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· October, 2014

Stories about Economics & Business from October, 2014

Understanding Southeast Asia in 19 Infographics

Global Voices looks at 19 infographics that help explain the promising future ahead for Southeast Asia, as well as the obstacles to greater regional prosperity.

Blogger Argues Corporate Sponsorship Cheapening Bangaldeshi Folk Culture

The Upsetting Ethnic Taxonomy of Russia's Richest Businessmen

One of Russia’s most popular news websites, the once vaunted Lenta.ru, finds itself at the center of a scandal today, after publishing an ethnic breakdown of Russia’s 200 richest people.

Off-Field Drama in West Indies Cricket Strike Heats Up Online Discussion

The West Indies' 2014 tour to India has been cancelled, thanks to a players' strike. Could this be the beginning of the end of West Indies cricket?

Japan’s Cabinet Members Are ‘Falling Like Dominoes’ to Corruption Scandals

The month of October has seen a tidal wave of allegations against members of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet. Has Abe lost control of the narrative?

There's an Island Made of Toxic Trash Rising Out of the Sea in the Maldives

Used batteries, asbestos, lead and other potentially hazardous waste dumped at Thilafushi island are seeping into the water, but environmental concerns have never materialized into a campaign by local activists.

Russians, Rejoice! The Long-Awaited ‘Meduza’ News Portal Has Arrived!

A cross between news aggregation and independent reporting, "Meduza" is the coolest thing to hit online Russian journalism in recent memory.

Building an Internet Fast Lane in Russia Could Be a Great Way to Stifle Independent Media

In Russia, where the online space for independent media is fast shrinking, the prospect of ending net neutrality and filtering Internet content poses significant dangers.

Too Late for Jamaican Government to ‘Kiss and Make Up’ When It Comes to Chikungunya

As the prime minister admits that Chikungunya has caused a "national emergency" in Jamaica, people remain dissatisfied with the government's efforts to educate citizens and contain the disease.

An Indian Photoblogger's Lone Fight Against Plagiarism

Chinese Outbound Foreign Direct Investment in Europe

Security Risks Exposed at Amusement Park in Dhaka

Lebanon’s Palestinian Refugees Step into the Limelight With ‘Humans of Al Rashidiya’

A New Humans of New York-type project hopes to dispel stereotypes plaguing Lebanon’s Palestinian society. Many think their camps are security time bombs, while others haven’t even heard of them.

France Continues to Attract Investors, but Its Public Debt Worries Economists

France's public debt is set to rise by more than 70 billion euros next year, yet France is currently borrowing at historically low rates.

Android App Digitises Motorcycle Deliveries in Kenya

Battleground Instagram: the Jamaican Reggae Artiste vs. the Youth and Culture Minister

Recent online misadventures of Jamaica's state officials are an example of how social media are changing the way Caribbean politicians interact with the public.

Waves of Synchronized Tweets From Japan Have Forced Twitter to Redo Its System

Japan's habit of publishing tweets at the same time on certain occasions have caused Twitter to crash in the past.

Talking Heads Project Showcases What is Extraordinary About People in Africa

It's a Great Time for Student Housing Across France, Except in Paris

The problem of student rents has not improved in Paris. In fact, unlike the rest of the country, it's become even worse.

Once Banned From the US, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Goes Stateside

Modi, who was banned from entering the United States for nearly 10 years, has reached out to the Indian diaspora in the US and top CEOs during his visit.

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