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Edition of 1 September 2006 #163


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IN THIS ISSUE


1. Business: China's gold companies make massive profits
2. Business: Demand for Gold Keeps growing
3. Business: Doing business on a global scale
4. Business: Employment & Occupational Online Handbook
5. Business: How much is a Vehicle Number Plate Worth?
6. Business: Microsoft Expanding in China
7. Business: Overcoming Poverty in South Africa
8. Education & Environment: Life in Rural South Africa
9. Education: South Africa & Apartheid
10. Education & Sport: Is South Africa ready for the 2010 World Cup?
11. Immigration: ID Cards for the English? Is it a Good Idea for the Brits, or is it too American?
12. Travel: Retiring Abroad
13. Travel: South African Airlines

 

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1. Business: China's gold companies make massive profits
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China's gold companies registered profits of 2.47 billion Yuan (308 million U.S. dollars) in the first half of this year, up a whacking 53 percent over the same period last year, according to the latest statistics from the China Gold Association. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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2. Business: Demand for Gold Keeps growing
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Melbourne - Gold Fields, South Africa's second-biggest gold producer, said investment demand and central bank buying will help buoy gold prices as supply shrinks. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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3. Business: Doing business on a global scale
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Several years ago, the World Bank became concerned about the business climate and environment in different countries around the world. After a time, they decided to embark on the creation of a database that would provide indicators of the cost of doing business in various countries.

With a keen eye towards looking at existing laws and regulations in each country, their team of researchers looked at such topics as starting a business, protecting investors, paying taxes, getting credit, among others. Visitors with an interest in such matters can download their annual reports, view country specific reports such as Doing Business in Brazil, and also take advantage of 155 printable country data profiles. Additionally, visitors can view the study's complete methodology and also compare economies on various metrics. Visit this site.


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

 

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4. Business: Employment & Occupational Online Handbook
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The mere mention of the US Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook may remind some individuals of those infamous high school vocational surveys. Some may even remember that such surveys indicated that they would go on to careers in forestry, animal husbandry, or even as a particle physicist.

Recently, the USA Department of Labor issued this tremendously useful Handbook in its online format, and for those looking for a new career or those who are just starting out, it provides a wealth of helpful facts. Basic information for hundreds of jobs is made available in the Handbook, including such details as the training and education required for each position, along with expected earnings, future job prospects, and information on working conditions. Additionally, users can look at sections that provide suggestions on how to evaluate a job offer, and a section on the methodology used to prepare the Handbook. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2006

Editor's Note: The excellent recommendations in this Handbook are also useful to our clients in most countries of the world.

 


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5. Business: How much is a Vehicle Number Plate Worth?
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New World Record Price For Car Number Plate - £331,500 - Will Benefit Tatton Park in Cheshire. One of the most sought-after UK registrations "M1" was sold today for £331,500 by Bonhams at its annual Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale in Chichester. The number plate was expected to fetch £80,000-120,000, but with fierce bidding in the marquee and on the phones a new world record price was achieved. Previous top price of £285,000 was paid recently by the Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich for the VIP 1 plate of Pope John Paul 11's Popemobile. The M1 number plate went to a private UK bidder who will be taking the plate back to the North West of England where it came from. The buyer who wishes to remain anonymous said that he had bought it for his son's sixth birthday. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 


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6. Business: Microsoft Expanding in China
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Beijing - United States software giant Microsoft is actively seeking Chinese partners to better access the nation's huge market and its engineering talent, the company's chief executive officer Steve Ballmer said on Monday.

"We need to broaden out our ability to partner with all the latest technology, with the broadest set of customers here in China, in rural areas and in urban areas," he told a meeting with our reporter. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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7. Business: Overcoming Poverty in South Africa
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The fighting of poverty is an important aim of government policy in South Africa. Poverty goes hand in hand with economic marginalisation in the sense that poor people, particularly black people in rural areas have no or limited command over factors of production other than unskilled labour. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.



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8. Education & Environment: Life in Rural South Africa
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A rural South African school gave 32 pupils a disposable flash camera, inviting them to each illustrate their life for a project called My Life. The results, some seen here, provide a child's view of a poor, rural life. The students are from impoverished families living in and around Greyton in the Western Cape, about 150km (94 miles) from Cape Town. To see these photos, visit our NEWS DESK link.

 


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9. Education: South Africa & Apartheid
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An apology by the former apartheid minister of law and order Adriaan Vlok for the atrocities committed under his command, has been hailed a watershed moment for South Africa. To read the full report, go to tour NEWS DESK link.

 


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10. Education & Sport: Is South Africa ready for the 2010 World Cup?
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The government on Wednesday acknowledged that it had a major problem in tackling the country's crime rate ahead of hosting the next football World Cup in 2010. To read this very disturbing report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 


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11. Immigration: ID Cards for the English? Is it a Good Idea for the Brits, or is it too American?
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Tony Blair's determination to press ahead with plans to introduce identity cards received a double blow today when two reports accused the government of confusion and of keeping the public in the dark. First, a Commons committee reported that plans for ID cards were 'inconsistent' and 'lacking clarity' and questioned the Home Office's claim that the overall cost would be half the £19bn estimate of analysts. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 


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12. Travel: Retiring Abroad
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London: One in three Britons want to retire abroad with the Spain most popular choice of country, it was reported Friday. A survey suggested Britons no longer want a bungalow in a suburb or a seaside resort of the kind that would have satisfied their parents. Instead millions want to escape from work to find travel, adventure and a sense of sophistication rather than a future pottering in the garden, the British Daily Mail reported. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.



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13. Travel: South African Airlines
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South African Airways (SAA) would like the public to give its input on meals served on board its flights. SAA is inviting all traveling passengers to sample and rate some of the airlines on board menu options in the domestic departures terminal at Johannesburg International Airport. "We want customers to be part of deciding what we will serve them on board our aircraft. Their input will assist us with improving on the meal selection in a constructive manner," says Khaya Ngqula, SAA President and CEO. To read the full report and how to submit your favorites go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: Visit our travel site for prices, click here.


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This month's quote
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"Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; from discord find harmony; in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." ~ Albert Einstein

 

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