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Renewable Energy Investors Should Consider - Romania

Renewable Energy Investors Should Consider - Romania

Mar 03, 2012 at 13:01 | John Daly

The European Union has been hammered by the global recession that began in 2008. The recession has bit particularly hard into the EU’s newest members, the Central and Eastern European…

Amid Rising Global Interest in Renewable Energy, Tidal Power to Surge?

Amid Rising Global Interest in Renewable Energy, Tidal Power to Surge?

Feb 25, 2012 at 12:36 | John Daly

Amid rising global concerns following Japan’s disastrous 11 March 2011 nuclear catastrophe at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daichi nuclear complex and surging oil prices, renewable energy is receiving increased attention from investors.…

Kazakhstan - One of the Safest Former Soviet Republics for Investment

Kazakhstan - One of the Safest Former Soviet Republics for Investment

Feb 18, 2012 at 21:14 | John Daly

When the USSR collapsed in December 1991, the emerging fifteen new nations scrambled amidst hyperinflation to restructure their economies away from a centrally planned economy directed by Moscow to sovereign,…

Burma - Truly One of the Last Untapped Energy Frontiers, Opening for Business

Burma - Truly One of the Last Untapped Energy Frontiers, Opening for Business

Feb 11, 2012 at 12:39 | John Daly

Investors, looking for sure bets, can stop reading right now.For those seeking overlooked energy "final frontiers," well, there’s now – Burma.According to the secretary of Burma's…

Oil Rich Azerbaijan Looking for Investors

Oil Rich Azerbaijan Looking for Investors

Feb 07, 2012 at 17:11 | John Daly

The prosperity of former republics of the USSR, which collapsed in December 1991, has primarily been driven by the development of energy resources in the post-Soviet era, notably around the…

The Global Hunt For Oil: Canadian Firm Drills First Exploration Well in Somalia

The Global Hunt For Oil: Canadian Firm Drills First Exploration Well in Somalia

Jan 27, 2012 at 18:01 | John Daly

Energy companies are renowned for taking risks as they scour the globe for new opportunities.That said however, Canada’s Vancouver, BC-based Horn Petroleum Corporation, a unit of Africa Oil…

Investors, Look East?

Investors, Look East?

Jan 23, 2012 at 10:23

After the peaceful 1991 collapse of the USSR foreigner investors flooded into the former Soviet Union, seeking deals. The majority of foreign capital was directed at the post-Soviet space's hydrocarbon…

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…

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