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Edition of 1 May 2007 #171

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IN THIS ISSUE

1. Business: Africa's Economic Growth Improving
2. Business: China's Economy Keeps Growing
3. Business: Foreigners Buying South African Shares
4. Business: Future of Coal
5. Business: Reality of Economic Growth in South Africa
6. Business: Britain's List of Super Rich
7. Education: Free Online Broadcast & New Media Courses
8. Education: Computers Graphics
9. Immigration: Brain Drain from UK


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1. Business: Africa's Economic Growth Improving
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Africa's economic growth has been better than the rest of the worlds, and it looks set to stay that way. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says global economic growth has expanded by 5.4% in 2006, but is expected to go down to 4.9% in 2007 and 2008. However, Africa looks set to continue above-average economic growth. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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2. Business: China's Economy Keeps Growing
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Beijing - China's economy could grow by 10.9 percent in 2007, up from 10.7 percent last year, according to a study quoted in state press Saturday that will increase concerns about overheating. The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences forecast follows official figures released Thursday showing growth of 11.1 percent in the first quarter, despite efforts to slow the economy. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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3. Business: Foreigners Buying South African Shares
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South African stocks continued to rally on Tuesday, boosted by renewed foreign investor interest in the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in the wake of a positive broker report on the local bourse. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


Editor's Note: Read more about investing in South Africa, visit our web page.

 

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4. Business: Future of Coal
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Across both the developed and developing worlds, the continued use of coal as an energy source has been of some concern as an agent in the process of global warming. Recently, a group of scholars at MIT convened to create an ambitious and forward-looking report titled The Future of Coal. The report was made possible through financial support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and a number of other organizations.


Released in March 2007, the report emphatically states that carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) is the critical enabling technology which will help reduce CO2 emissions. The report also suggests that a significant charge on carbon emissions is needed in the near term and that the U.S. government should provide assistance only to coal projects with CO2 capture in order to demonstrate technical, economic and environmental performance. Visitors to this site can read the report in its entirety, along with a complete glossary and appendices. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007

 

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5. Business: Reality of Economic Growth in South Africa
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Johannesburg - South Africa's record economic growth was fuelling the growing gap between rich and poor but the government's ability to fight this was limited, finance minister Trevor Manuel said at the weekend. Data show that while skilled South Africans are in great demand there are very few opportunities for millions of unskilled, mainly black, workers. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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6. Business: Britain's List of Super Rich
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London - Indian-born steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal on Sunday again topped the list of Britain's richest with a fortune estimated at £19.25 billion (R279 billion). The Sunday Times Rich List 2007 said that the combined wealth of Mittal and the other richest 999 people amounts to just under £360 billion, up from £301 billion a year ago. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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7. Education: Free Online Broadcast & New Media Courses
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These online modules and guides are free for you to use. They were originally designed for BBC staff and in publishing them here we have not made many editorial changes to them. Sections of learning include Television, Radio, Broadcast, Technology and Journalism. While some of the material can bit a bit technical, there are many that provide basic operating procedures on creating effective radio interviews and editing existing video segments. Visit this site.


Editor's Note: The Delamere Group also lists jobs available in the Broadcast Industry, click here.


From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007

 

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8. Education: Computers Graphics
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The world of computers graphics is a fast-moving one indeed, and for those in this line of work (and those who would like to be), the Computer Graphic News website is a good place to go for the latest developments in the field. Starting with the News area, visitors will find stories about innovative film trailers and the ongoing work of innovative graphic studios around the world. The Features area primarily contains interesting interviews with computer graphic designers and their work on films, cartoons, and other media. The Reviews area looks at the use of different design packages and their application in films such as Spiderman Returns, Charlotte's Web, and others. Finally, the site also offers a job board and different training events and seminars. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007

 

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9. Immigration: Brain Drain from UK
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From our reporter in London: International migration is eroding Britain's skills base with an exodus of professionals matching the arrival of low-skilled foreign migrants, the Government is to be warned. The number of Britons emigrating has jumped in recent years, with a growing proportion leaving professional or managerial jobs to work overseas. By contrast, the number of immigrant workers - many of them manual workers - has risen sharply.

The extent of the problem will be revealed in the annual report on international migration from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), to be published this summer.

 

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This month's quote
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"Happiness is often the result of being too busy to be miserable." ~ Hugh Cholmondeley, Second Lord Delamere (1811-1887)


 

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