A Bangladeshi Parking App Might Not Look Like Much

So, we've a little smartphone app that allows you to find a parking space in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Or, to rent out your parking space to someone in Dhaka, Bangladesh. True, the value of parking spaces in Dhaka is not...

Bashir’s Sudanese Cash Pile – What, You Mean A Dictator Was Corrupt?

Our word isn't this a real surprise? And a turn up for the books. It's turns out that Omar al-Bashir, the dictator of Sudan, might have been corrupt! Possibly, even, guilty of money laundering. And isn't that just a...

Tanzania’s Magufuli – Rightly – Won’t Let The IMF Publish Economic Report

Tanzania's President, John Magufuli, won't allow the International Monetary Fund to publish their usual report on the economy of that country. Quite rightly too - from the point of view of Magufuli that is for it would be most...

Strive Masiyiwa Is Right, Zimbabwe Should Price In SA Rand – Anything But Zim$

The precise details of this call for Zimbabwean businesses to price in South African Rand, put forward by Strive Masiyiwa, might not be entirely correct. But the overall idea, that no one should be trying to price nor transact...

India’s Jet Airways Suspends Operations – This Is Why We Need Capital And Capitalists

India's Jet Airways has been in trouble for months now. They've been losing money and banks won't lend any more - sensibly enough, it's a money pit. All of which is a useful lesson in why we need capital...

That Particularly Awful Australian Real Estate Ad

Given that the style gurus at The Guardian tell us that this is indeed particularly awful we bring it to your attention: There's a certain wonder that it's the house they're trying to sell here rather than something more intimate. ...

Apple To Make iPhones In India – Won’t Make Much Difference To Be Honest

Apple and Foxconn are getting together to fulfill one of the dearest wishes of Modi's government in India - they're going to start manufacturing up to date iPhones in the country. That this announcement comes at the beginning of...

Harry And Meghan’s Birthing To Be Private – Thankfully

A slightly strange complaint here in a headline. That Harry and Meghan - variedly the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Mr. Windsor and Ms. Markle dependent upon who you want to understand is being talked about - are keeping...

Quasimodo Singed, Esmeralda Missing As Notre Dame In Flames

Notre Dame Cathedral has gone up in flames, bringing down the roof and the spire. Varied potential jokes present themselves in embryo - Quasimodo didn't leave the building for that post-coital puff after finally gaining Esmeralda maybe. God has...

Musuveni Demands Uganda Remain Poor – Go Slow On New Technologies He Says

Yoweri Musuveni doesn't seem to understand how a place gets richer - through the adoption of new technologies. Given that he's President of Uganda and has rather more power than he should over what happens in that country this...

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Yes, Culture Matters For The Economy

An interesting point being made. Immigrant culture matters over savings decisions in the country immigrated to. OK, seems obvious enough really. Now, what other...