Tall buildings are a status symbol; more than 250 taller than 650 feet are in the works across China.
Demand for oil in the US has fallen in six of the past seven years, but driven by increased consumption of industrial fuels used to power trucks and trains, and in the petrochemicals industry, there has been a strong resurgence in demand.
Saving for Change operates in 13 countries with 680,000 members, most of them women. They not only benefit from receiving loans but share in overall profits of 30 to 40 percent.
The short answer is 'no.' But there are worrying signs to be found in US auditing of its own contracting practices in Afghanistan.