Stories about Economics & Business from June, 2016
"If the UK sneezes Africa will … well Africa will say 'bless you' and move on."
"European leaders must display serenity and begin to re-imagine a Union that is more peoples-based, reconnecting with the real people, less focused on the stifling Brussels-based bureaucrats."
Uganda, surrounded by areas of instability and war, has admitted roughly 700,000 refugees from South Sudan, Somalia, Burundi, and Congo.
Economic fallout, a hostile view towards immigration, and a world where Donald Trump could be the next US President. Surprise: many Caribbean Internet users are not pleased about Brexit.
On the heels of Brexit, Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, says that Delhi will soon have a referendum on full statehood -- but is a referendum even constitutional?
"In the refugee camp, we have no facilities – even shoes we don’t have. There is no gym. Even the weather does not favor training..."
The bank took Cyprian Nyakundi to court following a series of critical stories. Nyakundi calls himself a "Kenyan-based blogger who has an interest in politics, governance, corporate-fraud and human-interest stories."
Russian officials are considering the creation of a "national big data operator" that would control how Russian Internet users' data is being used, stored and protected.
Although Sri Lanka has grappled with divisions along ethnic and religious lines, in challenging times citizens do come together to help each other, casting aside their differences.
With numerous instances of censorship and bans targeting ‘freedom of expression’, Indian filmmakers are up in arms in an attempt to see this Bollywood film released soon without major cuts.
"Most of the workers are internal migrants who return to their homes for treatment when their health problems become unbearable."
Spontaneous encounters with ordinary citizens are always difficult for politicians, and Dmitry Medvedev—whose greatest political asset has been his absence of charisma—handled a recent incident as awkwardly as you'd expect.
A new social venture has come up with a simple idea to provide a cheap solution to the problem of overheating in the summer in areas without electricity.
For the past two months, tons of fish have washed up dead on the shores of central Vietnam. Seven dead whales, too.
Moscow's Zipcar equivalent is trying to show customers that it's listening. This comes after an Internet scandal where it didn't look like a great listener.
"So you’re in essence creating a board [...] that will be of nonresidents of the island running the financial affairs of Puerto Rico for the next five, possibly 10 years."
"When a company, out of commercial considerations, decides to practice excessive self-censorship, that also generates fear in the community and encourages tyranny's unreasonable behavior."
A Russian blogger has been arrested after working with an HBO film crew to report on the real estate situation in the wake of the Sochi Olympics.
India says it wants to seal the border with Bangladesh in Assam. The Bhartiya Janta Party says these measures are a necessary defense against illegal immigration.