November 30 2009

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Rare earth metals are becoming increasingly important in many high tech industries from chemical and petroleum catalysts, consumer electronics and permanent magnets (think green power generation).   Currently world-wide production of this strategic ressource in dominated by China.   But as China’s internal demand increases due to tremendous growth and industrialization, shortages in world markets are a distinct possibility.  Few companies are positioned to fill the gap, read more about them here….

November 30 2009

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Stocks in Dubai plunged more than 7% Monday, the first day of trading after the Persian Gulf state’s debt problems roiled financial markets around the world.

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November 30 2009

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November 28 2009

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The news that the sovereign wealth fund of Dubai requested a postponement of billions of dollars of debt this week could pose a big problem for U.S. banks.

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November 28 2009

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Stock markets in Europe closed higher Friday, despite ongoing concerns about a possible loan default by Dubai’s sovereign wealth fund, which sent Asian and U.S. markets sharply lower.

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November 28 2009

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Oil futures sank more than 2% Friday as investors worried about Dubai World’s debt woes and moved into safe-haven assets including the dollar.

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November 28 2009

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Toyota announced Wednesday that it will fix gas pedals in millions of cars for an accelerator problem that had previously been blamed on floor mats.

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November 28 2009

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The deal to sell Saab to Swedish firm Koenigsegg Group AB has collapsed, General Motors announced Tuesday.

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November 28 2009

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November 28 2009

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As President Obama completes his trip to China, it’s a natural time to ask if trade with the greatest source of U.S. imports are a good thing or bad thing for the still battered U.S. economy

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