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· November, 2012

Stories about Economics & Business from November, 2012

29 November 2012

Trinidad & Tobago: Kublalsingh's Hunger Strike Continues; So Does the Debate

Dr. Wayne Kublalsingh's ongoing hunger strike to protest the proposed route of a highway in south-western Trinidad is raising questions of transparency, good governance and the approach to political debate....

Chinese Shareholders Trapped in the Stock Market's “Fraud”

As China's economy has been growing, its stock keeps sinking. Why is that so? Many shareholders blame corruption and economic experts call for finance regulation reform.

28 November 2012

Trinidad & Tobago: Losing My Accent

Are Zambia's Miners Paying More in Taxes than Mining Companies?

A podcast (Taxcast) by Tax Justice Network titled 'Zambian miners paying more tax than mining company' has been posted online claiming that miners pay more tax than the multi-national mining...

27 November 2012

Why Are Government Jobs in China So Popular?

More young people sat the National Public Servant Exam this year in China than ever before. Some believe young people seek job security while others worry the private sector is...

26 November 2012

Deadly Factory Fire in Bangladesh Raises Questions of Worker Exploitation

The recent tragic fire at a clothing factory building in Ashulia, near Bangladesh Capital Dhaka, that killed more than 110 garments workers, has raised many questions. Bangladeshis are expressing their...

Legal Framework in Madagascar Not Adequate for Size of New Gold Mines

25 November 2012

Spain: Catalan Newspaper Censors Blog for Reporting Hunger Strike

Catalan journalist and Global Voices contributor Lali Sandiumenge recently decided to disassociate her blog on digital activism, Guerreros del teclado or "Keyboard Warriors" from Catalonia's leading daily newspaper, La Vanguardia...

24 November 2012

Worrisome Brutality of Anti-Riot Police in Spain

On 14th November, during the general strike across Europe, demonstrations were held in every city of Spain. Protests were suppressed with severity by police forces, as has become the norm...

Doubting the Efficiency of EU Funding for Slovakia

The European Commission has unveiled plans for priorities in funding Slovakia during the years of 2014-2020. One of the problems is that the EU money is often used for unnecessary...

21 November 2012

Malaysian Residents Oppose Rare Earths Refinery

Malaysia is set to build the world's largest rare earths refinery after the High Court rejected petitions opposing the project. In response environment groups, residents, and concerned citizens have vowed...

China's Most Expensive Business School

20 November 2012

University of Cyprus Campaign – ‘Buy Cypriot Products’

Chinese Consumers Break Online Sales Record on Bachelors’ Day

November 11 is Bachelor's Day in mainland China. How do people celebrate this special day? Apparently by spending money online - this year in a record breaking manner.

18 November 2012

Moroccans Beaten Up for Protesting the King's Budget

Moroccans protested in the capital Rabat against the royal budget today. Their protest was violently repressed by police, who beat up activists as well as journalists who turned up to...

17 November 2012

Zambia's Currency to Get a Makeover

Zambia is set to rebase her currency by removing three zeroes from the Kwacha at the beginning of next year. Netizens have weighed in on the massive project for which...

Hurdles in Making Italy's Illegal Workers ‘Legal’

The results of the legislative decree passed this summer in Italy to regularise thousands of illegal workers by regularisation of their undeclared employment, have not lived up to expectations. Here's...