East Asia and Pacific
Let us take out of the Hospitals, out of the Camps, or from elsewhere, 200, or 500 poor People, that have Fevers, Pleurisies, etc...
The BBC reports from Orissa:
A bank in India has decided to publicly shame defaulters in order to recover outstanding loans. Employees of the Urban Co-operative Bank in the eastern state of Orissa have begun staging noisy demonstrations outside the home of defaulters. Armed with posters, they kicked off the loan recovery drive outside the homes of two defaulters last week.
Formerly Chief Economist at the Bank, the Nobel Laureate has a short piece on intellectual property in the Daily Times of Pakistan:
The new Indian Economy blog complains that the government is stepping away from much-needed privatization of public-sector undertakings:
A new online discussion has been launched on the role of the private sector in natural disaster recovery and risk mitigation. All are encouraged to participate.