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Shaw Capital Management News: Top Tips in Selling your Old Mobile Phone

Mar. 12th, 2012 | 10:13 am
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Countless of outdated mobile phones languish in cupboards and drawers across the UK, and there are dozens of websites that will offer you cash for old handsets – but are you getting a good deal, watch out for scams online. Good thing we have Shaw Capital Management here to keep you updated.

In offering money for a used, frequently useless phone, mobile phone ‘recycling’ companies usually sell of those handset devices rather than recycling it in order for them to provide a unique perfect service. The process goes like this; Customers will enter to- the make and model of their phone, its condition, and some personal details into a website. A quote appears and the company sends out a freepost envelope. Pop the phone in the envelope, then the Customers will send it back to the company and within a few days the money will arrive via cheque or in your bank account. At least, that is how it is supposed to work.

But if customers are not careful they can end up with a bad deal – or nothing at all. To test the market, one of the customers searched online and found what appeared to be a good offer: £65 for his old phone – a handset he had bought three years ago. He posted it and waited for the bank transfer. But after Cash4Phones examined his used phone, He got an email informing that “excessive wear and tear” meant the company could only give him £39.33.He had five days to accept. After He complained – the phone is virtually free of scratches and the screen is intact – the company upped its offer to the original price.

On one popular phone recycling forum, we found close to a hundred similar complaints about Cash4Phones offering less than its original quote because of “wear and tear” – far more than nearly any other company. Most of the complaints appeared to be resolved on the forum after Cash4Phones increased its offer, and the company says online forums are skewed towards people who are dissatisfied. It says it has many more customers who are perfectly happy with their service and who do not complain. But in view of the said offer of the recycling company which offers less than its original quote once it receives the phone is ordinary. In addition, Brian Turner of Techwatch.co.uk says a significant proportion of phones offered to recycling companies get lower offers when the company cites some kind of damage. Based from Mr. Taylor one the study made by the recycling company two years ago found that about 20% of phones were marked down in this way.

Here are some tips in selling your unwanted mobile from Shaw Capital Management;

§ Don’t say yes to the first offer – shop around on the High Street and online using price comparison sites

§ Ask friends for personal recommendations and read online reviews of mobile recycling companies

§ If a company will not pay the price it initially quoted, challenge them

§ If using an online mobile recycling firm, do not send your phone to them using freepost envelopes – send it recorded delivery in case it goes missing

§ See what your phone is selling for on online auction sites – this might be your best deal


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Feb. 28th, 2012 | 10:40 am
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Shaw Capital Management and Financing provides export trade financing to clients in every major world market and can convert accounts receivable finance transactions in 17 currencies. We have no minimum or maximum monthly volume requirements. Other factoring companies require a financial commitment for the amount of freight bills you factor each month. Our highly skilled team provides full administrative support - including credit management, invoicing, collections, account reporting, expense reporting, fuel card management and much more! With Shaw Capital Management and Financing, you get paid in full minus our fee the day we receive your freight bills. Other factoring companies holdback 10 to 15 percent of your money or more for each invoice in a reserve account. That reserve amount is not immediately provided to your company. In the end, you receive part of that percentage back, depending on how long it takes the factoring company to receive payment on the invoice.

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Feb. 21st, 2012 | 11:01 am
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Summer is here. If you’re a gardener, you’re probably outside daily tending to your flowers, fruits or vegetables. But even if you don’t have a green thumb, you can still take advantage of the season by “planting the seeds” for the growth of another valuable piece of property — your investment portfolio.

Actually, you can find a few similarities between successful gardening and effective investing.

For starters, both gardeners and investors need to consider the landscape. If, for example, your garden is in a shady part of your yard, you could grow some nice geraniums, but you’ll have a tougher time with roses, which crave the sun.

As an investor, you’ll also find that some investments are more appropriate for your situation than others.

So, before you purchase a stock, bond or mutual fund, you’ll need to determine if it’s suitable for your risk tolerance, time horizon and long-term goals.

In addition, just as gardeners don’t usually grow only one variety of a flower or one fruit or vegetable, an investor shouldn’t stick with one type of investment vehicle.

If you own nothing but aggressive growth stocks, you’ll likely take on too much risk. Conversely, if you are too conservative and invest only in bonds, you’ll probably never achieve the growth you need, and your earnings may not even keep pace with inflation.

Instead, think about building a portfolio containing a variety of investments that, when put together, can help you make progress toward your objectives. We call this diversification, and while it can’t guarantee you’ll make a profit or prevent losses, it can be a good strategy to help reduce overall risk.

Another trait exhibited by gardeners and worthy of emulation by investors is patience.

If you were dissatisfied with the growth of a plant after just a few days, would you uproot it and put another plant in its place? Probably not.

Instead, you’d nurture the original plant, hoping that, in the long term, it is possible for it to grow.

The same thinking can apply to investments.

Over the short term, your investment choices will fluctuate in price, and sometimes you may be frustrated by what you perceive as the lack of progress. But instead of constantly selling off investments and buying new ones, you’ll likely be better off choosing quality securities and holding them for a period of many years. Eventually, your efforts may be rewarded.

What else do gardeners do that might be relevant to investors?

For one thing, they get rid of weeds that can choke off the growth of flowers or vegetables. As an investor, you too may benefit from occasionally “pruning” your portfolio of those investments that no longer meet your needs, and, in fact, take up space that could otherwise be more profitably used. That’s why it’s a good idea to review your holdings at least once a year.

Finally, just as backyard “diggers” may turn to master gardeners for advice and guidance, you, as an investor, could quite likely benefit from the services of a financial advisor — an experienced professional who knows the markets and who will take the time to understand your situation, needs and goals.

So the next time you see some industrious gardeners making something beautiful and productive in their yards, watch them closely. Their skills and habits might be productively transferred to you as you invest for the future.

John Beyer, CFP, is a financial advisor with the Niagara Falls brokerage firm of Edward Jones. Visit the website at http://www.edwardjones.com/.


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Feb. 15th, 2012 | 09:45 am
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Shaw Capital Management and Financing provides export trade financing to clients in every major world market and can convert accounts receivable finance transactions in 17 currencies. We have no minimum or maximum monthly volume requirements. Other factoring companies require a financial commitment for the amount of freight bills you factor each month. Our highly skilled team provides full administrative support – including credit management, invoicing, collections, account reporting, expense reporting, fuel card management and much more! With Shaw Capital Management and Financing, you get paid in full minus our fee the day we receive your freight bills. Other factoring companies holdback 10 to 15 percent of your money or more for each invoice in a reserve account. That reserve amount is not immediately provided to your company. In the end, you receive part of that percentage back, depending on how long it takes the factoring company to receive payment on the invoice.


Shaw Capital Management Factoring: ‘Dubai’ dealers in terrorist financing scam | Tumblr | Facebook

Feb. 13th, 2012 | 09:44 am
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MBABANE – The Customs Department, now Swaziland Revenue Authority (SRA) has been blamed for laxity in verifying the authenticity of the registration of imported cars, contributing to the laundering of the cars in Southern Africa.

A report of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) found that such money laundering is also used to finance terrorist activities driven by the Al-Qaeda.
The report titled Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Risks in Botswana was compiled after a study was conducted in 2009.
It states that used motor vehicles imported from Asia are first taken to Botswana, where they are issued with forged registration before being driven to Lesotho and Swaziland to be re-registered.
“Since the authorities in the two countries have neither time nor the capacity to verify the authenticity of the registration documents produced, the vehicles are thus easily laundered,” the report states.
The report further states, “No duty would have been paid on the vehicles in Botswana as they would not be in the official registration database. At the same time, the vehicles would not attract duty in Lesotho or Swaziland on the assumption that such duty would have been in Botswana as part of the registration process there. A significant number of the vehicles are smuggled into South Africa despite the country having stringent laws on the imp-ortation of second-hand vehicles.”
The report states that the boom in imported used cars, which dates back to 2000, opened a window to the unmonitored crime. In Swaziland there are several sellers of used imported cars whose operations are currently being scrutinised by the newly launched Swaziland Revenue Authority (SRA.)
About a month ago, the authority ordered all import car dealers to close their bonded warehouses while investigations were ongoing.
This was after revelation that government had been cheated of over E28 million by the dealers who under-declare the cars.
In Botswana, it was said that a number of terrorists linked to the Al-Qaeda had been detained by security agents.
They were under investigation for money laundering and attempting to establish various forms of terrorist structures.
“A number of suspects are foreigners involved in second-hand car dealerships, an area already identified by the ISS research as a money-laundering vulnerability.”
It states that Al-Qaeda agents in Botswana are believed to have used the country’s boom in imported second hand cars as a cover for their activities.
“They rarely use banks in their business transactions.
Investigations have linked com-pany directorships to Kenya, where terrorism-related activities are understood to be taking place. “There are suspicions that the stock of some car dealerships is purchased using proceeds from pirate activities near the horn of Africa.” The report concludes that there is need to review the risks of money laundering and the financing of terrorism on a regular and ongoing basis.
Swaziland Revenue Authority (SRA) Public Relations Manager Vusi Dlamini said the parastatal would respond after familiarising itself with the contents of the report.



Feb. 7th, 2012 | 10:08 am
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France’s president, Nicholas Sarkozy appeared on a Shaw Capital Management televised interview for his New Year speech to announce new reforms in their economy prior to the election season. However, a strong opposition from a Socialist candidate voiced his concern, making it hard for Sarkozy to gain support from Europe’s elite and middle class who have been deeply affected by the economic crisis.

The president’s interview on Sunday night were broadcasted live on 8 TV channels and according to Sarkozy himself, his intent is to provoke alert and set an example in the whole of Europe.

In the hour-long interview, Sarkozy’s two main proposals were to raise the VAT (value added tax) from 1.6% to 21.2% and start a 0.1% financial transaction tax (dubbed as “Robin Hood” tax).

He also plans to increase the quantity of young people being taken as apprentices and make a new bank to invest in the industry. However, his rivals weren’t as enthusiastic.

Although Sarkozy hasn’t announced anything about his re-election bid, his proposals outlined on the televised interview clearly shows what his platform would be like for the two phases of election on April 22 and May 6.

Included in Sarkozy’s proposals is the setting up of an industrial investment bank with one billion euros as capital to lend financing for SMEs in February.

Germany and UK, along with other European countries, have already opposed implementation of Financial Transaction Tax in Europe.

Leaders of the European Union are getting together for their first meeting this year as worsening economy and the struggle to finish the Greek debt writeoff can possibly distract efforts to end the crisis.

EU leaders arrived in Shaw Capital Management Brussels to finish the German-led deficit-control document and endorse the USD 661 billion rescue budget to be implemented this year. On Saturday, Greece said that they are expecting to finish a deal soon after bondholders said they will accept demands for an increase cut in their debt holdings.

We are currently seeing elements of financial stability, no matter how little, in Europe — we can safely say that there should be no reason for any alert and that Europe has gone past the most critical point.


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Shaw Capital Management News: It’s Entirely Greek Economic Business

Jan. 24th, 2012 | 10:17 am
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Let’s begin with one thing evident: Greece is actually insolvent. This implies that it can no longer be economically competent at settling its financial obligations. Insolvency generally happens in 1 of 2 possibilities: you might be either not capable of repaying your financial obligations as it is due or you possess net negative assets, which means the obligations surpass the assets. The first kind holds true with regards to the Hellenic Republic, in which the government virtually no longer delivers the economic capacity to settle its numerous debts.
There are numerous causes of this based from Shaw Capital Management: the first is the point that previously, the government has provided employment like people were handing out candies. Consequently there are several needless employments within the government that many individuals don’t actually worry turning up to work any longer. They can, nonetheless, profit from their occupation in which they obtain a government wage as well as benefits without needing to endure the trouble of actually performing a responsible day’s job. Considering that the government can’t attempt to slice one day work, the plumbing is still a concern – with plenty of green seepage, should you grab the drift.
One other reason why Greece has economic problems is due to the euro itself. In the event of its first implementation, the single European currency, the Greek government proceeded in a spending spree – similar to any shopping spree practice by Fifth Avenue socialites – and began shelling out outside of means, ultimately hitting a spot where investing on the public sector turned unbelievably too much.
Let’s go back to the most obvious for a moment. How can the government generate income? Tip: it’s the three-letter term we almost all hate. Everyone thought correctly, they create funds through collecting tax! To be able to take care of all expenditure as well as debts, any government like Greece’s requires a continuous stream of money from the inhabitants. As a result of persistent tax evasion, to the contrary, Greece noticed itself in a very extremely undesirable situation in the 2008 turmoil when it was hit full-force with the recession and was without a way to deal with.

Following a guaranteed considerable bailout through the EU – over €100 billion, approximately something like $140 billion Greece is actually coping to get through the disaster. The general perspective continues to be gloomy, nevertheless, with Greece most likely going through default on its debt. What can this imply for the remainder of all of us? The Greek delinquency indicates a refurbished financial meltdown, designed for the euro zone, where lots of nations including Germany and France own Greek sovereign financial debt. A great unchecked default might suggest the breakdown of numerous Greek and European banking institutions. It may further catalyze a fresh international recession, as much people might attempt to take out their assets through banks in unison, making the economic system to cease. A most detrimental probable consequence will be a complete financial failure of Greece because it is compelled to depart the euro – and perhaps the European Union – and return on the drachma, the euro’s Greek precursor. This Greek currency will be uncontrollably higher, Greece’s government would probably break completely, and the worldwide economy might tumble back to darkness.
Since we’ve experienced the daily dose of hopelessness and worry for the upcoming financial security, let’s discuss what you can do to relieve the condition. At this stage, the majority of economic experts think that the Greek default is becoming inescapable. Therefore, just what ought to be aimed at is austerity, meaning expense reducing on the countrywide level. Through restructuring the debt and then having steps to reduce needless spending, which may be made by reducing public sector employees (a sizable percentage of whom tend to be pointlessly employed anyhow), lowering public services, and making procedures to chop spending, the Greek government could eventually be competent to settle its financial obligations. During the ideal situation, yet, Greece may need to plan for probable economic downturn for quite a while in the future.
The Greeks must realize the effects of financial failure and prevent rioting towards each austerity bill that goes thru Parliament. A few weeks back, a huge number latched onto the Parliament building in Syntagma Square in order to protest this fresh austerity bill which is designed to reduce salary and benefits. Honestly I don’t figure out the reasoning driving these protests. The Greek people anticipating that certain enchanting remedy may fall down coming from the heavens and take that cost-cutting and shedding some of their salary may become the ideal bargain intended for the foreseeable future sustainability regarding their nation’s financial state. The alternative choice is financial failure and the principal elimination of employment and livelihood.
It’s time to raise our heads up, start looking into the future, and have an understanding that a few compromises rendered at present may save the coming years with mainly a small amount of the present time. This specific lesson is definitely not just for Greece and some other economically struggling nations to understand, but likewise for Americans -we all have evolved in order to take with no consideration and may have turn into very stubborn to sacrifice. The occasion for stubbornness is certainly through and, in case we all desire some sort of future, all of us ought to learn to acknowledge that a number of sacrifices may need to be done.


Shaw Capital Management: Cyber World War Warning from Security Experts by Shaw Capital Management Fa

Jan. 18th, 2012 | 10:49 am
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The major Internet security specialist cautioned Tuesday that the cyber terrorist assault having “catastrophic consequences” currently seemed significantly probable in the world in a condition close to cyber war.
Talking outside of an international meeting on Internet security in London, Eugene Kaspersky, the Russian mathematics genius, explained to Sky News the danger was actual and present a real danger.
“I don’t want to speak about it. I don’t even want to think about it,” he stated. “But we are close, very close, to cyber terrorism. Perhaps already the criminals have sold their skills to the terrorists — and then … oh, God.”
Based from Shaw Capital Management research – Kaspersky, who started an Internet security business having a worldwide hit, claimed he thought that cyber terrorism has been the largest instant danger confronting countries as varied as China as well as the U.S.
“There is already cyber espionage, cyber crime and hacktivisim [when activists attack networks for political ends] — soon we will be facing cyber terrorism, “he explained.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, speaking in the London Cyber Conference, put into the expanding chorus of global leaders sounding this internet alert.
“We are here because international cyber security is real and pressing concern,” he was quoted saying. “Let us be frank. Every day we see attempts on an industrial scale to steal government secrets — information of interest to nation states, not just commercial organizations.
“Highly sophisticated techniques are being employed … These are attacks on our national interest. They are unacceptable.”
The guy cautioned that “we will respond to them as robustly as we do any other national security threat.”
The U.S. as well as U.K. employed the convention setting out guidelines they expect may constitute the foundation of worldwide cooperation in internet governance, by which states work jointly upon concerns like security and copyright safeguard without imposing new limitations upon customers, The Wall Street Journal revealed.
The convention that was joined in by business and government leaders coming from around the globe demonstrates how internet security has vaulted around the international policy agenda. Yet it’s as prone to showcase arguments around consensus, along with China among others as interested in clamping down on online users compared with closing the door on criminals as well as spies.
“How do we achieve security for nations, people and business online without compromising the openness that is one of the Internet’s greatest attributes?” US Vice President Joe Biden told the assembly by way of video link.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had terminated her attendance because her mother passed away.
U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague mentioned whatever issues arise, the fast progression of the Internet signifies talks of the future and governance should proceed to a global phase.
“The truth is that in cyber space, no one country can do it alone,” he said to the discussion in the beginning statement Tuesday. “In the place of today’s cyber free-for-all, we need rules of the road.”
Hague proclaimed seven guidelines as the grounds for more appropriate co-operation, this includes “the need for governments to act proportionately” on the internet as well as in agreement with international law; safeguard regarding freedom of expression; respect for privacy and copyright; as well as recommended mutual action against criminals acting on-line.
The U.S. official claimed the principles had been mainly in line with U.S. cyber strategy and the assembly had been substantial since it aided carry the Internet through merely a technical discussion to worldwide diplomacy.
Authorities coming from 60 nations are participating for the two-day assembly. Among them is China, of which some officials in the U.K. and U.S. have charged with orchestrating a campaign of cyber espionage directed for thieving the intellectual property in their biggest corporations.


Shaw Capital Management: 2012 Warning: Eurozone Economic Downturn | Multiply

Jan. 16th, 2012 | 10:19 am
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The eurozone is anticipated to go back to downturn in 2012 according to a report from Shaw Capital Management by audit firm Ernst & Young. The company said it anticipates the economies of the 17 member countries to shrink in the first two quarters of 2012. The report forecasts expansion of just 0.1% for the whole of the year and warns unemployment in the eurozone is unlikely to fall below 10% before 2015.The notification was backed by economic data from Markit suggesting output continued to deal across the 17-nation bloc over the past month. Although the headline Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) figure rose slightly to 47.9 but remained below 50 which indicates growth.

On the Shaw Capital Management it was noted that the survey compiler alleged the slight improvement was down to strength in France and Germany, with peripheral eurozone economies still struggling. Last week, 26 of the 27 members of the EU backed new monetary principles to maintain budgets in line, with only the UK refraining. But, according to Sky News, just days later, fractures have begun to emerge as drafting of the pact begins, with some countries already airing concerns. Many also fear the pact will still not be enough to prevent more countries from needing a bailout like Ireland and Greece.

According to the Shaw Capital Management, the euro dropped to an 11-month low on the back of the concerns on Wednesday, dropping below $1.30 (84p) for the first time since January. Furthermore, the governor of France’s central bank has launched a substantial assault on credit ratings agencies, calling them “incomprehensible and irrational” as Paris braces for a potential reduce or eliminate of the country’s triple A status. The Head of the Bank of France-Christian Nover said- aFrench reduce or eliminate would not be justified – adding that the agencies should begin by downgrading the triple A rating of Britain, which “has greater loss, more debt, higher inflation, less growth than us and where credit is downsizing.