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· February, 2010

Stories about Economics & Business from February, 2010

Italy: “Tangerines and olives don't fall from the sky”

The first strike of immigrant workers in Italy's history will happen on March 1st, thanks to a broad European initiative to oppose racism and discrimination, and reaffirm the positive role...

Morocco: The Death of a Newspaper

Jamal Elabiad writes of the possible demise of Morocco's only English-language newspaper, The Casablanca Analyst.

Greece, Germany and the middle finger of Venus de Milo

In the continuing drama of the Greek financial crisis, a row erupted last week because of a German magazine cover that depicted ancient Greek statue Venus de Milo flipping a...

Dominica: Water Needed

News Dominica.com reports on the country's water woes and its impact on the island's agriculture industry, here and here.

Belize: Teachers’ Strike

Teachers are on strike in an effort to secure a pay raise: Belizean reports.

Bermuda: Budget Day

Today is Budget Day in Bermuda. 21 Square “throw[s] out a few thoughts.”

Global: Concerns About Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)

The last meeting of negotiations for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) has provoked the protest of online communities against both its content and the circumstances of their negotiations

Barbados, St. Kitts & Nevis: Corruption Watch

Barbados Free Press has its eyes on St. Kitts and Nevis when it comes to transparency and government accountability.

Bermuda: Budget Day

“With a very important budget looming I've been thinking about what the individual parties can get out of it”: Politics.bm considers the upcoming Budget Day in Bermuda.

Haiti: On Beauty

“The problem is not lack of food. It's lack of money. Put people to work. Pay them enough to support the local economy. Pay them enough to eat good local...

Greece: Bloggers respond fiercely to financial crisis

Greek bloggers react with uncommon drama, spirit and gravitas to the financial crisis facing Greece. The socialist government elected last October is battling currency speculators while trying to avoid defaulting...

Armenia: Working conditions

Adrineh Macaan details the trials and tribulations of working in Armenia. The blog says that conditions are inconvenient and lacking, hours are long, and salaries sometimes take months to be...

Russia: Torrents.Ru Shut Down

IZO reports on some Russian bloggers’ thoughts (RUS) on why “the massively popular Russian file-sharing site torrents.ru has been shut down.”

Jordan: Taxed to Death?

Are Jordanians being ‘taxed to death'? Read Naseem Tarawnah's take here.

Poland: “Plenty of Money”

“Years ago, when the inflation in Poland was in triple figures, we were all multi-millionaires,” writes the POLSKI blog and links to a Flickr set of photos of the Polish...

Haiti: Thoughts on Power

Following an incident in which children were reportedly taken from their legal guardians and placed in a UNICEF camp, Tara at The Livesay [Haiti] Weblog says: “I am so sad...

Trinidad & Tobago: Do The Math

Mango Media Caribbean does the Beyonce/bmobile math, following the recent concert in Trinidad: “Great product + poor planning – expert events management + huge advertising spend – marketing thinking =...

Barbados: Cricket Industry

From Barbados, Allegiance blogs about the possibilities for a regional cricket sector: “The idea is not for Government to throw money at cricketers or to interfere with the rules of...

Barbados, Haiti: The Widening Gap

Barbados Underground says that “the recent catastrophic earthquake which rocked Haiti has exposed one of the weaknesses of modern civilization; the failure to narrow the gap between rich and poor...

Bermuda: Accountability

Bermuda's Vexed Bermoothes bemoans the fact that “government’s debt is scratching the ass of $1 billion dollars now”, but takes heart “that some of Bermuda’s institutions are doing their job...

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