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· December, 2006

Stories about Economics & Business from December, 2006

Russia, Belarus: “Gazilla”

There's a distinct sense of deja vu this New Year's Eve: Gazprom, Russia's largest (and state-controlled) company and the world's biggest extractor of natural gas, is in the spotlight again,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Smeltdown

The Trinidad and Tobago government's decision to re-locate a controversial aluminium smelter project prompts Jeremy Taylor to raise numerous questions about some key development decisions taken by the current administration:...

Haiti: Competition for AA on Miami-Port-au-Prince

Jojo of Collectif Haiti de Provence is happy (Fr) that Spirit Airlines is offering a Miami-Port-au-Prince flight in addition to American Airlines’ but cautions: “Spirit Airlines is welcome so long...

The Balkans: Main 2006 Stories

Ed of Balkan Baby lists the most important regional stories of 2006: “Slovenia moves towards Eurozone,” “Croatia and Serbia Disappoint at World Cup,” “Croatia Stop-Start its way towards EU,” etc.

Dominica: Respect the Caribbean consumer

Kenny Green of Dominica berates multinational companies for failing to create advertising and marketing campaigns that specifically target the Caribbean consumer, reserving some praise for Irish telecoms services provider Digicel:...

Trinidad & Tobago: Corporate responsibility initiative

Karel McIntosh reports that a chamber of commerce in Trinidad has become the first indigenous signatory to United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative.

South Africa: South African marketing podcast

Mike Stopforth announces the launch of Amplitude: “Dave Duarte and I would like to ‘officially’ announce the launch of Amplitude – A New Marketing Podcast for South Africans (by South...

Iran:Meeting with Hanieh

Mohammad Ali Abtahi,former Vice President and reformist politician,writes in his blog that he and some other political personalities had been invited to Embassy of Palestine in Tehran when Mr.Hanieh,Palestinian Prime...

Africa: “local” is the keyword

“Why not build the next eBay in Africa, then be “partnered” with for $40 million? Why not build the next PayPal, Google, YouTube or MySpace, when the success of such...

Latin America: “The year that was supposed to be awful”

Ricardo Carreón (who is also trying to organize a Latin America Blogroll) begins the first post of an ambitious series: “This post starts a series of articles of Latin America...

Iran:Remember Bam

Several bloggers remember in their blogs about Bam earthquake,three years after disaster. Shamgahan has published a couple of photos of earthquake . The blogger asks what has been done for...

Serbia, USA: What Serbs Think About America

In his blog post called “America is shaking”, Neven Andjelic shares his opinion on the United States (SRP): This big country is shaking. A number of events have caused the...

Senegal: lessons from the Mourides

“All these factors have helped make the Mourides one of the more successful African communities, at home and abroad. Wherever they are, they club together to acquire a mosque and...

Russia: Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Economic Boom

White Sun of the Desert writes about the economic boom in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

Brunei: New Banknotes

The Daily Brunei Resources has the trivia on the new banknotes released today in Brunei.

Jamaica: What the country needs

Francis Wade grapples with his desire, as a returnee to Jamaica, to find solutions to some of the problems plaguing his homeland: “Certainly, I am sure, a part of the...

Lebanon: Foreign Intervention and Economics

The Lebanese bloggers are united this week in wishing their readers all the best during Christmas, Al Adha and the New Year. Some of these bloggers have taken up the...

Jamaica: Entrepreneurship and governance

Jamaican blogger Francis Wade is concerned that “our leaders of government who have never run companies do not understand the nature of business, and when they start to support the...

Laos: New Mekong Bridge and Troubles with Traffic Direction

The New Mandala comments on the regulatory issues that are delaying land transport between Vietnam and Thailand even thought the new bridge over the Mekong river is ready for use.

Ukraine, Poland: Traffic Jam

Abdymok writes about a neglected story of “a 20 kilometer-long line of cars, buses, and trucks trying to make it back to ukraine before the new year . . ....

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