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· October, 2013

Stories about Economics & Business from October, 2013

30 October 2013

South Korea Wants to Regulate Online Gaming Like Drugs and Alcohol

Earlier this month, South Korean lawmakers proposed a bill that regulates online gaming in a similar fashion to drugs and alcohol because of its addictive elements.

26 October 2013

VIDEO: The Human Cost of Development in India

A proposed steel plant is threatening the homes and livelihoods of residents in Jagatsinghapur, India. Activists are fighting an uphill battle against the governments and company behind the project.

Singapore Rejects Proposal to Define Poverty Line

Singapore "is known for defining everything" including "the exact number of people that constitutes an unlawful assembly." But surprisingly, the richest country in the world has not yet defined poverty

25 October 2013

Race Against Time for Ill Former Samsung Workers in South Korea

Samsung employees suffering from work-related illnesses face an uphill legal battle for recognition and compensation. Recently, there has been some positive developments.

23 October 2013

Codeshare Request from Serbia's New Airline Met with US, EU Pushback

The oldest and largest airline trade association in the United States called the request bizarre. Serbian media has so far chosen to ignore the story.

South Korea: Labor Worker's Posthumous Victory Over Samsung

22 October 2013

Nicolás Maduro's First Six Months as President of Venezuela

“Let Russians Sweep Their Own Streets”: Minorities Ponder Ethnic Violence

RuNet Echo

Non-ethnic Russians have been keen to express their views on the Biryulyovo riots online, using the language common to many of them - Russian.

21 October 2013

Why I'm Not Giving Up On Politicians (Yet)

The Bridge

Madagascar's political situation can seem hopeless, but Lova Rakotomalala has still decided to actively support one of the candidates in October 25's presidential election. Here's why.

18 October 2013

Property Bubble In Kathmandu

13 October 2013

The Kremlin's Internet Takeover: A Surefire Flop

RuNet Echo

When it comes to technology, the Russian government makes up in ambition for what it lacks in competence. Earlier this week, state-controlled telecom Rostelecom announced a government-sponsored Internet search engine.

10 October 2013

Media Ignores Farmers and Disabled Advocates Occupying Mumbai Train Station

The group brought traffic to a standstill at the station, but news outlets and social media largely turned a blind eye to the incident.

9 October 2013

China's Air Pollution Monitoring Network: Too Little, Too Late?

Heavy smog descended on Beijing and the surrounding area over the recent week-long holiday, pressuring Chinese authorities to unveil a pollution monitoring system. Netizens were not satisfied.