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The Gravitational Pull of Financial Disaster

Apr 29, 2010 at 11:38

There are two views on the economy and stock markets. The first (and most widely-held) is that these are "responsive systems". Prices for homes, stocks and labour react to events…

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Syria Appeals For More Foreign Oil Money Yet Bureaucracy Remains A Questionable Obstacle

Apr 29, 2010 at 11:23

As Syria aggressively courts foreign investors to rescue its dwindling oil and gas sector, government corruption and problems settling disputes remain sticking points for some interested international players. But experts…

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Signpost Event Signals the Geothermal Business is Ready for Prime Time

Apr 28, 2010 at 15:03

Scenario planners like Peter Schwartz often talk about "signpost" events. These are happenings, often small in and of themselves, which suggest a larger change rippling through the ether of a…

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Speculation Affects Oil Prices but New CFTC Limits May Not Stop It, Survey Finds

Apr 28, 2010 at 08:43

Almost three-quarters of top oil industry participants surveyed by Reuters feel that financial speculation contributes to oil price volatility, but many of them think new regulations to curb speculation may…

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What to Look For When Investing in an Exploration Company

Apr 27, 2010 at 13:31

Calling all mineral explorers. Australia needs your help. The Australian Institute of Geosciences (AIG) this week released a report noting that the Aussie exploration sector is suffering. AIG blames the…

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Flaw in CCS Theory May Puncture Clean Coal Dream, Study Says

Apr 27, 2010 at 11:32

Clean coal is likely to remain a chimera rather than a real solution to carbon emissions, a new study suggests, because the much-touted process of carbon capture and sequestration simply…

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Is Gasoline Set to Double in Price? Why do So Few People Seem to Care

Apr 25, 2010 at 19:00

Human beings resist change until there is no other choice, and then they adapt and habituate rather quickly. Human beings are remarkably adept at short-sightedness and denial. 100,000 years of…

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Is Shale Gas the Holy Grail it's cracked up to be? Well Known Analyst Says No

Apr 25, 2010 at 19:00

Compared to virtually all commodities of late, natural gas has been an absolute dog.  Holders of a certain natural gas ETF have been forced to ask themselves whether or not…

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Where Did U.S. Households Get the Money They Needed to Bid Up House Prices So High?

Apr 25, 2010 at 19:00

What happened to housing and financial markets over the last decade? To find out, follow the money. According to Yale Professor Robert Shiller's data, the run-up and collapse of U.S.…

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Greece Debt Crisis: No Way Out?

Apr 23, 2010 at 19:00

As if Greece did not already have enough problems. The market was already jolted by the Goldman SEC case. Then, it was the cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland postponed…

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