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· April, 2012

Stories about Economics & Business from April, 2012

Sri Lanka: Tackling Agricultural Surpluses

The Sri Lankan Government is facing a new kind of challenge, tackling surplus production of rice. However a Sri Lankan farmer sheds a light into the plights of the rice...

Iran: Street Sweeper Finds and Returns $500,000

An Iranian street sweeper named Ahmad Rabani found 1 billion Toman (about $570,000 US dollars) and returned it to the owner. As thanks, he received a 200,000 Toman ($120 US...

Portugal: Eviction Prior to Freedom Day Awakens Squatting Movement

As the pent-up frustrations of citizens in Portugal keep growing a year since the international “bailout” of the country's public debt, the annual celebration of Freedom Day on April 25...

Brazil: The sale of America's smallest city and thoughts of buying the Amazon

Thirty three top Brazilian businesses ranked in the Forbes list

Africa: Does Copy/Clone Strategy Work in Africa?

Africa: The New African Consumer

A look into China's ‘red aristocracy’

Philippines: Demolition of Urban Poor Village Sparks Indignation

At least one person was killed and scores were injured after police forces fired on protesting residents of Silverio Compound in Paranaque City, south of Manila, who were defending their...

Trinidad & Tobago: Talking Common Sense

Russia: Putin Proposes Contentious State Power Grab in Siberia

On April 20, 'Kommersant' revealed an ongoing legislative project to create a state company to oversee the economic development of Eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East. The schism at...

Bulgaria: Penalty For Getting Pregnant

South Korea: Youtube Video Accusing Samsung of Labor Workers Death

China: State Owned Enterprises

Madagascar: Rare Deposit-Rich Land Sold to French-German Group

Trinidad & Tobago: Gas Revenues

Georgia: Concerns over Lazika development

Multinational Companies’ China Market

This Week in the Caribbean Blogosphere

In last week's summary of the regional blogosphere, a young comtemporary artist from Barbados made the observation that the region is “more than the beach and coconuts.” Here's a round-up...

Cuba: Absent at the Summit of the Americas

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