President Elbegdorj could open Mongolia’s mines

New Mongolian president Tsakhia Elbegdorj was elected last month largely to help improve Mongolia’s economic problems.

One way that he might go about doing that, a recent UPI report suggests, is by opening up the countries vast mining reserves.

Mongolia has many…

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Growth: voestalpine asks: What’s the next step towards the future?

Growth is the increase over time of a particular parameter. The opposite of growth is decrease, shrinkage or decay; it’s also referred to as negative growth. Our discussions will address, among other facets of this issue, the growth or negative…

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Dubai to reduce taxes to bring back investment

For the last few years, Dubai has undergone astounding growth. The city-state boasts that it holds the world’s only “seven-star” hotel. However as part of the global economic crisis, Dubai has had to make some tough choices about what to do…

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Dubai’s Burj Al Arab Hotel Not Discounting Rooms

Despite all the economic doom and gloom everywhere, Dubai’s “seven-star” hotel, the Burj Al Arab, will not be discounting its room prices, said the CEO of the parent company, Jumeirah, Gerald Lawless.

In an interview with the Agence France Presse Saturday, Lawless…

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Growth of Open-Source City Government

In an effort to actively affect urban life citizen activists have been pushing for the development of open source / open data projects in government. As noted in a recent O’Reilly article it follows that “the conversation about the future of…

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But What About Shrinking Cities?

While global population growth has been continuous since 400 AD, it has been far from consistent in terms of where population expands and where it contracts. Growth rates in Latin America, Asia, and Africa continue to climb, whereas Europe has…

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