Stories about Economics & Business from November, 2007
Jordanian Ohoud is lost for words after reading that an Israeli has opened four shops in Dubai.
The beatroot writes about a “u-turn in foreign policy” initiated by Poland's new PM: “Relations with Russia […] have not been good over the last two years of the Law and Justice government, led by the President’s brother, Jarolsaw. When Donald Tusk was elected he vowed to improve them. So...
Dondequiera has “a list of actions, not goals” to help jump-start the Puerto Rican economy.
Child of the Revolution reports on the reaction to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's proposed constitutional changes: “Not surprisingly, many Venezuelans think the changes go too far – turning the oil-rich nation into ‘another Cuba'”.
Fons from China Herald comments on the ups and downs of Shanghai stock Market.
Good news for people hoping to invest in Zambia: “Zambia has some of the lowest tax rates in world – TTR world ranking of 6 and African ranking of 1.”
“Since we rely heavily on tourism, we are especially vulnerable to the negative consequences of petroleum use”: Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit thinks that the island has the potential to set the renewable energy pace for the rest of the region.
Jamaican Geoffrey Philp blogs about the land of his birth.
Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonia's capital and the recent “devaluation scare”: “To your average Estonian, who is female, speaks Estonian as a first language, doesn't live in Tallinn, and is between the ages of 45 and 49, the capital must increasingly look like some revolving circus of riots, stag...
Child of the Revolution blogs about Cuba's ranking on the United Nations’ 2007-2008 Human Development Index.
Cheese-on-bread! suspects that many of the latest developments in Barbados are “all part of the politics game, but I'd rather my Government admit times are tough…than lull us all into a false sense of comfort.”
Cristian Cambronero of Fusil de Chispas [es] writes about the unions that are threatening to strike if the Costa Rican Congress approves the Free-Trade Agreement, which was passed by nationwide referendum.
The multinational corporation Philips has decided to move its offices from Venezuela to Colombia writes the blog Liberal Colombiano [es].
Russia's Saami “want to set up their own parliament to control the dispersal of government funds allocated to their numerically small nationality,” Window on Eurasia reports.
The beatroot writes about sources of funding for Poland's public media.
Kuwaiti blogger continue to blog about their activities, within and outside their country. Abdullatif AlOmar keeps us up-to-date with their adventures.
Social Science in the Caucasus comments on a World Bank report on labor dynamics in Armenia. The blog of the Caucasus Resource Research Center says that its findings revealing that up to a third of Armenian youth neither work nor study are in line with its own.
Maciula analyzes further warming-up of the Turkmenistan's foreign policy – now with another Caspian state, Azerbaijan, after the Azerbaijani governmental delegation visited Ashgabat for the talks on cooperation in the field of oil and gas industry.
Bordersca reviews two articles on the topic of still existing practice of compulsory cotton-picking in Uzbekistan, in which practically all population is involved by the state.
Barbados Free Press reports that “Trinidad & Tobago’s new Minister in the Ministry of Finance has been accused of fraud by his former Barbados-based employer.”
Marko Bucik writes – here, here, and here – about the post-election situation in Slovenia – which happens to be the pre-election situation at the same time: “I have a slight feeling that the start for the next parliamentary elections has just started and thus we might try to assess...