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· March, 2006

Stories about Economics & Business from March, 2006

China: trans-Asian oil pipeline

Regarding an oil pipeline planned to link Russia and China, with a branch extending through Pakistan into India, the Our Silk Road blogger suggests the old Silk Road could very...

China: Organ trafficking

Lonnie B. Hodge at OneManBandwidth shares his research on organ trafficking in China.

Japan: Corporate culture

Japanese corporate culture gets personal for Riding Sun‘s Gaijin Biker when an analyst at his firm receives an e-mail from a disgruntled ex-employee of one of their clients. “Blaming [investor...

Guinea: currency devaluation

Black Star Journal laments about the devaluation of the Guinean franc relative to the US dollar. In the past 20 years, the Guinean franc appears to have lost almost 18,000%...

China: Yahoo! in China

Today is Pick On Yahoo! Day at Asiapundit with “one of the most-biting attacks on the company and co-founder Jerry Yang that I have yet read,” up first.

China: Capitalism

China Law Blog‘s Dan Harris follows up on yesterday's post “China — Uber Capitalist,” with today's “China — Uber Capitalist and Loving It,” in which he compares France's stance on...

Trinidad & Tobago: Technology activism

“What is a technology activist?” asks Taran Rampersad. “Perception might lead people to believe that technology activism is limited to a select group, when in fact I believe it isn't,”...

Barbados: Concorde Museum

The Barbados tourism ministry is developing a museum featuring one of the British Airways Concorde jets as a tourist attraction, reports Linda Thompkins.

Philippines: The Story of Jolo

Blogkadahan tells story of Jolo, a small town in the southwest of the Philippines which she remembers as once one of the most beautiful place in the country. Now, she...

Thailand: Thaksinomics 2.0

Bookish reports on Thaksinomics 2.0 that he finds lacking substance especially on the vision for lifting the poor out of poverty.

Indonesia: People are leaving

Sarapan Ekonomi notices that many people are leaving Indonesia citing the map provided by Worldmapper and commenting that net emigration is common in poor or developing countries, where the poor...

Indonesia: Polygamy, Polygyny, Polyandry

Cafe Salemba points readers to a clutch of interesting links analyzing polygamy from the perspective of economics.

Moroccan Arabic blogs opt for the sarcasme and CAIR dare to defend a Christian convert

Moroccan bloggers who choose to blog in another language(Arabic) than Arabic are facing a new wave of criticism(Arabic). “Why don't you blog in Arabic?” (French) Is a question they had...

Japan: Increases tower size

“The race for the world's biggest phallic symbol continues,” says one reader in response to Japundit's post on plans to build a new Tokyo Tower by 2011 which will stand...

China: Farmers need to consume

Marty over at The Big Yuan offers his interpretation of Morgan Stanley's just-released analysis of China's eleventh five year plan and its global implications: “The only realistic way to ease...

Trinidad & Tobago: ICTs and SMEs

Taran Rampersad posts a personal summary of a conference onn “Improving Organisational Performance in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through Information and Communication Technology” he attended recently in Trinidad. He...

Bahamas: Condi's visit

Sir Arthur Foulkes is satisfied with comments made by US Secreatary of State Condolezza Rice during her brief visit to the Bahamas, and believes they “should help to correct the...

Trinidad & Tobago: No smelter

Elspeth Duncan summarises the commentary on the aluminium smelter being planned for a community in south Trinidad and the protests about it and posts some photos from Sunday's march at...

Kenya: Property Prices

Steve Ntwiga Mugiri tells of the bust in the property boom bubble which hit the Kenyan capital of Nairobi some time ago: “In the coming months, look to see lots...

India: MicroFinance turns sour

Fractured Earth on how Micro Finance in Andhra Pradesh is taking a dangerous route with extremely high interest rates.

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