· September, 2010

Stories about Economics & Business from September, 2010

Latvia: Investigative Journalist Flees the Country

  23 September 2010

Free Speech Emergency in Latvia reported on Sept. 12: “Lato Lapsa, a controversial Latvian investigative journalist with access to hundreds of pages of documents in a criminal investigation of politician and Ventspils mayor Aivars Lembergs, announced he was fleeing the country and shutting down his websites, including one that was...

Japan: Hiring research talent from abroad

  23 September 2010

In “No choice but need to hire from abroad?“, Sibylle Ito outlines how some Japanese companies in different sectors are taking a multinational approach to supplement research and product development power.

Haiti: A Reminder

  22 September 2010

How Can They Hear? posts recent photos of Haiti, saying: ” To many people, Haiti is forgotten already. But I hope these few pics show you that she may be forgotten, but she is not gone. Life goes on like this every day for these people who have suffered so...

Haiti: Rock On

  21 September 2010

Blogging for Inside Disaster, Emmanuel Midi profiles a young entrepreneur who continues to produce his “rock art”, even in the aftermath of the earthquake.

Haiti: Women's Reality

  21 September 2010

“While the government and the international community work on a reconstruction plan, many feel that the immediate problems facing Haitian women have slipped under the radar – even though they must play a key role in putting Haiti back on its feet”: Blogger and journalist Wadner Pierre reports.

Mozambique: “Bread Riots” Reflections

  21 September 2010

Globally and in Maputo, bloggers reflected on the unrest in Maputo and the government's response, addressing the economic, political and social aspects of events. Critiques of "civil society", globalization and Mozambique's economic model were numerous.

Afghanistan: Reviewing the Alternatives

  21 September 2010

Joel Hafvenstein writes that since the fall of the Taliban, USAID has spent close to $1 billion on alternative livelihoods projects, trying to help farmers grow legal crops instead of opium poppy. The British and German governments have also put lashings of money into the sector. “The results have been,...

Cambodia: Controversial mobile phone ad

  21 September 2010

An advertisement of a major Cambodian mobile phone service provider is being criticized by many netizens for promoting bad internet behavior among the youth. Bloggers are pushing for the removal of the ad.

Pakistan: The Economics Of The Electronic Media

  20 September 2010

“Pakistani media’s financial shortfall is compensated either by mysterious sources or the electronic-media bubble is heading for a big burst” opines Riaz ul Hassan at Cafe Pyala, in his analysis of the economics of the electronic media of Pakistan.

Vietnam: Cash economy

  20 September 2010

Andy Engelson shares his shopping experience in Vietnam and notes that the cash economy of the country is sometimes better than relying on credit cards.

South Korea: Traditional Market Using Gift Certificates

  20 September 2010

In South Korea, traditional markets are rapidly replaced by chains of large discount stores. To attract customers in coming Chuseok holiday (Korean version of Thanksgiving day) traditional markets are modernizing the facility and issuing gift certificates. More on South Korea’s Donga.

India: Use Of Facebook By Leading Brands

  17 September 2010

Caitlin Fitzsimmons informs that leading Indian brands are increasingly using Facebook for their marketing campaigns. She highlights a study on the Facebook usage of 25 brands from seven industry verticals.

India: Joy Of Giving

  17 September 2010

A nationwide nation-wide Joy of Giving Week will be held in India from September 27 to October 3, 2010. Ugich Konitari describes the joy of giving citing a real life example.

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