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· April, 2011

Stories about Economics & Business from April, 2011

India: Corruption Of The Middle Class

Manju categorizes the typical corruptions of the Indian Middle class people in which they engage in their lifetime willingly, for their own benefit.

Ghana: Accra Hustling in Photos

Photos of Accra hustling by Ghanaian blogger and photographer Nana Kofi Acquah. Accra is the capital city of Ghana.

Examining Africa's Growth

While the African Development Bank announced three days ago that it will downgrade its forecast for growth in Africa as a result of the turmoil in various regions of the...

Africa: How France Robs Africa

This is how France robs Africa: “It is the colonial pact that set up the common currency for the Francophone countries, the CFA franc, which demands that each of the...

Arab World: On Revolutions and Capitalism

For days, my tweeps have been retweeting thought nuggets from the Twitter account @_Capitalism_. Here, I will select a handful of reactions to the on-going Arab revolutions.

Bermuda: MPs’ Salaries

Bloggers are unimpressed by “the continuing refusal of MPs [Ministers of Parliament] to take a pay cut, even a symbolic one.”

North Korea: North Korean Defectors’ Remittances to Families in North

North Korean expert Andrei Lankov, wrote about the remittances from North Korean defectors on the East Asian Forum site. Despite their economic struggle in capitalistic South Korea, they send money...

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: REDjet Delay

“People don’t take kindly when you make newspaper announcements that you’re coming for dinner, but you didn’t bother to inform the host”: Barbados Free Press blogs about new regional carrier...

Bermuda: Shrinking Population = Shrinking Economy?

In the face of declining local retail sales, Vexed Bermoothes believes that “the real reason for the anaemic economy is that Bermuda’s population has shrunk … and that the local...

Russia: Social Networking Via a “Prison” Game, Female Users’ Photos

Katya Trubilova of Social Media Lessons From Russia and the UK writes this, among other things, about Russia's largest social network VKontakte: “The most popular app on Vkontakte is a...

South Korea: Search Engine Censorship Claims

As South Korea's biggest search engines file an anti-competition charge against Google, net users have started to look back at the various companies' contributions to the Korean net environment. The...

Bahamas, U.S.A.: Economic Empowerment

“The best way to address poverty and fairness in our society is through a radical overhaul of our failing education system”: Bahama Pundit sees some parallels with the U.S. regarding...

Ukraine: “Crumbs From the Table”

Foreign Notes reports that a Ukrainian MP Rinat Akhmetov has bought a penthouse in London for £136 million ($222 million), and intends to donate $1 million for the construction of...

Bermuda: Doing Less With More

“One of the many impacts of the PLP’s spend-a-thon over the past 10 years is that Government now cannot afford to continue many of its basic services”: Vexed Bermoothes explains...

Cuba: Reaching the Limit

Cuban bloggers weigh in on Raul Castro's recent announcement of term limits for leadership of the country.

St. Lucia: Cricket – Symbol of Wider Malaise?

The poor state of West Indies cricket gets Sun Rain Or… wondering “where is it that we are supposed to find enough motivation day after day for us to achieve...

Uganda: Government Attempts to Block Facebook, Twitter as Protests Continue

As opposition politicians and others angry over rising fuel and food prices in Uganda continue to stage "walk to work" protests against the current regime, the government is asking Internet...

China: Dumping Meat

Ministry of Tofu posts a series of photos showing how Shuanghui Group, China’s largest meat processor, dumped tons of meat products, including ham sausages, into a huge pit it excavated...

Kyrgyzstan: Authorities ponder on confiscation of the mobile operator

It appears that Kyrgyzstan’s leading mobile operator MegaCom is about to be confiscated by the government, amidst an ongoing political and law enforcement scandal related to the company, Malika reports.

Ukraine: Kyiv Post Editorial Staff on Strike

Democratist writes about the situation with Kyiv Post, an English-language newspaper whose staff went on strike last week to protest the publisher's decision to fire the editor-in-chief over the publication...

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