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In Uncategorized on July 18, 2016 at 12:48 am

coal power stations

In Uncategorized on November 25, 2013 at 12:15 am

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Germany is increasing her coal-fired power plants as output from natural gas-fired power plants and wind turbines drop.

U.S. Inventories and Production Levels: Natural Gas & Crude Oil

In Arctic Oscillation, Argentina and Brazil, Capital Shortfall, Commodities, Crisis in Japan, Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA), Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), Economic Institutions, European Union, Financing Reconstruction, Global Economics, Groupon legt Traumstart an der Börse, ICE Brent Crude oil, IKOS Financial, latin america, Multibillion, price volatility in energy, Proprietary, Regulatory demands, selective default, spillover effect, Turbulent Markets, Uncategorized on February 18, 2013 at 5:13 am

U.S. Inventories and Production Levels.

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Strategic Oil Chokepoints – jpm

In Uncategorized on August 21, 2012 at 7:52 pm

The most important naval choke points were first identified by John Fisher in his defense of continued British colonialism (important colonies in parentheses):[1]

A Russian collapse due to oil prices would make NY real estate affordable again.

In Uncategorized on May 14, 2012 at 4:40 pm

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Chinese metal inventory spells disaster for bulk vessels.

In Commodities, Economic Institutions, Global Economics, price volatility in energy, Uncategorized on March 6, 2012 at 2:22 am

The following chart shows Chinas raw iron ore imports. Not a good time to be a bulk carrier…

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Bank of Italy director says no major requirements needed for Italian banks.

In Uncategorized on December 6, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Yes, it’s all fine. nobody worry about anything
Director Saccomanni (Bank of Italy).

CNBC Million Dollar Portfolio Contest Bonus Bucks for Friday, November 18

In Uncategorized on November 18, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Bonus Bucks for Friday, November 18 (the ones posted Thursday night).

1. On Wednesday, the Bank of England predicted that inflation would fall to what level in two year’s time?
D. 1.3 percent

2. Despite the U.S. consumer confidence at recession levels, Smead Capital Management believes its time to buy shares of consumer discretionary stocks. Which ones does it suggest?
A. Walgreen, Starbucks, Nordstrom

3. According to Hiring For Attitude, one of CNBC.com’s best books for the holidays, what percentage of newly hired employees fail within 18 months?
A. 46 percent

Anglo American Plc Buyout

In Uncategorized on November 7, 2011 at 6:42 am

Anglo American Plc has bought out the Oppenheimer family’s 40% ownership of De Beers for approx. $5.1bn in cash. Anglo, will now control just over 85% of De Beers has forecasted a rise in demand for diamonds in emerging countries…
“We’re seeing in the first half of this year a tremendous increase in demand coming out of emerging countries as well as developed countries,”… “In 2005, India and China represented about 8% of demand. By 2015, India, China and the Gulf will represent about close to 40%.”
Anglo is no stranger to buyouts, having purchased the Minas Rio iron-ore project (Brazil) for $5.5bn in 2008.

Japan & unilateral intervention in FX market.

In Crisis in Japan, Culture, default, Economic Institutions, Financing Reconstruction, FX, Global Economics, ICE Brent Crude oil, macroeconomic factors, Multibillion, price volatility in energy, spillover effect, Uncategorized on November 1, 2011 at 5:20 am

Japan continues intervening in FX market.
“intervened to curb speculative moves against Yen strength; acted in line with G20 and did not intend to distort markets.”
– Jun Azumi, Japanese Finance Minister.
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