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· February, 2007

Stories about Economics & Business from February, 2007

Poland: McDonald's Sales; Rospuda Bypass

The beatroot writes about Prince Charles’ McDonald's comment and the Polish First Lady's views on the planned Rospuda bypass.

Hungary: Mozikep

Shopping for movies at Mozikep DVD/Video shop in Budapest is a crazy experience: read the details at Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar.

Iran:Economic illusions of Iranian Goverment

Jomhour says that Iranian goverment failed to accomplish its economic promises such as fighting against poverty. According to the blogger, goverment has no reason to accuse “enemy” for its economic...

Uruguay: Negotiating Outside of Mercosur

About Lula's recent decision to let Uruguay negotiate outside of South America's Mercosur trade block Gaby writes “It's a bit pathetic that we have to go by asking permission to...

Cambodia: Banning Ads

Vutha says Cambodian wonders about the double standards of the government in banning tuk-tuk drivers from displaying commercials on their vehicle in a bid to “preserve public order and the...

China: Chinese second life?

Jason Li from Virtual China blogs about HipHi, a China-produced and Chinese language version of Second Life.

Uzbekistan: Plight of the Merchants

Registan.net discusses the plight of Uzbekistan's merchants. Despite recent changes that should make trade easier and more profitable, cross-border traders still face numerous difficulties as a result of police harassment...

Albania: Property Rights

An Albanian newspaper reprints the election posts by Our Man in Tirana without permission, he responds with tips on “how to run a professional newspaper” and a discussion on property...

Romania: Real Estate

Romerican writes about Romania's real estate market.

Romania: Bran Fortress

Romerican writes about the really complex history of Brasov’s Bran Fortress.

India: On Islamic Banking

Cuckoo's Call on the tenets of Islamic Banking. “Very few people know what Islamic banking is or what interest-free economy means. Only some devout Muslims who try to adhere strictly...

Nepal: One more strike

United We Blog! on one strike too many in the country. “Protest, protest everywhere, how can we get out of this mess? Janajatis or indigenous people have called for a...

Syria: Iraqi Refugees

Matthew Carrington visits an area inhabited by Iraqi refugees and shows us fleeting moments of their lives here.

Ghana: not happy with South Africa's investments

Emmanuel Bensah has problems with South Africa's investments in Ghana, “Let me be clear: I have a problem with the increasing number of South African interests in Ghana. From the...

Bolivia: One Year of Evo

Bolivia Rising has translated an article [ES] by Alberto Cruz titled “One Year of Evo: economic boom, the threat of balkanisation and the role of the military.”

The Baltic States: Economic Crisis?

Vilhelm Konnander writes on whether an economic crisis is something that awaits the Baltic states in the near future.

Russia: Nashi “Hunt the Dollar” in Kaliningrad

“…the strong rouble message is obviously good for Russian’s self-esteem,” writes Copydude (and the weak dollar news is probably even better): more on the “Hunt The Dollar” spectacle by the...

Uganda: Special Report on Best of Blogs

Last week, Uganda bloggers descended on Mateo's bar in Kampala for the second Uganda Bloggers Happy Hour. In addition to catching up with friends and discussing the main challenges facing...

Lebanon: Academia, Agriculture and Construction

Let us begin this week’s roundup of the Lebanese blogosphere with non–political posts. Let us start from a post about two Lebanese salads that are used as appetizers during meals:...

Kuwait: From Novel Ads to the History of Bloggers

Q from Kuwaitism takes us on a flash back in time to when advertisements in Kuwait were creative and attractive. This time I’ll post an ad for Kuwait Airways that...

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