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Bric and Brac and the india and china growth story

Its nearing 2010 and I’m actually quite sick of the BRIC acronym. But at least the “B” is in the right place: First!Brazilian stocks, as measured by the iShares Brazil Index ETF(NYSE: EWZ) are up 96%, year to date.That’s right. In a year that began with financial Armageddon, Brazilian stocks were barely stymied, paving the way for the huge move in the middle to latter part of the year.Brazil, Russia, India And China (BRIC)India vs China – The Race for economic  growthMost visitors to India and China form their impressions about these countries by comparing such cities as Mumbai, New Delhi, and Bangalore with Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou. The difference between the two countries’ urban centers is truly stark. China’s top cities now look more modern and sleeker than New York or London. Yet one cannot overlook the fact that adult literacy in India runs at only about 61%, far below the 91% figure for China, the 90% figure for Indonesia, and the 89% figure for Brazil.In 2008, China’s G…

Stock punts for 2010

Careful stock selection for 2010 could prove as rewarding as it was this year and soem stocks to look out for is as below. These pure plays were favorites in 2009  and made some money . it could most definitely continue the trend in 2010Australian Mining and Energy stocks For 2010COAL:The genuine surprise package on the punters' list is Gujarat NRE Minerals (GNM). The Indian-controlled group is a pure play in hard coking coal, the likely boom commodity in 2010. Contract prices for 2009 of $US125 ($141) a tonne for the steelmaking raw material are likely to rise by a minimum of 30 per cent. Gujarat owns two mines in the southern coalfields of NSW with a resource base of 570 million tonnes. It closed on recently at 71c.COPPER:A maiden resource estimate in the March quarter from Sandfire Resources (SFR) for its DeGrussa/Conductor 1 copper/gold deposit in Western Australia is expected to more than justify its current share price ($3.33 on Friday), with exploration upside to come.GOLD:

Get 200 % gains on The Australian stock market

If you invest in penny stocks  in Australia, you should know the name David Hazlehurst .David Haselhurst's recent portfolio has already made a  remarkable gain of more than 200% .You can get his portfolio on Money magazine or then  The Alan kohler website  where he  dishes out his regular tips to subscribed members. David haselhurst mainly deal with penny stocks and  has been stock picking for  more than  7 years now and  has a very good track record of outperforming the market.– A1 Minerals
– Blue Energy
– Coppermoly
– Cortona Resources
– Diatreme Resources
– Emmerson Resources
– Emu Nickel
– Gage Roads Brewing Co
– Golden Gate Petroleum
– Hill End Gold
– Image Resources
– OBJ
– Quickstep Holdings
– Scotsgold Resources
– Trafford Resources
– Viralytics
As you can see most of the current stocks in his portfolio is made up of the Mining sectorwhere mos…

The Westpac banana Bank Saga

Some body must be having a massive cringe in the corner after this whole saga. PR never worked so bad with a good intention before. The SH** t has literally hit the fan with this banana drama. First they get off first off the sprinting block ,only to see no –one is following them .. and none of them in a hurry to follow. Now that looks bad and to top it off PR now gone bad.The people at have Gone banana crazy mad to be throwing bananas at the general public when they are already seething mad with the shocking Westpac rate riseMr Rudd said the bank should take ‘‘a long hard look at itself’’Her is the link to to Westpac Banana video below



Westpac points out it’s not the discount airline of banking, but comparing itself instead to a banana smoothie seller has done little to soothe its relationship with the Prime Minister.Westpac remains unapologetic over raising its standard variable mortgage rate by nearly double last week’s official cash rate increase. The nation’s second larges…

Its the season to be merry

Seasons greetings to all our readers and wish you the best for the merry seasonJingle Bells
Dashing through the snow
In a one horse open sleigh
O'er the fields we go
Laughing all the way
A risk assessment must be submitted before an open sleigh is considered safe for members of the public to travel on. The risk assessment must also consider whether it is appropriate to use only one horse for such a venture, particularly if passengers are of larger proportions. Please note, permission must be gained from landowners before entering their fields. To avoid offending those not participating in celebrations, we would request that laughter is moderate only and not loud enough to be considered a noise nuisance.

While Shepherds Watched

While shepherds watched
Their flocks by night
All seated on the ground
The angel of the Lord came down
And glory shone around
The union of Shepherd's has complained that it breaches health and safety regulations to insist that shephe…