Daily Archives: September 21, 2013

Weighing up the benefits of exchange traded products

Can multi-asset unit trusts outperform multi-asset portfolios using passive exchange traded products?

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Not such good news for buy-to-let investors

The attractiveness of residential property as an investment purchase has diminished mildly.

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Listed property sector rallies

A look at the top 5 and bottom 5 performers last week.

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South African Davis Cup hero Izak still unfit

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JOHANNESBURG: (By Steve Jobs)– South African Davis Cup stalwart Izak van der Merwe is still unwell and it is likely that he will remain unfit to play in the critical Euro-Africa Group One relegation tie against Russia in upcoming month. read more

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The JSE has risen a superlative 38.7% since January

This remarkable return is explained by just three stocks.

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By hook or by crook

Since when has Zimbabwe’s second language become Chinese, asks Cathy Buckle.

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Word Rhino Day:Youth rises to check Rhino poaching

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PRETORIA (By Staff Reporter)–  On the World Rhino Day, South African youth has stood up for national cause of holding rhino poaching in check by joining hands with government. read more

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Intimacy on the Web, With a Crowd

Pornography by webcam is a money-making opportunity in a business eroded by the distribution of free sexual content on the Internet. read more

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The Haggler: Please Hold, for a Week or So

The Haggler ventures into Microsoft’s customer service network, and has an update on a backpack that was pronounced dead, despite a lifetime warranty. read more

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Bits: Life as Instant Replay, Over and Over Again

While the real-time Web presents events as they happen, the “replay Web” supplies discussions and dissections in the aftermath. read more

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John Kennell, Advocate of Infant Bonding, Dies at 91

Dr. Kennell’s research in the 1960s helped end a common practice of keeping newly born infants and their parents apart in the first hours of life. read more

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Santa Monica Bets on Electric Cars, but Consumers Are Slow to Switch

For automakers, reluctance in Santa Monica, Calif., underscores how difficult it will be for them to meet strict federal and state mandates on fuel efficiency and pollution. read more

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Challenges Await Plan to Reduce Emissions

A proposal from the Obama administration to limit carbon emissions might be curtailed in a legal quagmire if the required technology does not meet current standards. read more

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Bits Blog: Users Sue LinkedIn Over Harvesting of E-Mail Addresses

The business-oriented social network e-mails a user’s contacts without sufficient warning, the lawsuit alleges. The case raises broader questions of whether LinkedIn is abusing its users’ trust to maintain its high growth. read more

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