After two decades, a census in Pakistan. The picture is grim

Contentious, disputed, but finally completed, 2017 survey reveals a country confronted by unchecked population growth By Kamal Siddiqi After a delay of almost two decades, the Pakistan government has finally completed its sixth population census, but only after the country’s Supreme Court ordered it to do so. Governments, including that of the recently-defenestrated Nawaz Sharif, … Continue reading After two decades, a census in Pakistan. The picture is grim

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By paying women less, is Japan deepening its own deflation?

By William Pesek Corporate Japan’s sexism is so internalized that even the good news on women in the workforce tends to be bad When he returned to office in 2012, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe doused his manifesto in pink, sensing the need to broaden his Liberal Democratic Party’s appeal, he made empowering women a central … Continue reading By paying women less, is Japan deepening its own deflation?

Hungary: Paradise for liberals

by István Lovas   Do you wonder what you are going to read in the mainstream press on Hungary tomorrow? I will tell you. The same as yesterday, and the same as in the past almost seven years since Hungary’s right-of-center Fidesz government, led by the Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, was elected. You will learn … Continue reading Hungary: Paradise for liberals

Russian Car Sales Jump by Double Digits for Month of May

Car sales in Russia are showing impressive growth. Sales for the month of May were up 14.7% compared to May 2016, reaching 124,900 vehicles, according to the Association of European Businesses (AEB) May became the third consecutive month seeing a respectable growth in sales, with 129,400 cars sold in April (a growth of 6.9%) and 137,800 cars in March (9.4% … Continue reading Russian Car Sales Jump by Double Digits for Month of May

Crimea Wants to Be Part of Bigger World Together With Russia

Dmitry Babich A brief trip to Crimea in June 2017 made me understand: Crimea wants to be a part of the "bigger world," but only together with Russia   The theme of economic sanctions against Russia and especially against its region of Crimea is becoming a real bonanza for lawyers. First, the US Senate tried to introduce the legislation that would … Continue reading Crimea Wants to Be Part of Bigger World Together With Russia