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Here’s What Will Send Oil Prices Back Up Again

Oil’s rapid decline since August of last year has been dramatic. To listen to some commentators you would also think it is unprecedented and irreversible. Those claiming that oil will continue to fall from here and remain low for evermore, however, are flying in the face of both history and common sense. The question we […]

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The Easy Oil Is Gone So Where Do We Look Now?

In 2008, Canadian economist Jeff Rubin stunned the oil market with a bold prediction: With the world economy growing at 5 percent a year, oil demand would grow with it, outpacing supply, thus lifting the oil price from $147 to over $200 a barrel. The former chief economist at CIBC World Markets was so convinced […]

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Syncline ridges in the southwest part of the National Petroleum Reserve–Alaska.

5 Industries Worried About Peak Oil

The debate over the impact of peak oil has been raging for decades. Although few deny that the end of mass oil consumption is drawing nearer, educated estimates now range between 2020 and 2030. But more important than the timeframe of peak oil are its consequences. Some seek to spell the end of life as […]

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Dammam No. 7, the first commercial oil well in Saudi Arabia, which stuck oil on March 4, 1938

The World’s Five Most Important Oil Fields

Much has been made about the role that hydraulic fracturing – or fracking — has played in revolutionizing the energy landscape, unlocking vast new reserves of oil trapped in shale rock. This “tight oil” is pouring into the global pool of oil supplies at a crucial time, preventing oil prices from spiking in an age […]

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The Most Profitable Gas in the World – Ukraine

There is only one certainty in Ukraine: The energy sector must and will be transformed, and how long this takes will depend on who ends up in the driver’s seat and how serious they are about becoming a part of Europe and reducing dependence on Russia. But by then, investors will have missed the boat. […]

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New Spy Technology to Spawn Oil Revolution

The future of oil exploration lies in new technology–from massive data-processing supercomputers to 4D seismic to early-phase airborne spy technology that can pinpoint prospective reservoirs. Oil and gas is getting bigger, deeper, faster and more efficient, with new technology chipping away at “peak oil” concerns. Hydraulic fracturing has caught mainstream attention, other high-tech developments in […]

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Binary Options Can Revolutionize the Way that You Trade

Binary Options trading has taken the world of forex by storm. Binary Options trading is far simpler than other more traditional trading methods and, as a result, it is perfect for newcomers. Here’s a Beginner’s guide to Binary Options so you can decide whether or not it is right for you. What is Binary Options […]

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Tax Havens and Offshore Wealth

U.S. Corporations & Offshore Tax Havens

A massive leak of financial data to media outlets around the globe has spurred a series of investigations into offshore banking and tax havens. Documents detailing secret accounts were leaked to the Washington, D.C.-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. The non-profit group granted 38 media organizations access to the database. Corporate moguls, property tycoons, lawyers […]

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HNW individuals offshore investment research

At a global level over one third of HNW individuals invest their assets offshore because they expect more promising returns on their investments, or in general broader investment opportunities than they would otherwise get onshore. At the same time, tax efficiency was only the second most common reason for investing offshore. Datamonitor estimates that in […]

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The Eternal Gift of Trust

Establishing a Charitable Trust in New Zealand A charitable trust can easily be registered in New Zealand by non residents if the trust operates for charitable purposes outside of New Zealand. In that case as long as the trust has a charitable purpose it can simply be filed as a non resident charitable trust. In […]

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