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News about Madagascar: Business, Investment, and Trade Weekly – Issue January 19, 2012

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01/03/2012
Mineral Deposits Limited: Equity Position in World Titanium ResourcesMarketWatch (press release)The WTR shares have been acquired by MDL for investment purposes. It is the intention of MDL to evaluate more…
01/12/2012
Lisa Hoffman Beauty and HSN Launch Jewelry Collection for the SensesMarketWatch (press release)The eco-friendly conifer wood beads are available in all five of Lisa Hoffman's signature fine fragra more…
01/12/2012
Madagascar to Increase Stake in National Airline, l'Express SaysBloombergTo contact the reporter on this story: Kamlesh Bhuckory in Port Louis via Nairobi at pmrichardson@bloomberg.net To contact more…
01/12/2012
KFC to open in MalawiThe Times Group (blog)The KFC outlets planned for 2012 will be opened in Angola, DR Congo, Madagascar, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. In 2011, KFC opened outlets in Ghana more…
01/12/2012
Hindu Business LineCloves market revives on upcountry buyingHindu Business Line“Therefore, those who wanted to cover their sales resorted to bearish activities to depress the prices,” they told Bu more…
01/12/2012
Big Cartoon News Blog (blog)Rich Magallanes Named Senior Vice PresidentBig Cartoon News Blog (blog)He has also been instrumental in launching some of Nickelodeon's biggest current animated hits, i more…
01/12/2012
What China is Buying NowWealth DailyThe stretch of ocean between East Africa and Madagascar, called the Mozambique Channel, is one of the five places on earth that hasn't been adequately explored more…
01/12/2012
Palladium Equity Partners Announces Follow On Investment in Sahale SnacksMarketWatch (press release)Palladium targets investments in business services companies, as well as in financial services, cons more…
01/13/2012
Glass House MarketMy Sunshine Coast (press release)This market is perfectly located just off Steve Irwin Way (the tourist strip to the National Parks) All stalls have quality locally made, baked and p more…
01/13/2012
Conservation Gemstones: Beyond Fair Trade?National GeographicWith gemstones, resource management and economic benefits become critical issues because the duration of mining can be quite short. The app more…
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01/13/2012
NorthJersey.comNew on DVD this weekNorthJersey.comTHE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR: OPERATION BLOWHOLE (2011, Paramount, unrated, $15) — Is Neil Patrick Harris the hardest working man in show business? Fr more…
01/13/2012
Lobbying for MadagascarAfrica Intelligence (subscription) more…
01/13/2012
Mercantile Exchange of MadagascarAfrica Intelligence (subscription) more…
01/13/2012
Oil firms seek policy to buy overseas assetsmydigitalfc.comEssar group too has five exploration and production blocks abroad — one in Nigeria, where production has started, and four exploration bloc more…
01/13/2012
Basic needs approach still validFinancial Express BangladeshDr Amaryta Sen keeps telling policy makers in India that they should come out of their obsession with China's rate of economic growth, a more…
01/13/2012
Photo Release — Give Fair Trade Chocolate for Valentine's Day This YearMarketWatch (press release)Also fairly traded organic sugar from co-operatives in Paraguay and fairly traded vanilla from Ma more…
01/13/2012
Sail WorldVolvo Ocean Race – Team Sanya 'The comeback kids'Sail World… safe have port: reaching the Trade winds. Comeback kids Sanya have sailed upwind since setting sail from Madagascar on more…
01/13/2012
Globe and MailConfusion over where Russian probe will landABC OnlineThe space agency said on Thursday it expected some 20 to 30 fragments weighing about 200 kilogram to land on Sunday afternoon betwee more…
Madagascar – Radio Timesradiotimes.com
01/13/2012
MadagascarRadio TimesDuran's journey includes a soupçon of shopping in a “magic” market, lemur-spotting, a passage through edgy Ilakaka, which owes its boom-town status to recently discovered more…
01/13/2012
Financial TimesAmazing spider-menFinancial TimesHe gave up a job as an art dealer at the Fine Art Society in London to move to the Malagasy capital Antananarivo (known as “Tana”), to reinvigorate more…
01/13/2012
UN Right to Food Rapporteur plans spring mission to CanadaTheTyee.ca (blog)Previous missions have included Nicaragua, Brazil, China and most recently Madagascar. The Canadian mission is planned for Ma more…
01/15/2012
The GuardianThe gossamer cape: spun by a million spidersThe GuardianWe are closeted in a workroom in the V&A, with Godley's friend and business partner Simon Peers. Godley, an entrepreneur, me more…
01/15/2012
Boxscore NewsMadagascar paves way for new volleyball developmentBoxscore NewsSo far the country has built 87 outdoor sites in an effort to promote both volleyball and beach volleyball on the back of f more…
01/15/2012
The Boston GlobeInnkepper's passion blooms in Weston, Vt.The Boston GlobeWidely used for food flavoring and cosmetics, the flat-leaved vanilla orchid (V. planifolia), grown in Mexico and Madagasca more…
01/15/2012
Bob Davis: Singing the courthouse bluesAnniston StarIn exchange for $110 million in US aid, Madagascar committed to raising “incomes by assisting the rural population to transition from subsistence more…
01/15/2012
Japan Today'Dark Knight,' 'Spider-Man,' 'Hobbit' lead 2012 filmsJapan TodayMore traveling zoo animals with “Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.” There's even more C more…
01/16/2012
Chinese nickel pig iron production facing oversupply in 2012SteelGuruSecond comes Ambatovy project in Madagascar operated mainly by Sherritt of Canada with a capacity of 60000 tonnes per year, which w more…
01/16/2012
Campaign confidentialNew York PostFor those looking to get away from it all (Republican infighting, “Downtown Abbey” reviews and S&P sovereign debt downgrade discussions) writer Bill Finnegan more…
01/16/2012
Manila's ICTSI unit builds new $250 mln terminal in MexicoReutersICTSI operates in the Philippines, China, Ecuador, Poland, Brazil, Madagascar, Syria, Georgia, Brunei, Indonesia, Japan, India, Col more…
01/16/2012
Daily BeastShould Twinkies Disappear?Daily BeastMy journey took me from phosphate mines in Idaho to gypsum mines in Oklahoma, from cornfields in Iowa to the vanilla harvest in Madagascar, and what I d more…
01/16/2012
Endangered tortoises to radiate their beauty at Paignton ZooSouth Devon Herald ExpressOriginating from Madagascar, the five juveniles, possibly around two years old, were being smuggled into South Eas more…
01/16/2012
Candax Signs Investment Agreements for $11 Million Private PlacementMarketwire (press release)IFC helps developing countries achieve sustainable growth by financing investment, providing advisory serv more…
01/16/2012
Offbeat chefs with online mojo are leading an L.A.-centric wave of cookbooksKansas City Star"What drives me is really this idea of creating connectedness, and I've done that thus far through more…
01/16/2012
MEPs promote science cooperation between Europe and AfricaCordis NewsA group of nine African countries (South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Mauritius, Madagascar, Namibia, Zambia, Botswana and Mozambique) is more…
01/16/2012
Forbidden FibersWhat They Think (blog)Over the years, the act has been amended a few times to prevent the introduction of non-native and potentially invasive animal species into new ecosystems, to app more…
01/17/2012
Police disperse protesters in MadagascarAtlanta Journal ConstitutionSouth Sudan broke away from Sudan in July to become the world's newest country, and took about three-fourths of what had been Su more…
01/17/2012
National GeographicThe World's Most Traded Wild Birds? Senegal Parrots, color morphs, and the …National GeographicUnregulated trade in African parrots peaked in the 1980s and '90s, and still more…
01/17/2012
DreamWorks Animation (DWA) Downgraded by Goldman Sachs (GS) to "Sell"LocalizedUSASeparately, analysts at Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of DreamWorks Animation from a “neutral more…
01/17/2012
Police disperse protesters in MadagascarLincoln Journal StarSouth Sudan broke away from Sudan in July to become the world's newest country, and took about three-fourths of what had been Sudan' more…
01/17/2012
Saga Holidays Boosts its Portfolio for 2012 With New Options in China, Indian …Sacramento BeeFrom lemur spotting and routes along the Yangtze to the relatively unexplored Cantabria region of Spain, more…
01/17/2012
African growth? It's complicatedCNNHow could a tiny, land-locked African nation, best known for Idi Amin, lead a list predicting economic growth? There's more: Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Madag more…
01/17/2012
The Bull Market in Food Is Only Just StartingOilPrice.comSimilarly, South Korea has leased half the arable land in Madagascar to insure their own food supplies. An impending global famine has not esca more…
01/17/2012
Coal Stocks Could be in for a Big MoveOilPrice.comAnd that is leading those countries to mess with the market. India is perhaps the best example. The government sets prices for domestically-produced c more…
01/17/2012
Nielsen-Massey Vanillas Expands Headquarters, Redesigns Website & Labels & LogosPerishableNews (press release)The full line of Nielsen-Massey's Pure Vanilla products include: Vanilla Beans more…
01/18/2012
Left Eye On BooksSome Notes on the Year in Left BooksLeft Eye On BooksHopefully this book will strike a death blow to the hoary notion of “classical liberalism” in the 19th century, in which, supp more…
01/18/2012
Saving the rainforest with a StethoscopeForests Blog, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)Others have cleared rainforests, often with government or industry support, to make room for pest more…
01/18/2012
'Chiefs must buy players'KickOffThey have serious financial challenges, its unfortunate that Masinga have no sponsers hence living in the back yard with his mother. If you want Chiefs to compe more…
01/18/2012
MADAGASCAR TRAVEL SPECIALISTTravel Weekly UKCan refer a friend or colleague with Business Travel experience to us? You could earn yourself £150 just for recommending Progressive Personnel – call or e more…
01/18/2012
Best Satellite Images Of The Year 2011Huffington Post UKThe shapes created by watercourses were hugely popular in the top picks. The streaks made by Bombetoka Bay, Madagascar, and the flooding in Chin more…
01/18/2012
Rocket Rhythms: Guitarist and Singer Adam SolomonTorontoistThe latter was for his participation in African Guitar Summit, a collaboration between Canadian musicians hailing from such countries as Ghan more…
01/18/2012
Globe and MailEthiopia: Thousands driven out in land grabUPI.comSouth Korea's Daewoo conglomerate planned to buy 2.9 million acres of Madagascar until the deal collapsed in 2009 when rioters toppl more…
01/18/2012
Best Vacation Spots for Eco-AdventuresSmartmoney.comEcotourism, travel that promotes environmental understanding, makes up one quarter of all annual trips in an $89 billion adventure-travel industry. more…
01/18/2012
Remembering WannseeJerusalem PostHitler wanted Europe “Judenrein” but it was only after plans to deport Jews to places such as Madagascar failed and no one else was willing to accept these Jewish more…
01/18/2012
The Daily TitanOffbeat chefs with online mojo are leading an LA-centric wave of cookbooksThe Daily Titan“What drives me is really this idea of creating connectedness, and I've done that thus far more…
01/18/2012
Ecouterre (blog)World's Largest Garment Made From Golden Spider Silk Goes on DisplayEcouterre (blog)Now on public display for the first time at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the text more…
01/19/2012
The day a team died: A tragedy for Zambian footballThe IndependentThe 1980s had seen significant investment in the sport both from the government and the nationalised copper industry, spurred by the f more…

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