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· December, 2010

Stories about Economics & Business from December, 2010

Hungary: Relations With China

Hungarian Spectrum writes about Hungary's economic and financial relations with China.

Russia: Media Coverage of Khodorkovsky Verdict

Overview of media reactions to the verdict and sentence in the case of Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev – by Robert Amsterdam, Global Chaos, and Sublime Oblivion.

Saudi Arabia: The Kingdom in One Sentence

From Saudi Arabia, Mustafa Hussain tweets (Ar): “Unemployment, corruption, tribalism, weak education curricula, state-owned media, full prisons, bad government services, oil which is not its own – all this and...

Kenya: Internet and mobile to be the future of stock trading

The future of stock trading in Kenya is going to be via the Internet and mobile phone applications: “Kenyans are fast with technology and moved en masse to leapfrog the...

Cuba: cheaper remittances

The Cuban Triangle explains how the removal of a government surcharge makes remittances “cheaper”.

Barbados: abolish income tax?

The Bajan Reporter covers a recent panel discussion on abolishing the income tax in Barbados.

Sudan: Land Grabbing in Sudan

Henry's data visualization of land grabbing in Sudan: “I read an article this morning about “land grabbing” in Africa by foreign countries. When I read the amount of land being...

Africa: West Africa's First Commercial Data Center Launching in 2011

A company simply identifying itself as West Africa Data Centres is taken the bold step to launch the first commercial large-scale data centre, in West Africa, David Ajao reports.

South Korea: Court Rules In Favor of Free Internet Speech

South Korea’s Constitutional Court has ruled that a law that bans the spreading of false information online is unconstitutional in a petition filed by a famous online blogger ‘Minerva’, who was indicted...

Trinidad & Tobago: Year in Review

Afra Raymond reviews the critical events of the last year, saying: “The Code of Silence must be broken if we are to progress.”

Japan: A year of blogs

As the character 暑 (sho) meaning ‘hot or heat' was chosen to represent the year 2010 at the annual ceremony in Kyoto, let's see a selection of “hot topics” that...

Bolivia: Government Ends Fuel Subsidies, Protests Expected

On December 26th, the Bolivian government announced that it would be ending fuel subsidies and that the price of gasoline and diesel would increase by 73% and 83%, respectively. The...

Kenya: Are citizens expected to contribute to special ‘Hague 6 defence fund’?

Moreen Majiwa asks, “To whose fund will you be contributing?”: We shall not discriminate…we will mobilise all resources and hire the best lawyers so that the suspects are fully represented...

Africa: Tech Success in Africa is Built on the Ordinary

Meeting the needs of ordinary people is key to success in tech industry in Africa: “In fact, you can take this one step further. Almost any meaningful success in Africa’s...

Nigeria: Sotheby’s cancels sale of Benin’s stoles Mask

An update on the proposed sale of stolen masks from Nigeria: “Many thanks to all MyWeku readers and the 3000+ Members of the Connoisseurs of Contemporary African Art group who...

Bolivia: The “Gasolizano”: Government Increases Taxes on Fuel

Greg Weeks from Two Weeks Notice writes: “The Bolivian government drastically increased taxes on fuel, by over 70%.  It did so for rational capitalist reasons, namely that higher prices in...

Tragedy bookends Year 2010 for Francophone Citizen Media

It appears that tragedy will bookend yet another year rich in remarkable events in the world of francophone citizen media. The month of January set the tone with the fallout...

Poland: Blog Forum Gdansk

Arzu Geybullayeva writes about this year's Blog Forum Gdańsk, highlighting Polish bloggers' views on some of the issues discussed at the event.

Caribbean: Defining Moments of 2010

Many landmark events happened in the Caribbean this year, prompting reactions from the regional blogosphere. Here's a look back at some of the most important stories of 2010...

Peru: Book About Social Conflicts in Peru

Silvio Rendón from GranComboClub analyzed [es] the book “Between economic growth and social dissatisfaction. Social protests in contemporary Peru” [es] by Romeo Grompone and Martin Tanaka. Aside from reviewing the...

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