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The Delamere International Newsletter ©

Edition of 1 August 2010 #210

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IN THIS ISSUE

1. Business & Environment: African Agriculture
2. Business: Amazon.com Opening up in Cape Town
3. Business: Investing in South Africa
4. Business: Investments in South Africa & Brazil
5. Business: Israeli Diamond Trade
6. Business: More Chinese Investment for Africa
7. Business: Opening a Limited Liability Company in South Africa
8. Education: European Southern Observatory
9. Education: Robert Louis Stevenson
10. Education: Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum London
11. Immigration: Changing Face of the English
12. Real Estate: Buyers are Increasing for US Property & Real Estate
13. Travel: Alitalia Joins KLM-Air France & Delta
14. Travel: Cape Town South Africa
15. Travel: Glory of Train Journeys in the USA
16. Travel: Touring Kenya by our South African Reporter

 

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1. Business & Environment: African Agriculture
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Suddenly, after 20 years of relative neglect, African agriculture is a hot topic, with a substantial growth in production and a new interest among major donors in funding the sector. The figures being presented are impressive and according to Steve Wiggins, who leads the agriculture programme at Britain's Overseas Development Institute; confound the pessimists who assume the situation to be much worse than it is. The Delamere Group is now promoting this initiative for Africa. To read the full story, go to our NEWS DESK link. Please note our new site is in BETA mode.

 

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2. Business: Amazon.com Opening up in Cape Town
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Amazon.com yesterday announced it is planning to expand its presence in Cape Town, South Africa with the opening of a new customer service center. The center, which is scheduled to open in October 2010, is expected to create more than 600 new jobs during its first two years of operation, with an additional 400 seasonal jobs to be added during the fourth quarter holiday season. To read the full report, visit our NEWS DESK link.

 

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3. Business: Investing in South Africa
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Global technology group Siemens announced on Friday that it would invest €200-million (about R2-billion) in Africa by 2012, about €100-million of which would be directed to South Africa, in a bid to create the platform for a trebling of sales on the continent over the next two years. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.



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4. Business: Investments in South Africa & Brazil
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Building an undersea cable to connect Africa to Brazil was high on Brazil's agenda, Telkom CEO said on Wednesday. Speaking at the Submarine Networks World Africa 2010 conference, in Johannesburg, he noted that the development of an undersea cable connecting West Africa to Brazil was an economic priority and imperative for South Asia, Africa and Latin America. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: The Management of the Delamere Group are currently advising our entire client base to buy shares in the following stocks as they will now rocket in the next 10 years. Check the NY Stock exchange or the DOW Index, for EZA (South African Index) and also EWZ (Brazilian Index) as in view of future events both stocks will be one of the best investments we have ever recommended in our 35 years of financial advice.

 


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5. Business: Israeli Diamond Trade
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Israeli exports and imports of polished and rough diamonds jumped an average of 104% in the first half of 2010, according to figures from the Industry and Trade Ministry published on Wednesday. Israel is seeing a major rise in demand from Asia, especially from Hong Kong, China and India, where economic growth remains high. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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6. Business: More Chinese Investment for Africa
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Aim-listed iron-ore and base-metals-miner African Minerals said on Tuesday that it had entered into a $1,5-billion strategic investment understanding with Chinese steel company Shandong Iron & Steel Group (SISG) to fund its flagship iron-ore Tonkolili project in Sierra Leone. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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7. Business: Opening a Limited Liability Company in South Africa
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It takes eight procedures and 65 days to establish a foreign-owned limited liability company in South Africa, which a new World Bank study says is slower than both the sub-Saharan African average of 48 days and the global average of 42 days. The 'Investing Across Borders 2010' report - which analyses practices affecting foreign direct investment (FDI) in 87 countries - also notes that a foreign company wishing to engage in international trade would need to obtain an additional trade license from the Department of Trade and Industry, which usually takes 38 days to secure. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: If you wish to obtain confidential information on how to short-cut this tedious procedure, we suggest that you contact our office in Cape Town. Click here.

 

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8. Education: European Southern Observatory
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The European Southern Observatory (ESO) is an intergovernmental organization comprised of 14 member countries. Its headquarters are in Germany, but they have three observatories in Chile as well. Their website is loaded with information and visitors shouldn't miss going on the "Virtual Tours", on the far right side of the homepage. The tours are of the three observatories in Chile, and offer almost 360 degree views of beautiful, yet sparse landscapes. The tour of La Silla has two particularly beautiful views, "La Silla Moonlight" and "La Silla Sunset".

Visitors interested in seeing a panning of an artist's 3D rendering of the Orion Nebula must go to the "Video" link on the left hand menu on the homepage. There are over 1400 videos to choose from, so for those not into the Orion Nebula, never fear, there are plenty of other video choices. Finally, visitors must go to the "Top 100 Images" link on the right side of the homepage to see amazing and gorgeous images taken from the ESO's various observatories. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2010

 

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9. Education: Robert Louis Stevenson
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From his tales of Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver to his Verses for C hildren, Robert Louis Stevenson remains a tremendous literary force well over a century after his death in 1894.

This fascinating site provides resources for academics, young people, and people with a general interest in Stevenson's life and literary musings. Along the top of the homepage, visitors will find ten sections, including "Gallery", "Life", "Works", and "In the Footsteps of RLS". The "In the Footsteps of RLS" brings together Google Maps and information about Stevenson's many travels to give visitors an interactive way to track his journeys through France, Scotland, and the South Seas. Moving on, the "Gallery" area contains photos from every part of Stevenson's life, ranging from a photo of him at age 4 (wearing a cape) to his time as a married man living in the South Sea Islands. As for the "Works" section, visitors would do well to check out his 1878 travelogue, "Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes". Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2010

 


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10. Education: Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum London
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The Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum has an online media channel which will fascinate those who are curious about the fascinating world we live in. From interviews with playground architects to conversations with abstract artists, this site has something for just about everyone.

First-time users should go ahead and click on the "Most Recent" videos to view short videos on costume exhibits at the museum, the renaissance of rural architecture, and architects like Rintala Eggertsson. On the right hand side of the site, visitors can view brief descriptions of some recent programs, and they can also search the contents of the site. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2010

 

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11. Immigration: Changing Face of the English
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Ethnic minorities are set to make up a fifth of the UK population in 40 years, a University of Leeds study predicts. It says the proportion of black, Asian and other ethnic minorities will rise from 8% of the population, as recorded in the 2001 census, to 20% by 2051. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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12. Real Estate: Buyers are Increasing for US Property & Real Estate
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People who live in another country invested $41 billion in residential property in the U.S., representing 4% of the $907 billion overall market in the 12 months ending March 2010, according to the report, based on a survey of Realtors.

The buyers came from 53 countries, but the largest number was from Canada, at 23%. Mexico sent 10% of purchasers; the United Kingdom, 9%; China (including Hong Kong), 8%; Germany combined with France, 7%; and India, 5%, according to the NAR survey. To read the full report (20 page PDF file), go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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13. Travel: Alitalia Joins KLM-Air France & Delta
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The Italian carrier Alitalia will join an alliance of Air France-KLM and Delta Air Lines that shares revenues and costs on trans-Atlantic routes, giving the group access to Europe's third-biggest market. the airlines said the addition of Alitalia to the alliance meant that the venture represented about 26 percent of the total trans-Atlantic capacity with annual revenues of more than $10 billion. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: Visit the website of Delamere Travel

 

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14. Travel: Cape Town South Africa
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Cape Town was declared Africa's Best Travel Destination by World Travel Awards at a gala dinner held in Johannesburg on 07 July 2010. This is the third consecutive year in a row that the city has won this prestigious award. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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15. Travel: Glory of Train Journeys in the USA
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The first Denver Post train, in 1908, carried publisher Frederick Bonfils and 100 of his friends. The all-day outing was canceled during World War II and then ended in 1970. It was brought back in 1992, after a 22-year hiatus, when the paper celebrated its 100th anniversary and proved so popular it's become an annual tradition.

The 600 people who boarded the train today at Denver's Union Station came from a variety of states and all walks of life but they shared a fondness for trains and the way of life they once represented. Read more of this report from our representative in Denver, Colorado. Visit our NEWS DESK link.

 

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16. Travel: Touring Kenya by our South African Reporter
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In Nairobi, the trees and shrubs are tropical, and in the downtown area that we passed there was a distinct Mozambican feel with houses and buildings painted in coloured pastels. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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Announcement
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We are very sad to announce the passing of our friend Graham Beck of South Africa. Graham was one of the last of South Africa's rough and tough mining entrepreneurs, self-made billionaire, Graham passed away at a clinic in London this morning. Read this tribute to his accomplishments. Go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: The web site of Graham and his ventures is a fitting tribute to his life and career. Visit this site.


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This month's quote

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"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential." ~ Winston Churchill

 

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