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Edition of 1 December 2006 #166


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IN THIS ISSUE

1. Business: Business Opportunities in South Africa
2. Business: Forum on China-Africa Cooperation
3. Business: Growth in sub-Saharan Africa
4. Business: Harvard Business Report on South Africa
5. Business: Oilfields of Africa
6. Education: For Lovers of Poetry
7. Education: The Doomsday Book
8. Immigration: US Immigration Fees to Increase Dramatically

 

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1. Business: Business Opportunities in South Africa
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According to a World Bank report called Doing Business 2007, South Africa was ranked among the top 10 economies in the world for its protection of investors. South Africa scored highly in sectors measuring the ease of starting a business and obtaining credit. The report said South Africa ranked among the top 30 countries in the world. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 


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2. Business: Forum on China-Africa Cooperation
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Beijing - China celebrated its relations with Africa on Saturday by pledging to double aid and offering $5-billion (about R37-billion) in loans and credits by 2009 in a summit aimed at deepening ties with the continent. Chinese President Hu Jintao touted "the common pursuit of friendship, peace, cooperation and development" with Africa at the official opening of the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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3. Business: Growth in sub-Saharan Africa
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Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa, excluding Zimbabwe, is expected to reach 6% next year. That is the prediction of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its Regional Economic Outlook published today. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


Editors Note: Visit our webpage on global trade in sub-Saharan countries.

 

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4. Business: Harvard Business Report on South Africa
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More than one decade after the fall of apartheid, and despite ambitious economic reforms by the ANC government, foreign direct investment flows into South Africa averaged around two-thirds less than investments in comparable emerging-market economies. Why? One reason that could be overlooked is the enduring strength of the corporate climate in South Africa, says Eric D. Werker, an assistant professor at Harvard Business School. Case study, "Foreign Direct Investment and South Africa." To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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5. Business: Oilfields of Africa
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Cape Town - Africa accounts for only about 10 percent of world oil reserves. But the continent is the focus of a feeding frenzy among energy companies that is just beginning in countries such as Libya and Angola. Crisis in Iraq, concerns about energy nationalism in South America and difficulties investing in Russia had limited exploration and kept interest in Africa bubbling. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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6. Education: For Lovers of Poetry
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Some might say that a poem a day is not nearly enough, while the skeptical might say that it is quite enough already, thank you very much. Regardless of that debate, Poetry Daily is a splendid resource that brings visitors new poems from books, magazines and journals currently in print.

Visitors to the site will find themselves looking straight at Today's Poem which of course features the daily poem, along with links to other works by the author. If one poem is simply not enough, the site also contains an archive that goes back approximately one year. Additionally, the site also contains a News, Reviews, & Special Features section, which digests recent news stories about the world of poetry. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2006

 

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7. Education: The Domesday Book
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William the Conqueror had a considerable interest in the property holdings of his subjects, and around Christmas 1085 he decided to commission a great survey to discover just what resources were out among the boroughs and manors of England. The massive document that came out of this lengthy process was the Domesday Book. It has fascinated historians for centuries, and recently The UK National Archives created this online guide to the work.

Visitors can take a look through the book via interactive features such as "Discovery Domesday" which provides a bit of background on the work, complete with images from its pages. Additionally, the "World of Domesday" feature provides some contextual background for understanding what life was like for the people of 11th century England. Visitors can search across the Domesday Book in its entirety by place name, person, or other keyword. Visit this site.


From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2006

 

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8. Immigration: US Immigration Fees to Increase Dramatically
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Federal authorities plan to increase fees for immigration documents next year and transfer services out of a fortress-like building on Biscayne Boulevard to four new facilities in Miami-Dade and Broward counties by 2008, the immigration service chief announced Friday.

Emilio T. González, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said that the as-yet undetermined fee increase will affect all applications for immigration benefits ranging from work permits to green cards to naturalization. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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This month's quote
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"To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind." ~ 2nd Lord Delamere, Vale Royal Abbey

 

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