Saturday, 12 July 2008

ILM study confirms growing power of Chinese managers

China has the fastest growing global economy and – according to research by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) – also boasts a highly ambitious, sophisticated and commercially astute management population that poses a rising challenge to managers and businesses in the West.

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Unlimited rise in oil price in case of Iran war: Opec

Cartel won’t be able to make up lost output, says its head

VIENNA) The head of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) warned on Thursday that oil prices would experience an ‘unlimited’ increase in the event of a military conflict involving Iran because the group’s members would be unable to make up the lost production.

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Friday, 11 July 2008

A Nightmare for the U.S.

The Voice (issue 264 - 11th May) ran an article beginning, ‘Iran has really gone and done it now. No, they haven’t sent their first nuclear sub in to the Persian Gulf. They are about to launch something much more deadly – next week the Iran Bourse will open to trade oil, not in dollars but in Euros’. This apparently insignificant event has consequences far greater for the US people, indeed all for us all, than is imaginable.

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Thursday, 10 July 2008

Most Obnoxious Tourists? The French

Remember the tightwad tourist whose baggy shorts, frequent complaining and shouted questions about why none of the locals spoke any English made the ugly American the world’s Visitor From Hell? Well, it’s time for Archie Bunker to move over and make way for Petulant Pierre. According to a recent international survey, the French are now considered the most obnoxious tourists from European nations, and behind only Indians and the last-place Chinese as the worst among all countries worldwide.

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Singapore’s Minister Mentor Slips Up Under Oath

Lee Kuan Yew testifies to a laudatory letter that was never sent by an international legal organization

It was the kind of error that would earn a Singapore opposition politician a trial for perjury, probably with a heavy fine and perhaps a jail term. But when Lee Kuan Yew testified in the recent trial of opposition leader Chee Soon Juan probably “misspoke” – told a crucial untruth, deliberate or not.

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Singapore falls short on rights: lawyers' group

It said the Singapore judiciary had a good international reputation when adjudicating commercial cases that did not involve the interests of PAP members or their associates.

"However, in cases involving PAP litigants or PAP interests, there are concerns about an actual or apparent lack of impartiality and/or independence," it said.

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Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Monday, 7 July 2008

Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?

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A National Cleansing

When a distinguished American military commander accuses the United States of committing war crimes in its handling of detainees, you know that the country needs a new way forward.

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