Last Updated: Monday, 23 March 2009, 00:41 GMT

Madagascar's president has been forced to step down following weeks of turmoil on the Indian Ocean island. Wietske Burema brings us more on the country behind the political unrest.

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Last Updated: Friday, 20 March 2009, 00:41 GMT

Bonuses for financial executives are back in the news, as American politicians search for ways to stop AIG executives from claiming their dues. Our economics correspondent Andrew Walker reports.

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Last Updated: Wednesday, 18 March 2009, 00:41 GMT

Switzerland announced last week it would finally open up its secretive banking system. But what do bankers and politicians think of the move - and will it make the country poorer? Imogen Foulkes reports.

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Last Updated: Tuesday, 17 March 2009, 00:41 GMT

After years of mutual animosity, the new US administration has begun making overtures towards Syria. Natalia Antelava asks how much difference a change in attitude could make.

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