Global Observer

Foreign dispatches from correspondents around the world.


What's the next big thing in public services? Citizens.

MELBOURNE -- As distrust in government grows, citizen-centered designers are moving into the public arena.


The French hope that incubator spaces bring more than hype

PARIS -- With unemployment high and entrepreneurship morale low, the French are opening tons of incubator space. But will it really help create jobs?


Why you'll soon see more Chinese multinationals

With a huge domestic market, it's easy for Chinese companies to settle. But some are daring to branch abroad. What's the secret to their success?