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· October, 2007

Stories about Economics & Business from October, 2007

China: Tiger! Tiger?

Zhou Zhenglong, a villager in Shaanxi shot pictures of a wild South China tiger, but its veracity was soon put under questions by netizens. As the government and experts joined...

Argentina: Google To Open in Buenos Aires

Leandro Zanoni of eBlog [ES] writes about Google opening up its third operations center in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Bulgaria: No Fear of Iran?

The Balkan Yankee thinks that, contrary to what George W. Bush may want to believe, “the last thing on anyone’s mind in Bulgaria is the looming fear of an Iranian...

Albania: Real Estate

Living in Shkoder, Albania writes about the new construction and other real estate issues in Albania.

Poland: Civic Platform's Prospects

Dr. Sean's Diary discusses the prospects of Donald Tusk's Civic Platform.

Cuba: Of Speeches and Workshops

While The Cuban Triangle comments on US President George Bush's speech about democratic change in Cuba, Child of the Revolution almost “missed a big event currently under way in Havana....

Anguilla, Cayman Islands: Environmental Value

“Unless our leaders can come to understand the economic value of our environment, they will be unable to make good decisions about projects and policies,” says Corruption-free Anguilla.

Puerto Rico: Solutions to Problems

Gil C. Schmidt aka Gil the Jenius provides a series of solutions to Puerto Rico's economic (1, 2) and governmental (1,2) woes.

Ecuador: Correa Criticizes IMF

Danny Ayala Hinojosa of El Federalista [ES] criticizes Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa's declarations regarding the International Monetary Fund following a visit with Pope Benedict.

Iran: A cartoon about oil and Ahmadinejad

Nikahang, a leading cartoonist and blogger, has published a cartoon about high oil prices and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Egypt: Iraqi Prostitutes in Syria

Egyptian blogger Hatshepsut links to an article which discusses the plight of Iraqi refugee women in Syria, who have turned to prostitution to support their families and children.

Dubai Expensive?

Seabee from Dubai compares prices in Dubai and the UK in this post.

Georgia: Economic Growth

In a region where poverty is still endemic, figures for economic growth are a constant feature of speeches and election campaigns by governments. Georgia is no exception, but TOL Georgia...

Africa: Is China annexing Africa?

Is China annexing Africa?:”The latest project to hit the headlines is a $5 billion offer from the Chinese government to fund roads, railways, hospitals and clinics in the African Congo....

Costa Rica: Free-Trade Agreement Passes

Costa Ricans participated in a nationwide referendum regarding the fate of the Free-Trade Agreement with the United States. The result was a vote for the "Yes". Even though the vote...

Lebanon: Wine

“The wine industry of Lebanon: $25 million a year, of which $10 million are from exports. 7 million bottles a year, of which 3 million are exported,” reports Dr. Rami...

Ukraine: Post-Election Politics, Etc.

Lots of new posts at Orange Ukraine, including this overview of the post-election developments and other issues.

Kuwait: Lost Between Cinemas and Restaurants

Between banned and censored movies in cinemas to restaurants which have a lot to make up for in terms of service, Kuwaiti bloggers were at wits' end last week. Abdullatif...

Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname: Preservation wonders about the cost of preservation – and how it applies “to other things that cannot be digitized and saved”.

Kazakhstan: Prices Unleashed

Immediately after the parliamentary elections, which were deemed undemocratic by the international monitors, the prices went crazy in Kazakhstan. The ruling party “Nur Otan”, led by president Nursultan Nazarbayev –...

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