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· March, 2009

Stories about Economics & Business from March, 2009

Russia: Igor Sechin in WSJ

Streetwise Professor and Robert Amsterdam's Blog comment on a WSJ piece based on an interview with Russia's deputy prime minister Igor Sechin.

Haiti, U.S.A.: Immigration Reform

Haiti's jmc strategies is very interested in U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden's statements on immigration reform: “Biden did not specifically say that the Administration was backing away from a legalization program....

Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago: At the Summit

“It seems far-fetched to think that the summit’s news coverage would be dominated by the one country in the region that is absent from the event” – but The Cuban...

Indian Elections 2009: The Impact of Socially Conscious Corporate Campaigns

In my previous posts for the Global Voices special coverage on the 2009 Indian general elections, I have analyzed how Indian politicians and political parties are using internet and mobile...

Nigeria: Watch Cassava Republic Press

Nigeria's Cassava Republic Press is one of the top 10 brands to watch in 2009.

Kazakhstan: Census ended

KZBlog says that the 2009 Census ended in Kazakhstan, pointing out 9% growth in population, and shares some experience of being recorded by a census taker.

Bhutan: Banking Via SMS

Tshering Tobgay reports that SMS based mobile banking service has started in Bhutan: “The concept seems to be quite simple: you send instructions by SMS to the bank, and they...

France, Americas, Africa: The “Y'a Bon” Awards

On March 17th 2009, a group called les Indivisibles [Fr] launched the “Y'a Bon Awards”, a dubious honour bestowed upon politicians, journalists, or any public officials who have contributed to...

Trinidad & Tobago: Identifying the Problem

Blogging from Trinidad and Tobago, This Beach Called Life thinks that the biggest problem with UDECOTT “isn’t that the public thinks it is a corrupt organization…[it's] that the masses who...

UAE: Will VAT be Introduced?

Will VAT be introduced in the UAE? Tune into the discussion at the UAE Community Blog.

Taiwan: Our land and the Statute of Rural Renewal

The scenery of Taiwan's countryside as simple and stunningly beautiful as depicted by the above popular lullaby will soon be vanished. Small rivers will be replaced by sewage pipes, hills...

Vietnam: Impact of economic crisis

Lawrence summarizes news reports about the impact of the economic crisis on Vietnam.

Russia: The Oligarchs’ “Debt-Go-Round”

Copydude writes that Russia's “debt-go-round has become so huge and interwoven that it seems to be taking all the oligarchs down together”: “For the most part though, it’s looking like...

Indonesia: Sharia Finance

As the financial system crumbles in the developed world, some analysts in Indonesia are proposing to replace it with the Sharia Finance system.

Malaysia: Dress worth $30 million

Despite the economic crisis, a designer in Malaysia has created a dress adorned with 751 diamonds. The price tag: US$30 million. The dress is called the “Nightingale of Kuala Lumpur”

Cambodia: Demand for microfinance

The economic downturn has raised the demand for microfinance programs in Cambodia.

Russia: Obama Ice Cream Ads

Sean's Russia Blog writes about Russian ads featuring Barack Obama.

Slovenia: Economic Situation

Sleeping With Pengovsky posts an update on the state of Slovenia's economy.

Latvia: Health Care Budget Cuts

Latvian Abroad cites an example of how “the budget cuts are taking their toll” in Latvia: “Sometimes, it's a very heavy toll.”

Hungary: Foreign Media Coverage

Hungarian Spectrum writes about the coverage of Hungary in the U.S. and Canadian media.

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