As mosquito season draws to a close here in the U.S., what's left of my blood-deprived brain ponders this:
I've never been to New Zealand, but the more I learn about it, the more I like it. And hate it.
One of the best-rated manufacturers of mosquito-catching-machines is privately held EnviroSafe Technologies NZ Limited. Earlier in the season, I vacationed in mosquito-infested Chincoteague, Va., spending much of the week holed up behind a screen window watching a DVD on the making of Time Warner's
Could it be that the population of New Zealand, trapped on a few tiny islands, is concentrating on developing its "creative" gene?
Lacking a Ph.D. in genetic engineering, I'm the wrong Fool to come up with an answer to that. But as an investor, I have my suspicions -- and my frustrations. Because the more I learn about the fascinating companies growing up south of the equator, the more I learn that these firms are off-limits to U.S. investors. In fact, the only easy-to-invest-in, U.S.-listed firm that I could find in all of New Zealand is Telecom of New Zealand
Next door in Australia, investors can choose from varied names such as Alumina
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