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· November, 2019

Stories about Economics & Business from November, 2019

Exclusion in access to public information for marginalized groups in India

Subhashish Panigrahi highlights the challenges and opportunities relating to access to public information for marginalized groups in India.

Sexual harassment case in Trinidad & Tobago highlights need for better policies

A recent case has highlight Trinidad and Tobago's lack of laws protecting citizens from workplace sexual harassment, especially members of the LGBTQ community, who can be quite vulnerable.

Japanese arms fair generates protest, puzzlement

While arms fairs have been regularly held in Japan in the past, this is the first such event organized in collaboration between government and industry.

A favourite Nepali hard cheese finds favour with canines

Chhurpi, the traditional hard cheese made from yaks' and cows' milk from the Himalayan region, is now a popular treat for dogs in the United States and Europe.

Soaring onion prices create panic in Bangladesh

The onion crisis is escalating in Bangladesh with delays from traditional import partners and prices increasing six-fold. The government is air-lifting onions to meet the demand.

Iran protests: Flying bullets and internet shutdown

The current protests are more widespread, more diverse in terms of class, and characterized by a brutal government response that includes a near-total shutdown of the internet.

Beirut demonstrations honored in a map showing protest as a process of live ‘city-making’

“Maps are important additions to the visual "magma" we're being exposed to because they allow us to summarize, reflect and put things in perspective."

Environmentalists raise alarm over hydropower boom in the Balkans

More than 2,700 small hydroelectric plants are either planned or under construction in the region. Critics say governments aren't properly assessing their impacts.

At a standstill: Can Haiti find a way out of its unending crisis?

As more and more Haitian people take to the streets to demand his resignation, President Jovenel Moïse seems intent on redirecting focus away from his government.

Amidst denial, Pakistan's smog issues pose serious health risks to the city of Lahore

Many Pakistanis are wondering when the Pakistan government will realize the magnitude of the degradation of air quality in Pakistani megacities and take steps for a solution.

Why is Pakistan trying to broker Iran-Saudi peace talks?

Despite many unresolved domestic issues, Pakistan's role towards brokering an Iran-Saudi peace talk is being widely criticized at home and abroad.

Will collective farming by artists save one of Manila's remaining urban fields?

"As peasant advocates aiming at promoting agroecology, we want to participate in agricultural production."

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