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· May, 2014

Stories about Economics & Business from May, 2014

VIDEO: Mining Mogul Brags About the Unbelievable “Deal” He Scored for Zambia's Copper

A video of the owner of Vedanta Resources bragging about the unbelievable deal he cut with Zambia’s government for a copper mine 9 years ago, has appalled many Zambians.

Sultan Suleimanov on the RuNet's Last Chance

Suleimanov attended an invitation-only meeting at Roscomnadzor, the Russian government's chief censorship agency, which is tasked with enforcing a series of recent laws that limit the freedom of information online.

Meet Khadija, a Motorcycle Repairwoman Breaking Boundaries in Bangladesh

Countdown to the End of Twitter in Russia

The deputy director of Russia’s chief censorship agency, Roscomnadzor, has threatened to order a block on Twitter or Facebook entirely, in a matter of minutes.

Trinidad & Tobago: Accounting for TSTT

Germany, Already One of the World's Top Weapons Dealers, Breaks Arms Export Record

In 2013, Germany exported 43 percent more small arms than a year earlier. Net users drew attention to the the abuse of children as soldiers, and the government's hypocrisy.

Ethics and Transparency in Private Companies

Madagascar to Start Distributing Crude Oil Locally and Hope to Boost Job Market

Investigative Journalists Report on Macedonian Government Official's Hidden Wealth

Saint Lucians Defend Country's Image After Hotelier's Murder

After a rich businessman is murdered in St. Lucia, netizens discuss the impact his killing might have on the international perception of the island and by extension, its tourism industry.

Shamed Macedonian Government Caves in to Student Demands

Amid elections and economic instability, a student digital movement shames the Macedonian government into issuing a tender to fix appalling living conditions in the largest Skopje university dormitory.

It's Not Easy Being Black in Cuba

Jamaica: Let's Get Together and Feel…Miserable?

A country ranking by The Cato Institute based on the misery index has listed Jamaica, the land where everything is "irie", as the 5th most miserable country in the world.

The Rise and Fall of Bengal’s Textile Empire

Retaking the Streets of Puerto Rico…On a Bicycle

In some urban areas of Puerto Rico, more and more people choose to leave their cars in favor of cycling.

High Presence of Walmart and Walgreens in Puerto Rico

Protest against Goods and Services Tax Became Malaysia’s Biggest May Day Rally

Tens of thousands in Malaysia joined the May Day rally organized by the opposition to oppose the Goods and Services Tax which the government will start collecting next year.

Russian Internet on the Way to Pyongyang

Starting on August 1, 2014 all distributors of online content will be required to physically store 6 months worth of user data in Russia.

The Bengali Tradition of Halkhata, New Accounts Ledger

Trinidad & Tobago: From One Government to Another

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