26 février 2008

Rising prices of agricultural products on international markets: structural problem

The unprecedented increase of  agricultural products prices the international market is a global phenomenon which results from the rising purchasing power in emerging countries like China and the development of research on clean energy, while the speculation on raw materials are well underway. The index of the United Nations Food and Agriculture "FAO", which determines the prices of foodstuffs in the World, shows an increase of 40% over last year. On the top of foodstuffs whose prices rose cmes the wheat, which has... [Lire la suite]
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17 février 2008

According to economists, threats of Venezuela to stop its oil exports to the USA are not applicable

As Venezuela threated, once more, to deprive the USA of venezuelan oil in response to its conflict with the U.S.oil group "Exxon Mobil", experts exclude the idea that Caracas apply this procedure. It would, in their view, have negative effects on Venezuela itself. According to "France 24", Elio Oheb, editor of the American magazine "World Petroleum" said that the USA is the leading buyer of Venezuelan oil, with 3,2 million barrels per day, but this amount represents only 10% of U.S. oil imports. Oheb... [Lire la suite]
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07 février 2008

Petroleum ... The key word of the conflict in Chad

The desire to control oil wealth plays a hidden role in the ongoing conflict in Chad, where production of black gold, even if it is not enormous, is a gift from heaven for this country considered as one of the poorest countries in the black continent. According to "Africa Energy Intelligence", a magazine specialized in the field of energy in Africa, oil plays an important role in the conflict between the regime in Chad headed by Idriss Deby and the rebels seeking to seize power. In its editorial this week, the... [Lire la suite]
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03 février 2008

Economic issues: The Key of the U.S. presidential 2008

Economic issues have become the main concern of American voters and Republicans and Democrats candidates in the race for the presidency. This is explained by the fear of recession and the extremely poor numbers of employment during last January. As the "big Tuesday, February 5th, approach, where 22 states will choose their Democrat and Republican candidates in presidential elections, competitors have not hesitated to exploit the opportunity to comment on these poor results. The poor employment numbers come when the real... [Lire la suite]
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