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· February, 2014

Stories about Economics & Business from February, 2014

28 February 2014

The Sustainable Fishing Practices of Dhivehi Reef Fishermen

Macedonians Prepare to March Against Poverty in Skopje

Macedonia, the most miserable country on earth according to The Economist, will unite in the fight against poverty on March 1, 2014 in Skopje.

25 February 2014

Madagascar Still Awaiting a New Prime Minister, Government

Police Repression Legalized as Mining Protests Grow in Peru

An article in Peru's penal code was modified to allow police and the military to use lethal force against protestors. Activist Elmer Campos Álvarez lives to tell the story.

23 February 2014

Indian Blogger Exposes Fuel Pump Cheating With Viral Video

"A rampant malpractice at most fuel stations in the country, one that needs to be tackled in these times of high fuel prices."

China Internet Giant Tencent's New Acquisition Follows Online2Offline Trend

China is the fastest growing consumption market in the world and online to offline commerce has become a fierce battlefield.

22 February 2014

Pro-Maidan Video Goes Viral Thanks to Pavel Durov, Russia's Zuckerberg

RuNet Echo

Given the political climate in Russia now, Durov's willingness to stake such an unabashedly pro-opposition position on the Ukraine crisis is rather astounding.

20 February 2014

Nigerian President Suspends Central Bank Head for ‘Financial Recklessness’

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the ex-governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, is no stranger to controversy.

Spain's Love-Hate Relationship With The New York Times

The Bridge

A New York Times story about Spain has once again made headlines in Spain. Why does the country care so much about the American paper's coverage?

19 February 2014

Empty Office Buildings in Trinidad's Capital

Photographers Snap Over Online Accreditation for Trinidad Carnival

Social media has taken the enjoyment of Trinidad and Tobago Carnival to a new level - but photographers are being told that their 2014 accreditation fees won't cover online use.

18 February 2014

Adapting to Extreme Climate Change in Mali and Madagascar

Climate change has already had a dramatic impact on the economy of two downtrodden countries

17 February 2014

Could Barbados’ Economic Crisis Spread to Other Islands?

Algerian Cartoonist Faces 18 Months in Jail for Mocking President

Djamel Ghanem faces prison for an unpublished cartoon that compares Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's possible fourth term to baby diapers.