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· September, 2006

Stories about Economics & Business from September, 2006

Macau nurtures Luso-Sino connection

Macau can be seen today as the very capital of a reinvigorated Luso-Sino friendship. In addition to holding the Economic and Commercial Cooperation Forum which happened this last weekend, the...

Kazakhstan: Breaking 50

At neweurasia, Adam says that if Kazakhstan is to reach its goal of being one of the 50 most competitive economies, it must do more than “polishing” its macroeconomic indicators...

Barbados: Land sale

Barbados Free Press employs a bit of allegory to highlight possible flaws in the logic behind the government's decision to sell the island's lands to foreign investors.

China: Killing chickens, not for bird flu

A corruption probe has led to the dismissal of Chen Liangyu, the highest-ranked Communist official in Shanghai and key member of former Chairman Jiang Zemin‘s Shanghai Gang, a rival faction...

Serbian Blog Roundup

A house at the Golija Mountain – by Bogdan Cirovic At English section of Serbiancafe discussion board, Toshiba blogs out: Village of Rudno at Golija mountain is at altitude of...

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

After a busy summer, we bid you welcome to a new roundup of notable online conversations from Central Asia and the Caucasus, brought to you by neweurasia and read out...

Zambia: candidates capitalize on anti-chinese sentiment

“Many Zambians are angry about Chinese petty merchants who are outcompeting local retailers and the poor or unsafe working conditions of Chinese-owned mines,” writes AfricaBeat, noting that anti-Chinese sentiment has...

Ghana: how to participate in web economy

Tropically Tolerant has an interesting idea: “In my last entry, I suggested that it was time for the average Ghanaian developer with an Internet connection to participate in the new...

Russia: Cultural Misunderstanding

Russian Marketing Blog writes about cultural misunderstanding caused by the ad campaign of a health resorts and spas travel magazine.

Malaysia: Narrow Minded Political Group

Shianux writes about the lack of basic economics knowledge among the UMNO political party members in Malaysian province of Johor. Johor is the province that borders Singapore. Johor UMNO is...

Turkmenistan: Sucking Up

At neweurasia's Turkmenistan blog, Peter details just how much foreign companies — John Deere in this case — will suck up to Turkmenistan's president in order to secure business deals.

Kazakhstan: Competitiveness

KZBlog notes that Kazakhstan has slipped in the World Economic Forum's competitiveness rankings, saying that the country still has much to do at the consumer level to improve.

Africa: Mozambique to assemble Chinese computers?

Mozambique to assemble Chinese computers?, wonders Soyapi Mumba.

Iran:Blaming Afghans

Hamed Ghodosi says authorities, blame Afghan refugees or immigrants for high rate of unemployment instead of lack of foreign investment and low economic movement in country. The blogger says in...

Posts from Peru

This time it is three rather than two weekly summaries from the guys at Perú Político: Weekly Chronicle (September 6 to the 12) and Weekly Chronicle (September 13 – 19)...

Africa: new economic frontier for China and India

Africa is India's and China's new economic frontier, writes AfricaBeat: “In short, Africa could be for India and China what China and India have been the U.S. and Western Europe...

Kenya: making money online

Kumekucha writes about the top revenue generating Kenyan website: “In fact many Kenyans blogs and web sites have taken full advantage of innovative online revenue generating tools. Top on the...

Myanmar: Local Sunscreen

Don Gilliland blogs about the white powder that the Burmese apply on their face to protect themselves from the sun.

Hong Kong: GP batteries sues labour groups

A citizen journalist report at interlocals.net on a transnational corporation's legal action against labour groups to stop them from exposing the heavy metal poisoning situation in their production line in...

Sudan: divestment campaign

AfricaBeat on a divestment campaign in Sudan: I love how the entire Bush administration is mobilizing to “Save Darfur” even as it has worked to bury proposed legislation that is...

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