Stories about Economics & Business from August, 2007
Jamaica: Are You Busy?
Francis Wade examines the concept of busyness from a Jamaican perspective.
China: Barcamp 2007
Riku from China blogger network reminded the readers that Barcamp 2007 (zh) will be taking place in Shanghai (Sept 8) and Beijing soon (Sept 2). It is an opportunities for Internet users and developers to brainstorm the potential of Internet space.
China: Who To Blame For Dangerous Toys?
Angry Chinese Blogger summed up the debate about the recall of dangerous toys, whether we are to blame the Chinese manufacturers, multinational toy companies, or consumers?
Morocco: Firing the maid
Margot the Marrakesh Mystic shares her story of a not-so-good Moroccan maid.
Czech Republic, Germany: Gastarbeiter
Dr. Sean's Diary writes about labor migrations into and out of the Czech Republic.
Czech Rebublic: Election Campaign Spending
Dr. Sean's Diary writes on the Czech election campaign spending bill.
Kuwait: Crazy Week for Bloggers
Kuwaiti bloggers had a crazy week, which started with an earthquake, or rather a small tremor, early on Saturday morning. The next day a blogger was arrested for a comment an anonymous reader left on his online forum. The week culminated with a fire at a local hospital and the resignation of Kuwait's first female minister.
Iran:A blogger was beaten up by mafia
Mojeh Sevom ,blogger and journalist,says[Fa] that Javid Asadzadeh an active blogger in Urmia in Azerbaijan province, was beaten up and got injured by local mafia.This blogger has written several times about corruption in real estate in Urmia in his blog and has collected a lot of information about it.
Africa: The 4th Carnival of African Enterprising
Nubian Cheetah is hosting the 4th Carnival of African Enterprising: “So what is a blog carnival anyway? Bloggers submit their best articles to that months host via the Blog Carnival website.”
Kazakhstan: Kashagan Showdown
Bonnie Boyd has a comprehensive background post on the current crisis involving the Kazakh government and the international consortium developing the country's biggest oil field, Kashagan.
Brunei: Angel Investment Workshop
AnakBrunei attends and blogs about an Angel Investment workshop.
Brunei: Getting out of the Rut
Old man in Brunei contemplates the future of his country, one of the richest in South East Asia, and wonders if the easy going attitude of his countrymen will lead to Brunei loosing out to its neighbors.
Cambodia: Impediments to Widespread E-Commerce in Cambodia
Borin looks at the factors that might discourage Internet entrepreneurs from starting E-Commerce ventures in Cambodia
Trinidad & Tobago: On The Money
Adele at Thebookmann ponders the value of money in Trinidad and Tobago – “a nation where currency is a paper that represents as much about emotion as consumption.”
Tajikistan/Afghanistan: Bridging two nations
A US-funded bridge connecting Afghanistan's north with Tajikistan was officially opened last weekend. Both Mohammad Fahim Khairy and Vadim at neweurasia offer their mostly jubilant commentary.
Japan: Garbage Bag Art Work
Edo introduced the idea of garbage bag art work by a local design agency for transforming the scene of garbage collection spot in the neighborhood.
Albania: Selling Arms to Armenia
Albania is selling arms to Armenia – and more links to media coverage of Albania – at Our Man in Tirana.
Syria: How Can Expats Help?
This month's topic of Creative Syria's Blogger Forum was solely dedicated to the Syrian expatriate community. "What role could expatriates play in building a better Syria? Are you satisfied with the government legislations concerning them? Are you satisfied with the performance of the Minister of Expatriates' Affairs Dr. Buthayna Shaaban?" were the questions waiting to be answered. Syria's expatriate community, albeit dispersed, counts for almost 16 million, with a very high percentage of highly educated individuals. This makes the topic ever more relevant, as their contributions can help speed up the social and economic changes in the country and help rebuild it, writes Yazan Badran.
Alireza Shirazi says[Fa] Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won presidential election thanks to his economic promises but in the last two years, inflation and economic crisis have made life very difficult for many Iranians.The blogger says people are more afraid of economic problems than miltary threats [by USA].
Pakistan: Karachi and Liveability
All Things Pakistan on The Economist's Global Liveability Index, where Karachi finds itself ranked amongst the least liveable cities.
Trinidad & Tobago: Ten Things…
Club Soda and Salt makes ten observations about Trinidad.