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· September, 2014

Stories about Economics & Business from September, 2014

29 September 2014

New Document Leak Reveals Scope of Collaboration Between Moscow and Donetsk

RuNet Echo

These documents offer fascinating insights into the relationship between the Russian Far Right and the separatists now active in eastern Ukraine.

28 September 2014

Second Hunger Strike Over Highway May Leave Trinidad & Tobago Fighting For Its Soul

Environmentalist Dr. Wayne Kublalsingh takes up a second hunger strike to protest the construction of a section of highway, but the stakes are now much higher than a simple road.

26 September 2014

Jamaica Considers Developing Goat Islands Despite Environmental Protests

Jamaica's officials recently petitioned UNESCO, but the "lure of a $1.5 billion investment" has brought an about-face. Shackled to the IMF, the money might be too much to pass up.

‘We Should All Care About Climate Change Because It Will Have a Direct Impact on the State of the World’

In the second part of Global Voices' interview with Jonathan Barcant, the co-founder of the non-profit group IAMovement talks about what a world that uses clean energy looks like.

25 September 2014

Here's Why Mail.Ru's Complete Control Over VKontakte Is Bad News

RuNet Echo

Russia’s Internet group Mail.ru has acquired the remaining stake in VKontakte, and is now the sole owner of the biggest social network in the country.

‘The Right Moment Has Come for People to Rise Up and Say No More’ to Fossil Fuels

Trinidad and Tobago was one Caribbean nation that took part in the global Climate Change Marches last Sunday. Global Voices talks to Jonathan Barcant, who helped organise the local event.

How Climate-Smart Villages in Bangladesh, India and Nepal Are Preparing Farmers for the Future

As part of the effort to help farmers adapt to changing climates, text and voice messages were sent to 1,400 farmers in 60 Indian villages with important farming information.

22 September 2014

Central Asia and South Korea Are More Connected Than You Might Think

South Korea is an unheralded but important partner to the post-Soviet states of Central Asia, serving both as a destination for Central Asian migrants and a source of regional trade.

21 September 2014

Cambodian Garment Workers Are Pressuring H&M, Walmart and Zara to Make Their Suppliers Pay a Living Wage

The workers are demanding a monthly minimum wage of 177 US dollars. A previous strike in January was the target of a violent crackdown that left five workers dead.

16 September 2014

Was a Popular Saint Lucia Blog Taken Down by Google Hateful or Just Outspoken?

Advox

The no-holds-barred, muckraking blog had become both notorious and controversial among people interested in local politics -- and then it was blocked, without warning.

How a Vote for Scottish Independence Could Affect the Caribbean

How could something as seemingly remote as the issue of Scottish independence have an effect on Caribbean states? The long arm of colonial history connects more than you might think.

Trinidadians Concerned Over “Largest Ever Budget”

12 September 2014

How the United States H4 Visa Traps Foreign Workers’ Family Members in a ‘Golden Cage’

H4 visa holders cannot get a job in the US, work remotely for a company back home or even freelance.

10 September 2014

Less Than 10% of Rural Sub-Saharan Africans Have Access to Electricity. What's Being Done to Change That?

Fifteen percent of the world's population lives in Africa, yet they represent only 3 percent of global electricity consumption. Organizations are carrying out various electrification projects to wire the continent.

Trinidad & Tobago Needs to Pass the Public Procurement Bill

9 September 2014

News of the Latest McDonald's Closure in Russia “Devastates” Obama

RuNet Echo

When current events inspire Russia's satirists, the RuNet produces some amazingly funny short stories. Russia's ongoing assault on the McDonald's food chain is having such an effect.

3 September 2014

Looking to Get Away? Do It Patriotically, With Russia's Upcoming Booking.com Clone.

RuNet Echo

As Russia turns inward, the country has sought national alternatives to goods and services that are generally Western-dominated. Moving ahead, Russia faces the dangers of breaking this dependence too quickly.

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