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· August, 2012

Stories about Economics & Business from August, 2012

15 August 2012

#DearEgyptAir, Better Service Please

Over the past few years it has become apparent that, if one has a loud enough voice and a big enough audience—not to mention a good sense of humor—social media...

14 August 2012

Pakistan: Economics And Secularism

Ukraine: Authorities Shut Down BitTorrent Tracker Demonoid

In what is believed to be an attempt to please the United States without angering local voters, the Ukrainian authorities have shut down Demonoid, one of the world's largest BitTorrent...

13 August 2012

Tajikistan: New Oil and Gas Find is Good and Bad

Africa: Moving Beyond the Resource Curse

Why is it that African nations endowed with many natural resources such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria or Madagascar to name a few are also plagued with endemic...

12 August 2012

Cameroon: Olympic Escape – Blame the System, Not the Athletes

"It's rather sad, however, to see that our country has become a prison, from which everyone wants to escape at any cost." Cameroon delves into reasons behind the disappearance of...

London Olympic Games made in China

Bulgaria: Don't Dismantle the Train Services!

11 August 2012

Spain: Expropriation of Food for the Most Needy

Politicians and labor unionists have expropriated food from supermarkets in order to give it to the most needy in times in which Spain is experiencing a serious socioeconomic crisis. Chris...

Côte d'Ivoire: Debate Rages over University Fees

The universities of Côte d'Ivoire are getting ready to re-open their doors on September 3, 2012, bringing to an end long months of closure, controversially ordered by the Ivorian president....

Guinea: Statistics on Poverty on the Rise

Bangladesh: Ugly and Deadly Billboards in Dhaka

Dhaka skylines are covered with commercial billboards. These not only block the view of the sky but during string winds and storms they are prone to collapse and harm pedestrians....

9 August 2012

Egypt: Cairo Blackout

Egyptians woke up today [August 9, 2012] to a Cairo without electricity. The city's metro and the Egyptian Stock Exchange stopped functioning. Netizens took to their keyboards to complain.

China: Online Advertisement Contract

Argentina Returns Frozen Bank Deposit Funds

On August 3, 2012, the Argentine government returned depositors' funds which had been frozen during the year 2002 and which puts an end to the corralito era. The news was...

8 August 2012

Mauritania: Bribery and String-Pulling, Made in China

"The Chinese accused of bribing escaped any legal pursuit. What matters is, as far as I know, that he is the first civil servant to report a bribery case in...

7 August 2012

Spain: ‘I Won't Pay’ Campaign Hits Catalan Highways

A wave of protests against rising tolls on Spanish highways reached its five-month mark last week, when a clash between motorists and private authorities motivated a company that oversees more...

Cuba: Food Measures

France: The Currency Taboo Deciphered

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