Choose an article from Times of Oman, Muscat Daily, Oman Tribune, Oman Observer, or any Oman-based newspaper/Magazines/ ProQuest etc. related to the topic; Business or Microeconomics in Oman.
- 1. Write a summary of the news article in your own sentences without plagiarism and submit in E- Learning ‘ONLY SOFT COPY REPORT along with % of similarity index from Turnitin’.
- Discuss any three important micro economics concepts related to your chosen news article.
- How does this article help you in your decision to choose suitable market to start your business. Give suitable examples of choice of your business in reference to What to produce? How much to produce? Whom to produce? What price to decide?
On some occasions, European tensions extended to the South Pacific. During the first and second Samoan civil wars, British, American and German naval contingents were sent to the area to protect colonial interests, and attempt to take control of Samoa by actively supported differing factions. On several occasions, warships shelled settlements, causing a huge deal of damage, and raids occurred upon both European and indigenous assets. (9) Eventually, the Samoan islands were divided between America and Germany, in exchange for Germany terminating their rights in Tonga and all of the Solomon Islands south of Bougainville. From a modern perspective, it can only be considered inappropriate for European navies to engage in war against the significantly less well-armed villagers, who still carried spears, resulting in significant loss of life for political advantage. Elsewhere in the South Pacific, including Australia, the most significant form of crime against indigenous peoples was the theft of their land. In New Zealand, evidence shows agreements being made between the ‘Natives’ as they were called, and white settlers, such as the sale of land by the chief Rawiri Waiaua, demarcated by a clearly staked out line that the future Governors’ settlements could not cross (10). The sale of this land was however strongly opposed by people from surrounding villages, ultimately resulting in Rawiri’s murder. In New Zealand, the Maori population was particularly violent in their opposition of white settlers in comparison to other areas of the South Pacific, and following failed military efforts, it was this fear that prompted Europeans to attempt negotiation, as elsewhere they had facilitated new settlements through violence. New Zealand is consistently differentiated by British authority in its partial deference to Maori culture. An edition of the New Zealand Gazette published on February 12th 1858 makes reference to “conflicts between armed parties of Aboriginal Natives…to the danger and alarm of Her Majesty’s Subjects” and “therefore I, the Governor, of New Zealand, do hereby proclaim that all persons whosoever who shall unlawfully assemble with Arms…will…be treated as persons in Arms against the Queen’s Authority”. The British government is therefore attempting to create legitimacy for future conflict with indigenous people in the area, having issued a warning, as perhaps uniquely, each article in the New Zealand Gazette is printed both in English and a written form of the Maori language, demonstrating the beginnings of cultural cohesion. Difficulties arose for the settlers as it was discovered that few Pacific languages use possessive pronouns, instead denoting ownership through activity, thus he who carves a canoe owns it (11). The early settlers had not made sufficient enough effort to learn local languages in order to be a>GET ANSWER