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How To Play The Nuclear Power Renaissance

How To Play The Nuclear Power Renaissance

A nuclear renaissance seems likely,…

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Plunging Natural Gas Prices Is Bad News for Drillers

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Out of Africa - Portugal solicits Angolan investment

Out of Africa - Portugal solicits Angolan investment

Jan 16, 2012 at 22:07 | John Daly

The following is an interesting and cautionary tale for investors looking at relatively "stable" Old Europe and Africa, seemingly mired in perennial crisis. Since last year the Portuguese government has…

China Casts Increasingly Large Investment Shadow Over Southeast Asian Neighbors

China Casts Increasingly Large Investment Shadow Over Southeast Asian Neighbors

Jan 16, 2012 at 22:05 | John Daly

Thinking of opening a textile mill in Kampuchea? A shrimp farm in Vietnam? Anything at all in Laos or Myanmar? Then think fast and act, as China is increasingly dominating…

Has Algae.Tec Cracked Algae's Biofuel Pricing Ability to Compete with a Barrel of Oil?

Has Algae.Tec Cracked Algae's Biofuel Pricing Ability to Compete with a Barrel of Oil?

Jan 16, 2012 at 22:04 | John Daly

Amidst the relentless promotion of renewable biofuel alternatives to traditional fossil fuel hydrocarbons, the three leading contenders are jatpropha, camelina and algae. But among the many barriers holding back industrial…

International Junior Oil Stocks: How Investors Can Position Themselves for High-Reward International Plays

International Junior Oil Stocks: How Investors Can Position Themselves for High-Reward International Plays

Jan 16, 2012 at 22:02 | Keith Schaefer

Without question, the oil stocks that have made me the biggest profits have been junior oil companies with international plays. Companies like Xcite Energy, (XEL-TSXv) which went from 62 cents…

Uruguay Seeks Investments in Wind Power - With Price Caps

Uruguay Seeks Investments in Wind Power - With Price Caps

Jan 16, 2012 at 21:59 | John Daly

The good news for potential investors in Uruguay is that two months ago Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining Ramon Mendez, commented that by 2015 Uruguay could have $1.3 billion…

Argentina's Booming Economy Proves There Can be Life After Default

Argentina's Booming Economy Proves There Can be Life After Default

Jan 16, 2012 at 21:59 | John Daly

Quick. Name the country whose economy despite the global recession nevertheless expanded 9.2 percent in 2010 and has kept growing in 2011 at an annual rate of about 8 percent.…

G20 and BRICs - Who's in Charge?

G20 and BRICs - Who's in Charge?

Jan 16, 2012 at 21:57 | John Daly

As the representatives of G20 nations gather in Cannes, thrashing out a new way forward for the ailing European Union's economies, a major yet little observed economic sea change is…

Keystone XL pipeline - investor's dream or brewing nightmare

Keystone XL pipeline - investor's dream or brewing nightmare

Jan 16, 2012 at 21:56 | John Daly

A year ago, the 1,700-mile, $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline, designed to export Alberta's oil sands oil to U.S. refineries on the Gulf of Mexico, seemed a slam dunk. Approval…

China Wind Power - Good Time to Invest?

China Wind Power - Good Time to Invest?

Jan 16, 2012 at 21:54 | John Daly

With the ongoing financial turmoil in western markets nervous investors are looking more and more to overseas opportunities in order to protect their capital and few markets are more alluring…

Russia Drives Final Stake Through the Heart of the Nabucco Pipeline?

Russia Drives Final Stake Through the Heart of the Nabucco Pipeline?

Jan 16, 2012 at 21:53 | John Daly

European investors, ever eager to embrace massive and profitable energy projects, in the last several years have dreamed of somehow persuading Turkmenistan to divert volumes of its ever increasing natural…

Mozambique - Energy Sector Open to All

Mozambique - Energy Sector Open to All

Jan 16, 2012 at 21:52 | John Daly

Reading the news, it sometimes seems as if China has bought up Africa's energy resources lock, stock and barrel. But one nation is bucking the trend - Mozambique, who according…

Canada's Wind Future Take a Tumble

Canada's Wind Future Take a Tumble

Jan 16, 2012 at 21:50 | John Daly

Edgy energy investors seeking to diversify their portfolio away from Big Oil and nuclear have taken a revived interest in renewables, especially projects in investor-friendly countries with progressive governments. At…

Another Reason to Invest in Canada?

Another Reason to Invest in Canada?

Jan 16, 2012 at 21:49 | John Daly

Canada represents a fascinating conundrum in North American oil production. First off, its population of 34 million represents the largest foreign oil source for its giant southern neighbour, with a…

Brazilian Offshore Fields - Caveat Emptor

Brazilian Offshore Fields - Caveat Emptor

Jan 16, 2012 at 21:47 | John Daly

A decade ago Jim O'Neill, then Goldman Sachs head of global economic research and commodities and strategy research, coined an acronym that has increasingly come to dominate the last decade…

Investing in solar power in - Russia?

Investing in solar power in - Russia?

Jan 16, 2012 at 21:46 | John Daly

Investing in Russia since the 1991 collapse of Communism has always attracted a different breed of financier, with the most basic requirement being a cast-iron stomach. For those brave enough…

Brazilian Startup has Portfolio from the Amazon to Namibia

Brazilian Startup has Portfolio from the Amazon to Namibia

Jan 16, 2012 at 21:44 | John Daly

In the world of investing nothing is certain, but some companies seem a much surer bet than others. With globalization, investors are searching worldwide for places to park their money,…

Indian Seaweed - Biofuel's Aquatic Future?

Indian Seaweed - Biofuel's Aquatic Future?

Jan 16, 2012 at 21:43 | John Daly

The long-term impact of yesterday startling announcement by Standard & Poor's that it was downgrading US government bonds to one notch below AAA, a rating that the U.S. had maintained…

Will Namibia Become Another Pawn on China's Global Energy Chessboard?

Will Namibia Become Another Pawn on China's Global Energy Chessboard?

Jan 16, 2012 at 21:42 | John Daly

Western investors can be forgiven for having the perception that China has bought Africa's energy assets lock, stock and barrel. Last month however, a new oil frontier opened in South…

Australia's Ongoing Coal Boom Could Provide a Safe Haven for Investors

Australia's Ongoing Coal Boom Could Provide a Safe Haven for Investors

Jan 16, 2012 at 21:41 | John Daly

Investors spooked by three years of global recession have nervously scanned the globe for failsafe, sure-fire places to park their surplus capital. The rise of the non-Organization for Economic Cooperation…

Brazil's Petrobras Goes for the Gold

Brazil's Petrobras Goes for the Gold

Jan 16, 2012 at 21:39 | John Daly

In the investing world, little is certain beyond the fact that energy stocks are usually a wise place to park money, as global demand is consistently outstripping production. Smart money…

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