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· November, 2006

Stories about Economics & Business from November, 2006

India: Why he won't fly that airline anymore

Dateline Bombay on rude airline staff and why the one of the best airlines in India will lose its grip. “So you can have the best technical staff, the best...

Image from Tahiti: Market of Papeete

Serbia: Kragujevac Stories

You would have to find out by yourself how it feels to be in this southeastern European country, but in the meantime you can read words from different online spaces...

Kenya: Kenyan entrepreneur on YouTube

Kenyan Pundit writes about a young Kenyan entrepreneur who is getting innovative with YouTube.

Malawi: lottery on mobile phones

“Earlier this year, Pay265.net launched their e-Wallet concept that would allow Malawians make payments via SMS and email when implemented. Now, the African Lotteries Company Limited (AFLOT) is looking for...

Japan: fake consultation meetings

Adamu from Mutantfrog reports on an investigation of recent scandal about the government's fake public consultation meetings on issue such as postal privatization and education reform.

Pacific Islands: Increasing Chinese Influence

Alext at Golublog:An Anthropology blog points to an article that talks about growing involvement of China and Chinese businesses in Pacific Islands.

India: Cornershops in the era of big retail stores

Wal-mart's entry in India along with other big retail plans elicits quite a few reactions from those who feel it might threaten the traditional kirana stores (cornershops). The Indian Economy...

Voices from Zimbabwe

With the rainy season now underway in Zimbabwe, most of the nation's time and attention is given to pontificating and prognosticating what the agricultural prospects have in store for us....

Russia, Serbia: Energy Plans

Neretva River writes about Russia's plans to build a power plant in Kosovo and route a gas pipeline through Serbia.

Moldova: Another Belarus?

Mihai Moscovici wonders if, following the Minsk CIS Summit, Moldova may turn into Europe's next Belarus.

Guyana: Piggybacking on Barbados tourism

MediaCritic proposes that the target of Guyana's most significant tourism advertising campaign should be tourists visiting Barbados, a model already adopted by St. Vincent & the Grenadines: “Through a CARICOM...

Afghanistan: Opium and the Economy

At Registan.net Joshua Foust comments on the World Bank's new report on opium eradication in Afghanistan, saying that something new must be tried because the current approach is a failure.

Barbados: Credit where credit isn't due?

A former Barbadian ambassador to the US states that whites are given too much credit for the success of the Barbadian economy. Barbados Free Press thinks he's entitled to his...

Latvia: News Roundup

Homemade booze, politics, and attacks on tourists: All About Latvia provides a news roundup.

Africa: Africa's economies

Eliesmith writes about the 2006 African Development Indicator, “According to the report, the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Republic of South Africa have retained their dominant positions on the...

China: foreign bank

Logan Wright in Survived SARS translated a survey from China Youth Daily about consumers’ attitude towards foreign bank.

Belize: A bang-up tourist season

Lee Vanderwalker of Caye Caulker, Belize, is busy with preparations for this year's tourist season, which from the feedback she's been getting is going to be “a bang up year.”

Russia: Gas Policies

Ruminations on Russia writes about gas policies of the Russian government.

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

Astana (Kazakhstan) – Waiting for a bus – photograph taken by Richard Messenger (Many more bus stops here) While we're waiting for the bus, why not check out some of...

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