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D. Friar Investments 591 Monday, 27th May, 1997 Re-Emerging Markets? During 1993, the buying fever for emerging market shares was at its peak and each day a mutual fund specializing in investment in ever more exotic locations seemed to appear. Mexico, Latin America and even post communist Eastern Europe were in turn touted as the next 'dragon' economies of the 90's. Unfortunately, anybody who put cash into an emerging market equity fund three years ago, lured by the promise of vast

The Fed and Interest Rates Dave Pettit of The Wall Street Journal writes a daily column that appears inside the first page of the journal's Money & Investment section. If the headlines of Mr. Pettit's daily column are any accurate record of economic concerns and current issues in the business world, the late weeks of March and the early weeks of April in 1994 were intensely concerned with interest rates. To quote, "Industrials Edge Up 4.32 Points Amid Caution on Interest Rates," and "In

I believe that General Motors Has one of the best technical development facilities. When an ambitious young inventor named Charles E Kettering set up a small laboratory in a Dayton, Ohio, barn in 1909, he laid the foundation for what was to become the automotive industry's first research laboratory. Today that organization survives--and thrives--as the General Motors Research and Development Center. Charles F. Kettering's first laboratory, 1909-1911, was in E.A. Deeds' barn in Dayton, Ohio. Thi

Like most great enterprises, Ford's beginnings were modest. The company had anxious moments in its infancy, balancing precariously on the brink of bankruptcy until cash inflows from sales began. The earliest record of a shipment is July 20, 1903, approximately one month after incorporation, to a Detroit physician. With the company's first sales, came a ray of hope. A worried group of stockholders, skeptically eyeing a bank balance that had dwindled to $223.65, breathed easier, and a young Ford M

Everyday 3,000 children start smoking, most them between the ages of 10 and 18. These kids account for 90 percent of all new smokers. In fact, 90 percent of all adult smokers said that they first lit up as teenagers (Roberts). These statistics clearly show that young people are the prime target in the tobacco wars. The cigarette manufacturers may deny it, but advertising and promotion play a vital part in making these facts a reality (Roberts). The kings of these media ploys are Marlboro

Anti-trust Acts in the Information Age As many people have noticed, recently there has been a huge focus in the media on Bill Gates, and his huge Microsoft Corporation. This past Friday, May 22, 1998, a federal judge combined two lawsuits and set a trial date for September 8, 1998. This trial date will address a government request for a preliminary injunction concerning Windows 98 as well as broader issues. The Sherman Anti-trust Act was passed in 1890. Then in 1914 the Clayton Act was

Russia's Risks Investing in any country will have risks. The Eastern European Countries are extremely risky, when compared to Western Europe. Most specifically, Russia is an especially high risk country. The future of Russia cannot be accurately predicted. We can look at Russia's past, and at the present options and analyze them, but we cannot however, predict what will become of Russia in the future. Russia's history is full of strong central government, and the Russian People are acc

Social Responsibility & Freedom of Speech In the case of Time Warner versus rap critics, the issue being debating is the allowance of violent, racial, and discriminatory lyrics on rap albums. "These critics called Time Warner irresponsible for distributing violent, degrading, and sexist lyrics and for making money by undermining community values." After hearing these remarks, Time Warner responded by saying that rap lyrics express ideas, and are protected by the First Amendment. The crit

Summarize the three arguments on labor unions. To start with, the Conservatives believe that labor unions are bad. They feel that labor unions have too much power for their size. Labor unions use this power as blackmail against companies, by becoming labor monopolies. They ask too much of companies, causing either the company to shut down, or to supply more money for the employees. Conservatives also believe that labor unions lead to recession because they cause wages to go up, and that

Executive Summary The Dark Side, is an after hours coffee shop located on East Evans Avenue and South High Street. Hours of operation being 4 pm to 2 am, the intention is to attract people ages 15 to 30 years, mostly being students especially from the University of Denver. By offering three distinctive atmospheres within the coffee shop our goal is to satisfy the diverse needs among this age group. We will do this by implementing a study room, a lounge and a main room. On weekends we pla