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· June, 2008

Stories about Development from June, 2008

Estonia: Tartu's Snail Tower

AnTyx compares Tartu's Snail Tower to other cities’ modern architecture.

Trinidad & Tobago: Glass Towers

A Trinidadian blogger fears that what sets the island apart is being lost among the tall buildings going up in Port of Spain. Why does the glass have to be...

Kazakhstan: Highway to prosperity

Ben reports on the World Bank’s president, Bob Zoellick, visit to Kazakhstan, which has resulted in a $2.5 billion infrastructure project.

Barbados: Solar Power

Barbados Underground makes the case for solar power, and says for the “first time in history, cost-competitive solar power is now within the planning horizon of every utility in the...

Caucasus: European Integration

Azerbaijan – a part of Europe says that it hopes the countries of the South Caucasus will be close to integrating with Europe in 10 years. However, the blog concludes,...

Armenia: Regional Supermarket

Blogrel comments on news that a Yerevan-based supermarket chain has opened a store outside of the capital. The blog wonders how such a development will affect small stores and market...

Japan and China: East Sea Deal

Sun Bin blogs about the details of the East Sea oil field deal between Japanese and Chinese government.

China: Beijing subway line 8 opens

China's Olympics are brought to us by the lucky number 8, as you've no doubt heard, so it only makes sense that line 8 of Beijing's subway system will bring...

Kenya: Notoriety Index

Kenyan Notoriety Index: Members of Parliament- Nothing good can be said of these people. They know how to debate on many issues concerning how to raise their money, how to...

China: Cement Production

Hilary Faxon from Shanghaiist blogs a stats on new cement production in China.

Russia: Poverty

Sean's Russia Blog writes about poverty in Russia: “Apparently living poor isn’t just about surviving, it’s about surviving artfully.”

Belarus: Minsk

Darkness at Noon shares his observations about Minsk.

Armenia: Internet, Telecoms Services Improve

The Armenian Observer says it is happy now that the newly rebranded Beeline company is offering ADSL Internet services at $40 a month. It also reports that 3G mobile telecommunications...

Bulgaria, Romania: Labor Migrants

Nicolaus Mills explains at Comment is Free why Britain hasn't seen the much-feared “‘tidal wave’ of immigrants” from Bulgaria and Romania.

Bangladesh: Meeting Dr Yunus

a bengali in TO attends a talk by Dr Mohammed Yunus, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on micro-lending.

Kazakhstan: Living Under Cult

The main discussion this week in Kazakhstani blogosphere was caused by the suggestion that was voiced by a number of MPs to rename the capital city Astana to Nursultan, in...

Afghanistan: Toward Genuine “Afghanization”

Barnett R. Rubin offers a guest post by Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh, PhD, Director of the Center for Studies of International Relations (CERI) Program for Peace and Human Security, CERI/Institute of Political...

Kazakhstan: Petrodollars, English Teachers

Adam links to a blog-post saying that Kazakhstan has decided to attract English-language teachers from abroad and pay tham 2-5,000 dollars a month.

Poland: Housing Market

20 East writes about Poland's housing market.

Bahamas: Microwaveable Minds

Blogger Nicolette Bethel is “operating in a state of low-grade anger”: “The thing that makes me angriest these days is the fundamental disrespect that we offer ourselves as Bahamians…the conviction...

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