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· May, 2006

Stories about Economics & Business from May, 2006

China: Don't learn Chinese for business opps, learn it for this book

For unavoidable reasons known to all, or at least presumed, Lifeweek editor Wang Xiaofeng, one of China's most entertaining bloggers—known to many for a hoax [#026] pulled in March this...

Palestine: Free Hait Cut

Palestinian hairdressers in the West Bank town of Hebron offered a free trim to local government employees who have not been paid for more than two months, Fadi said.

Belarus, Russia: IMF Approves of Common Currency

TOL's Belarus Blog criticizes the IMF's approval of the common currency of Belarus and Russia: “Oh, yeah, IMF is not a political body and does not care or understand that...

Belarus: Hunger Strikes and Persecutions

Andrei Khrapavitski writes about “repressions and deaths” in Belarus, as well as two hunger strikes – by the young politicians and a businessman facing a 6-year sentence for tax evasion.

Philippines: Tacky advertising

Village idiot Savant wants Microsoft Philippines to grow up.

Macau: Economy booming

A post from Simon at Simon World looks at recent speculation that the fastest growing economy in the world is not to be found in Shanghai, Chongqing, the Pearl River...

Iran: Burning Banks!

Noqte tahekhad , Iran based blogger, says banks get burned when there are riots in Iran and tell us why (Persian). According to this blogger most banks are run by...

Latest in the Francophone Caribbean Blogosphere

St. Lucia: privatisation of utilities

Should the St. Lucian water company be privatised? Should the mass transit system remain in private hands? Matthew Hunte weighs in. “We end up in a funny situation where (quite...

Mongolia: Construction Season

Luke Distelhorst says that, because of the country's climate, construction is restricted to a few months of the year. Though floods and snow can strike even in late May, construction...

Nigeria: 419 hurting local entrepreneurs

Grandiose Parlor comments on Nigeria's “Yahoo Boys” and the detrimental impact they have had on Nigerian “entrepreneurs in and outside the country“

Cambodia: Promotion Girl

Vutha in Cambodia looks at the life of Promotion Girls – girls hired to sell products in streetside cafes and markets.

China: Raising fuel prices, raising tempers

As China's economy continues to grow, so too do the kinds of complaints that come with modern life. And while gas prices are kept lower than can be found in...

Sri Lanka: Job losses and India

Given that a lot of outsourcing jobs go to India, Janapathi in the context of transnational job losses – ponders on why Sri Lankan executives lose their jobs to Indians.

China: IP rights lacking

In ‘China Ponders Propaganda Role for Non-Red Parties,’ China Confidential‘s Confidential Reporter sees the combined 500,000 members of China's non-Communist political parties—contrasted by 70 million Communist Party members—more as propaganda...

South Korea: Chinese labor unattractive

A post by James J. Na on The Korea Liberator blog looks at a decrease in Korean manufacturers doing business in China as labor conditions in the Communist state continue...

DRC: Mining industry

Peaceful Rising, a blog about Chinese influence in the developing world comments the state of the DRC cobalt mining industry which has run into decay “Since the Gecamines went bankrupt...

What do Bloggers say about Rural India?

While reading different blogs, I have often read that in India blogging reflects a very middle class mindset. So, I thought even if it is true what do Indian blogs...

Up close with Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

One of Africa's most powerful women

Russia: Ethnic Uzbek in Moscow

Moscow-based LJ user gr_s (Grigoriy Sapov) hitched a cab and ended up having a conversation with the driver, an ethnic Uzbek (RUS): An Uzbek Driver Yesterday. The driver is elderly,...

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