By Admin Monday, June 27, 2016
By James Stafford
We are on the precipice of a food fight among 7 billion people, and potash will be right at the center of it.
If you can add 200,000 people every day to the global population and account for a significant loss of farmland at the same time, you can begin to understand the dire food situation facing the planet. This is why potash is so important: It’s the fundamental element that everyone takes for granted, despite the fact that a projected 7.7 billion lives will depend upon it by 2020.Move Over Oil - Lithium Is The Future Of Transportation
By BFP Staff Thursday, June 23, 2016
By James Stafford of Oilprice.com
Just a few years ago, we would have scoffed at the idea that electric vehicles could be mainstream anytime soon, or that the global appetite for lithium-ion batteries and mass power storage would be so voracious, and so sudden. Today, no one is scoffing, and lithium is being viewed as our new super-mineral that will catapult us firmly into the next century.
Now Tesla has started buying up Nevada and building its battery gigafactory, with competing gigafactories following suit and competing electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers all throwing billions at this fast-moving market that no one has been able to keep up with.
By BFP Staff Wednesday, June 22, 2016
By David Yager for Oilprice.com
The impact of rising oil prices on North American light tight oil (LTO) production is said to be a “Catch 22”, the title of Joseph Heller’s popular 1961 novel set in WWII. The premise was you could get out of the army if you were crazy but you weren’t crazy to try to get out of the army. So this avenue to escape the war didn’t work for the book’s main character John Yossarian.
Too many analysts continue to believe drilling and service has the same problem with rising oil prices. With WTI back above $50 a barrel – at least briefly last week – North American LTO developers are putting rigs, service equipment and personnel back to work. The so-called “fraclog” or “DUC” inventory (wells drilled but uncompleted) is being reduced. While this is good it is also thought by some to be temporary.
By Admin Thursday, June 16, 2016
This is a guest article by Dr. Sam Ben-Meir, professor of philosophy at Eastern International College. His current research focuses on environmental and business ethics.
Donald Trump’s obscene demagoguery; his contemptuous regard for the first amendment, his desire to expand the authorities of the presidency (the awesome power of which has never been equal to what it is now), his belligerent and threatening attitude towards the judiciary, his shameless blurring of private and public agendas, his cynical exploitation of the fears of millions of Americans concerning Muslims in the wake of the nation’s deadliest mass shooting in Orlando, his nationalist, anti-immigrant, racist politics, and finally, his endorsement of violent outbursts against dissenters, have all served to raise the specter of a new fascism on the political landscape.Uranium Prices Set To Double By 2018
By Admin Wednesday, June 15, 2016
By. James Stafford
With prices set to double by 2018, we’ve seen the bottom of the uranium market, and the negative sentiment that has followed this resource around despite strong fundamentals, is starting to change.
Billionaire investors sense it, and they’re always the first to anticipate change and take advantage of the rally before it becomes a reality. The turning point is where all the money is made, and there are plenty of indications that the uranium recovery is already underway.Bernie Sanders And The French Initiative
By BFP Staff Friday, June 10, 2016
Dr. Alon Ben-Meir
Following the 2016 US presidential elections, the next administration must adopt a new and realistically balanced policy toward Israel and the Palestinians to bring an end to their conflict in the context of a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace based on the Arab Peace Initiative.
By BFP Staff Saturday, June 4, 2016
Will America Survive a Trump Administration?
By Dr. Sinha MA Sayeed
Japan, leading pre-second world war thespian but post-second world war impotent power, is staging a come-back in the political firmaments of Asia with all its tastes, colors, velocity and comprehensiveness. Japan, an island nation in the Pacific Ocean in East Asia, aslo termed as a trading nation, is currently holding the standing and status of world third economic power even having negligible natural resources. Japanese post-war economic miracle is a myth indeed. The economy of Japan is the third largest in the world by nominal GDP, the fourth largest by purchasing power parity and is the world’s second largest developed economy. According to the International Monetary Fund, the country’s per capita GDP (PPP) was at $36,899, the 22nd-highest in 2013.
By BFP Staff Friday, June 3, 2016
By Dr. Sam Ben-Meir
At his last and final White House Correspondents’ Dinner, President Obama quipped that “the end of the republic never looked better.” With Trump as the presumptive Republican nominee, and Hillary Clinton beginning to steadily lose ground to him in national polls, it is time for millions of Americans to emerge from their nearly year-long state of denial and face the reality that Trump may very well be the 45th President of the United States.
By BFP Staff Wednesday, June 1, 2016
By Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com
According to data from Rystad Energy, overall global oil output will fall this year as natural depletion overwhelms all new sources of supply. But the deficit will only widen in the years ahead due to the dramatic scaling back in spending on new exploration and development.
Statoil says that global capex is set to fall for two years in a row, and is on track to fall for a third year in 2017 as more spending cuts are likely. “For the first time in history, we’ve seen cutting of capex two years in a row and potentially we risk a third year as well for 2017,” Statoil’s Chief Financial Officer Hans Jakob Hegge told Bloomberg in a recent interview. “It might be that we see quite a dramatic reduction in replacing the capacity and of course that will have an impact, eventually, on price.”
By BFP Staff Friday, May 27, 2016
By Dr. Jeroen van der Velden
Bogota was the city of choice for Nyenrode Business Universiteit’s Masters in Management students, as they attempted to understand how to successfully conduct business overseas, in a fast growing economy.
The visit was part of the Global Immersion Programme, designed to give students an authentic insight to an emerging global market, whilst exploring the rich and exciting culture of the city.
Our students attended lectures with faculty at Los Andes University to learn about the history and economy of Colombia, and met with companies such as Seanz and Colcafé to understand local business development and the importance of social responsibility. They also enjoyed Bogota’s local cuisine, music, and even cycling around the bumpy roads of the city on a Sunday!