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· November, 2007

Stories about Economics & Business from November, 2007

Jordan: Lost for Words

Jordanian Ohoud is lost for words after reading that an Israeli has opened four shops in Dubai.

Poland: “U-Turn in Foreign Policy”

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...

Puerto Rico: Jump-Starting the Economy

Dondequiera has “a list of actions, not goals” to help jump-start the Puerto Rican economy.

Cuba, Venezuela: Changing Into Cuba?

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...

China: Shanghai Stock Market

Fons from China Herald comments on the ups and downs of Shanghai stock Market.

Zambia: The low tax economy

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.”

Bahamas: Renewable Energy

“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...

Jamaica: My Jamaica

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp blogs about the land of his birth.

Estonia: Tallinn and “Devaluation Scare”

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...

Cuba: Human Development Index

Child of the Revolution blogs about Cuba's ranking on the United Nations’ 2007-2008 Human Development Index.

Barbados: Paying The Piper?

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...

Costa Rica: Unions Threaten Strike over Free Trade

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...

Colombia: Philips to Move Offices from Venezuela

The multinational corporation Philips has decided to move its offices from Venezuela to Colombia writes the blog Liberal Colombiano [es].

Russia: Saami Parliament

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.

Poland: Public Media Funding

The beatroot writes about sources of funding for Poland's public media.

Kuwait: Trips, Travel and More

Kuwaiti blogger continue to blog about their activities, within and outside their country. Abdullatif AlOmar keeps us up-to-date with their adventures.

Armenia: Labor Dynamics

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...

Turkmenistan: A warm-up in relations with Baku

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...

Uzbekistan: Compulsory Cotton-Picking

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, Trinidad & Toabgo: Minister Accused of Fraud

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.”

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