· September, 2007

Stories about Economics & Business from September, 2007

Russia: Hotel Baltika in Kaliningrad

  17 September 2007

Copydude writes about Kaliningrad's Hotel Baltika, “centrally located in the middle of nowhere”: “But for some inscrutable reason, Internet only works on Mondays. To help you feel helpless, this vast and isolated complex doesn’t have a bankomat or a shop either.”

Bahrain: Job Hunting

  17 September 2007

Tito84, from Bahrain, is looking for a job and has given us a breakdown of the troubles job hunters face in Bahrain where even educated candidates are offered BD200 ($530) monthly salaries.

Ramadan Kareem From Kuwait

  17 September 2007

Ramadan Kareem from Kuwait as bloggers talk about museums, small businesses, conservation and the emergence of the new Kuwaiti superstar. Abdullatif AlOmar has more in this round up from Kuwaiti blogs this week.

Hong Kong: Incredibubble!

  17 September 2007

David Webb has a analytical article on the China stock bubble and its impact and implication for Hong Kong: When the mainland bubble bursts, it will accelerate the onset of the first post-IPO banking crisis.

Egypt: When Mubarak Sneezes

  17 September 2007

“When Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak sneezes, foreign investors get a cold. That’s how depended this country is on this single man,” notes The Big Pharaoh from Egypt, who links to this story.

Bahamas, USA: Health Insurance

  17 September 2007

“I do not believe that my health is a commodity that the ‘market’ — any market — should determine. That’s what I elect my governments for,” writes Nicolette Bethel, as she examines the issue of health insurance.

Japan: Monju reactor trial to begin Sept. 20th

  16 September 2007

Blogger tokyodo-2005 writes about the famous sodium leak and fire at the Monju fast-breeder reactor in Fukui Prefecture (Japan) in 1995 [Ja] and about the subsequent cover-up of a video taken immediately after the incident. tokyodo-2005 reports that a trial about the case is set to begin on Sept. 20th...

China: Blogs ground down as National Congress gears up

  16 September 2007

The best approach the government was able to come up with to address any issues anyone might want to talk about as the Seventeenth National Congress draws closer was to pull the plug on entire IDCs. Tens of thousands of blogs gone already and still a month to go.

Japan: NOVA unable to pay its employees

  15 September 2007

James at Japan Probe reports the news that NOVA, Japan's largest chain of English schools suffering from a deepening financial crisis, has postponed paying its English teachers this month.

Myanmar: Map of Protests

  15 September 2007

Fifty Viss posts a link to a site that has a map providing details of the protests against the fuel price hike across Myanmar.

Jamaica: Corporate Culture

  14 September 2007

According to Chronicles from a Caribbean Cubicle, corporate culture is difficult to change – unless you want to make it worse!

Sierra Leone: A lesson in starting a business in Sierra Leone

  14 September 2007

Creativity is what you need to start a business in Sierra Leone: “…many Diasporans are starting small businesses that are creative, money making, and meeting a need. Yesterday my mom took me to Bathurst Street to a Beauty Supply Store much like Sally's or anything Chinese owned hair products store...

Haiti: Flour Prices Go Up

  13 September 2007

“The phrase ‘give us this day our daily bread’ suddenly takes on a whole new meaning,” writes Theo at Pwoje Espwa as he talks about the sudden increase in the price of flour in Haiti.

Barbados: Net Neutrality

  13 September 2007

Notes From The Margin is concerned about the issue of Net Neutrality and how it affects the Caribbean: “For those of us on the outside of the US we could find ourselves as permanent second class citizens of the web.”

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