Stories about Economics & Business from February, 2016
How much sex are Japanese people having, anyway, and could having more sex help Japan improve its declining birth rate?
A bid offering Egyptian president Abdel Fattah El Sisi for sale went up on eBay minutes after he said he would even sell himself to bail out the country.
What is it about life in Manchay that makes the residents protest so energetically against a fare rise that would to others seem negligible?
"The scene was sad. We only have short time to make things better, to keep our youth here. To make everybody understand: We deserve better."
A Caribbean representative has been elected to the International Board of the EITI for the first time. Global Voices talks with Victor Hart about patrimony, innovation and fighting corruption.
With oil prices tumbling and Russia’s economy on hard times, a carmaker is falling back on one of the industry’s most dependable marketing tactics: appealing to consumers’ sense of patriotism.
Moscow awoke earlier this week to find that the city has a new face. Before dawn on February 9, the mayor's office tore down roughly a hundred small businesses.
"2 killed, 18 injured in firing on PIA employees. Whatever one may think about the PIA protest, this is absurdly fascistic handling by govt."
An opening ceremony for a children's hospital that was never actually opened to the public. Public funds used despite a government-to-government arrangement. A collapsed access road. What next?
“Oh my God, I'm done for. The Japanese Federale is knocking at my door.”
In Bangladesh, India and Nepal, efforts are underway to provide women with a sanitary napkin they can afford in order to improve health and remove social stigmas attached to menstruation.
"It seems it is time to start exporting organic fertiliser. This is a particularly promising direction, given we are now fairly deep in shit."