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· June, 2006

Stories about Economics & Business from June, 2006

Kazakhstan: Tenge Inflation

Ben Paarmann reports on the inflation of Kazakhstan's tenge against the dollar and the government's efforts to try to keep the inflation in check.

Hong Kong: Shopping technocrats

Given that many goods can be found at lower prices in Hong Kong than in mainland China, is it a surprise that the Flagrant Harbour blogger would bump into the...

Iran: Rationing Gasoline

Yek Livan Chaye Dagh criticised government's decision to halt gasoline imports from September 23 and start rationing gasoline supplies to motorists because of budget constraints. The blogger says government wants...

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

Standing at the edge of the abyss close to Kyrgyzstan's Pik Lenin, let's not waste any time to present you the highlights from two weeks of online conversation from Central...

The Indian Economy Blog » Blog Archive » Corruption: A License To Kill

The Indian Economy Blog on corruption, government and the private sector.“In fact, I can’t think of any kind of corruption in India where the benefits outweigh the costs. In most...

Turkmenistan: Shutting off the Gas

Peter of neweurasia notes that Turkmenistan is threatening to shut off natural gas shipments to Russia in September after failing to reach a price agreement.

Taiwan: Chen corruption scandal

“Is President Chen [Shui-bian] implicated in any of the scandals that have surrounded him lately?” asks Politics From Taiwan blogger David. “Who knows. However, it's encouraging to see that there...

China: What expats read

What do expats in China most like to read? The ‘hottest blog’ for June at was Sex and Shanghai, a British man's explicit accounts of all the woman he...

Lesotho: Damn Dams

Sotho publishes a commentary on “Damn Dams”…..”Two of the project’s five proposed dams, the recently completed 182-metre Katse Dam (the tallest in Africa) and the proposed 145-metre Mohale Dam, have...

Tanzania: No indigenous mining corporations

Africa Unchained points to an article on the absence of indigenous companies in the Tanzania mining industry

Albania: “Cellphones Can Seriously Damage Your Pocket”

No competition between the only two Albanian mobile phone operators makes protesting against high prices ineffective, writes Alwyn Thomson of Our Man in Tirana.

Albania: World Bank Poverty Report

Alwyn Thomson of Our Man in Tirana writes about World Bank's conclusions on poverty in Albania.

Trinidad & Tobago: Anti-smelter lobby gets interesting offer

Attillah Springer at the Rights Action Group T&T blog discusses the interesting offer of pro bono legal assistance made by former Attorney General Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj to the community of...

Nigeria: handmade bags

Pilgrimage to Self publishes the first photos of her Olivegirlthings – handmade bags from Nigerian fabrics - I wish her luck with her new venture.

Zimbabwe: Nationwide strikes

The Bearded Man reports that Zimbabwean workers are braced for nationwide strikes.

Malaysia: Cellphone Airtime Scam

Adam at ah ok lah! writes about a new cellphone airtime scam that Malaysian are encountering. He also posts a Malaysian version of a popular email scam.

Bermuda: Etiquette rules for guest workers presents a list of etiquette rules for guest workers. An example: “Ensure that all necessary tasks have been concluded before you give the customer your attention. These could include:...

Iran: A Weird Business with Belgium

Ship considers recent news about Belgium based Exmar company's deal with Iranian Sadra company very weird. The bloggers says Belgian company asked Sadra to build ten ships for this company...

India: Startups in India

Kamla has a podcast interview on doing start-ups in India. “Rene Seifert, Bangalore-based entrepreneur and Managing Director of Level 360 Services discusses in our podcast interview on how to do...

UN Human Rights Council & Presidential Election

Several bloggers wrote about the presence of Saeed Mortazavi, Tehran chief prosecutor, in the Iranian delegation to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. A few bloggers tried to find...

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