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News about Madagascar: Business, Investment, and Trade Weekly – Issue October 20, 2011

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09/23/2011
Regus invests to meet soaring demand for flexible workspace in IndiaIndia Infoline.comThis move will also take the company into an additional 30 new countries, including Slovenia, Uruguay, Nepal and M more…
09/26/2011
Fox NewsGibson's Wood Problem: Is Your Guitar Solo Shredding the Rainforest?Mother JonesThe first time the feds raided the company was in November 2009, when they seized a shipment of ebony from M more…
10/02/2011
Mongabay.comTea party versus Madagascar's forestsMongabay.com… which has recently been amended to stipulate that importing companies must must abide by the laws of the nations they do business w more…
10/13/2011
Reuters AfricaComoros targets over 3 pct growth in 2012: c.bankReuters AfricaThe economy of the Comoros, a group of four islands between Madagascar and southern Africa, relies heavily on agriculture a more…
10/13/2011
Jubilee Platinum to raise £4.4 million in share placingIBTimesSouth Africa and Madagascar-focused Jubilee Platinum is raising 4.4 million in a share placing to fund its 'mine-to-metals' strat more…
10/13/2011
Sherritt Announces Filing of NI 43-101 Technical ReportsMarketwire (press release)Sherritt is a world leader in the mining and refining of nickel from lateritic ores with projects and operations in Ca more…
10/14/2011
Madagascar: Mineral Industry OverviewAfribiz.infoMadagascar's lapidary industry reportedly had the capacity to cut and polish about 2% of domestic rough gemstone production. Many foreign gemstone more…
10/14/2011
Seeking a Balanced Diet of Permits and EmpanadasNew York TimesInstead of chants and bullhorns, the protest in San Francisco's Lower Haight on Oct. 2 featured bourbon apple walnut crumble pie and M more…
10/14/2011
Madagascan villagers get mobile accessTelecoms.comThis helps local entrepreneurs build a viable business, and expand the reach of participating telecoms companies. The system will allow thousands of p more…
10/14/2011
Cockroach eaters to descend on Six FlagsAtlanta Journal ConstitutionAP Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches are seen on sale in a Bangkok market. People can win a season pass to Six Flags Over Georgia by ea more…
10/15/2011
PLoS Blogs (blog)David Graeber: anthropologist, anarchist, financial analyst*PLoS Blogs (blog)We only did one seminar at the same time (on 'professionalization' or how to get a job in a tough more…
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10/15/2011
Nightmarish Super EaglesThe NationFailing to qualify for the 2012 Nations Cup from a group consisting of Ethiopia, Madagascar, and Guinea is the height of irresponsibility and a huge betrayal of Niger more…
10/16/2011
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)Intellectual Roots of Wall St. Protest Lie in AcademeChronicle of Higher Education (subscription)… but its organizing principles owe a debt to an ethnogra more…
10/16/2011
OnMilwaukee.comSogal Cafe aims to be "sogalicious"OnMilwaukee.comSogal offers Kenyan and Ethiopian coffees, espresso, Somali teas and specialty drinks such as the Madagascar vanilla milkshak more…
10/16/2011
As gemstones rise in popularity, prices also look upRepublicaPrecious gemstones such as ruby, emerald and sapphire among others available in the local market come from places such as Burma, Madagascar more…
10/17/2011
PhysOrg.comA genetic barcode against forestry law-breakingPhysOrg.com(Photo: Zurich Zoo, Martin Bauert) The massive overexploitation of Madagascar's tropical woods is endangering the island's more…
10/17/2011
DowserMovirtu – Building a Virtual Mobile Phone for the BoPDowserWith pilot testing underway in Madagascar, Waller and his colleagues are building a virtual mobile. What started out as a business mode more…
10/17/2011
Cline Mining Announces Third Quarter 2011 Financial ResultsDigitalJournal.com (press release)Cline Mining Corporation is a mine development company focused on the exploration and development of metall more…
10/18/2011
Madagascar government resigns in line with road mapReuters AfricaMadagascar has been rocked by political instability and economic decline since President Andry Rajoelina overthrew his now exiled prede more…
10/18/2011
AsiaOneBreathing new life into dead woodAsiaOneShe credits her entrepreneurial spirit and appreciation for old wooden furniture to her maternal grandfather, who set up shop in Madagascar after travell more…
10/18/2011
Outfit7's Talking Tom and Ben News App Soars to #1 in 99 CountriesMarketWatch (press release)Since its October 15th launch, the Talking Tom and Ben News app has captured the hearts of consumers th more…
10/18/2011
The Stock Market Will Rally SignificantlyThe Market OracleIt's a very low market cap. TGR: Majescor also has a project in Madagascar, a volcanic massive sulfide project, which seems like something more…
10/18/2011
Revolution in personal computingmydigitalfc.comMost companies in the personal computing space are confused as Marty, the zebra in the animated film Madagascar. They are constantly asking themselves th more…
10/18/2011
Seychelles partnership on the mapThe NationalThe archipelago includes 115 islands featuring white-sand beaches and topaz waters, and is largely unspoilt by mass tourism thanks to its remote location n more…
10/19/2011
eTurboNewsIndian Ocean Commission to focus on advancing relationships and standingeTurboNewsThe Minister explained that Seychelles would remain committed to the good work done by Mauritius, as the out more…
10/19/2011
Africa: Agroforestry Needs Better Quality Seeds, Says StudyAllAfrica.comThey found that just three countries in Sub-Saharan Africa – Burkina Faso, Madagascar and Rwanda – have seed certified according more…
10/19/2011
Reuters AfricaMadagascar premier and cabinet step downBusiness DaySince then, the country has seen its economic situation deteriorate. Foreign aid was suspended in protest, investors backed off and th more…
10/19/2011
Wonkbook: The case for rehiring public workersWashington Post (blog)The case against a program to hire or rehire public-sector workers isn't, as McConnell suggests, that it's temporary. You ca more…
10/19/2011
The Handy Shipping GuidePirate Attacks on Shipping Now At Highest Ever LevelThe Handy Shipping GuideWorldwide – Worldwide piracy attacks are at a record high according to the latest report from the more…
10/19/2011
ArtlineAutumn holiday? Where to go?ArtlineIn Africa it's the perfect time to visit the Desert in Tunisia, but also Madagascar and South Africa. An attractive destination is Egypt with its pyramids more…
10/19/2011
Philippines' main port operators to hike tariffs by 11 pctReuters… outpacing the broader market index which gained 0.9 percent. ICTSI also owns or operates 22 other port facilities — five other more…
10/19/2011
Fannie May® Launches FM Artisan™ by Norman LovePR Newswire (press release)The handcrafted chocolates will be available in unique flavors, from Madagascar bourbon vanilla to candy apple, in vibrant more…
10/19/2011
Proactive Investors UKSterling Energy too expensive without active projects, says EvolutionProactive Investors UKCameroon and Madagascar may have big potential but both are mired in political impasse more…
10/19/2011
BusinessLIVEChina ups investment in Africa's manufacturingBusinessLIVEIn the manufacturing sector, however, it seems that once Chinese firms are committed to establishing local operations, most of more…
10/19/2011
Hollywood ReporterAnalyst: DreamWorks Animation Films 'Simply Not Monetizing Anywhere Near …Hollywood Reporter"While the growth of international markets (especially Russia and China) and 3D more…
10/19/2011
Is Nuclear Power Really a Trump Card Against Global Warming?CounterPunchIn the Mediterranean Sea, offshore from Madagascar, under the sea to the east of India, on the continental shelf in northwestern more…
10/19/2011
They look like they're from a storybook, but these beans are realStarNewsOnline.comIn Madagascar, according to www.prota.org, the young green fruits and immature seeds of sword beans are cooked an more…
10/19/2011
Leaderless, consensus-based participatory democracy and its discontentsThe Economist (blog)Mr Graeber was impressed by the people of Betafo, in Madagascar, who ruled themselves through a process of &q more…
10/20/2011
The Global Fund Saves LivesGhana Broadcasting CorporationIn four implementing countries, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar and Nigeria life-saving malaria treatments can now be bought in private stores and pha more…
10/20/2011
A.V. Club New YorkAndrew ZimmernA.V. Club New YorkSame thing happened to me in Madagascar. I was offered a cup of coffee by a fisherman's family, and that's the only thing they possessed that more…
10/20/2011
Somali Pirates – East Africa's Offshore Boon Fraught with RiskPennEnergy- Energy News (press release)He supports the domestic and international energy, finance and commodity trading sectors by pro more…

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