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The Delamere International Newsletter ©

Edition of 1 February 2013 #240

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IN THIS ISSUE

  1. Business: China Still Expanding
  2. Business & Education: New Deputy President of South Africa
  3. Business: France Telecom Expands Into Africa
  4. Business: Future of Africa’s Growth
  5. Business: New Currency in Zambia
  6. Business: Spanish Government Investing in South Africa
  7. Business: Turkey Investing in Africa
  8. Business: What is three-dimensional (3D) printing?
  9. Business & Education: Window Into China
  10. Business: World Trade Organization (WTO)
  11. Education: Human Body
  12. Education: Los Angeles City Archives
  13. Education: The Human Body (Report 2)
  14. Travel: National Parks of Canada

 

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1. Business: China Still Expanding
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Activity in China’s vast manufacturing sector hit its fastest pace in December since May 2011, a survey of private factory managers showed, with a sub-index for new orders pointing to continued strength in the New Year. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor’s Note:  Visit our web page on China.

 

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2. Business & Education: New Deputy President of South Africa
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Many of our readers have requested more information about the recent appointment of Cyril Ramaphosa to the position of Deputy President.  Much controversy surrounds this appointment and only time will tell if this is an advantage to the progress of the South African economy or a detriment.  To obtain more information we suggest our readers visit this site,  which is updated on a regular basis. Click here.

Plus a more local in-depth review of the lifestyle of Ramaphosa can be found at this NEWS LINK.

Editor’s Note:  Visit our Global Trade web page on South Africa. Also our page on investing in South Africa.

 

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3. Business: France Telecom Expands Into Africa
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France Telecom wants to expand its presence in fast-growing African mobile markets by entering Benin, Togo, Burkina Faso and Mauritania. Elie Girard, the group's head of strategy and development, said plans for Africa also included seeking to sign management contracts with telecom groups in Libya and Algeria.  To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)



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4. Business: Future of Africa’s Growth
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Global uncertainty, coupled with internal factors such as drought and associated food shortages, threaten Africa’s economic growth prospects, warns International Monetary Fund (IMF) MD Christine Lagarde.  To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor’s Note:  Visit our web page on Global Trade in Africa.

 

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5. Business: New Currency in Zambia
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Zambians on Tuesday woke up to a new year and new bank notes, which lop off three zeros in a bid to address high inflation that made the currency cumbersome to work with. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link (IOL)

Editor’s Note:   Visit our web page on Zambia.

 

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6. Business: Spanish Government Investing in South Africa
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Spanish development financier Compañía Española de Financiación del Desarrollo (Cofides), which is jointly owned by the Spanish government and three Spanish commercial banks, has committed up to €100-million to support South African and African infrastructure projects in which Spanish companies have a meaningful equity participation.  To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

Editor’s Note:  Visit our web page on Spain.



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7. Business: Turkey Investing in Africa
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Turkey aims to more than double its trade with Africa to $50-billion over the next two years and ratchet up its fast-growing diplomatic presence on the continent, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)



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8. Business: What is three-dimensional (3D) printing?
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Additive manufacturing, more commonly known as three-dimensional (3D) printing, is consumer and industry ready. It is gaining momentum as a viable tool for home use and the manufacturing of parts, from scissors handles to titanium aircraft spares. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

Editor’s Note: For our clients in the USA and who have funds available and wish to invest in this potentially booming industry, we recommend 2 shares listed on NYSE and the NASDAQ. 

a. 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today it won a Best of CES Award for its CubeX(TM) 3D printer, the ultimate desktop 3D printer that can print as big as a basketball in triple color.


b. Statasys Inc. (NASDAQ.SSYS) The Company's products include Desktop 3D Printers, Office 3D Printers and Factory 3D Production Systems. The Company's services include Desktop 3D Printers, Office 3D Printers and Factory 3D Production Systems.

 

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9. Business & Education: Window Into China
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The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace created this initiative as a way to offer the public access to pieces written in China by Chinese scholars and experts. The hope is that these works will provide "the international community better insight into and understanding of the debates taking place in China on important foreign policy issues." Visitors to the site can look four main sections, which include Commentary & Analysis, Policy Research, and Testimony & Speeches. Some of the recent trenchant pieces include "Can Chinese Culture Take the Moral High Ground?" and "China's Traditional Values and Modern Foreign Policy." Also, visitors will want to read the profiles of the scholars featured under the Experts area. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report 1994-2013

 

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10. Business: World Trade Organization (WTO)
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Nine candidates have been nominated by their respective governments as possible successors to outgoing World Trade Organization (WTO) director-general Pascal Lamy, whose second four-year term of office expires on August 31, 2013.  To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

Editor’s Note:  Visit our web pages on Global Trade.



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11. Education: Human Body (Report 1)
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BioDigital Human presents a virtual 3D body that brings to life "thousands of medically accurate anatomy objects and health conditions in an interactive web-based platform." Visitors can get started by clicking on the appropriately named Get Started button. Here they will have access to hundreds of interactive features and customized views that look through all of the body systems. Moving on, the Annotated Screenshots area will teach users how to save and share these powerful tools for use in a range of settings. It's worth noting that while the Basic version is completely free, there are other levels of functionality available for a fee.  Visit this site.

From The Scout Report 1994-2013

 

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12. Education: Los Angeles City Archives
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Long before the bright lights of Hollywood or the sparking majesty of the Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles was a much smaller place. This engaging collection of documents from the Los Angeles City Archives offers some insights into the city from 1836 to 1872. The collection was digitized as part of the USC Digital Library, and it contains original land grants, maps, and early city ordinances. Visitors can look at the items individually or look into the specific collections. As one might imagine, many of the documents are in Spanish, but they do include English translations. Persons with a penchant for handwriting and signatures will want to look at the dramatic flourishes of Bacilio Valdez, Guillermo Chard, and other men of property who signed off a range of documents during this tumultuous period of growth. Visit this site.

 

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13. Education: The Human Body (Report 2)
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This remarkable online textbook was created by the folks at McGraw Hill Higher Education to complement several of their physical textbooks. The site contains eleven subject areas, including Skeletal System, Muscle Tissue Physiology, and Nervous System. Each of these fascinating areas contains interactive animations, along with elaborate links to additional resources, such as quizzes, fact sheets, and so on. Visitors should also note that the site contains other versions of this same material designed to be used on the iPad. The site is rounded out by a collection of anatomy and physiology quizzes that cover everything from the clavicle to the lumbar vertebrae. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report 1994-2013

 

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14. Travel: National Parks of Canada
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The national park system of Canada is extensive, stretching from Baffin Island to areas in British Columbia. The stated goal of the system is "to establish a system of national parks that represents each of Canada's distinct natural regions." First-time visitors to the site can use the Introduction area to learn more about the system, and there's also a Planning Your Visit link that's quite helpful. The basic document that most users will want to check out here is titled "National Parks System Plan" and it offers a broad overview of the 39 national parks in Canada. Visitors can learn about parks such as Aulavik, Prince Edward Island, and others by clicking over to the Find a National Park area. Naturalists and scientists can use the Species at Risk area to learn about what the Canadian government is doing to protect species such as the whooping crane and the seaside centipede lichen. Finally, the site is rounded out by the Managing Human Use link which talks about their long-range plans to ensure that the parks maintain a balance between visitors and conserving the natural areas. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report 1994-2013

 

Announcement: Death of Sir Geoffrey de Bellaigue

Sir Geoffrey de Bellaigue, who has died aged 81, was Surveyor of the Queen’s Works of Art from 1972 to 1996 and Director of the Royal Collection from 1988 to 1996. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. For futher details, read more.


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This month's quote

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"Time decides who you meet in life, your heart decides who you want in your life, and your behavior decides who stays in your life." ~ Winston Churchill

 

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Book of the Month
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"7 Winning Strategies For Trading Forex" ~ Grace Cheng

Many traders go around searching for that one perfect trading strategy that works all the time in the global FOREX (foreign exchange/currency) market. Frequently, they will complain that a strategy doesn't work. Few people understand that successful trading of the FOREX market entails the application of the right strategy for the right market condition. Grace Cheng highlights seven trading strategies, each of which is to be applied in a unique way and is designed for differing market conditions. She shows how traders can use the various market conditions to their advantage by tailoring the strategy to suit each one. Visit the Delamere International Bookshop.

 

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