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· August, 2008

Stories about Economics & Business from August, 2008

Russia: New LJ Ads

LJ user tema is one of the many Cyrillic bloggers who are unhappy with how the new LJ ads interrupt the flow of their posts; he shares a screenshot (RUS)...

Angola: On the illegal occupation of a residential plot by a bank

Gil Gonçalves [pt] blows the whistle on the occupation by the Millennium Bank of a residential building in Luanda, Angola. “How does the Millennium Bank and (contractor) Teixeira Duarte SA...

Poland: “Polish Enigma”

MHahn of the Women's International Perspective (WIP) writes on WIP Talk Blog about “the trials and tribulations of life in a transitioning country” – Poland: “It is full of inconsistencies,...

Angola: Going, going, gone!

The historic Kinaxixi Market of Luanda, the Angolan answer to Corbusian modernism in architecture, has been knocked down to make way for a modern shopping centre. Is this a sign...

South Africa: Don't insult our national anthem

Gwen criticizes the use of the South African national anthem in a radio ad. She writes, “Don't insult our national anthem.“

Bermuda, Trinidad & Tobago: Reviving the Federation?

Vexed Bermoothes weighs in on the call by Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister for regional territories to move towards economic and political integration: “My advice to Bermuda: stay out of...

Georgia, Russia, Serbia: The Use (or Abuse) of Some Historical Facts?

Serbian bloggers follow closely the situation in the Caucasus region. Many of them compared and analyzed the Kosovo issue and the newest opportunities in South Ossetia. Some of them were...

Bahrain: The high cost of Ramadan

Bahraini blogger Yagoob describes the effect of inflation on the holy month of Ramadan.

Bahrain: Fifth of population living in poverty

Bahraini blogger Mahmood reports that 20 per cent of Bahrainis are living below the poverty line.

Dominica: Agricultural Economy

“I strongly believe that if Dominica gets busy developing its agricultural product this could well have other spin-off positive effects”: Chris at Dominica Weekly thinks that going back to the...

Kenya: Cheers for M-PESA

There are reasons to cheer for M-PESA, the mobile banking system in Kenya: “Anyone with a new Safaricom sim card would have noticed two additional menus under the M-PESA section:...

Barbados, Antigua: Digicel vs. Stanford

The Bajan Reporter is all over the story of telecommunications giant Digicel taking Allen Stanford to court “in order to protect its sole and exclusive rights as primary sponsor of...

Africa: An African Ad Network Launched

White African writes about Pamoja Media, an ad network created to serve advertisers looking for a one-stop-shop for publishers in Africa, or that reach Africans in the diaspora.

Environment: Energy and Conservation News from Blogs around the world

In this post from GV environment, we check in with bloggers around the world who are writing on diverse topics; from ornithology, energy efficiency to forest preservation. The Bahraini ornithologist...

Jamaica: Athletic Subversion

“Jamaica's garrison politics found its way onto the Olympics stage in two performances – once in a scintillating display of athletic grace and vigor, and once in a celebratory performance...

Japan: Pet Culture

Lee from Tokyo Times blogs some photos showing Japanese pet culture in daily consumption.

Czech Republic: iPhone Has Arrived

The Czech Daily Word writes about the arrival of iPhone in the Czech Republic.

Yemen: The Wooden Windows of Seiyoun

Yemeni Omar Barsawad takes us to the picturesque village of Seiyoun, where beautifully adorned doors and windows were traditionally made out of wood. Barsawad posts a few pictures to illustrate...

Barbados: To Sign or Not To Sign

“The buzz issue in the Caribbean media in recent weeks is whether the CARIFORUM members will sign-on to the CARIFORUM/EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)”: Barbados Underground examines a few of...

Japan: Shopping for Funny Items

Mari introduces some funny Japanese items that can be found in online shop.

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