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· August, 2010

Stories about Economics & Business from August, 2010

Bangladesh: Recognizing The Vegetable Grower

Training In India: Change Needed

Guatemala: Three Indie Publishers Reviewed

Brazil: Bolivian Immigration in Numbers

China: Hidden village of Dafen produces 60% of world's oil paintings

A small artist colony of 8000 artists outside of Shenzhen, China is producing 60% of the world's oil paintings.

Barbados: Back in the Saddle

China: Beyond being second

Trinidad & Tobago: Music Royalties

South Korea: Government Plan To Increase Cigarette Price Meets Public Backlash

South Korea’s health department announced on tripling the price of cigarettes to curb the nation’s high smoking rate, prompting a new round of cigarette price disputes online. Many Koreans agree...

Japan: Web Startups Present at WISH 2010

The second edition of the web industry event WISH was held on August 28th, and hundreds gathered to hear a panel discussion by industry leaders and 14 presentations by startup...

West Africa: Drug Traffickers and Politico-Military Dictators

The UN assistant representative in Africa against drug trafficking Cyriaque Sobtafo recently stated that west Africa is now the hub for cocaine trafficking. Many countries are affected and the sudden...

Costa Rica: University Students Protest Budget Agreements

Some University of Costa Rica students took hold of the social sciences building in protest of the budgetary agreement that was reached between the government and university officials where a...

India: Uncontrolled Alcoholic Liquor Consumption

Kazakhstan: Does Astana Need Central Asia?

Afghanistan: The Helmand Food Zone Fiasco

Russia: The Mirny Diamond Mine

Russia: “Jailbird Moms”

Russia: Lake Baikal and James Cameron

Vietnam: Urban farmers in Hanoi

Ghana: Recycled Bolga Baskets

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