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· December, 2007

Stories about Economics & Business from December, 2007

Zambia: We need Enlightenment to end this instanity

Zambian blogosphere continues to grow and bring diverse voices and opinions online as our new Zambian author, Brenda Zulu, shows us in her first roundup.

China: Ant Farmers’ Open Letter to Hu Jintao

Zoula has reposted Luliang Ant Farmers’ Open Letter the State president Hu Jintao (zh). The farm said that local government had to be responsible for the bankruptcy of Yilishen and...

Myanmar: On Sanctions

Kalvin makes use of some algebra to show why sanctions are not working in Myanmar.

Malaysia: Getting The Page Rank Back

5xmom is happy to get her google page rank back and swears to stay off paid posts. “No more selling text links, no more paid posts on the these three...

Colombia: The Discovery of a New Gold Mine

A new gold mine was recently discovered in Colombia and can place the country in the top 10 producers in the world writes Proyecto Colombia.

Japan: Web visionary Umeda Mochio

While famous in Japan as a web visionary, Silicon Valley resident Umeda Mochio, president of Muse Associates, co-founder of Pacifica Fund and board member of the Japanese bookmarking and diary...

Poland: Bhutto's Tractor Scam

the beatroot writes about a 1990s Polish-made Ursus tractors scam, in which Benazir Bhutto was allegedly involved: “Benazir had launched the Awami Tractor Scheme for the welfare of poor farmers...

Ukraine: Tymoshenko's Budget

Foreign Notes reports on the article in a Ukrainian daily that accuses Yulia Tymoshenko of going against her election promises and approving the 2008 budget that includes “a multimillion INCREASE...

Madagascar: Zoma market photographs

Harinjaka posts photos from Zoma market in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

Burkina Faso Soon a Biofuel Producer

Last month, Burkina Faso and the French company AgroEd signed a framework agreement for developing a biofuels industry. Netizens express their skepticism about whether Burkina can become a competitive producer...

Jamaica: Qualified Unemployment?

Francis Wade republishes a letter to the editor by a returning Jamaican national who can't get a job in order to make a point about why educated Jamaicans remain abroad.

Barbados: Issues with LIAT

“Considering the massive investment the Barbadian taxpayer has made in LIAT, its difficult to understand why our Minister of Tourism does not represent ‘our’ interests on the board”: A reader...

Ukraine: House on Anthrax

Ukrainiana writes about a house being built on the mass burial site for victims of a 19th-century anthrax epidemics in Kyiv.

Russia: Ded Moroz Ad Banned; Yolki in Moscow

James of Robert Amsterdam's blog writes about the government's ad on “a TV ad from an electronics retailer which poked fun at the existence of this mythical gift giver on...

Iran:Islamist students want action against corruption

Madreseh Ma (means our school) informs[Fa] us that several Basij (Islamist) Student Associations criticized Iranian judiciary's inaction regarding corruption.

Barbados: Campaign Financing

Barbados Underground blogs about political campaign financing.

Iran:”A Weak Government”

Digital Klashinkov,Iran based blogger and journalist, says[Fa] that Ahmadinejad's government is a weak one and is in trouble for its economic policy. The blogger adds, recently, for the first time,...

Bolivia: Commercial Activity at Christmas

Alberto Medrano of El Alto Noticias [es] writes about holiday traditions and commercial activity in El Alto, Bolivia.

Slovenia: Janez Drnovšek's Legacy

Sleeping With Pengovsky writes about the political legacy of Slovenia's ex-president Janez Drnovšek.

Poland: Ecology, Coal Mines, Iraq

Our Man in Gdansk comments on the coverage of Poland's ecology, coal mines and involvement in Iraq.

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