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· January, 2014

Stories about Economics & Business from January, 2014

31 January 2014

Don't Stop the Party: Copyright Issues Threaten Trinidad Carnival Fete

The Copyright Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago has threatened to shut down a popular Carnival fete, but organisers and patrons alike now have a voice through social media.

How Brazilian Taxpayer Money Finances Construction Projects in the Amazon

During three months, reporters from Agência Pública sought to uncover the trail of investments of the National Bank of Economic and Social Development (BNDES) in infrastructure projects in the Amazon.

30 January 2014

The Cost of Living in Rio de Janeiro Is Too Damn High

In Rio de Janeiro, you'll pay 72 reals (30 US dollars) for chicken stroganoff or 43 reals (18.20 US dollars) for a green salad. Residents have had enough.

Château-Rouge: A Prominent African Food Market in Paris

29 January 2014

Samsung Withdraws Controversial University Quota Policy in South Korea

South Korea isn't notoriously nicknamed "The Republic of Samsung" for nothing.

Blogger Unveils Sochi Corruption Website

RuNet Echo

Alexei Navalny joined the Sochi anti-corruption campaign this week, launching an interactive website outlining what he calls the true costs of the Olympic preparations in Sochi.

Cable Providers Begin Dropping Russia's Only Independent TV Station

RuNet Echo

The prospect that Russian cable television providers might drop TV Rain became a reality today, when two major cable companies reported their decisions to end access to the station.

A Business Model Competition to Ignite Start Ups in Madagascar

28 January 2014

Sri Lanka's Best Bus Terminal

So Long to Russia's Only Independent TV Station?

RuNet Echo

The only opposition television station operating today in Russia is now threatened with losing access to cable broadcasting, after a scandalous poll about the WWII Siege of Leningrad.

Critical Cybersecurity Issues for the Caribbean

27 January 2014

Alarm Bells Ringing (Again) Over China's Housing Bubble

Continuously jumping home prices has raised concerns again about real estate bubble in China as the government refrains from introducing more property curbs that would hinder economic growth.

24 January 2014

Massive Credit Card Data Theft Hits 20 Million South Koreans

In an effort to quell public anger, authorities have released tougher regulations, but people remain livid.

23 January 2014

It's Slash and Burn for Russia's Indigenous

RuNet Echo

Russia’s indigenous people stand up for their land rights in a quarrel with oil companies, raising issues of environmental and economic justice.

A Growing Job Market for Young People in Senegal: The Fishing Sector

South Korea: I Would Rather Sell My Personal Info

East Timor: ‘Australia Spied on Us for Oil Secrets’

East Timor is battling Australia in The Hague over Australia's alleged spying and violation of East Timor's sovereignty in a dispute over an oil and gas treaty between the two.

22 January 2014

How Protecting the Environment and Fighting Poverty Are Linked in Madagascar

Madagascar's disappearing ecosystem cannot sustain its population any longer. But solutions do exist.