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· April, 2007

Stories about Economics & Business from April, 2007

Jamaica: Caribbean Networking

In considering the concept of regional networking, Jamaican Francis Wade thinks “it is critical that our region's professionals take the task of managing their online brand as an essential one...

Nepal: About Mohan Gopal Khetan

Nepali Netbook on how the country has lost not only a businessman but also a nationalist. “Mohan Khetan could not have achieved his business successes without at least some of...

Indonesia: Quiz

Are you a “capitalist pig”? asks Indcoup and invites the readers to take a quiz to prove or disprove it.

Japan: Why are checks not used in Japan?

Joe at Japan Law Blog explains the reasons why, unlike in many other countries, in Japan checks never caught on: “Japan has an entire legal structure for the payment systems...

Kuwait: When Our Only Tourist Attraction is a Shopping Mall

With the summer temperatures soaring, life in Kuwait revolves around air-conditioned shopping malls, reports Abdullatif Al Omar. Follow the arrows to read bloggers' reactions to why else a foreign head...

Kenya: Kenya Investment Forum in Toronto

Recently, Kenyan blogger and Global Voices author, Steve Ntwiga, attended the Kenya Investment Forum in Toronto, Canada: “I found it very telling that the Kenyan Government choose to present Vision...

Chile: Vendors vs. Police

Chileno captures some footage of a tussle between police and street vendors, and follows up with an interview with the vendor involved. The city government of Santiago is trying to...

Kuwait: The Truth About Franchising

Business-minded Kuwaiti blogger io81 briefs us about the difficulty of owning franchises of famous brands. “Most of you out there had thought of opening up a store that you have...

Kazakhstan: Investment & the Court

An American businessman in Kazakhstan, Marc Seidenfeld, has been arrested in what appears to be a frame-up by local business interests to retaliate against him for selling his business in...

India: Folding Up

Munjal Shah, the CEO of Riya explains the decision to close their Bangalore office. “The costs of having two offices, which are twelve time zones apart, is significant. People in...

Russia: Kasparov's Foreign Funding

As the Kremlin begins looking for Gary Kasparov's foreign sponsors, Sean's Russia Blog reports that a reporter for an expat paper in Moscow may have already completed the job.

China: Not to Buy Apartment Campaign Ended

Zou Tao, a Shenzhen citizen who has launched the “Not to Buy Apartment Campaign”, has sold his property in Shenzhen, returned to his homeland in Hunan and become a peasant....

Iran:Government puts economic pressure on Iranian journals

Tirouj says[Fa] government controls 80 percent of country's economic and it uses this advantage to push some journals to shutdown.The blogger says it is easy for Iranian government to cut...

Barbados: Analysing 2007 CWC

Adrian Loveridge, guest authoring at Barbados Free Press, believes that “as the 2007 Cricket World Cup (CWC) event draws to a close, with the hosting of the final in Barbados...

Japan: Revision of customs and trade regulations

Japan Observer reports on plans by the Abe government to revise its rules and regulations to comply with international standards, commenting that such plans do not “much to change the...

Taiwan: Taiwan needs US-TW FTA?

Michael Turton translates part of the article from Taipei Times which argued that Taiwan needs an Free trade Agreement (FTA) with the US.

Russia: More Reactions to Yeltsin's Death

What was the effect of Boris Yeltsin's policies on the people of Germany, Poland and the Baltic states, as well as on the "Russian Bride industry"? While yesterday's post reflected...

India: On Corporate “Greed”

My Himachal on corporate play in the state. “Hydro-electric power projects of private firms in Himachal Pradesh are being pushed by local officers who have made it clear to the...

A week goes by in Kuwait

The unpredictable weather, shoddy telecom services and the rapid surge in the stock market are just some of the topics keeping Kuwaiti bloggers entertained this week.

Iraq: Oil Law Threats

Iraq's new oil law threatens to tear apart the war-torn country even further, writes Raed Jarrar. “The law threatens Iraq unity through decentralizing the major authorities related to petroleum operations....

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