Stories about Economics & Business from August, 2014
Are the West's Sanctions Against Russia Tough Enough?
The West has hit Russia with the toughest sanctions yet, signaling that it is finally getting serious about Russia’s continued support for separatists in eastern Ukraine. Are they enough?
Hollywood Studios Sue 15 South Koreans for Subtitling Their TV Shows Without Permission
South Korean subtitlers were sued by Hollywood studios for their translation of popular TV shows. Is there any talking points missing from Western media report?
Putin Is Banning a Bunch of Western Imports. Russians Fear for Their Booze.
Russians might soon be missing Scotch whisky and French cheese. A decree signed by Vladimir Putin bans the import of agricultural products from countries which had earlier sanctioned Russia.
Shut Your Mouth, Russian Bureaucrat
Russia's government won’t be keeping a promise about restoring certain pension deposits, and one high-ranking economic official is already out of a job thanks to a bizarre online apology.
Hong Kong Web Users Are Defending Originality As Game Clone ‘Tower of Saviors’ Hits It Big
Behind the commercial success of mobile game Tower of Saviors lies a mob of angry netizens who accuse the game of being a shameless imitation of Japan's Puzzle & Dragons.
How the Singapore-Malaysia ‘Toll Wars’ Are Hurting Workers and Commuters
The cost of crossing the Singapore-Johor Causeway suddenly went up by almost 400 percent after toll fees were raised by Malaysia and Singapore.