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· November, 2013

Stories about Economics & Business from November, 2013

30 November 2013

Economic Challenges For The New Nepali Government

A Durian Village In Sri Lanka

Dubai Wins the Expo 2020!

Dubai has been selected to host the World Expo trade convention in 2020. The Twittersphere celebrates.

28 November 2013

A Bird's-Eye View of Russian Corruption

RuNet Echo

Blogger Alexey Navalny has launched a new attack against five prominent Russian politicians, accusing them bribe-taking and failing to declare vast property holdings that include opulent mansions located outside Moscow.

26 November 2013

Red Square's Makeover: Goodbye, Lenin. Hello, Louis Vuitton!

RuNet Echo

Lenin’s Mausoleum is no longer the most imposing structure in Moscow’s Red Square. From now until January 19, that honor belongs to a 20-foot-tall Louis Vuitton advertisement.

Reasons for Power Outages in Benin

Benin has suffered more power outages over the last few days with the national electric energy company (SEEB) denying all responsibility. Nigeria supplies a large quantity of Benin's power, even...

25 November 2013

Ukrainian pro-EU Protest Pleases the Russian Opposition

RuNet Echo

But no consensus on whether Ukraine should continue the long process of EU accession or whether it should forge yet closer ties with Russia.

Story of a Democratic Blackout: Valencia's Public Television Shuts Down (Part 2)

In this second and final part of a series, we discuss the reactions and consequences on the shutdown of public television in Valencia, Spain.

22 November 2013

Japan's Independent Tofu Makers Are Rapidly Disappearing

Japan's traditional tofu makers, trying to compete with low supermarket prices, are on the verge of extinction.

Story of a Democratic Blackout: Valencia's Public Television Shuts Down (Part 1)

The announcement by the Valencian government on the afternoon of November 5 fell like a bucket of cold water among television and public radio workers in Valencia, Spain.

More Transparency Needed in Uranium Negotiation in Niger

General Motors’ Headquarters Move Out of China

21 November 2013

Pakistan's IMF Bailout Brings Painful Rise in Inflation

As Pakistan attempts to keep the International Monetary Fund happy by slashing subsidies, hiking power tariffs and increasing revenue, inflation has grown sharply, severely impacting ordinary citizens.

20 November 2013

Unemployment, Poverty and Brain Drain: Italy's Crisis Deepens

More than 4.1 million poverty-stricken Italians have received food through non-profit food parcels or free meals.

Russian Social Conservatives & Economic Liberals Want to Cut Abortion Funding

RuNet Echo

Russians have consistently opposed measures aimed at restricting access to abortion. Despite this, there are indications the Russian government is moving to introduce restrictions on the practice.

Haiti: Reforestation Nation