Stories about Economics & Business from September, 2010
Notes on the upcoming Oct. 2 parliamentary elections in Latvia – at All About Latvia, Baltic, and Juris Kaža's blogs (here, here, and here).
Dibussi blogs about the Africa Media Leadership Summit. Tjis year the summit will focus on finding “Sustainable Media Business Models in the Digital Age”.
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...
Reactions to the Sept. 11 New York Times’ story about Microsoft and raids on advocacy groups by the Russian security services – at Oleg Kozlovsky’s English Weblog, Streetwise Professor, and Robert Amsterdam's Blog.
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.
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...
Leigh Turner, the British Ambassador to Ukraine, posts some observations on Ukraine's agriculture.
Blogging for Inside Disaster, Emmanuel Midi profiles a young entrepreneur who continues to produce his “rock art”, even in the aftermath of the earthquake.
“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.
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.
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,...
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.
“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.
Pepe Flores answers the question [es], “What is Mexico doing to address the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?” He says the Environment and Natural Resource Secretary (Semarnat) has dedicated a specific place [es] on its website to share this information.
While some countries of the world came forward to donate for the victims of the recent Pakistan Floods, most international responses were slow. Cindy Yang looks for the answers in the blogosphere.
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.
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.
The Moscow Diaries, The Power Vertical, and The Kremlin Stooge weigh in on the Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov scandal.
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.
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.
CamerCouture goes international, Dulce reports: Launched last year as a portal for only promoting Cameroonian designers, this year CamerCouture Fashion Showcase will include designers from an African background.