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29 October 2014 Last updated at 10:52 ET

'Sweeping change' narrows gender gapGender gap map: Dark blue is the smallest gender gap, through to red, with the largest gender gap.

Increased access for women to politics and the workforce has narrowed the global gender gap in the past 10 years, the World Economic Forum says.

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Lyse Doucet Article written by Lyse Doucet Lyse Doucet Chief international correspondent
Katty Kay, BBC World News Article written by Katty Kay Katty Kay Presenter, BBC World News

Why Obama in India is also about China

Former US Ambassador to India Timothy Roemer explains why the country is a 'lynchpin' in Obama's foreign policy - and why this visit is also about China.

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Linda Yueh Article written by Linda Yueh Linda Yueh Chief business correspondent

Is there a diversity dividend?

Studies have shown that diversity in the workplace leads to higher revenues and dividends, but there are still road-blocks on the route to achieving a more balanced labour force.

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I don't know her name, because she lives in a remote village in India - or was it Afghanistan? She's not a politician - nor will she ever be. She does not seek publicity, or wear shoes that cost more than a Bangladeshi worker will earn in 10 years. But hopefully one day she or her daughter will break free from male-dominated society and carve out a living as a small-scale businesswoman.

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