Stories about Economics & Business from April, 2022
Nepal’s journey to electric public transport
The three buses out of a fleet of 40 battery-powered buses imported by the Sajha Yatayat cooperative public transport service from China have arrived in Nepal and will start operation.
Japanese fast food exec fired after talk of “hooking young women on meth”
The former Yoshinoya executive's remarks are just one example of the deeper problem of misogyny that plagues Japanese society.
Are ongoing peaceful, creative and spontaneous protests Sri Lanka's ‘Arab Spring moment'?
Peaceful and spontaneous protests have intensified across Sri Lanka over the past few weeks since March 31, 2022. The highlight of these protests is the protest at Colombo’s Galle Front.
Indonesia is caught between Russia and the West ahead of the November G20 conference
This year’s G20 is being chaired by Indonesian President Joko Widodo who is facing pressure to ban Russian representatives because of Russia’s war in Ukraine.
Citizens push back on Palau’s plan to open marine sanctuary to commercial fishing and exploration
"...We believe there is a multitude of unexplored alternatives resulting in sustainable revenues that return social and environmental gains."
Public opinion in Central Asia: A pioneering Kyrgyz NGO ventures into uncharted territory
While the five Central Asian nations share borders and history, they rarely view themselves as part of the same region. A Kyrgyz NGO tries to survey them as one group.
Jokowi shuts down chatter about a potential third term as President of Indonesia
Some politicians have cited the pandemic and the war in Ukraine as reasons Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) should run for a third term, which goes against the nation's constitution.
As international negotiations end in Jamaica, the threat of deep-sea mining hangs over the world's oceans
From the impact on global fisheries to destruction of carbon storage on the seabed, environmentalists say deep-seabed mining could herald even more catastrophic effects for climate change.
Introducing The Unfreedom Monitor, a new project of Global Voices Advox
The Unfreedom Monitor is a research initiative that examines the growing phenomenon of networked or digital authoritarianism. The initial report highlights the underlying factors that lead to its spread.