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· August, 2014

Stories about Economics & Business from August, 2014

Cubans Join Authorised Users of Google Chrome

  21 August 2014

Google Chrome finally becomes “legal” in Cuba and blogger Yoani Sanchez says that she gleans great satisfaction from “knowing that the opinions of citizens interested in the free flow of information and technology influenced the elimination of this prohibition.”

Derailed Train Exposed Inefficient Philippine Mass Transport System

  17 August 2014

Scores were injured when a train overshot its stop at a busy intersection in south Manila. The crash ignited an intense discussion about the weak and inefficient mass transportation system in the Philippines. Authorities vowed to improve train service amid rising public anger over the incident.

Video: Listen to Nairobi Coffee Shop Entrepreneur

  15 August 2014

Meet Peter Owiti, coffee shop entrepreneur in Nairobi, Kenya: The story of Peter Owiti, the brains behind Pete’s Coffee shop, speaks volumes of the great deal of effort that is spent when setting up a successful business. In the brief video below, Pete, who is a father of three, talks...

Investors Should Explore Nigeria Despite Negative Reports

  14 August 2014

Chris Akor's investors’ guide to Nigeria intends to demonstrate how the negatives reports about Nigeria have no basis in reality and that investors who have ignored the reports have been making huge returns on their investments: Undue clatter has trailed the release of Nigeria’s rebased GDP figures – a purely...

Improving Internet Access in Cambodia

  11 August 2014

Danièle Adler, a consultant in communications strategy, gives an overview of the significant improvement of the IT sector in Cambodia: Six years ago, fewer than 10,000 Cambodians had a web connection, and it was extremely slow. Today 2.5 million people have Internet access at home, and an additional two million...

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