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The Delamere International Newsletter ©

Edition of 1 January 2010 # 203

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IN THIS ISSUE

1. Business: Future of India
2. Business: Gold Still Good Investment
3. Business: Rwanda Member of Commonwealth
4. Business: Corruption in China?
5. Education: Rothschild Trade Card Collection
6. Education: Lighter Side of Apartheid
7. Immigration: Irish Moving to Australia & Canada
8. Travel: Visiting Cape Town
9. Travel: For the Visitor to Cheshire in England
10. Travel: New Road Network for Kenya

 

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1. Business: Future of India
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In the last decade, four of India's neighbors (Pakistan, Myanmar, Nepal, and Sri Lanka) have dealt with rebellions that, to varying degrees, have filtered into India. Since independence in 1947, India has been involved in armed conflicts in at least five nearby lands (Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, China, the Maldives); it has also become a nuclear power. Should we be worried about investing in India? To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Report: Visit our page on trading with India.

 

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2. Business: Gold Still Good Investment
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"Annual mine production is declining and costs are going up, so that means higher prices," Rob McEwen, chairman and CEO of US Gold Corporation, said in an interview. "By the end of 2010 I see the gold price at $2000 and before the game's over at over $5000." To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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3. Business: Rwanda Member of Commonwealth
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The Commonwealth has admitted Rwanda as its 54th member. The African country was admitted at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Trinidad and Tobago, a statement from the group said. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: Visit our Global Trade page on Rwanda.

 

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4. Business: Corruption in China?
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Chinese officials misused or embezzled about $35 billion in government money in the first 11 months of the year, according to a national audit released this week. The announcement is the latest indication of how widespread corruption has become among government agencies and how difficult it will be for Beijing to root it out. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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5. Education: Rothschild Trade Card Collection
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Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild was a man of exquisite taste, and his penchant for eighteenth century life and society manifested itself in several Continental shopping sprees. In 1891 the Baron acquired a significant collection of printed paper ephemera related to various trades.

These volumes contain over 700 trade cards, or early shop advertisements, and in 2004 Waddesdon Manor and the University of Warwick teamed up to create a research project that would digitize these trade cards. The site doesn't contain any topical collections per se, but visitors can use the "Sample Searches" area to look over such queries as "Who sold silver items?" or "Who provided accommodation?" After this, visitors should consult the "Field Notes" area for helpful information about the fields included with each item. Finally, visitors are encouraged to join their mailing list for updates. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2010

 

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6. Education: Lighter Side of Apartheid
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Quote from a contributing columnist to a leading South African newspaper. "Everybody knows that no one supported apartheid in the old days or, if they did, they are now deceased. But coming across an old book titled "Apartheid - the Lighter Side" the other day, I wondered if there might be a few people still alive whose past utterances did indeed indicate some sympathy with the separation of the races, even if, secretly at the time, they were all in favour of universal franchise." To read his full column, visit this link.

Editor's Note: Our senior editor lived in South Africa for many years and can vouch for the truth of this article and also the changes that have now made South Africa a more stable country and ripe for investment.

 


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7. Immigration: Irish Moving to Australia & Canada
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New figures have shown a 25 per cent increase in residence visas issued by the Australian government to Irish nationals, an increase due to the financial crisis. Canadian immigration has also reported a 13 per cent jump in similar residence visas, making it the second most popular destination for Irish nationals. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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8. Travel: Visiting Cape Town
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Cape Town is aiming to become the first city in the world to boast three world heritage sites. Along with Table Mountain and Robben Island, the city hopes to have its historic Company's Garden added to the very exclusive list. As the green heart of the Mother City, the Company's Garden lures nearly 700 000 local and international visitors every year. Hundreds of years of history are woven into its roots, bulbs and petals. It was established in 1652 as a vegetable garden to feed hungry and sick sailors on their way to the east. The pivotal role it played on the spice route makes it of international importance. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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9. Travel: For the Visitor to Cheshire in England
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Many of our clients and site visitors have requested more information on the beautiful county of Cheshire in England. We have found that the best site to view is a recently well researched site by Craig Thornber, which includes some beautiful photos of Cities and locations including 959 Photographs and commentary on 112 Historic Sites in Cheshire, England, together with Social History in the late Georgian period. Visit this site.

Editor's Note: One of our researchers lived in Nantwich, Cheshire for a period of time and recalls the history of the town centre, and is well worth a visit.



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10. Travel: New Road Network for Kenya
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The Kenyan Government's commitment to construct and rehabilitate the country's road network to world class status is steadfast, President Mwai Kibaki has declared. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: Visit our page on Kenya.



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Book of the Month
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These developments have created a new investment discipline called high-frequency trading. This book covers all aspects of high-frequency trading, from the business case and formulation of ideas through the development of trading systems to application of capital and subsequent performance evaluation. Visit the Delamere International Bookshop.

 

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This month's quote
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"The art of getting rich and being successful consists not in industry, much less in saving, but in a better order, in timeliness, in being in the right place at the right time." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

 

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