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· July, 2015

Stories about Economics & Business from July, 2015

Bangladesh's Rich Iftar Tradition in 12 Spectacular Photos

The streets in Bangladesh's capital are turning into open buffets for iftar, the sunset meal during the Islamic month of fasting.

The German Voices on the Greek Crisis You Aren't Hearing

Within German online communities anti-austerity voices -- that align themselves with the Greek people -- are loud and clear.

The Internet Laughs at Spanish President Rajoy's Ignorance About His Country's Debt

Mariano Rajoy's blunders when talking about Spain's foreign debt have made netizens wonder how much he really knows about the reality of the country he governs.

Forget a ‘Grexit’. Twitter Users Want Germany's Finance Minister to Go Instead

"20 years from now our kids will ask us why we let it happen and didn't remove this bunch of corrupted technocrats. #Schaublexit"

The Risky Roller Coaster Ride That Is China's Stock Market

"I was hoping to use the money I earn from the stock market to fly to the US to see my friends. Now I won’t be going."

Malaysian Prime Minister’s Corruption Scandal Inspires Movie Memes

The hashtag #1MDBMovies appeared after a Wall Street Journal report alleged that 700 million US dollars was transferred into the bank accounts of Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Journalist Asteris Masouras Hopes Solidarity Will Save Greece

In this interview, Global Voices contributor Asteris Masouras analyzes the Greek crisis, its roots and its possible ramifications.

How the Cash Crisis in Greece Is Affecting Ordinary People

Greece is more dependent on its cash economy than almost anywhere in Europe. So the bank shutdown there is already negatively impacting thousands of small businesses and their customers.

Hong Kong's Taxis Drivers Go Head-to-Head With Car-Hire Apps for Passengers

Taxi drivers are pressuring the city's government to crack down on unlicensed ride-hailing services like Uber and GoGo Van. But passengers think these car-hire alternatives have lots of perks.

A Driver's-Eye View of Uber in China

Despite a crackdown on ride-hailing apps, many still see Uber as worth the risk. For drivers, the pay is high. For passengers, the fare is cheaper than similar Chinese services.

The Impossible Dream of Having an Apartment of One's Own in Hong Kong

Even if you were to win the city's biggest lottery game, your share of the prize money might not be enough to buy an apartment.

African Startups Win FinTech for Agriculture 2015 Competition

Here is Why Nairobi is Africa's Most Successful ICT Hub

CNN's Countdown to Greek Bankruptcy Ignites Enraged Reactions

A provocative countdown to the Greek bankruptcy, inspired by CNN, triggered a storm of reactions in the Greek online community.

Documentary ‘Too Black To Be French’ Wants to Start an Honest Conversation on Race in France

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