Stories about Economics & Business from August, 2017
Could Trinidad and Tobago’s Media Shake Up Usher in a Return to ‘Total Local’ Programming?
While the commitment to local content excites filmmakers and media producers, state media employees share concerns over job security, especially in a slow economy.
Blaming Social Media Comments, a Russian Tycoon Announces He's Done With Macedonian Sports
"All over the world fans insult and badmouth club presidents, yet no president has left a club because of that."
Why Is the Biggest Sugar Mill in Western Cuba Economically and Environmentally Inefficient?
For years, the biggest sugar mill in Western Cuba has had the worst harvest.
‘Dagdag Gastos’ Calculator Debunks Philippine Government Claim That Tax Reform Will Benefit the Poor
"Ultimately, more Filipino families will have to shoulder added expenses to their already gravely inadequate incomes."
China’s Taobao Faces Storm For Selling Personalised Messages Delivered by African Children
"Disgraceful! Taobao should put an end to these shops and investigate vendors for false advertising and malicious anti-black racism!"
A Young Engineer From Niger Is Taking on Industrial Air Pollution With His Invention
The T-shaped device captures the CO2-containing heavy substances from the fumes via an affinity-based chemical assay that binds CO2 particles.
What's Behind the Success of Satirical Media in Hong Kong?
"The reason why Most100’s parodies are so popular is related to the reality that people cannot change society and so they can only take pleasure in satires."
Five Days After His Essay Went Viral, Chinese Author Apologizes for ‘Imprecise’ Writing on Beijing's Economic Boom
Zhang's viral essay commented on Beijing's rapid economic and architectural development and rising economic inequality.