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The U.S. has stayed uncharacteristically distant as European nations struggle with their long-running debt crisis, creating an opening for big emerging nations such as China and Brazil to move to center stage in world economic affairs.
With its neighbors facing political and economic turmoil in the wake of the Arab Spring, Iraq could emerge as a business leader in the region, according to a panel of experts hosted by the World Bank.
Portuguese and Spanish borrowing costs rose sharply Wednesday as investors worried that the governments' debt loads will prove unsustainable, putting them next in line for a European bailout, and as a major public sector strike hit Portugal.