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· March, 2011

Stories about Economics & Business from March, 2011

Russia: “iPad 2 Smuggling in Full Blossom”

Profy writes about the attempts to smuggle iPad 2 into Russia.

Haiti: Monsanto's Agenda

Haiti Grassroots Watch takes “a closer look” at Monsanto's seed distribution in the wake of last year's devastating earthquake.

Jamaica: Enquiry No Laughing Matter

As the Manatt Dudus Enquiry is extended for the third time, GWAP comments: “A Commission that should have cost Jamaican tax payers JMD $37 million has now skyrocket[ed] to JMD...

China: Inflation and Fear

Foreseeing the rocket raising inflation, Chinese people are storing up daily necessities, such as Laundry Detergent, at home. Fauna from ChinaSMACK has captured the situation and translated netizens’ response to...

Bangladesh: Online Payment Options

In Bangladesh, Paypal is not available and international online payment/receipt via credit card is restricted, which is a problem for the startups who want to sell products from Bangladesh and...

China: Panic buying continues

Following panic buying of salt earlier this month, the last few days have seen residents of Shanghai buying up laundry detergent, soap, toothpaste and shampoo out of fear that companies...

China: Red flag on Wall Street

Co-founder of Chinese fund management firm CDH Investments Wang Gongquan stopped by the New York Stock Exchange building today to snap a picture of the flag of the People's Republic...

Russia: Blogger Translates Articles on Alexey Navalny

LJ user vadda translates from English into Russian two recent texts about Alexey Navalny, a prominent Russian anti-corruption activist: one text, by Andrew E. Kramer, appeared in the New York...

Comparing Nepal's Growth Rate With India and China

Chandan Sapkota, a researcher at a Kathmandu based think tank compares Nepal's growth rate with neighbors India and China. He discuses Nepal's growing trade deficit and also its over reliance on India...

Russia: 2010 Cyber-Crime Market Research

Group IB, Russian cyber-security research company, publishes [ru] Russian Cyber-Crime Market in 2010 report. According to the research, Russian hackers commit nearly 35 percent of all cyber-crimes. DDOS-attacks (from $90...

Cuba: Is the Internet an Equalizer?

Havana Times examines the Internet in the context of socialism.

Bermuda: Development vs. Conservation

“Can we please stop pretending that that the Tucker’s Point SDO is about saving tourism? It’s about developing real estate”: Vexed Bermoothes says that “there has been a drought of...

China: Opinion Battle on Baidu's Copyright Infringement

More than fifty Chinese writers have formed an alliance protesting against copyright infringement by the Baidu Wenku platform, a Chinese version of Google Books which allows users to read, share...

Macedonia: Personal Steps Against Economic Crisis

Bojana Jankovska blogs [MKD] on how she deals with the economic crisis at a personal level: make a deal with family members to use electrical appliances during “cheaper” hours of...

China: Can we tolerate Baidu’s “evil” stand on IP rights?

Peking University professor, Hu Yong, comments on the recent debate on Baidu Wenku's copyright infringement in China Media Project.

Russia: BBC Russian Service's Last Broadcast

Christya Riedel writes on Foreign Policy Association's Russia blog that on March 26, “the BBC Russian Service ceased its radio broadcasts after 65 years on the air because of drastic...

Puerto Rico: 2010 Census figures

Doctoral student and blogger Deepak Lamba-Nieves is starting to analyze the latest release of 2010 Census figures for Puerto Rico:  “Although the main story has been the population loss registered...

Bahamas: BTC Privatized

Weblog Bahamas‘ Rick Lowe says that the government's privatization of the public phone company “deserves a hip, hip, hooray!”

Japan: The Importance of Getting Back to Normal

As more time passes since the devastating Earthquake that shook Japan on March 11th, people in Japan are feeling the need to return to normal and put the disaster behind...

Portugal: Is there still Government?

In order to aggregate the latest tweets on the political crisis in Portugal, Rui Ramos created the website aindahagoverno.com (Is there still Government?) [pt]. The Prime Minister Jose Socrates resigned...

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