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· May, 2008

Stories about Economics & Business from May, 2008

China: Donation Pressure on Multinational Companies

ESWN translated a report from Southern Weekend about the public pressure on multinational companies regarding earthquake donations.

Nepal: Improving the economy

Nepal Monitor on the possible strategies to revive Nepal's economy.

Bangladesh: Coping with price rise

Unheard Voices has a series of posts on how communities in poverty-struck areas are coping with increasing prices and government apathy.

Urbanisation in Southeast Asia

Scholar and blogger Alvin Lim tackles the phenomenon of “urbanisation without industrialisation” in Southeast Asia.

Kazakhstan: Politics and Tractors

These weeks the bloggers have been chewing upon traditionally prominent topics on the Kazakhstani blogosphere — politics and economy. Megakhuimyak says [ru] – “without aspiration to make a global-scale conclusion”...

Egypt: Strike Number Three

Egypt is gearing up for its third strike in a row on June 5, writes Zeinobia. “People in Egypt are extremely angry from the Government's latest economic decisions to escalate...

East Timor: New blog about economics of development

“A blog about economics of development, in particular about the East Timor economy, and about what can then be helpful to economic development of this country”, A.M. de Almeida Serra...

Bermuda: Freedom or Manipulation?

Bermudian bloggers are incensed about the Premier's statement that making certain information public is “akin to asking a neural surgeon to come out of the operating room in the middle...

Nicaragua: A Closer Look at a Government Program for Microloans

The governmental program called Usura Cero provides low interest rate loans to Nicaraguan women for their micro-businesses. It was recently featured on an investigative news program and a local blogger...

Algeria: Third World Countries

Algerian Nouri shares his thoughts on Third World countries in this post.

China: Chinese Red Cross on corruption watch

Bloggers continue to monitor earthquake corruption, as they wait for the truth to come out as to why so many school buildings collapsed so easily in this month's massive earthquake....

Israel: Shekels Friendly to the Blind

“Israeli currency has been accessible to the blind since 1975,” reflects Josh of Blogs of Zion, responding to a US federal court cases arguing that American money discriminates against the...

Ukraine: News Roundup

An update on oil, inflation and other Ukrainian issues – at Orange Ukraine.

Pakistan: Food and the Government

Whisk on the disconnect in Pakistan between the looming food crisis and the actions of the government.

Kazakhstan: Scandal Royale

Adam reports that today several British tabloids simultaneously published a breathtaking story featuring their two sexiest topics at once — royal family and eastern moguls who buy out England. This...

Dominica: Banana Spat

Steve's Dominica reports on “the ongoing spat between various banana organisations.”

Malaysia: Fuel prices remain stable

Rocky's bru is grateful that Malaysia will not increase fuel prices. In neighboring Indonesia, fuel prices have gone up already.

Indonesia: Coping with rising cost of living

dua mata saya gives creative and funny tips on how to survive the rising cost of living in Indonesia

Nigeria/South Africa: Nigeria vs South Africa

Nanja Boy writes examines the fate of Nigerians in the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa: “Lest we have forgotten, Nigerians economy now harbors the best of their businesses. For...

Indonesia: Fuel price protests

Papernas discussed the fuel protests in Indonesia. Hardship Posting notes the protest action coincides with the recent 10th anniversary of the riots which tore Jakarta apart ten years ago. Bellamy...

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