The changing demographics in the United States and the amount of entitlement spending that it is going to create will without a doubt result in an impossible burden on the American financial system.
Natural gas supply and demand fundamentals have changed in a major way. In March there was way too much gas. By November there may not be enough…at least at these low prices.
African Potash topped the list of weekly gainers on the Alternative Investment Market for the second week in a row, with Regency Mines’ share prices also seeing substantial gains.
As share prices stagnate on the back of tough markets, resources companies are trying new tricks to attract investor interest.
Freeport-McMoRan’s plan to buy Plains Exploration & Production, as well as its former sister firm, McMoRan Exploration, wasn’t likely to get shareholder praise as it adds $20 billion to the company’s debt and is comprised of hard-to-swallow premiums. Added to these factors is the web of connections between the firms:
The Wall Street Journal reported that PetroChina Company Ltd. (HKEX:0857) has set aside $15.7 billion for overseas oil and gas investments this year, and is on the hunt for acquisitions in Central Asia, East Africa, Australia and Canada.
Major pipeline operators Enbridge and TransCanada Corp have seen much bad press lately, but a closer look at pipeline companies shows they can be attractive investment targets.