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Edition of 1 June 2009 #196

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IN THIS ISSUE

1. Business: Australian Mining Report
2. Business: China Now Investing Heavily in South Africa
3. Business: Great Business Tool for Clients of the Delamere Group
4. Business: Appointment of Governor Huntsman of Utah to Ambassador to China
5. Business: Mozambique to Build Deep-Water Port
6. Business: Opinion on the Almighty Dollar
7. Business: South African Wine Exports
8. Business: Uranium Project in Namibia
9. Business: Zambia Copper Investments
10. Education & Travel: Sixty-five Years of Photography in Mexico
11. Education & Environmental: Solar Power Home Systems in South Africa
12. Education & Environment: The Whitley Award
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Events in Kenya: Latest News & Developments
14. Immigration: Mass Exodus from UK
15. Immigration: Indians Accused of Running Britain's Largest Visa Scam

 

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1. Business: Australian Mining Report
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Global shortages and a strong demand upside in China should benefit the future performance of South Australia's new Mindarie mineral sands mine, as it ramped up production. ASX-listed Australia Zircon nonexecutive director Michael Kiernan said that the future demand would be influenced by the surging urbanisation of China and India. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: Visit our web pages on China and also India.

 

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2. Business: China Now Investing Heavily in South Africa
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The Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC) has received a $50-million loan from local branch of the State-owned China Construction Bank (CCB). The commercial loan will assist the IDC to increase its lending capacity in general and also recapitalise its export finance loan book. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: Visit our page in investments.


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3. Business: Great Business Tool for Clients of the Delamere Group
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Major global helicopter manufacturer Eurocopter has authorised the expansion of its customer-support facility in Gauteng, which is currently located at Lanseria Airport, south-west of Tshwane/Pretoria and north-west of Johannesburg. This follows the opening late last year of its second South African support facility, in Cape Town. This is the result of growing demand in this country and wider region. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 


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4. Business: Appointment of Governor Huntsman of Utah to Ambassador to China
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Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. to serve as U.S. ambassador to China. This appointment will very likely improve relations between the USA and China and as a result make investment and business opportunities in China even more attractive. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link


Editor's Note: Visit our web page on China and especially our daily newsletter, China Economy Daily Report. (China Economic Scan)

 

The Delamere Group has strong connection with the State of Utah and many of our readers will find the official web site of the State of Utah of great interest. Visit this site.


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5. Business: Mozambique to Build Deep-Water Port
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State-run Mozambique Ports and Railways Company (CFM) received the go-ahead for the building of a new deep-water port to handle at least 50-million tons of heavy cargo per year, a senior official said on Friday. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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6. Business: Opinion on the Almighty Dollar
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We may now be entering the Asian century, dominated by a rising China and its currency. While the dollar's status as the major reserve currency will not vanish overnight, we can no longer take it for granted. Sooner than we think, the dollar may be challenged by other currencies, most likely the Chinese renminbi. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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7. Business: South African Wine Exports
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South African wine sales were being hit by the global economic crisis, South Africa's Wine-of-the-Month Club said today. "It's not true that people are driven to the bottle in difficult times. They drink less, or buy cheaper," the club's chairman Colin Collard said in a statement. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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8. Business: Uranium Project in Namibia
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Exploration firm Mineral Commodities (MRC) and unlisted Australian explorer African Uranium Limited (AUL) will embark on exploration work on an uranium project in Namibia. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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9. Business: Zambia Copper Investments
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Zambia Copper Investments (ZCI) is taking steps to resume trading in its shares on the JSE, which were suspended on January 12 when it became a cash shell after selling its 28,4% stake in the Konkola copper mine in Zambia. To read the full story, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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10. Education & Travel: Sixty-five Years of Photography in Mexico
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The Getty Research Library at the Getty Institute has over 600 digitized images of Mexico from its special collections by Mexican, American, and European photographers in a multitude of photographic formats.

The earliest is from 1857, and these photographic images document the history of the nation from different perspectives. To get acquainted with a timeline of Mexico starting in 1810 and going through 1923, visitors should click on "Chronology" on the right hand side of the page. Throughout the chronology are photos and brief descriptions that can be viewed in more depth if users click on "View Full Record", beneath the photo. An extremely helpful and interesting glossary of terms and names can be viewed if visitors click on "Glossary" on the right hand side of the page.

The "Glossary" contains the definitions of particular types of photographic images, or processes, as well as explanations of the many ethnic groups that inhabited Mexico at one time or another. Another very interesting section to peruse is of the "Photographers", which is also accessible on the right hand side of the page. With three-dozen photographers to read about including Wilhelm Kahlo, Frida Kahlo's father, visitors will find that some photographers made postcards from the images taken of the revolution in northern Mexico. Visit this site.

From the Scouts Report. Copyright 2009


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11. Education & Environmental: Solar Power Home Systems in South Africa
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SELF manages a small but highly visible PV pilot project in the Zulu community of Maphaphethe in the Valley of a Thousand Hills in KwaZulu/Natal, South Africa. With a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, and a contract with the South African Ministry of Energy in Pretoria, SELF brought the first solar home systems to this rural Zulu community. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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12. Education & Environment: The Whitley Award
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A Kenyan conservationist is the winner of the prestigious Whitley Award. Dino Martins won the prize for his efforts to improve local understanding and win greater protection for the pollinators which underpin farming in and around the Great Rift Valley and Taita Hills. The award was presented to Martins by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

Editor's Note: What is the Whitley Award? It is a registered charity offering a range of Awards and grants to outstanding nature conservationists around the world. Read more.

 

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13. Events in Kenya: Latest News & Developments
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Many of our readers have recently shown a great deal of interest in Kenya and its political developments. Our editorial staff does not comment on political issues but concentrate on business, education, travel and related subjects. We do however recommend that if you wish an up to date report on Kenya, especially a very enlightening "blog", that you visit the pages of the website of the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office in Kenya. and the comments by Rob Macaire the current UK High Commissioner to Kenya. Visit this page.


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14. Immigration: Mass Exodus from UK
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Britain is experiencing the greatest exodus of its own nationals in recent history while immigration is at unprecedented levels, new figures show. In 2007, 207,000 British citizens - one every three minutes - left the country and currency specialist Foreign Currency Direct has revealed that one in four working Brits are now looking to leave the country for sunnier climes and better job opportunities. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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15. Immigration: Indians Accused of Running Britain's Largest Visa Scam
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Prosecution lawyer Francis Sheridan told the court on Wednesday Sharma's company UniVisa opened the door to hundreds of unsuitable