· August, 2006

Stories about Development from August, 2006

Russia: Real Estate and Oil

  18 August 2006

Yuri Mamchur of Russia Blog examines whether there is a connection between real estate prices in Russia and the oil prices; his conclusion: “Even if the oil prices miraculously collapsed to $15 a barrel tomorrow, real estate prices in Russia will only continue to go up.”

Trinidad & Tobago: CSME politics

  17 August 2006

Jamaican Francis Wade is disturbed at the Trinidad and Tobago opposition leader's efforts to politicise the Caricom Single Market and Economy and tries to discern the thinking behind it.

Brunei: History of Oil Exploration

  16 August 2006

The blogger at The Daily Brunei Resources discusses a book on oil exploration in Brunei. Oil and natural gas production contribute to almost half of Brunei's GDP.

China: GDP calculation

  16 August 2006

Rosu in Bullog points out that the calculation of GDP by the National Statistic Bureau is very arbitrary. According to the reports from 31 provinces, the growth of GDP in the first half year should be 12%. However, the figure given out by the Bureau is 10.9%. The difference is...

China: my future is not a dream

  16 August 2006

The Asia Media Forum introduces a T.V soap drama, My future is not a dream, in China (Sichuan). It's tareget audience are rural migrant workers, whose dreams are starting small business. The drama is a collaboration between the TV network, the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Start and Improve Your...

Panama: Donald Trump's Panama

  15 August 2006

The Panama Real Estate blog has an interesting article about how Donald Trump has fallen so much in love with Panama that he is building a $220 Million, 65 story (2.4 Million square foot) hotel/condo monoliths called the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower in a posh Panama City...

South Korea: politics of naming

  15 August 2006

Jamie from Two Koreas discusses about the politics of naming of apartment complexs: “What is so curious about it is that the names used are actually pretty crass and offensive.”

Belize: Hopkins Village

  14 August 2006

Lee considers the future of a Garifuna village in Belize, which “is disappearing little bit by little bit. Not to beach erosion but to an influx of million dollar concrete beachfront homes and resorts,” and links to an article with quotations from both residents of the area and visitors.

Estonia: Comparison With Finland

  14 August 2006

Bonjour l'Estonie compares Finland to Estonia: “Many Finns expected Estonia to build a Social-Democratic style welfare state, and were surprised and to some degree miffed that Estonia, which they wanted to regard as a little brother, chose to model itself after America rather than after Finland.”

Barbados: Ethanol skepticism

  14 August 2006

Barbardos Free Press is highly skeptical of the government's plans to “restructure the sugar industry with emphasis on the use of ethanol for fuel.”

Cuba: Critiquing the right wing view

  9 August 2006

Zenia, writing from Pinar del Rio, Cuba, critiques (ES) the ways Cuba is viewed by the right-wing press: “‘In Cuba many people don't have MP3 players or cell phones.’ That's one of the criticisms circulating in cyberspace these days from the right. . . . “

Bahamas: After Castro

  9 August 2006

Larry Smith writes about the potential long-term effects of Fidel Castro's exit on the Bahamas, notably in the area of tourism.

Trinidad & Tobago: Smelter activity continues

  8 August 2006

Rights Action T&T, a blog designed to support the protest against the establishment of an aluminium smelter in a community in southern Trinidad, issues a press release reporting that preparations for the establishment of boreholes have begun in the area, and deploring aluminium company Alcoa's “continued attempts to psychologically intimidate...

Philippines: Visiting Basilan

  8 August 2006

Filipino travel and heritage blogger Ivan Henares is travelling again.Basilan. “Today, I visited Basilan. Just the mere mention of the name evokes fear among those unfamiliar with the place. Every time I told someone that I was on my way to Basilan, I received a shocked response. Who would want...

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