Stories about Economics & Business from December, 2016
"Has halal political correctness gone overboard? Will we one day see moral police invading houses to ensure that we are eating only halal food? When will common sense prevail?"
What's worse? Environmental smog or political smog?
As 2016 comes to an end, The Irrawaddy showcases the best photographs that capture Myanmar’s most iconic moments.
Not in Croatia? The Croatia Reads app also offers people outside the country Croatian books free of charge.
"Who dares to invest when investment costs are so high and profit isn't guaranteed?"
The revelations, compiled by investigative journalism network KRIK, are generating lively debate online and within traditional media.
Nepal's constitution has failed to bring equality to the country's women, but human rights advocates haven't given up.
The organisers of Soaka 2017 may have thought they were being Internet-savvy by asking patrons to go through a five-step ticketing process, but it struck some as elitist and discriminatory.
"Stay strong. Be strong. And you have relatives all over the world to stand with you."
"Casinos are the product of corrupt capitalism and against the spirit of the communist revolution."
Taking nude photos in exchange for a loan may seem bizarre, but that's exactly what's happening in China. A major online leak has cracked the scheme wide open.
"The Vietnamese government should urgently amend the land law and its grievance processes to protect farmers’ rights."
Hours after Russian news outlets began reporting that state media regulatory agency Roskomnadzor had issued instructions forcing Google to re-register in Russia or face sanctions, an agency representative backpedaled, telling roem.ru that Izvestiya, the newspaper that broke the news, had misreported the story. Izvestiya quoted Vadim Ampelonsky in their initial report as saying that...