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  • Squawk / 19 November 2015 at 10:53 GMT
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    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    Sir John Templeton: The Greatest Global Stock Picker of 20th Century

    Name: Sir John Templeton
    Date of birth: November 29, 1912
    Nationality: British, Bahamian (and formerly American)
    Occupation: Investor, businessman, researcher, philanthropist

    Sir John Templeton was born in Winchester, Tennessee, USA. He went to Yale University (where he was an assistant business manager for campus humor magazine). He financed his own education by playing poker – with fine results. He graduated with outstanding performances. As a Rhodes Scholar, he was able to attend Oxford University, bagging an M.A. in law.

    He became a billionaire by being the first person to take advantage of globally diversified mutual funds.

    Further reading:

    What Super Traders Don’t Want You To Know:

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  • Article / 02 September 2014 at 3:11 GMT

    Stone-age Myanmar stumbles from dictatorship to dynamism

    Business writer and editor
    If you want to see an emerging market in its gestation period, go to Myanmar. There are signs that this southeast Asian nation will follow its neigbours on their road to growth and prosperity. But given the lack of basic infrastructure and services, the transition from poverty to thriving market economy will clearly take some time.
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