Stories about Economics & Business from July, 2015
The streets in Bangladesh's capital are turning into open buffets for iftar, the sunset meal during the Islamic month of fasting.
Within German online communities anti-austerity voices -- that align themselves with the Greek people -- are loud and clear.
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.
"20 years from now our kids will ask us why we let it happen and didn't remove this bunch of corrupted technocrats. #Schaublexit"
"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."
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.
In this interview, Global Voices contributor Asteris Masouras analyzes the Greek crisis, its roots and its possible ramifications.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A provocative countdown to the Greek bankruptcy, inspired by CNN, triggered a storm of reactions in the Greek online community.