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· June, 2010

Stories about Economics & Business from June, 2010

Costa Rica: Week-long March Against Mining

Habla Costa Rica [es] reports on a march against mining which will start July 12 and end July 18.  The march was organized by a group of citizens under the...

Cambodia: “Development evictions”

Cambodia ranks first among Asian countries in the number of ‘development’ evictions or the act of demolishing urban poor settlements in the name of ‘development.’

Cambodia: More mobile phones than landlines

Cambodia is the first country in the world in which the number of mobile phone users surpassed the number using fixed landlines.

Nepal: India Stops Newsprint Consignment

United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal reports that Indian authorities are holding 1,000 metric tonnes of newsprint consignment to Nepal which is threatening the publications of a few newspapers...

Taiwan: “When the Excavators Came to the Rice Fields”

Now occupying only 1.8% of total GDP in Taiwan, no one can deny that local agriculture has lost its once highly-respected status and is almost dying under many political decisions...

Cape Verde / Equatorial Guinea: Journalists Kept Away from Official Visit

Amilcar Tavares posted several diagrams [pt] in his blog comparing the development of Cape Verde with Equatorial Guinea. The controversial President of the latter, Teodoro Mbasogo, visited Cape Verde last...

South Korea: World Cup and Monopolistic Gambling

A biggest gamble in South Korean broadcasting history was made by SBS who purchased the exclusive World Cup transmission rights, a move greeted by people's angry response.

Haiti: Farmers fighting against Monsanto's seeds

Espas Ayisyen Toulouse republishes [Fr] Haitian Peasant Movement of Papaye‘s (PMP) official declaration after their long demonstration against the deal between the Haitian Government and the American firm Monsanto, to...

Russia: Flaws and Pitfalls of the Subsidized “Social” Internet Plan

Gregory Asmolov examines the potential of the Russian government's two new initiatives that aim at reducing the digital divide in the country.

East Timor: Expansion of the Energy Sector under Discussion

The past months have revealed serious tensions between Timorese leaders, Australia, and Woodside Petroleum, a multinational company hoping to profit from new petroleum resources in Timorese and Australian territory. At...

India: The Battle Of The Have-nots

Nila-kantha-chandra at Cuckoo's Call comments on the Maoist insurgency in India: “it seems we are living under the shadow of looming violence. A civil war, where the have-nots finally turn...

Sri Lanka: Why Do Online Brand Communities Fail?

Ami's space explains the reason why most online brand communities fail – because they don’t define success the right way.

China: Private health care

Tessa Thorniley from DANWEI blogs about the development of private health care business in China.

Africa: Selling African Knowledge

Scribbles from the Den republishes an article that argues for the need to raise awareness about the value of Intellectual Property (IP) in Africa.

Bangladesh: Law Makers Guilty Of Not Paying Phone Bills

Abu Saeed Khan at LIRNEasia informs that there are almost US$10 million phone bill dues from present and previous lawmakers of Bangladesh parliament.

Zimbabwe: MPs key suppliers of fuel on black market

Dydimus reports that government officials in Zimbabwe and Members of Parliament are key suppliers of fuel on the black market

China: Southern Media Group bid on Newsweek rejected

Little is known regarding the reason why a prominent mainland Chinese media group's bid to purchase the American magazine Newsweek ended in failure and an interview this week with the...

Jamaica, Barbados, U.S.A.: Unstoppable Spill?

Jamaican diaspora blogger Labrish doubts that President Obama “is getting good advice when so much information is out there about grave concerns from scientists about whether this oil leak can...

Africa: The world needs Africa

Graham Knight explains why the world needs Africa.

Poland-Norway: EEA & Norway Grants

Polandian comments on how Norway supports various socio-economic projects in Poland and other Eastern and Central European states by its EEA & Norway Grants.

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