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The Delamere International Newsletter ©

Edition of 1 December 2005 #154


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IN THIS ISSUE

1. Business: Buying Property Abroad
2. Business: China on the Rise
3. Business: Demand for Gold Increasing
4. Business: Drought Grips Many Parts of South Africa
5. Business: Indian Exports to Africa are Climbing
6. Business: Is America About to Introduce VAT (Value Added Tax)?
7. Business: Portuguese Government to Aid Africa
8. Business: Stable South African Currency
9. Business: Theft in Your Business or Company
10. Business: Tourism is Helping Africa
11. Education: Jews in pre-war Germany
12. Education: Useful Website about Bird Flu
13. Education & Environment: Japan Begins Whaling Again
14. Immigration: Fraud charges against former New Zealand Immigration Minister
15. Immigration: Millions of Lost Passports
16. Marketing: Does a Web Site Really Create More Business?
17. Travel: Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay

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1. Business: Buying Property Abroad
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As from April next year (2006), British taxpayers looking to buy second homes abroad will be able to purchase these through Self-Invested Pension Plans (SIPPs) and have 40% of the cost paid by the taxman. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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2. Business: China on the Rise
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Chinese President Hu Jintao arrives in London on Tuesday at the start of a visit to the UK, Germany and Spain, as part of an initiative by China to try to establish itself as a diplomatic as well as an economic player on the world stage. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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3. Business: Demand for Gold Increasing
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Identifiable investment in gold was 56% higher in the third quarter - at 118 tons - compared with the same period a year ago, the World Gold Council (WGC) says. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


Editor's Note: At the time of editing this Newsletter, gold hit $500 per oz. Visit our page on Investing in Gold, visit this link.

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4. Business: Drought Grips Many Parts of South Africa
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South Africans should use water sparingly due to the drought in many parts of the country, Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry Buyelwa Sonjica said on Tuesday. The high temperatures, probable low rainfall and very dry soils mean dam levels are unlikely to rise significantly during the summer season. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

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5. Business: Indian Exports to Africa are Climbing
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NEW DELHI: India seems to be catching up with China on the African trade trail. Though China remains the world's leading exporter to Africa, India's exports to Africa grew 63% in the first quarter of '05-06 while China's tally was just 48%. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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6. Business: Is America About to Introduce VAT (Value Added Tax)?
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Four general disadvantages have been associated with VAT. One - VAT is regressive. Its burden falls disproportionately on the poor since the poor are likely to spend more of their income than the relatively rich person. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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7. Business: Portuguese Government to Aid Africa
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Portugal was a major colonial power in Africa for more than 500 years until the end of its colonial period in the mid-1970s. Now the country wants to return to the continent to assist with its development. Read this exciting report. Visit our NEWS DESK link.


Editor's Note: Visit our web page on business and trade with Portugal. Go to this page.

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8. Business: Stable South African Currency
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South Africa can expect to have a stable currency in the future, SA Reserve Bank (SARB) Governor Tito Mboweni said on Monday. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


Editor's Note: Many of our readers are holding the Rand (South African Currency) as part of their investments and will find this report reassuring.

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9. Business: Theft in Your Business or Company
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Who is stealing the most from your business-shoplifters or employees? According to a national study, employee theft accounts for 47 percent of retail inventory shrinkage, while shoplifting accounts for 34 percent. The remaining shrinkage is due to administrative error and vendor fraud. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


Editor's Note: We invite you to read this page of our web site listed under Business Problem No.2, go to this link.

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10. Business: Tourism is Helping Africa
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Tourism is the world's largest industry and every year it pumps billions of dollars into some of the poorest countries on Earth. It creates jobs, reduces poverty, build new roads, airports, hotels and hospitals.

"Of the 49 least developed countries, 46 of them now have tourism as the largest foreign exchange earner," said Louis D'Amore, president and founder of the Vermont-based International Institute for Peace Through Tourism. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

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11. Education: Jews in pre-war Germany
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Germany's thriving pre-war Jewish community as captured on black and white photographs went on display in Berlin's Jewish Museum on Friday. To read the full report and see an example of the Jewish Community in pre-war Germany, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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12. Education: Useful Website about Bird Flu
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The US Government is very concerned about this world-wide problem, so you may find reading about the latest information of some value. Visit this web site. In addition you will find this news release from our reporter at the BBC informative. Click on this BBC link.

 


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13. Education & Environment: Japan Begins Whaling Again
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Japan's whaling fleet has set sail for Antarctic waters where it will make its biggest catch in 20 years. The hunting is condemned by most conservation groups on the grounds that it is inhumane, unnecessary and may harm fragile wildlife populations. To read the full report and to also lodge your protests, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: Visit our web page on environmental issues, click here.


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14. Immigration: Fraud charges against former New Zealand Immigration Minister
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Former Immigration Minister Tuariki John Delamere was only interested in money transfers and not real immigration issues, a court was told today.

Delamere's former Chinese business partner, whose name is suppressed, was giving evidence at a depositions hearing of ten fraud and forgery charges against the former MP. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note:

Disclaimer: We received an enquiry from an official this week, plus many of our clients have enquired if Delamere Immigration Services (part of the international Delamere Group) are connected to this Former Immigration Minister Tuariki John Delamere and his firm which is still in operation, Delamere & Associates Immigration Consultants, in New Zealand.

Note that our business Delamere Immigration Services is owned and controlled entirely by the international Delamere Group and its management, and is in no way connected to this person or Delamere & Associates Immigration Consultants, in New Zealand. Also please note that we received further updates regarding this case. Mr Delamere was eventually found not guilty of committing any crime.


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15. Immigration: Millions of Lost Passports
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MORE than 3 million passports issued by APEC nations including Australia and the US have been lost or stolen, prompting alarmed leaders and officials to intensify detection and surveillance efforts. In just seven weeks, 60 lost or stolen passports from Australia and 22 from the US were uncovered as they were presented at immigration desks in the two nations. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: We invite you to visit our web page on Immigration Services, go to this link

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16. Marketing: Does a Web Site Really Create More Business?
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Internet marketing strategy and action plans used to create and to develop your company online is essential. Such websites must have high searchability (SEO), usability, credibility and sales generating capabilities. To read more about this strategy, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: The Delamere Group use the services of www.VirtuosityDesign.com


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17. Travel: Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay
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The Rock, the oft-used vernacular phrase used to describe Alcatraz is perhaps one of the Bay Area's most dramatic landscapes, and certainly its best known island. Over the past several hundred years, it has served at times as a place for protest by Native Americans and a place of incarceration for some of America's most hardened (and colorful) criminals.

The National Park Service recently created this rather well-done online exhibit that allows users to view objects from Alcatraz's past (such as escape materials and historic photographs) and also to allow them to take a virtual tour of the prison and its grounds. Visitors can also listen to a number of compelling sound clips that discuss the infamous Battle of Alcatraz and the cell house rules. The site also features a number of thematic slide shows, including one that addresses the occupation of the island by members of the American Indian Movement from 1969 to 1971. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005

Editor's Note: Visit our travel page on tours of the USA, go to this link.


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This month's quote
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"He who focuses on only his own needs often doesn't end up with very much." ~ Hugh Cholmondeley, 2nd Lord Delamere, Vale Royal Abbey (1811-1887)


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