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· September, 2007

Stories about Economics & Business from September, 2007

Oman: Rent Law and Life in Muscat

Oman's bloggers are ranting about increasing rent and driving in Ramadan in this round up of Omani blogs. Also, how was life before the opening of mega malls and are...

Ukraine: Bewildered in Kyiv

Carpetblogger exposes Kyiv's bewildering dimension.

Egypt: Ramadan Musings

It's fair to say the month of Ramadan provides a unique experience for all parties involved, the fasting followed by excessive eating, the excessive eating followed by excessive partying and...

Jordan: Help the Needy

Jordanian Naseem Tarawnah urges his readers to join a group which aims to help the needy during the holy month of Ramadan.

Ghana: Did God save the Akosombo Dam?

We start off this week’s review with Ghana’s electricity crisis, which started in August 2006, but has seen a considerable improvement almost a year later. Could it be because priests...

Moldova: Transnistria 2

Douglas Muir of A Fistful of Euros posts the second installment on Transnistria.

Ukraine: For Sale on eBay

Orange Ukraine reports on how someone tried to sell Ukraine on eBay – and about the Sept. 30 vote: “The undecided, the casting of votes to smaller parties, the votes...

Trinidad & Tobago: Oil Spill

“If it takes the Environmental Management Authority a week to take notice of an oil spill, how can we trust them to monitor the daily emissions coming from a plant?”...

Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: Outsourcing Service

Francis Wade makes a case for the customer service function to be outsourced in Jamaica – and Barbados and Trinidad, for that matter.

Ukraine: Agrarian Marketing Project

Ukraine List links to a resource that explains why, among other things, Ukraine's lettuce market is “weak” and this year's carrot supply is insufficient.

Africa: The problem with e-commerce in Africa

Erik Hersman discusses the problem with e-commerce in Africa: “A lack of true online payment options is crippling African e-commerce, and South Africa is no exception.”

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: By Association

Caribbean Public Relations republishes an article that she wrote for the Jamaica Gleaner about the benefits of joining a professional association.

Barbados: Future for Agriculture?

Notes From The Margin recounts a conversation he had concerning the future of Barbados’ agriculture industry.

China: Government Subsidy

DANWEI translates a news from local newspapers announcing that the Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau would give 230,000 low-income citizens 20 yuan per month starting from next month to deal with...

Nigeria: Why is e-gold popular in Nigeria?

Oluniyi Ajao wonders why e-gold is so popular in Nigeria:”I had never seen public posters, banners, handbills, billboards, newspaper/magazine ads all used in promoting the use of e-gold…Not until I...

Nigeria: Nigerian Stock Exchange results

Ogbuotobo blogs about the recently released results of the Nigerian stock exchange: “The stock market was flooded last week with the results of some quoted companies. Some declared dividends, while...

Jamaica: Promises, Promises

Jamaican Francis Wade wonders: “What is the cost of a promise that falls through the cracks?”

India: Adam's Bridge, Infrastructure, Government and Religion

The Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project proposes cutting through a formation known as Adam's Bridge or Rama Setu. Even as the environmental implications of such a project are being discussed, along...

Ramadaning in Kuwait

Ramadan, food and shopping were top priorities among Kuwaiti bloggers last week. Abdullatif AlOmar takes us on a tour of Kuwaiti blogs which include a shopping trip at a hypermarket...

Barbados: Regional Connectivity

Living in Barbados asks: “Why is it that with a solid Caribbean regional network C&W cannot provide a simple, seamless, means of accessing services like voice mail within the region?”

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