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· May, 2014

Stories about Economics & Business from May, 2014

Russian Internet Users, Putin is After Your Digital Wallets

The offices of Yandex.Money, the popular online payments system associated with Russia's largest search engine, were searched by Russia's Investigative Committee.

How To Register A Company In Nepal

Libertarian blogger Surath Giri posts an info-graphic which depicts the details of the complicated company registration process in Nepal.

Rwanda: The Good, the Bad and the Hopeful

Although Rwanda has made great strides in recovering from the 1994 genocide, advocacy groups continue to report human rights violations.

Now Russia Wants to Tighten the Noose Around News-Aggregation Sites

Russian lawmakers are taking steps to classify news-aggregating websites as mass media, which would require companies like Yandex to register with the government and face stricter regulations.

Dragons and Fears

Miguel Carrillo wrote [es] on Evolución Creativa about fears, and he uses a tale from a land named “Confortland”, and concludes with this reflection: Fears don't define us, how we...

“How are We Malagasy Supposed to Provide School Supplies and Medications for our Children ?”

Malagasy blogger  Tojo Fehizoro posted a spreadsheet that summarized the minimum cost of basic supplies for a Malagasy family of 4 with 2 children, 10 and 7 years old respectively. The...

Creating Biogas from Water Hyacinth

Water hyacinth (water weed) is a menace in Bangladesh which restricts water flow and blocks sunlight in rivers and ponds contributing to contamination and killing of fish. Instead of spending...

Jamaica Blog Day: Environment or Development?

Development at the expense of the environment is a hot topic as Jamaica tries to find ways to ensure economic viability...but must it be an either/or proposition?

What is Really Ailing France ?

The inability of the French economy to rebound from the Euro zone crisis, the loss of corporate champions like Alstom and Arcelor and the forceful rise of the far right...

Apocalyptic Scenes in Andranondambo, Madagascar as Villages Fight Over Land

L'Express Mada reports that the entire village of Andranondambo in the South of Madagascar was destroyed [fr] during an inter-village conflict that stems from a dispute over land rights. The...

Trinidad & Tobago's World Cup Players Still Owed Money

You know it is business as usual when you see a dodgy salesman holding the purse strings. Wired868 holds no brief for the political party that will possibly form Trinidad...

Russian Digital Sovereignty Is Here and, Yes, It Includes Schoolgirls

No sooner than Basov announced the search engine's moral superiority did Russian bloggers begin posting screen captures of curious search queries conducted using Sputnik.ru.

Property Prices a Source of Sticker Shock for Expats in Hong Kong

Expats flock to the city for the high quality of life and abundant work opportunities, but many say rental property prices are too expensive for the average worker.

PetroPalestine: Another Clash Between Chavez Supporters and Opponents in Venezuela

"What are we gaining with PetroPalestine?", Venezuelans asked on social media after the Venezuelan government announced an agreement to send oil and diesel to Palestine.

Mubarak is a Thief Hashtag Greets his Three-Year Prison Sentence

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to three years in prison for embezzling state funds. Wry bloggers wonder why the sentence is so lenient.

“JetGate” Forces Resignation of Bermuda's Premier

An alleged corruption scandal has prompted the resignation of Bermuda's premier, leaving the island in the midst of political upheaval and the ruling party with an uncertain future.

Bangladesh's Economy Remains Stable, Analysis Finds

Equity analyst and blogger Asif Khan posts a brief economic update of Bangladesh in his blog. According to the analysis, despite political uncertainties the economy looks stable and inflation remains...

Costs and Benefits of Brazil's World Cup

Daniel Bustos blogs [es] from Colombia on the economy of the World Cup in Brazil and after touching upon the inevitable issue of corruption, states:  Finally, Brazil will serve as a...

5 Things You Should Know About India's New Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The controversial and charismatic Modi will soon be at the controls of the world's largest democracy. But who is he?

“Ban” From Barbados Central Bank Prompts Defense of Press Freedom

Barbados' Central Bank Governor attempts to strip a newspaper of its privileges, prompting a barrage of blog posts questioning his suitability to the post and supporting freedom of the press.

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