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Edition of 1 February 2007 #168


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IN THIS ISSUE

1. Business: Future of Gold for 2007
2. Business: Investing in South Africa
3. Business: Massive European Loan for South Africa
4. Business: Namibia Producer of Uranium
5. Immigration: Isle of Man Policy to be Reviewed
6. Real Estate: South Africa's Property Prices Still Increasing
7. Travel: Mississippi River, USA
8. Travel: Travel Warning for Kenya
9. Travel: Sad Loss of David Rattray


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1. Business: Future of Gold for 2007
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Last year saw yet another bullish performance overall from the metals markets with gains registered all round over the course of the year; this article is intended to provide a brief round-up of the metals' activities. To read the full article, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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2. Business: Investing in South Africa
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Foreign direct investment in South Africa may have slumped by more than 40 percent in the past year from 2005, but these figures don't mean foreign investors are leaving in droves. According to the UN Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad), SA attracted just $3.7-billion (R27-billion) in foreign inflows in 2006, 42.7 percent lower than the previous year. In 2005, SA lured $6.4-billion (R47-billion) from foreigners. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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3. Business: Massive European Loan for South Africa
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Johannesburg - The European Investment Bank (EIB) on Tuesday announced a R8.5 billion loan to South Africa to promote development. "The use of the R8.5 billion will be focused on infrastructure projects of public interest, for example power, water supply, sewerage, communications and support to private sector investment," said David White, the EIB's head of regional representation for Southern Africa. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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4. Business: Namibia Producer of Uranium
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Namibia is quickly becoming a major producer of uranium. A recent discovery of a new source of the mineral increases the count of uranium deposits in the country to eight. The discovery has attracted the attention of Australian investors, and has also sparked Namibian ambitions for nuclear energy. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 


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5. Immigration: Isle of Man Policy to be Reviewed
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Immigration policies on the Isle of Man are to be raised before the government by one of its members. Quintin Gill, MHK for Rushen, wants a committee set up to review existing legislation on the subject and suggests recommendations for the future. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 


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6. Real Estate: South Africa's Property Prices Still Increasing
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South Africa's property prices are starting to catch up with those in the globe's most desirable locations, according to a top global property group whose price comparisons show $1-million is not enough for the best when property shopping. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 


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7. Travel: Mississippi River, USA
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In a very real way, Samuel Clemens cut his teeth on the Mississippi River as an apprentice steamboat captain in the late 1850s. Years later he would draw on these experiences for a number of the works he would write under the name, Mark Twain. This multimedia website created at Northern Illinois University explores his time in and around Big Muddy through a number of interactive maps, historic images, and audio content. By clicking on the Twain's Life and Works section, visitors can read a number of essays written by Gregg Camfield of the University of the Pacific on such topics as the economic importance of the river during Twain's life, as well as other pieces on related topics. Moving along, visitors can perform detailed searches across the entire database and also listen to songs from the period, such as Steamboat Bill. Visit this site.

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8. Travel: Travel Warning for Kenya
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Valley fever, a highly contagious virus, has killed 74 people in Kenya and infected hundreds more. To read more about this travel warning, go to our NEWS DESK page.

 

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9. Travel: Sad Loss of our Friend David Rattray
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The Prince of Wales yesterday led tributes to a prominent South African historian murdered at his country lodge, the latest victim of the nation's spiralling crime wave. David Rattray, an expert on the 1879 Anglo-Zulu war, was killed at his home in the eastern province of KwaZulu-Natal on Friday. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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This month's quote
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"The successful life does not come to those who have a lot of obstacles removed from their path by others. It develops from within and is rooted on strong mental and moral fibre." ~ Hugh Cholmondeley, 2nd Lord Delamere

 

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