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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…

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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…

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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

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

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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

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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

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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…

The Hemispheric Implications of Hugo Chavez's Illness

The Hemispheric Implications of Hugo Chavez's Illness

Jan 16, 2012 at 21:38 | John Daly

The recent dramatic pronouncement that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez underwent cancer treatment in Cuba reverberated far beyond Venezuela, depressing his allies and elating his enemies. While the leader of his…

Oil & Gas Income Trusts

Oil & Gas Income Trusts

Jan 16, 2012 at 21:35 | Keith Schaefer

The "New Class" in an old, popular investment vehicle Part 1:  A Comeback in the Making? The income trust game is back - just in a different form.

The Upcoming U.S. - China Struggle for African Energy

The Upcoming U.S. - China Struggle for African Energy

Jan 16, 2012 at 21:33 | John Daly

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