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· November, 2009

Stories about Economics & Business from November, 2009

UAE: Call for Action

UAE blogger An Emirati's Thoughts calls for action following the “recent slump in the confidence in Dubai's debt management capabilities.”

Afghanistan: Empowering trading potential

Sanjar shares his idea of creating opprtunities for market linkages between small entrepreneurs, shopkeepers, sellers and businesses in Afghanistan via the use of mobile technologies.

Ghana: Who Will benefit From Oil?

When UK firm Tullow Oil announced its discovery of 600 million barrels of oil in Ghana in 2007, the blogosphere responded with variegated tones of hope and cynicism.

Japan: Buy Nothing Day

Started in 1992 in Canada by artist Ted Dave, the Buy Nothing Day movement [en] has spread to more than 60 countries around the world, Japan included. In line with...

Successful BPO firm in Vietnam

Saigonnezumi features a successful Business Process Outsourcing firm in Vietnam

Singapore: Middle Class and recession

Seah Chiang Nee writes how the recession is affecting Singapore's middle-class population.

Singapore: Illegal employment termination

Illegally terminated pregnant workers in Singapore can lodge complaints. Barnyard Chorus identifies the process on how to file a complaint with the Ministry of Manpower

Singapore: New $100 banknotes

New $100 paper banknotes have been spotted in Singapore this month

Difference between Japanese and American Résumés

Daniel at the How to Japonese blog outlines the differences between Japanese and American résumés.

Trinidad & Tobago: Waste of Time?

“Most citizens still think CHOGM is a few-hundred-million dollar joke and will not benefit citizens in any way”: Trinidad and Tobago's This Beach Called Life weighs in on the upcoming...

Russia Begins Registering Domains in Cyrillic

November 2009 will take a special place in the history of the Russian Internet. It is the month when a Cyrillic domain zone was born - .РФ (Russian Federation). Russia...

Sri Lanka: Potentials Of Fishing Industry

Serendipity comments that after the devastation of the 2004 Tsunami and the restrictions during the war against the LTTE, the Sri Lankan fishing industry is poised to take off provided...

Bhutan: Magazines Without Sponsors

Passang Tshering at Passu Diary discusses the hurdles a magazine face in Bhutan in absence of sponsorship and advertisement. The blogger informs: “except for Tashi Delek (in-flight magazine of DrukAir)...

Can ICTs aid small-scale farmers?

The world's small-scale farmers grow a large amount of food and provide many important jobs in rural areas. However, they do their work at great economic and environmental risk. How...

Slovakia: Mobile Internet Providers Put an End to Internet Neutrality

This month, a second Slovak mobile internet provider has kept its promise and started filtering internet access for its customers. While officially the goal is to block child porn, things...

Ecuador: Technical University in Loja Hosts Campus Congress

The Technical University of Loja, Ecuador will be the host of several days of educational and technological events. One of the organizers is Carlos Correa Loyola, who spoke to Global...

Kyrgyzstan: Prices for utilies are skyrocketing

Aravanski reports that the Kyrgyz government sharply increased the prices for electricity and heating, making those barely affordable by most citizens.

Bangladesh: A Remarkable Export Performance

J. Rahman at Mukti narrates about a remarkable export performance of Bangladesh this year: “A year after Lehman, while most Asian exports were still 15-20% lower, our exports were 5%...

Kyrgyzstan: President consolidates his rule

Kyrgyz President Bakiyev promoted his son to lead the Central Agency on Development, Investment, and Innovation, which controls both all FDIs and major national companies, thus consolidating his patronage network,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Responsible Drinking

KnowTnT.com‘s Edmund Gall suggests ways in which clubs and bars can “do more to encourage responsible drinking.”

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