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· February, 2011

Stories about Economics & Business from February, 2011

Maldives: Abolishing the Government Bond system

Hassan Ziyau asks whether abolishing the Government Bond system in Maldives would be a wise decision.

Macedonia: Online Advertising in 2010

Natalija Trajchevska presented a review of online advertising market in Macedonia [MKD] during 2010 on the e-Marketing blog. Most of the money went to entertainment content providers.

Honduras: Taxi Drivers and Teachers Strike

“La Gringa” blogs about a strike led by teachers and taxi drivers in La Ceiba on February 21. “This was the third national strike of the school year, which only...

Haiti: Preventable Suffering

“The earthquake did not kill people. Bad buildings killed people. Lack of medical care killed people. Lack of infrastructure killed people. Lack of caring government officials kill[s] people”: Dying in...

Australia: ‘Tea Party’ Style Campaign Against Carbon Tax

If the Oz blogosphere is any indication, the next Australian Federal election will be a referendum on a proposed climate tax. And the issue has already become nasty and personal....

Singapore: Doctor charges patient with $24.8 million bill

Anonymous_X gathers news reports about a doctor in Singapore who charged her patient from Brunei with a $24.8 million bill

Trinidad & Tobago: Saving by Sou Sou

“A sou sou is structured where one person will be in charge of collecting monies from a group of people. All the monies collected will be given to one person...

Singapore: “Flawed” immigration policy

Sgpolitics.net comments about the ‘flawed’ immigration policy of the Singapore government which favors the hiring of more foreign workers at the expense of its local workforce.

South Korea:Protest Against Foreign Finance's Encroachment

KEB(Korea Exchange Bank)'s employees and civil rights groups held a protest in Seoul today against Hana Financial Group's final decision to takeover KEB. The protesters, explaining the U.S. buyout fund...

Ukraine: Choosing to Leave

With Ukraine hit hard by the economic crisis and most citizens disappointed with the overall economic and political situation, more and more discussions about emigration alternatives have been appearing online....

Kyrgyzstan: Central Asia's largest market affected by Customs Union

Rahat reports that “Dordoi” – the largest market of Central Asia near Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan, is experiencing a fall in sales with the establishment of the Customs...

Guyana: What you find on the Internet

Green coffee and porn? Guyana-Gyal explains the link.

Singapore: Festivals this month of March

Preetam links to several community festivals that will take place in Singapore next month: unEconomics2011, MusicCampSG, WorkCamp, SG Twestival 2011 and FilmCampSG

Myanmar: Prepaid phone cards now available

The Myanmar government has finally allowed the use of prepaid phone cards in the country, according to The Irrawaddy.

Bhutan: Tax Or No Tax For Development

The idea of citizens contributing towards this in the form of taxes is still a new/alien concept in Bhutan. The Bhutanese twitter-sphere broke the news of the verdict in favor...

Yemen: At the Boiling Point? (Video)

President Saleh of Yemen has begun offering concessions to opposition protesters, ordering security forces to protect demonstrators. But most people don't appear ready to take the ruler at his word....

Caucasus: Peace Village

Tamada Tales, a EurasiaNet blog, comments on plans by an Armenian peace activist to establish a peace building center in a village situated close to the intersection of Armenia, Azerbaijan,...

Kenya: Top Earning Sports Personalities in Kenya in 2010

Top earning sports personalities in Kenya in 2010: “Sport in Kenya has slowly become bread and butter for people fully engaged in it professionally. Fondly referred to by its peers...

China: The Risk of Shutting Up Sina Weibo is Zero!?

The reaction of the Chinese government towards the anonymous “Jasmine Revolution” message circulated around overseas dissident websites and Twitter has alerted investment banks’ analysts to cut the rating of Sina's...

China: The fable of donkey island and piggy island

Why the hardworking donkey island keeps serving the wealthy piggy island? Utopia Net has a fable [zh] telling the relation between China and the U.S.. Mary Ann O'Donnell from Shenzhen...

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