Surging demand for cars in rapidly growing nations will mean a robust car industry in 20 years. The US will have a piece of it – though smaller than today – and the models it turns out will be much greener as the iconic industry reinvents itself.
Meet the Kimuras, who haven't bought a major appliance in 10 years and who have made being thrifty an art form.
Ahead of the G-20 summit on the financial crisis, many are eyeing Japan's huge foreign reserves. But Tokyo is reluctant to use them on struggling nations.
Job No. 1 for central bankers: restore confidence in markets.