Stories about Economics & Business from September, 2007
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 you interested in attending Oman's first bloggers meeting on October 3?
Carpetblogger exposes Kyiv's bewildering dimension.
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 the scathing eye of everyone around you, writes D B Shobrawy, who brings us the latest from Egyptian blogs this week.
Jordanian Naseem Tarawnah urges his readers to join a group which aims to help the needy during the holy month of Ramadan.
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 prayed for the Akosombo Dam to fill up?
Douglas Muir of A Fistful of Euros posts the second installment on Transnistria.
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 “against all”, will decide Ukraine's future.”
“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?” asks Rights Action Group T&T, as it calls for “an immediate introduction of proper emergency response mechanisms to be put...
Francis Wade makes a case for the customer service function to be outsourced in Jamaica – and Barbados and Trinidad, for that matter.
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.
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.”
Caribbean Public Relations republishes an article that she wrote for the Jamaica Gleaner about the benefits of joining a professional association.
Notes From The Margin recounts a conversation he had concerning the future of Barbados’ agriculture industry.
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 inflation.
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 visited Ibadan (in Nigeria) again, recently.”
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 some gave a hint as to what their full year results would look like.”
Jamaican Francis Wade wonders: “What is the cost of a promise that falls through the cracks?”
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 its economic viability, the debate has been focused on the nature of Adam's Bridge. Is it a geological formation, or...
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 where even the shampoo looks interesting when you are fasting!
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?”
Bahraini blogger Abdulla discusses Paypal in Bahrain, saying users in Bahrain can only send but not receive money using the system.