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· June, 2009

Stories about Economics & Business from June, 2009

‘Buy Indonesia’ campaign

A campaign was launched encouraging Indonesian consumers and companies to patronize locally-made products and services.

Estonia: Budget cuts and GDP decrease

A Fistful Of Euros points at the link between budget cuts and GDP decrease in Estonia.

Russia: Paradoxes of population growth

LJ user about:blank comments on [RUS] recent research comparing Russian population growth with average income in various regions and cities 1990-2009, coming up with the interesting result that the country's...

Latvia: IMF, ECB and the EU Commission at odds

A Fistful Of Euros describes how the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank may be taking another line on the currency peg of the Lat to the Euro...

Ecuador: State Contracts With President's Brother Raise Concerns

Contracts between the state petroleum company and several private companies raised some eyebrows when it was discovered that the brother of current president Rafael Correa was a member of some...

Russia: Crackdown on casinos and gambling

Eternal Remont discusses the Russian government's current crackdown on the country's casinos and gambling industry.

China's Stimulus Package and its Effect

China elections and governance has a series of article on the China's economic stimulus package and its effect. Part one is An introduction to China's stimulus package. Part two is...

Bangladesh: Grameen – Workable Idea Worldwide

Naveen Bachwani at Grey Matter is fascinated by the works of Grameen Bank and Dr. Muhammad Yunus of Bangladesh. His idea of Microcredit and Social business has been replicated in...

Nigeria: Good days with Nigerian telecoms sector are over

Jeremy discusses the latest trends in the telecoms sector in Nigeria: “The Nigerian telecoms sector has finally hit market forces and the mathematic of where supply and demand cross at...

Russia: Letter to Khodorkovsky

Jeremy Putley posts an open letter to Mikhail Khodorkovsky (who turned 46 on June 26) at A Step At A Time.

Russia, Nigeria: Nigaz

Eternal Remont writes that “Gazprom has created a joint venture with Nigeria's state-owned NNPC gas company” and that the new company's name is Nigaz. License Plate Poetry has a poem...

Dominica: Campaign Financing

Chris at Dominica Weekly thinks that “the issue of campaign financing is as important as voters identification and cleaning of the voters list before the next general election is held.”

Jamaica, Barbados: Updates on H1N1

Yardflex.com says 19 Jamaicans have been infected with the H1N1 virus, while Barbados Underground cautions that Swine Flu can't be blamed for everything.

Singapore: Infamous Burger King ad

Burger King has a new sandwich offering in Singapore called the “Super Seven Incher.” To promote the new product, a local ad agency produced an outdoor ad which is now...

India: Over-indebtedness And Microcredit

Siddhartha Chowdri at Center For Financial Inclusion Blog comments that over -indebtedness and borrower delinquency are to blame for failure of the Micro Finance Institution in the Indian states of...

Czech Republic: No Olympics in Prague

Due to the economic crisis, Prague has abandoned plans to host the 2016 Olympics, CzechFolks.com reports.

Israel: 7th Most Internet Connected Country in World

Israel is the world's 7th most internet connected society, reports Lirun of East Med Sea Peace. “It means many things,” he writes: “Freedom of information, freedom of expression, freedom of...

Dominica, Venezuela: The Motherland?

Following Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's visit to the island, Dominica Weekly says: “Many Dominicans have focused narrowly on the lavish developmental aid of Chavez than focusing on the fundamental issue...

Cuba: Hurricane Victims

As hurricane season gets underway, Generation Y focuses on the plight of “Caletone, a town near Gibara that doesn’t even appear in the Atlas of Cuba [that] is still deep...

Thailand: Thousands affected by train strike

Thousands of passengers were affected by the two-day nationwide train strike launched by employees of the State Railway of Thailand. The workers were protesting a cabinet resolution which they claim...

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