A woman looks at her mobile phone while walking past the display window of a luxury store at Ginza shopping district in Tokyo on Feb. 28, 2014.
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Business Latest: Women boost economy, investment potential

 

“WOMENOMICS” IN JAPAN: Japan’s drive to increase its female labor force participation, dubbed “womenomics,” won’t just boost economic growth, it also offers significant investment potential, Goldman Sachs said. Read more

WORLD CUP BOOST FOR BRAZIL?: As Brazil hurries to complete preparations ahead of the start of the soccer World Cup on June 12, many Brazilians may be expecting the event to boost the nation’s flagging economy - but economists are unconvinced. Read more

DORCHESTER HOTELS BOYCOTT: People are boycotting the Brunei-owned Beverly Hills Hotel due to recent Sharia-law enactment, but Human Rights Watch says boycotts aren’t always the best route - and besides, the new Brunei laws are just as bad as in Saudi Arabia, Iran, parts of Nigeria and Aceh.  Read more

DOW RISES TO RECORD CLOSE; NASDAQ ENDS WORST WEEK IN A MONTH: Read more

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Business Latest: Women boost economy, investment potential