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India’s Finance Minister Says Car Sales Are Slumping Because of Millennials

Nirmala Sitharaman believes that the millennials’ preference for cab services like Ola and Uber, and public transport is the reason the automobile industry is in breakdown mode.
Shamani Joshi
3 days ago
News

Singapore’s 'Masses' Are Spending More, While the Rich Are Slowing Down

New data suggests that monthly spending from middle-class Singaporean families has increased significantly while spending from its wealthier citizens is decreasing.
Meera Navlakha
8.5.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

South Korean Women Are Fighting Societal Pressure through the #NoMarriage Movement

A collective rejection of marriage and motherhood has empowered South Korean women to oppose the government's pressures for them to have children.
Meera Navlakha
7.25.19
VICE Votes

Inside the Lives of Workers Who Thrive on India’s Election Economy

From the taxi drivers and sound guys to the ones who print posters and compose political jingles, these unsung heroes are the most vital part of the world's biggest democratic exercise.
Zeyad Masroor Khan
5.20.19
climate change

Arctic Warming Will Cost At Least $24 Trillion More Than We Thought, Study Finds

The economic losses of climate change, both past and future, are outlined in two new studies this week.
Becky Ferreira
4.24.19
Late Capitalism

Going Cashless Looks More and More Like a Capitalist Scam

Lawmakers argue bans on cashless stores could protect tens of millions of Americans without access to credit cards.
Ankita Rao
3.23.19
Stuff

We Asked an Economist What Would Happen if All Women Took 'Period Leave'

Would the economy crumble as businesses fell apart under the strain? Er, no—and it might actually make work more productive for everyone.
Amelia Dimoldenberg
3.8.19
Travel

The Kitchen Divides Pakistan's Rich and Poor

When visiting my extended family in Pakistan, I am hyper-aware of the differences between the rich and the poor. Even at home, the classes are separated as young, impoverished men cook meals in sweltering heat for their employers.
Javaria Akbar
3.2.19
video

Trump’s Sanctions Have Forced Some Iranians to Abandon Their Cultural Traditions

VICE News visits Tehran's biggest cemetery to look at how Iran's economic woes are affecting burial customs.
Angad Singh
Gelareh Kiazand
2.20.19
video

How to Rent Friends In Japan

We hit up Family Romance, a company that specializes in “people for rent,” to help throw VICE’s Kumpei Kuwamoto a wild birthday party—or at least what looked like one online.
VICE Staff
1.16.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Meet Nyango Star: This Heavy Metal Cat Mascot is Trying to Save a Rural Farm Town In Japan

This Japanese mascot isn’t just cute. He's an economic stimulus package.
Gaby Wilson
1.12.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

China's Citizen Tracking System Can Wreck People's Lives

4 million people have been blocked from buying high-speed train tickets, and worse consequences, over their low "social credit" scores
Karen Ye
Laurel Chor
12.13.18
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