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· October, 2007

Stories about Economics & Business from October, 2007

Russia: Sochi Land Conflicts

Perspectives on the New Russia writes about the brewing conflict between the Russian state and individual property owners in Sochi, the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Palestine: People Starving

“Can i just say i m sick and tired of sitting here studying while knowing that people in Gaza don't have anything to eat?” asks Palestinian blogger Al Falasteenyia.

Singapore: Blog Advertising

Pricilla Tan does not want to place ads on her blog and discusses blog ads with fellow Singaporean bloggers.

Guyana, Jamaica: The Power of Money

Guyana-Gyal knows that money isn’t everything, while Moving Back to Jamaica wonders: “How much would it take to buy my happiness for a day?”

Cuba: UN Motion

Both Child of the Revolution and The Cuban Triangle blog about the outcome of the UN motion for the United States to lift its long-standing embargo against Cuba.

Jordan: Political Money and the Elections

Jordanian blogger Batir Wardam discusses his skepticism with Jordan's democratic political progress in this post (Ar). Is there political money fueling his country's campaigning for seats in the Parliament .....

Cuba: The Power of Imagery

Child of the Revolution blogs about “a new exhibition…looking at the ‘use and abuse’ of that now-ubiquitous Alberto Korda photograph of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara.”

Bahamas: That Special Time of Year

Find out why Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com isn't so much into the Christmas spirit.

Armenia: Trade with Russia

Oneworld Multimedia looks at two conflicting opinions on trade between Armenia and Russia. On the one hand, the Jamestown Foundation says that increasing trade between the two countries is political...

Azerbaijan: Economic Growth

Steady State examines Azerbaijan's record growth and says that it looks as though the country will register the strongest economic growth worldwide for the fourth year in succession. However, a...

India: Child Labour

Atanu Dey raises some questions about banning child labour, especially relevant in the context of recent media reports about GAP sourcing its clothes from vendors who use child labour.

Korea: School Field Trips and Income Gap

School excursions are memorable experiences. Being in unfamiliar circumstances and spending several nights with friends give the chance to build stronger friendships and to better understand teachers and other friends....

Turkmenistan: Monetary Reform

Abdulgamid reflects on the announced plans of the Turkmen government to carry out a monetary reform with denomination of the national currency. Increased liquidity will inevitably be marred by increase...

Japan: Design Week 2007

Pingmag shows how the design week exhibition (Oct 31 to Nov 4) would look like.

Russia: Campaign Singing

Elections in Russia reports on the singing dimension of this year's campaign.

Bahrain: Designer Items

Bahraini Diva explains why she buys expensive designer merchandise in this post.

Barbados: Blogging at the IMF

The International Monetary Fund has a blog – and Living in Barbados thinks that “this recent step into the blogosphere, and its subcategory the econoblogsphere will be interesting to watch.”

Kazakhstan: Keep Talking

Ben reflects on the continuing conflict between the oil companies consortium on Kashagan super-giant oil-field and the Kazakh government, in which the authorities are seeking more rights and money within...

China: Buying South Africa Bank

Jay Sheng from Shanghaiist reports on the buying of South Africa’s Standard Bank Group Ltd by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China(ICBC), a government owned commerical bank.

Armenia: Doing Business

British ex-pat consultant Bruce Tasker reports from Yerevan on the trials and tribulations facing local businessmen who usually have to maintain close links with senior officials to ensure their livelihood....

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