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Invest In China: Equity Markets

China’s economy may be growing at the rate of almost 10% a year but its domestic capital markets are in a dismal state, forcing the private sector to disproportionate reliance on foreign investment for capital (particularly hard currency). Its domestic bond market is underdeveloped, its banks are saddled with bad debts, and both the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock markets have performed poorly in recent years.

China’s stock exchanges (excluding Hong Kong’s) were originally created with the idea of raising funds for inefficient, poorly performing state-owned entities (SOEs) that the government for political reasons did not wish to abandon. In this way the stock exchanges could shoulder the burden previously borne by domestic banks (who would extend SOE loans that were often never repaid). Because of this history, we now see listings dominated by inefficient SOEs that free float no more than one-third of issued shares, thus ensuring continued government control. It also ensures that private shareholders have no say in management, leaving SOEs with fewer incentives to reform. Foreign investors are hampered by the bifurcation of shares into two types (leaving about two-thirds of shares off-limits to foreign investment) and rigid investment quotas that China imposes on overseas capital.

China is caught between two unpalatable alternatives – if it offers up its stake in the SOEs, it cedes control of to private interests and faces the possibility that those who cannot market their shares will fail (since a government bail-out would defeat the purpose of listing in the first place). This would increase already high unemployment rates and lead to unpredictable political consequences. On the other hand, as long as it maintains control of the SOEs and uses the equity markets to fund them, share prices are likely to remain anemic, depriving China’s private sector of the capital in needs to thrive at home and invest overseas. Foreign investors are hoping that China will soon take decisive action to resolve this dilemma.

Despite these difficulties, China’s equity markets have recently attracted a surprising amount of interest from institutional investors abroad who see buying opportunities in low share prices and are persuaded by government promises of reform. China has raised some overseas investment quotas recently (they are specific to each investor), and there is talk in the air of unifying the share market to allow foreign investors greater access. Many analysts predict a brisker pace of reform as soon as China’s banking sector is opened up to foreign competition in 2007 in response to China’s WTO commitments.

David Carnes

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Posted by mark - August 3, 2015 at 7:29 pm

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United We Stand

Almost everyone has heard the phrase or principle that a “house divided will fall”. The problem is not everyone agrees with it and some could care less if the house (name it) does fall. Barack Obama though has the opportunity that no president I know of since John F. Kennedy (yes that also includes Ronald Reagan) to UNITE our nation and even beyond our borders, the world.  <!–more–>


I said more than a year ago that Obama has the opportunity to bring racial reconciliation to our nation (not that he solves all problems!) and healing internationally (by virtue of his name if nothing else). Don’t hear that I am saying that he will, but that we have a WINDOW- an opportunity in spite of those who spread divisiveness, discord, and outright antagonisms as their daily menu.

Can you say Hannity & Rush?   :-(

“He’s a man of the people,” said Vicki Starcher, who traveled from Norfolk, Virginia, to help set up the temporary store during the inauguration. “I think the difference is with Obama, he has so much of the younger backing, BET … and the hip-hop community,” co-worker Jasmine Robinson chimed in. Ebony said Obama was one of the Top 25 Coolest Brothers of All Time, alongside Tupac Shakur, Muhammad Ali, Jay-Z and Marvin Gaye. I’m not cool with all of those comparisons, but whatever! 

Two days from the White House, President-elect Barack Obama joined a vast throng Sunday at a joyous pre-inauguration celebration staged among marble monuments to past heroes. “Anything is possible in America,” declared the man who will confront economic crisis and two wars when he takes office. Anything is possible!

And within “anything” is a UNITED nation- for however long it lasts, we’ll take it. At least I will.

Ernie Fitzpatrick

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Posted by mark - July 23, 2015 at 1:04 pm

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Alternatives to Divorce for Christians

Divorce for everyone is a long and painful process. Divorce does not only affect one aspect of your life, it affects all of them. In some situations, there is apparently no option other than divorce but religious or moral beliefs may prevent abused or maltreated spouses from seeking legal counsel. This is especially true for the Memphis lawyer who serves a fairly conservative community. The legal alternatives to divorce come mainly from the period before the easy availability of modern divorce. They maintain basic duties of support and the status of man and wife but relieve the spouses of the duty to live together and serve to separate property interests. In Tennessee, remember, in case of a divorce, all property acquired up to the time a divorce is filed is usually considered marital property.

The first option for those trying to avoid divorce is marriage counseling. While not a legal option, it should be your first step if nothing else to ensure a clean conscience. You may have considered this before, but simply concluded it would not make a difference. Marriage counseling is effective because it makes all the underlying issues of your marriage come to the forefront. For counseling to work, you must evaluate your marriage for improvement. You cannot realistically expect for a one time 30 minute counseling session to save your marriage. Instead, it will take time, hard work, and dedication from each spouse to commit to changing their lives for your marriage. Marriage counseling can come from your pastor, family, friends, therapist, or other counseling service dedicated to saving marriages.

The second option is annulment. Traditionally, certain acts such as co-habitation, setting up households, or being able to bear children were requirements before a marriage ceremony created a valid marriage. So if you’ve realized you made a bad decision, but are unable to seek a divorce for a religious or moral reason, then immediately seek legal advice. A divorce may not be necessary.

A third option is separation or divorce from bed and board. The legal duties of fidelity remain. A legal separation for two years without minor children gives the other party grounds for divorce and a court may sua sponte order the parties divorce, but if you cannot ask for a divorce, then this may be the only option available to you. The legal issues of child custody, support, and property can all be dealt with accordingly. A separation order can be temporary or permanent.

A fourth option is an order of protection. Unfortunately, in Memphis these are granted in the inferior general sessions criminal court unless a divorce or perhaps a legal separation is concurrently sought. This means support and custody issues frequently are not dealt with at this stage. This is an effective way to keep an abusive spouse away from the home without seeking a formal divorce.

The important thing is to contact a Memphis lawyer or a lawyer in the appropriate area who usually works with family law issues. Most lawyers aren’t just divorce lawyers but work with custody, adoption, and other family law issues. A good family lawyer will always be willing to discuss alternatives keeping your religious and moral preferences in mind.

David Sandy

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Posted by mark - July 15, 2015 at 8:53 am

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How to Get the Work Permit for UAE

People aspire to work in the UAE as there is a general belief that there is a lot of money in UAE. People feel that a few years of work in UAE will settle them financially for life. Also, since income here is tax-free, all that one earns is at disposal. Thus, the lure of jobs in UAE is very high. That is also the reason why the population I n this part of the world is fast growing. However, like in any other country, there are certain rules and guidelines that one has to follow to get a job in UAE.

For an expatriate to work in UAE, the first requirement is to have a residential permit. It’s only after you have residential permit that you can apply for labor card, which is mandatory to work in the UAE. Once the labor card is in place, the person is eligible to attain employment in the UAE. To obtain the residential permit, one needs to have a legal sponsor in the country. A legal sponsor could either be a relative or the company who is going to employ you. It is only after one gets a sponsor in the company that the residential permit is issued.

As per the guidelines stipulated by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs in the UAE, this permit is issued only for a period of 30 days initially. This is basis the proof that you have acquired or are about to acquire a job in the UAE). Once you land the job, the rules of land dictates that the company that employs you will process all the formalities required for getting you the work permit. At the same time you cannot leave the company that sponsored for another company without their permission and the correct re-processing of the visa.

There is one more way one can get into the UAE to work here. Investor/business visa is issued is the applicant has a minimum of Dh70, 000 in the share capital. This type of visa enables you to be here and do business. The initial duration of this visa is three years.

For a successful job hunt in UAE, it is important to network properly. Try to network with fellow countrymen in UAE as it will help you in getting a job. If you are applying through a gulf employment agency, they will make sure that your hunt is successful. If you apply directly, the employer will help you in getting the initial entry visa and most likely, even pay for your to-and-fro airfare. While applying directly, accompany your CV with a cover letter is desirable.

A job in the UAE can be very well paying and the lifestyle luxurious but there are a few things that one has to keep in mind when one starts working in the WAE. It is a conservative Muslim society. Especially, when it comes to the interaction between men and women, one has to be very careful. Make sure you never touch and attempt to touch a woman even for a handshake. Even complimenting a woman is taken as an offence. Also, at parties or even at office, do not ever enquire about wives or daughters of any male friends. This might land you in trouble. It is needless to say here that live-in relationships are absolutely unacceptable. Take care that you do not gift anything to women colleagues or wives/ daughters of your colleagues in UAE. Since the society is so conservative in UAE, it is advisable to remain aloof from female company, as much as possible. Otherwise, you will trespass conventions unknowingly. This might land you in trouble. However, a little constraint will make your time smooth.

Immigration authorities in UAE are very particular about the documentation process. So, it is important that you remain careful about all the documents that are required for entry and subsequent employment in UAE. The absence of even a single document can lead to your visa being cancelled or refused. This will put your plans of working in UAE in jeopardy. So, be careful about carrying all the required documents. Passport, obviously, is a must for traveling abroad. The passport should have at least six months validity. If your spouse and children are accompanying you, they should also be carrying separate passports. Make sure there should not be any Israel entry visa stamp on the passport. This will get your visa refused. Do carry a copy of your marriage certificate (if your spouse is accompanying you). For those ladies who want their children to stay with them, they must have a letter of consent from the father of the children which is certified and attested. Get all documents attested in your own country only. Also, carry official transcripts of your qualifications so far.

Geetika Jain

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Posted by mark - June 28, 2015 at 12:57 am

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Teaching Jobs in Bahrain

Bahrain, the smallest of the Gulf States offers amazing job opportunities in various fields, teaching being one of them. There are good career opportunities for teachers, especially for teaching English. The demand for English teachers in Bahrain is quite high. The reason is that it is the preferred language of communication between locals and the expatriate population living here. Also, English is the most preferred language in hotels, at airports and other businesses that involve services. The natives in Bahrain are not fluent in English so there is a need to train them. This accounts for the huge demand of English teachers in Bahrain.

The national curriculum in schools has it mandatory that English be taught as a second language. However, since there are no native English speakers, the demand for expatriates to teach English in Bahrain is there. Due to cultural differences, the state education system is unable to employ native English speakers and employs foreigners in the position of English teachers. For this purpose, teaching jobs are advertised through various platforms such as newspapers, web sites and other publications.

In Bahrain, there are many private schools where mostly the children of expatriate population study. These schools use English as a medium to teach all subjects. Thus, English teachers are absorbed here in good numbers. Also, there are a few French schools where the medium of instruction is French but in these schools too, English is taught as a subject. So, these schools also require good English teachers.

Apart from schools, English teachers are required in private language schools. These schools cater to the local Bahrain population that wants to get trained in English for obvious reasons. These also cater to the non-English speaking expatriate population that wants to polish its command over the language. Talented English teachers are needed in these schools as well. However, in these schools the hours of working can be long and one cannot expect to get only morning shifts in these jobs. These schools cater to people who are already working so they need to be taught in the evenings after their working day. Sometimes, these training schools require teachers to attend their own training courses. This is required to train the teachers in the particular training methods that the schools adhere to.

Then, one can also look to give private English tuitions in Bahrain. This is a lucrative option and a significant source of employment in the gulf. Some teachers opt for this as a part-time work in the free hours apart from their regular work. This helps one earn a little extra from the regular income. The demand for such tutors is not always high but it rises in the examination season. People hire part time English tutors to help them prepare for exams. There is another surge in demand for English tutors when the results are declared. Those who fail and need to improve go to these tutors before reappearing for their paper. Advertisements for such tutors are generally published in newspapers.

In Bahrain, the British Council also recruits English language teachers for its centers here. To get a job in the British Council, one requires a recognized qualification, such as an RSA diploma or PGCE in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Another requisite is a minimum of two years’ teaching experience. English teachers are also hired as translators and interpreters in Bahrain. The demand of translators is particularly high in for legal and contractual documentation and technical papers while interpreters are mostly required at seminars and on management training courses. These types of jobs are generally part-time or on a short-term basis.

If one chooses to work as a teacher in Bahrain, a few things have to be kept in mind. Bahrain is a conservative Arabic country. It does not allow expatriates to become permanent residents. The country is looking at making its own population self-sufficient. Currently, it is developmental stage thus it requires the services of expatriates. Expatriates are generally treated well and paid handsomely and at the end of their tenure are rewarded for their services. The laws of the country are very strict and the lifestyle conservative. However, if one stays at the right side of the law, there should not be much trouble.

The country does not permit homosexuality or live-in relationships. Be very careful while dealing with women. The culture here does not encourage mingling between men and women. So, be very sure before moving to Bahrain. It is advisable o consult one’s foreign office before taking up any job in Bahrain. The laws regarding work permit are also strict. One needs to have a local sponsor in Bahrain to get the permission to work here. The employer is generally the sponsor who gets the formalities done. If one is going through an agent, then the agent looks after such formalities. However, it is always better to go through a reliable sponsor to avoid and legal problems later on.

The best part about working in Bahrain is the amount of money that one can earn here. There are no taxes to be paid so one can enjoy all the extra money at disposal.

anirban das

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Posted by mark - June 26, 2015 at 12:42 am

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Are liberals intentionally trying to buy the William Long murder just like the Christian-Newsom murders?

Black thug kills white person and there is very little, if any, media coverage. The only times you even read a word about such cases is if you go on conservative blogs like that of Michelle Malkin.
h j. The media covered the Tiller murder nonstop. And you’re the nutcase for supporting black Muslim thugs.

they are putting the 0bama spin on it

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Posted by mark - June 22, 2015 at 11:54 pm

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