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· July, 2013

Stories about Economics & Business from July, 2013

30 July 2013

Is India Biting Off More Than It Can Chew with its New Food Security Bill?

The National Food Security Ordinance 2013 recently effected by India's government will provide food subsidies for two out of three Indians. Can India afford it?

29 July 2013

Can Pirates Save the Russian Internet?

RuNet Echo

Judging from attendance at recent demonstrations, Russian supporters of internet freedom have their work cut out for them if they want to move their cause from online to offline.

Brunei Bans Daytime Dining in Muslim Restaurants

The new directive which surprised many people applies to foreigners and tourists as well during the holy month of Ramadan

26 July 2013

Finding Everything and Anything at Bolivia's 16 de Julio Fair

Thousands flock to the 16 de Julio Fair every Thursday and Sunday to find a much-needed object. However, the bustling open-air market is not free from controversy.

24 July 2013

Mumbai Restaurant Forced to Pull Political Food Bills

The restaurant was forced to shut down after it mentioned government corruption and criticized a new "air-conditioned eatery tax" on its bills that were being handed out to customers.

23 July 2013

Japanese Railway to Sell Customers’ E-Ticket Data

Japan's largest railway company has decided to sell non-identifying data on its commuters to third-party companies. Though technically legal, some see the move as an invasion of privacy.

19 July 2013

Residents Oppose Coal Project in Southern Philippine City

Coal plant could also undermine Davao City’s reputation as Southeast Asia’s first smoke-free city.

17 July 2013

Billionaire Jack Ma Makes About-Face, Praises Chinese Government

Was Ma's change of attitude related to the recent secret execution of “China's Madoff”?

16 July 2013

São Tomé Pulls ‘Rotten Rice’ After Protests

The rice was part of a 900-ton order worth about two million US dollars imported from Cameroon using public money.

15 July 2013

Data Visualization: Electric Japan

Riau, Indonesia: ‘Ground Zero’ of Southeast Asia Haze

The deadly haze which swept Singapore and some parts of Malaysia this year was caused by the forest fires in Riau, Indonesia. Naturally, it attracted significant mainstream media attention but...

14 July 2013

Trinidad & Tobago's Media Association Pulls a 180 in Press Freedom Debacle

The Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago has retracted its original statement about political interference having a part to play in the alleged reassignment of key reporters in the Guardian's...

Barclays’ Decision Threatens Somalia Peace

13 July 2013

Garment Factory Map in Cambodia

How Europe's Solution for Economic Crisis is Actually the Problem

Europe's current crisis is more than economic. Between the German government advocating a dangerous austerity policy and European authorities lacking any other suggestions, it is clear that the 2008 financial...

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