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Richard Burton ‘knew where he came from’, says Swansea University professor

Posted on 22/10/2012, in International Business Highlights, News, Season Focus - USA, with 0 Comments

By Steve Howell, reporting from Los Angeles
The setting was movie star – a Beverley Hills mansion with lavish lawn and pool – but the cast and content was steeped in Wales.
The launch in Los Angeles last Thursday of … Read more

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Participants who attended the 2012 Cwrs Cymraeg at the University of Utah

Swansea University teaches Welsh in America

Posted on 18/10/2012, in International Business Highlights, News, Season Focus - USA, with 1 Comment

By Kate Madley
Lecturers from Academi Hywel Teifi based at Swansea University taught a group of international Welsh language learners this summer at the 36th annual ‘Cwrs Cymraeg’ designed by Cymdeithas Madog of the Welsh Studies Institute, North America.… Read more

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AmeriCymru stages fourth West Coast Eisteddfod

Posted on 12/10/2012, in International Business Highlights, News, Season Focus - USA, with 1 Comment

By Kate Madley
Tomorrow sees the fourth annual West Coast Eisteddfod taking place in Portland, Oregon – an event which harnesses Welsh connections in America and celebrates Welsh-American history.
Whether or not you believe claims that a Welshman Prince Madog … Read more

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Events in New York and Los Angeles celebrate Richard Burton diaries

Posted on 10/10/2012, in International Business Highlights, News, Season Focus - USA, with 1 Comment

By Robert Titley, New York City, USA
“The Richard Burton Dairies” soon-to-be published by the Yale University Press (www.yalebooks.com), reveal much about the man behind the legend.   Liz Smith calls them “Fun, fascinating and sad.”  Publishers Weekly named… Read more

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US economy sees employment grow

US economy sees employment grow for 24th month in a row

Posted on 08/10/2012, in International Business Highlights, News, Season Focus - USA, with 0 Comments

By Richard Thomas, San Diego, California
The latest jobless figures released by the US Labor Department on October 4 showing unemployment falling to below 8% are good news for President Obama’s re-election campaign, but their timing has caused some controversy.… Read more

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Obama-Romney battle for soul of America - Wales World Wide

Obama-Romney battle for soul of America

Posted on 01/10/2012, in International Business Highlights, News, Season Focus - USA, with 0 Comments

By Steve Howell
It’s make-or-break for Mitt Romney this week as the US presidential election enters its final stage with the first of three televised debates between the two candidates
The gaffe-prone Republican has lost so much ground to Barack … Read more

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After Romney’s gaffe, the world looks to Obama to stimulate growth

Posted on 21/09/2012, in International Business Highlights, News, Season Focus - USA, with 0 Comments

By Steve Howell
The phrase that famously became Bill Clinton’s campaign slogan in 1992 – ‘it’s the economy stupid’ – may now have to be replaced with a new mantra – ‘it’s the electorate, stupid’.
Mitt Romney’s unguarded remarks dismissing … Read more

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QE in the United States could be good news for Welsh exporters

Posted on 18/09/2012, in International Business Highlights, News, Season Focus - USA, with 0 Comments

By Graeme Davies
Last week’s long awaited decision by the US Federal Reserve to launch a third round of quantitative easing gave an instant boost to global equities as share prices across the world rose in response.
But what effect … Read more

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