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...its value. This may not be good news if you live in Canada, but any resource stock that operates using Canadian dollars and sells in U.S. dollars will benefit right off the top from the falling currency.
Secondly, the cold winter that has blanketed much of North America and parts of Europe has set the stage for higher natural gas and oil prices. On top of that, U.S. crude inventories came in below expectations last week, rising just one million barrels, less than last year’s level and the five-year average. Even after we put the harsh winter behind us, it will still take... (more)
... the wafer thin, twin-sized mattress of my hostel cot and, as is typical after a night of drinking, I’m famished. I take a quick, cold shower, and then Will, a seasoned backpacker, coaches me through the process of leaving behind the clothing, books and shoes necessary to make room for things European that I have accumulated… and so I won’t be quite so wobbly.
I have been freeloading my way around Western Europe for five weeks, staying in homes of people who I had met via hospitality exchange websites in order to reserve most of my budget for splurges: namely, food. I come from ... (more)
The European Union today elected the Belgian Prime Minister, Herman van Rompuy as the new president to chair EU summits and represent the bloc on the world stage. This ends the speculation around the talks of who would land up the top job. Earlier the British PM, Tony Blair was being seen as the top contender to the post.
He will also have the role of a new foreign policy chief. He had emerged as the frontrunner before being selected. His appointment was cleared after Czech Republic ratified... (more)
When I was working for the Italian leather upholstery company Natuzzi, which is located in a town called Santeramo, I used to stay in the next town over called Gioia Del Colle. The name of this town directly translates to “Joy of the hills”, or “Jewel of the hills”. Legend has it, that this name came about when Biancalancia, wife of Emperor Frederick II, was riding her horse through these beautiful hills, and at some point she realized she had lost her necklace. It was a beautiful string of pearls. She searched and searched for them, but they were never found. Despite the loss of her jewels,... (more)
...India’s three-year long peacekeeping tenure in northern Sri Lanka, in which it faced stout opposition from the LTTE and lost over 1000 men, is something India would like to forget, much less repeat.
In addition to India, other countries, like the United States, China and the European nations, would be worse off in the event of another Sri Lankan civil war. Such renewed chaos would hamper trade with Sri Lanka and, due to Sri Lanka’s strategic position along the Indian Ocean trading routes, could even disrupt economic activity throughout South and Southeast Asia at a... (more)
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