following five come from emerging economies in Latin America and Asia:

  • In Pictures French retirement strikes

    Riot police officers take position during clashes with youth in Nanterre, outside Paris, France, on Oct. 19. Some airliners steered clear of France, drivers searched for gasoline, and police clashed with increasingly violent youths Tuesday amid a new round of nationwide strikes and protests over a bill raising the retirement age to 62.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 10/12

    An endangered black male rhinoceros, with its horn partially cut off, stands in a cage after a radio transmitter was implanted in its horn before translocation at the Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya's Rift Valley on Tuesday. After implanting radio transmitters into the horns to track the animals, and notching their ears, Kenya Wildlife Service is moving 10 black rhinos to the Tsavo National Park, southeast of Nairobi, to reestablish the population.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 05/27

    Steel workers from the nearby ArcelorMittal plant take part in a demonstration in Marseille, France, on Thursday. Strikes across France delayed flights, closed schools, and frustrated commuters as workers protested government plans to raise the retirement age past 60, one of the lowest even in Europe. President Nicolas Sarkozy says retiring so young is now untenable given growing life spans, but unions see his planned reforms to France's over-stretched pension system as yet another blow to Europe's social model.