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Global Observer

Foreign dispatches from correspondents around the world.

government

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.

finance

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?

finance

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?