· November, 2006

Stories about Economics & Business from November, 2006

China: What pols blog, where subways end

  26 November 2006

Hexun blogger Guan Jiantao on a city in eastern China's Jiangsu province, where twelve senior government leaders were told to take up blogging, in their own names, following the flood of feedback to municipal Party Secretary Zhang Shixin's recent blog post, in which he criticized the hygiene, spitting, littering, picking...

Vietnam: Vietnamese Youth

  26 November 2006

Antidote to Burnout gets treated for his birthday by his young students in Vietnam and reflects on the future of Vietnam.

Africa: what China wants from Africa

  25 November 2006

Dr. George Ayittey‘s analysis of China's interest in Africa, “China’s increasing involvement in Africa should be viewed against this backdrop. Despite the euphonious verbiage about “cooperation”, “equal terms,” and “altruism,” the real intentions of China are threefold. The first is to gain access to Africa’s resources by signing with a...

This week in the Kenyan blogosphere

  24 November 2006

Jamaapoa writes about the allegation that the boom in the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE) is a result of drug money as claimed by a local politician – Mr. Raila Odinga. Jamaapoa refutes this assertion and writes: There is nothing to stop a drug dealer from using the exchange to cleanse...

Africa: making Africa stinking rich

  24 November 2006

Do you want to help Africa? Cherryflava writes, “Forget poverty, AIDS, TB, malaria and corruption and lets focus on making Africa stinking rich. Keep you charity money, we don't need a handout. But we do need your time and creative business ideas.”

Balkan Blog Roundup: Focus on the Positive

  23 November 2006

The Balkans need reconciliation, confidence and positivism to change and become the winning region of Europe with happier citizens. You can see that in the inspirational words from the Serbian, Bosnian and Croatian blogospheres. Toshiba posts some thoughts of the late Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic during his motivational meetings...

China: dog eats dog tourism

  23 November 2006

Joel Martinsen in DANWEI blogs about the notorious tourism industry featured in a magazine, Oriental Outlook: the conclusion the articles seem to make is that change in the industry really depends on the tourists themselves…

Jamaica: Respect the currency

  22 November 2006

Jamaican Mummy Mel appeals to her compatriots to show their patriotism by respecting the local currency: “All too often I see people screwing up their faces and bitchin about the state of the economy and how the dollar depreciating every day. Well how the hell you expect the economy to...

China: India

  22 November 2006

Been a busy week for Chinese President Hu Jintao, first in Vietnam and now in India, and just what for? asks Hexun blogumnist Liu Dingcai: 胡哥访印度可以学什么 What can big brother Hu learn in India? 中国国家主席胡锦涛11月20日抵达印度首都新德里,开始对印度进行国事访问;21日胡锦涛在新德里海德拉巴宫同印度总理曼莫汉&S226;辛格举行会谈,双方就发展中印战略合作伙伴关系达成重要共识。(据《人民日报》) China's national chairman Hu Jintao arrived in the Indian capitol New Delhi on November 20...

  21 November 2006

Bahrain has banned demonstrations, gatherings and rallies in ‘sensitive’ locations, but Chanad Bahraini thinks that the list is too long. He says the ban may be because workers are holding strikes in their work places, calling for pay rises and better working conditions.

China: banking regulation

  20 November 2006

Survived SARS comments upon the newly released banking regulations in China: at first glance, they appear to provide more leeway for foreign banks to compete than was originally expected…

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