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9 October 2015
"Praying for a currency to improve means you don’t understand economics. The depreciation of the Kwacha is not the devils work."
Sellers of doubles, the nation's most beloved breakfast food, caused outraged when they announced a one dollar increase, despite the fact that the raw materials cost has remained the same.
8 October 2015
Trinidad and Tobago's new government delivered its maiden budget speech in parliament this week. While many feared the news wouldn't be good, they didn't quite expect this...
7 October 2015
The majority of Chinese netizens weren't sympathetic to the women's protest. "Why have people in this land become so vain?" one commenter wrote.
6 October 2015
4 October 2015
The Chinese government's anti-graft campaign, aimed at weeding out corrupt government officials, has been criticized for hindering economic growth and seen as an excuse to crack down on political opponents.
3 October 2015
2 October 2015
Officials in Nepal have accused India of imposing an “unofficial economic blockade,” as it is preventing Indian trucks carrying supplies from entering Nepal near the Madhes border zone.
1 October 2015
The leak by Anonymous International reveals plans for the concept of a “national information platform” in Russia, which effectively describes the creation of an alternative Russian Internet.
27 September 2015
China is launching a reform of its state-owned enterprises, but economists argue the plan is too conservative and won't help address the issues of pervasive corruption and market dominance.
"As consumers, we can contribute towards our collective fight against haze pollution by making informed and responsible purchases."
21 September 2015
Recent disasters in Bangladesh's garment industry have left hundreds of workers dead or injured. Women workers are taking more of a leadership role in the struggle to unionize.
20 September 2015
Uber is challenging the taxi business concept all around the world. Portuguese taxi drivers are reacting very seriously: with protests. The same is happening in Indonesia.
18 September 2015
This week, Baretsky burned up, chewed up, stomped on, and then sprayed with beer a stack of dollars and euros. He said it was about $20,000—his supposed life savings.
As a forest fire sends a thick haze above Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore, face masks have become the fashion du jour for those venturing outdoors.
15 September 2015
In an article that was quickly removed, a think tank affiliated with the Chinese government slammed Li Ka Shing for moving his business away from Hong Kong and mainland China.
13 September 2015
Smoke from forest fires in Indonesia has led to hazy skies in Malaysia and Singapore as well. Social media users reacted with concerns about health and jokes about "Haze Runner."
“Constitution requires free universal education, but government proposes tax on education.” A new value-added tax on private university tuition meets with disapproval and mass protests in Bangladesh.
12 September 2015
Every day, a line of customers wait patiently to book massage appointments at the Vocational Training Center. Slots fill up quickly, and many people are told to try again tomorrow.