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New section added in country home pages: latest online services discovered

June 2nd, 2013 No comments

There is now a new section at the top of our country home pages called ‘Latest online services discovered’

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This section highlights specific online services that have been discovered in each website.  In the example above, the home page for Jamaica, the last service  in the section contains two descriptions:

Annual financial Statements from JPCCU – This is the specific name given to the service by the website.

Financial statements for a cooperative institution – This is the generic name that we have assigned it in our directory. This category allows us to better understand the kind of information available.

New country added: United Arab Emirates

April 12th, 2011 No comments

English is virtually the language of business in the UAE. No matter where you are in any of the seven city states, there is a great influx of English speakers, for example: Pakistani, British, Irish.

Despite the recent turmoil in the area, it has impacted very little in the booming trade, commerce, and tourism.

The websites we found are all of great quality and most of them have both Arabic and English versions. Even the Russian community has a fairly detailed site in English.

From aaaid.ae to zuc.ac.ae, the directory is here

Recommendations:

Heroes of the UAE – Energy is one of the themes for this very stylish awareness campaign. This portal includes news, energy guides in PDF format as well as specific content for schools and corporations.  It is truly a model site to be followed.

Embassy of Nepal -  Contains valuable information about the history of Nepalese immigration to the UAE, lists of goods that can be imported and exported to/from the UAE.

Emirates identity authority – Provides national ID card services

Places.ae Social collaboration site to locate and comment on UAE businesses

Yas Island portal.  Yas island is world famous for its F1 racetrack and other fabulous amenities.

First non-English speaking country added: Guatemala

March 22nd, 2011 No comments

We are adding the first non-English speaking country to our directory.

Guatemala is known for having some of the most striking contrasts in the world. It’s also known for its ebullient web community and for being one of the first nations to adopt the web for banking, industry, and business.

Names like deguate.com (a web portal), lahora.com.gt (one of the longest running and most user-friendly online newspapers in any language), or centramerica.com have aged well and their results are usually at the top of Latin American search results.

We found more than 500 websites across banking, academia, government, and business.

A typical country scene in Guatemala

Some additional recommendations:

In English:

Casa Xelaju, a famed English language school

Visit Guatemala, official tourism website

Pollo Campero, a restaurant chain. An ongoing success story and a welcoming sight for migrant Latin Americans whether in Los Angeles, Madrid, or New Delhi.

Vestex a website for the promotion of apparel and textiles

In Spanish:

El Quetzalteco, a newspaper describing life as it happens in the country’s second city and a must for the avid Spanish language enthusiast.

Revista Industria, a monthly magazine for the Chamber of Industry

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First regional site added: directory of Europe-wide websites

March 9th, 2011 No comments

This is our first regional entry and it applies to websites that benefit Europe as a whole.  They are usually multilanguage sites.

The .eu top level domain contains European Union federations, organizations,  research bodies, and it is the perfect starting point for the ABC Mundi EU site.  Expect to find here any collaborative efforts that spread across multiple European countries.

Our recommendations:

Listenlive.eu An ultra lean directory for virtually all FM radio stations in Europe. Check out the new additions section.

Abceu.eu A B2B marketplace for Czech and Slovak leads among others. It is quite remarkable the use of English as the main language and acting almost as a  ‘mediator’.

readyforequity.eu Entrepreneurship training

urbact.eu a 29-country effort to promote sustainable urban development in European cities.

cbi.eu Centre for the promotion of imports from developing countries. At a time when export is the usual subject in developing countries in the EU, it is refreshing to find a place where imports are discussed.

mastersportal.eu a search portal for advanced studies looking to continue Masters degrees

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New country added: Ghana

February 12th, 2011 No comments

We open our doors to Ghana today. Ghana uses the web far and wide. Here is a cross-section of content and lively design.

From  aasu.org.gh to zenithbank.com.gh  the link is here.

Some recommendations:

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