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· August, 2006

Stories about Economics & Business from August, 2006

Russia: The Sopranos Promotion

Konstantin Dlutskiy of Russian Marketing Blog writes about guerilla promotion of The Sopranos.

India: Is The World Really Flat? It looks like.

This round-up is a patchwork quilt of blog postings with a global flavor. And flavor is the key word since we end our journey with a culinary post that takes...

South Africa: Which South African Bank is the best?

Joel Basson’s experience with banks in South Africa had made him lose confidence in them. He felt they were only out to rip people off. Soon the opportunity to prove...

India: Linux and Coke

Nanopolitan on the recent move in Kerala on promoting open source and Linux in public institutions and how the issue is being fused with a rather disconnected one of the...

Russia, Ukraine: “Managed Oligarchy,” Lazarenko Case

Moscow has more billionaires than NYC, but in Putin's era, they are no longer “oligarchs” but “mere tycoons,” writes Vilhelm Konnander. In another post, he discusses the trial and the...

Poland: On Migrant Labor, Again

The beatroot writes about “free movement of labour” and responds to a “deranged” commenter who, among other things, is “favorably comparing the Nazi invasion and the Holocaust to the influx...

Russia: Madonna's Concert Promotion

Konstantin Dlutskiy of Russian Marketing Blog writes about the needless promotion of Madonna's upcoming Moscow concert.

Iran: Rising housing prices & confused authorities

Lahzeh says rising housing prices is a hot topic in Iran and everybody has an opinion about it. The blogger says that according to the Iranian President, the price rose...

Serbia: Unemployment and Low Salaries

While Serbian citizens are preoccupied with bare survival, the country's media and politicians focus on the need to extradite individuals wanted by the Hague tribunal. A few days ago, Serbian...

Indonesia: Patient vs. Pharma

Indonesia anonymus relates a co-worker's experience on a visit to a doctor. The post talks about certain doctors favouring pharmaceutical companies sometimes at the expense of the patients.

Nigeria: Economy “repressed” claims report

Grandiose Parlor highlighted the 2006 Index of Economic Freedom report which claimed Nigeria's economy remained “repressed”. “The various economic programs and policies of President Obasanjo's administration seem to have not...

Mayanmar: Myanmar Tycoons

The blogger at Man Actually reads about someone from Myanmar winning one of the bids for a posh property in Singapore. “Then.. My mind went busy to list the latest...

Mexico: Using Your Cell Phone as a Credit Card

Chilanga Banda says that, beginning next month, Mexicans will be able to use their cell phones to make “micro-purchases” for items less than $25 USD (ES).

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Conflict With Gazprom

Adrian J. Erlinger of Leopolis writes that the Russian Gazprom is now exerting pressure on Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Russia, Ukraine: News Roundup

Yuri Mamchur of Russia Blog summarizes the news: cathedral on fire; good citizen enriches himself by not robbing the state; Ukraine's former prime minister sentenced for money laundering in the...

Iran: Iranian second- rate citizens & Lebanon

Irane Emrouz writes the Speaker of Iranian Parliament has said that Iran will construct all destroyed houses in Lebanon. The blogger adds in our country there are many second -rate...

Africa: An inefficient method of allocating resources

“It does not take advanced training in economics to know that corruption is an inefficient method of allocating resources …” says BusinessinAfrica report, Paiting Africa with the corruptor's brush, cited...

Tanzania: Royalties for the first time

For the first time, Tanzania's musicians get their royalties, reports Tanzania's leading photoblogger, Issa Michuzi.

Singapore: Rod Steiger of South East Asia

Enterprise Resilience Management Blog compares Singapore to Hollywood actor Rod Steiger. Steiger took on a wide variety of roles across genres making him the most connected actor. “Connectivity is also...

Kenya: Disagreeing with Sachs

Jeffrey Sachs argues that giving birth to less poor people is the best course of action in the future. Bullets and Honey does not think so.

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