Stories about Economics & Business from June, 2021
A crumbling wall in Turkistan's new flagship construction project reveals the faults of fast-paced development in Kazakhstan's holiest city.
India has launched the latest phase of its vaccination campaign, offering free vaccination for everyone, however, questions remain about how this drive can reach its intended population amidst emerging challenges.
As Erdogan delivered a speech at the opening ceremony for the Canal Istanbul project, scores of Istanbul residents were inhaling tear gas and hit with rubber bullets while celebrating Pride.
Was Michael B. Jordan's ‘J'ouvert’ rum cultural appropriation or a missed opportunity for Trinidad and Tobago?
While Jordan may have intended to pay homage to the roots of struggle from which the joyous festival emerged, much seemed to have been lost in translation.
"Sea snot"—or "marine mucilage"—may cause biodiversity loss. It is triggered by global warming, waste pollution and rising water temperatures.
“These past 10 post-revolution years, romanticised by the West, have solidified for us as more misery and living with the failing of state’s institutions."
When technological solutions are implemented in unchecked environments, as has become an issue in Chile, they also threaten to bring about over-automation, and unhappiness in workers
These films feature the struggles of various communities across the Asia-Pacific region as they defend their lands, environment and cultural heritage.
Chinese enterprises are making home for themselves in Kyrgyzstan. Some parts of the Kyrgyz population see this trend as a threat.
In Kazakhstan, Sinophobia is often a tool instrumentalized by protest organizers to mobilize people as a form of criticism of governmental policies
"You can’t stand up. But you don’t want to kneel down. Then you can only lie down flat."
In a country with a large informal economy, small business owners are skeptical of a new plan to make bitcoin a legal currency.
North Macedonia's great and varied biological diversity is seriously endangered and was significantly impacted by COVID-19, as protected areas in the country, and national parks' income were impacted.
Using Twitter's public API, Global Voices analyzed more than 2.5 million Japanese-language tweets to gauge public sentiment around the Tokyo Olympic Games.
It is clear the Caribbean is on the frontline of climate change, and its creeping impact on the marine environment is showing itself in various ways.
The BRI initiative enjoys a favourable perception because Nigeria has an infrastructure deficit that China is correcting. This programme will endure for some time in Nigeria.
A coalition of non-governmental and indigenous organizations came together to hold their government and companies accountable
Singaporean container ship X-Press Pearl had an accident near the Sri Lankan coast and has since sent waves of microplastics and charred debris along the coast of the country’s capital.
In the largest rallies since 2011, protests broke out across Oman for several days, leading to speedy employment policy by Sultan Haitham, who faces his first bout of dissent.