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· June, 2008

Stories about Economics & Business from June, 2008

Bermuda: Statistical massage

  30 June 2008

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.”

Cuba: Exploring Oil

  24 June 2008

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 Mel Martinez, reported in El Nuevo Herald, must sound to Cuban readers, “as if he thinks he is in charge...

Barbados: New Consumer Watchdog

  24 June 2008

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 Facebook and blogging” in serving the needs of the public.

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 the presence of large numbers of Iraqis.

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 it strongly criticizes the government for its liberal economic policies, the way it is being managed, and more specifically, the...

Barbados: Solar Power

  23 June 2008

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 nation.”

Mexico: Food Products Price Fixed

  22 June 2008

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.

Cuba: Europe to Lift Sanctions

  20 June 2008

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 reference” for this development.

Kenya: E-Commerce Competitiveness

  19 June 2008

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 that relate to the ecommerce framework in Kenya that will make kenya competitive from an ecommerce perspective.

Africa: Is PayPal effective in Africa?

  19 June 2008

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 and let them know they are loosing out and costing us!

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