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· June, 2017

Stories about Economics & Business from June, 2017

A Czech Nuclear Plant Held a Swimsuit Contest to Choose Its Next Female Intern

The move quickly faced accusations of sexism: "What a joke! Do we make men pose in swim suits to get hired as interns?"

Kazakhs Ridicule ‘Self-Made Man’ Puff Portrait of Presidential Grandson

"While the man toils towards the welfare of Kazakhstan, his policies are something that every prominent person can emulate."

Tanzanian Media Misrepresent the Dispute Between the Government and the World's Third Largest Gold Mining Company

The chairman of the mining company Barrick Gold said one thing, but the media said something completely different.

With Public Finances Under Strain, Mozambique’s Government Approves Purchase of Luxury Cars for Deputies

"We should not make the Assembly of the Republic a big jackpot, where the popular vote is seen as a lottery house."

With Economy Unravelling, What Awaits the Turkmen Regime?

"This is the end for Turkmenistan. The crisis has reached the country. Now we’ll see the appearance of the Central Asian Venezuela."

A Cuban Writes to Donald Trump

"What kind of global power believes that allowing its people to travel to an island with 11 million inhabitants and a president named Castro could enrich only that government?"

How Much Money Did Macedonian Railways Make From the 2015-2016 Refugee Crisis?

"There were days when over 10,000 human beings would cross the border, and everyone (except small children) had to buy the tickets...Where are the money gone, you f*cking thieves?!"

Going Postal: Tajikistan Stops DHL, UPS and Pony Express in Their Tracks

"Does this DHL have an owner? Can’t he come to Tajikistan?"

Hungary's LEGO Love Affair Began with an Animated Cartoon

Move over, Lego Movie. These short films are literally blockbusters.

Locals Rejoice as Restart Planned for Nuclear Power Plant

The reactor restarts are welcome news to isolated host communities. However, residents of one of Japan's most densely populated regions are fearful about the potential for another massive nuclear accident.

A Video Ad That Suggests Black Isn't Beautiful Sparks Outrage in Malaysia

"Pull out the ads and sign your boss and agency up for social sensitivity 101 class please," wrote a Twitter user, addressing Watsons health and beauty chain.

Small Farmers in Madagascar Say Chinese Investors Forced Them to Sell Their Land for Dirt Cheap

"Is there anything that regular people like us can do to protect our land? We air complaints to...the media or on social media, but no one dares to stand up."

‘Financing Venezuelan Narcos the Goldman Sachs Way’

"Once you understand who they purchased the bonds from, you might think you are watching a new Netflix crossover of Narcos and The Big Short," says entrepreneur Juan Bermudez.

Could Professional Sports Boost Economic Development in Africa?

"Of course, sports alone cannot lift a country out of poverty. But they can help inspire social change."

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