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· August, 2013

Stories about Economics & Business from August, 2013

31 August 2013

Crowdsourcing Malaysia’s 2014 Budget

Through the #bajet2014 website, Malaysians can give specific ideas in drafting the government's 2014 budget. They can also use the special page to approve or reject a particular proposal

28 August 2013

Campaigning for a Smoke-Free Southeast Asia

Review of several anti-smoking campaigns in Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Plus an advisory from Philippine health authorities against the dangers of promoting e-cigarettes

27 August 2013

Russia's Political Firebrand: What Makes Navalny Tick?

RuNet EchoAdvox

Russia's best-known political blogger earned his fame fighting corruption in the private sector, but may now face five years' jail time on (possibly trumped-up) embezzlement charges. In the meantime, he's...

A Brick in the Wall of Tertiary Education in Barbados?

The government plans to cut subsidies for students at the University of the West Indies in Barbados. Some call it "political treason" while others say the move has public support.

25 August 2013

PHOTOS: Protest Against LPG Price Hike in Thailand

Government claims the increase in cooking gas prices would ease the tax burden of motorists but consumers are worried about its impact on the cost of living in the country

23 August 2013

Navalny's Montenegrin Kryptonite or Russia's Invulnerable Candidate?

RuNet Echo

Information has emerged showing Navalny’s ownership of an active real estate company in Montenegro, established in 2007 and undeclared when he registered as a candidate for Moscow's mayor’s race.

22 August 2013

Which Flavor of China's Wildly Popular WeChat Will You Get?

Tencent offers two versions of WeChat, a "sanitized" one for mainland Chinese and an uncensored one for international users, yet some Chinese language accounts registered from overseas also encounter censorship.

19 August 2013

The Moscow Mayor's Mischievous Viral Marketing

RuNet Echo

Alexey Navalny turns the tables on those harassing him about financing, nationalism, and transparency.

18 August 2013

Bodies Pile in Egypt, But Birds Still Singing for Russian Vacationers

RuNet Echo

Russians living in Egypt to potential tourists: "Don't be afraid."

16 August 2013

Amazon Reserve Opens for Oil Drilling, Ecuador's President Blames the World

Correa says that the world "has failed" Ecuador by not contributing to the initiative to protect part of the Yasuní National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

14 August 2013

VIDEO: Shop at the ‘Barrio’ in Asunción, Paraguay

Tempers Flare at Kyrgyzstan's Favorite Lake

Conflicts on the shores of Kyrgyzstan's flagship holiday destination, Lake Issyk-Kul, are eating away at one of the republic's chief sources of income - tourism.

10 August 2013

PHOTOS: Oil Spill in Thailand's Samet Island

Oil spill reached a popular tourist destination aside from causing marine pollution. Environment groups claimed there was little disclosure on the impact of the disaster

9 August 2013

The Business of Endorsing Navalny

RuNet Echo

Last week, 37 Russian Internet-industry entrepreneurs tried to shatter the taboo about mixing business and politics by endorsing Alexey Navalny's run for mayor of Moscow.