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· June, 2008

Stories about Economics & Business from June, 2008

Bermuda: Statistical massage

Bermuda blogger Vexed Bermoothes comments on the government's announcement that it will now release tourism statistics quarterly, instead of monthly. In his view, it's a situation “ripe for abuse.”

Russia: Media on the eXile

Sean's Russia Blog reviews media coverage of the “eXile Affair.”

Russia, Ukraine: Energy Issues

Kremlin.Inc posts his presentation on Ukraine's energy policy; Robert Amsterdam writes on Gazprom and Anatoly Chubais.

Hungary: Gyurcsány Government's “Half Time”

Hungarian Spectrum writes about successes and failures of Gyurcsány government at what some people think is its half time (and others don't).

Russia: Facebook, Etc.

The Lede reviews the Russian-language versions of American search engines and social networking sites and their Russian counterparts.

Cuba: Exploring Oil

The Cuban Triangle is puzzled by a Florida Congressional delegation's idea that Cuba should be blocked from drilling for oil in its own Gulf waters. He says comments by Senator...

Serbia: Socialist Party Forms Coalition Government With Democratic Party

The Socialist Party of Serbia (Slobodan Milošević's party) is forming a coalition government with the Democratic Party. This means Serbia will continue on its way towards European Union integration. Many...

Barbados: New Consumer Watchdog

Barbados Underground welcomes the emergence of a new consumer organisation in the island. The blog says Barbados Consumers Watch “will advocate using the novel approach of the electronic channels of...

Jordan: Noting Changes

Jordanian ASKAdenia [Ar] is back home for a visit and notes several changes in his country. Among them is the skyrocket prices of fuel and other commodities, as well as...

Jordan: A Hushed Up Secret

From Jordan, Naseem Tarawnah writes about a letter “written and signed by a group of ex-politicians, including a past prime minister and head of the GID, Ahmad Obeidat, and essentially...

Kazakhstan: Highway to prosperity

Ben reports on the World Bank’s president, Bob Zoellick, visit to Kazakhstan, which has resulted in a $2.5 billion infrastructure project.

Barbados: Solar Power

Barbados Underground makes the case for solar power, and says for the “first time in history, cost-competitive solar power is now within the planning horizon of every utility in the...

Sri Lanka: No Paypal

Chromosome LK laments the lack of paypal services in Sri Lanka.

Pakistan: Gold and Copper

A Jaywalker's Diary on the world's largest gold and copper reserves found in Pakistan.

Mexico: Food Products Price Fixed

Diego from Blog.com.mx [es] lists the 150 food products that were price-fixed by the Mexican government. He notes that many of these products are not necessarily consumed by many people.

China: Free blogphones from fring for the Olympics

Vlogging the Olympics might be off-limits now (so they think), so hopefully that won't affect fringsters who show up with new free fring swag, in return for blogging Olympic events.

Cuba: Europe to Lift Sanctions

The Cuban Triangle takes note of the European Union's decision to lift sanctions imposed in 2003, while Ninety Miles Away….in another country quotes Oswaldo Yañez to provide a “frame of...

China and U.S: Why Block Chinese Direct Investment

DANWEI posts an article by Pete Sweeney questioning the U.S government's policy in blocking Chinese direct investment.

Kenya: E-Commerce Competitiveness

Al Kags writes about the ICT Public Panel for e-commerce Competitiveness in Kenya: The purpose of the ICT Public Panel for ecommerce competitiveness was to look at all the issues...

Africa: Is PayPal effective in Africa?

Collins asks “Is PayPal effective in Africa?”: I believe that maybe Paypal does not recognize the potential and opportunities available in Africa and it is time we trumpeted this cause...

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