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· January, 2010

Stories about Economics & Business from January, 2010

Egypt: A Country's National Debt

Zeinobia at Egyptian Chronicles discusses her country's national debt in this post.

Africa: AdWords in Africa

Miquel discusses Google's AdWords in Africa: “While it would be an excellent method for African bloggers to get a bit of money to cover their internet expenses, Google doesn't offer...

Azerbaijan: Reflections

Flying Carpets and Broken Pipelines experiences Baku at morning and night, reflecting on the Azerbaijani capital and the social, economic and political situation in the country.

Bangladesh: Exchange Rate Problem And Price Hike

J Rahman at Mukti thinks that Bangladesh taka has an exchange rate problem with Indian rupee: “There seems to be a pretty good relationship – taka depreciates against the rupee...

Poland: Charity Initiative Criticised by a Catholic Radio Station

Today is the day when Poland unites in an enormous charity event called The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, organized for the 18th time by Jurek Owsiak to help children...

Russia: Blogger Reveals Microchip Plant Construction Delay

Habrahabr user pechkin1007 published [RUS] photos showing a construction delay at the “Angstrem-M” microchip plant near Moscow. The plant administration received a €815 million government loan [RUS] in 2008 and committed to starting the...

Japan: National Film Industry and Avatar

The denmipapa blog is publishing a series of posts explaining the business side of the Japanese film industry. The fifth installment explores why the industry is not set up to...

Southeast Asia: Prepaid mobile internet services

Preetam Rai lists the prepaid mobile internet services offered by mobile telcos in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam

Philippines: Protecting the film industry

Critic After Dark discusses the proposal of an actor-politician to impose a quota of Hollywood films to be shown in Philippine theaters

Thailand: Children protesters want alcohol billboard ads removed

Hundreds of children are asking officials of Bangkok to remove the billboard ads of alcohol drinks. Blogger Thailand Crisis criticizes the parents and adults who are using the children as...

Azerbaijan: A bad start to a new year

Flying Carpets and Broken Pipelines says that the start of a new year has not been kind to Azerbaijan with several stories breaking that the blog describes as gloomy. In...

Trinidad & Tobago: Bringing Beyoncé

“To pretend that Beyoncé hasn’t done more for world hope and happiness than all the politicians in Trinidad and Tobago combined, is to continue to live in the delusion that...

Rwanda: Kigali to become first hot spot African city

“Kigali will soon go wireless after the government launched a $7.66 million wireless broadband (WiBro) facility that is set to make it the first “hot spot” capital city in Africa,”...

Nigeria: Review of Nigeria's first multinational brand

Uche reviews Glo brand 2009 in Nigeria. Glo is the mobile arm of Globacom, Nigeria's first multinational conglomerate.

Georgia: Tragedy ushers in the New Year

As citizens of Georgia waited in anticipation of the New Year, two high profile scandals were instead set to dampen the holiday spirit. As part of plans to decentralize government,...

Mozambique: Demise of a massive biofuels project

In late December, the Council of Ministers of Mozambique made a significant announcement. A 30,000ha land concession to biofuels firm Procana had been revoked. The case of the Procana project,...

Bangladesh: Becoming A Service Oriented Nation

“Bangladesh, is becoming more of a service oriented nation and a customer service culture is developing more than ever before,” comments Zain Mahmood, a non-resident Bangladeshi and the CEO of...

South Asia: Looking Back At 2009 (Part 2)

This is the second part of our retrospection of some of the major events, which took place in 2009 in the South Asian countries, seen through the eyes of the...

Kazakhstan: Bloggers discuss the Customs Union and public welfare

Bloggers discuss what the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, which came into force on January 1, 2010, would give Kazakhstan. A trade bloc of three countries is viewed...

Puerto Rico: The Crime of Corruption

“Most people, when confronted with the topic of corruption in government spheres, tend to shrug it off, like it's a death in a distant neighbor's family, a common occurrence not...

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