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· May, 2007

Stories about Economics & Business from May, 2007

Russia: Export of Bio Specimens Banned

Russia bans export of biological specimens, Siberian Light reports.

Russia: Pirates Strike Back

Russian pirates strike back: “By buying licensed Windows you sponsor the war in Iraq.” See the poster at Russian Marketing Blog.

India: Development and West Bengal

Singur underlines why development is crucial in West Bengal. “Today, regional and sub-regional cooperation is the axis around which the wheel of economic growth is turning. The nay-sayers to new...

South Africa: Media Tech Africa 2007

Media Tech Africa 2007 is taking place in South Africa: “Organised by Thebe Exhibitions, mediatech africa 2007 showcases cutting edge technologies and services from industry leaders in television and broadcast,...

China: Entropia Universe

Peijin Chen from Shanghaiist reports that Entropia. Inc will soon enter China and create a cash-based virtual world, where millions of people can work, socialize, learn and fall in love,...

Touring Libyan Blogs: Tony Blair, Watermelons, Shock and Awe and a Really Hot Summer

Extreme security measures, the relationship between bloggers and watermelons, shock and awe tactics and what happens to you when the weather reaches 49 degree Celsius are just some of the...

Kyrgyzstan: Issyk-Kul and Tourism

Asel is worried that the pursuit of short-term profit from tourism is ruining Kyrgyzstan's Issyk-kul.

Armenia: Real Estate Prices

At Life in Armenia, Raffi K. reports on real estate prices in Yerevan.

Russia, Austria: Raiffeisen, Murder and Money Laundering

Robert Amsterdam writes about the alleged ties of Raiffeisen Zentralbank (RZB) of Austria to murder and money laundering in Russia.

Zambia: does Zambia-China relationship worry IMF?

Is IMF concerned about Zambia-China relationship?: “This warning appears to reflect IMF concern about the blossoming Zambia-China relationship, and the investment conditions established for Chinese companies entering the recently announced...

Zimbabwe: inflation exceeds 10,000%

“The Zimbabwe opposition Movement for Democratic Change’s economics spokesperson, Eddie Cross, says that judging from his own bakery business in Bulawayo the country’s inflation rate now exceeds 10 000%. In...

Oman: Minimum Wage and Omanisation

Omani blogger Suburban questions the effectiveness of setting an Omanization quota for corporations in order to reduce the reliance on expatriate labour and provide greater work opportunities for Omani national...

China: Internet Bookstore

Fangjun discussed about the competition of internet bookstore business in China (zh). Joyo and dangdang were competing the status of the biggest Chinese internet bookstore in the world. Recently Dangdang...

Albania: Ban on Smoking

Our Man in Tirana reports on whether the ban on smoking in all public places really works.

India: In Dharamshala

Feringhee on Tibetan refugees and Indians in Dharamshala. “The Tibetans are here as refugees with very few rights; however, their presence and that of the Dalai Lama brings in the...

Sierra Leone: State Led Prostitution, Diamond Tales, And More

After three years of peace following eleven years of civil war, Sierra Leone is engaged in concerted efforts to attract investors. The efforts, which are led by the the government...

Jamaica: Requests for Proposal

“Only recently have I come to understand why my stomach churns and I politely demur, when I am told that several companies will be bidding on a solution”: Jamaican Francis...

Kuwait: What Kuwaitis Did This Week?

It's been yet another busy week for Kuwaiti bloggers who give us a break down of their day to day activities. While one contemplates why he should register to attend...

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: Caribbean Customer Relations

“We all like to belong, most of us like to be acknowledged, and if we're paying you for a product or service, we most definitely like to be kept in...

China: GFW and Google

Zola claims that once he becomes more well off and famous, he will sue GFW and Google, the former blocks his blog from local access, the latter stops his adsense...

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