ENERGY: THE FRENCH CAPITALIZES ON IT

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The French Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) energy scheme is giving that country the ability and option to scale down its reliance on nuclear generated energy as an alternative source to fossil fuel. Energy obtained from fossil fuels has become increasingly expensive, which is caused by the instability in the regions where most of the largest oil reserves […]

TAX SHELTERS: HOW ITS AFFECTING INDIA’S ECONOMY

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Indians have been stocking away cash in the amount of $468 billion between 1948-2008. Based upon that large figure it’s no wonder countries like India are asking the Swiss for help in tracking down its countrymen/countrywomen actual wealth as a means to booster its flagging balance sheet. India commissioned a study in 2011 to ascertain just how much money was not being reported as income by its citizens and although not yet published it is estimated that that figure is close to 30% of that country’s GDP!

EGYPT’S THRUST FOR WATER: Opportunity for Collaboration with Neighbors.

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Egypt gets 95% of its water from the Blue Nile, which is one of two major tributaries of the Nile River. The Other major tributary is the White River which originates in Uganda. Egypt is concerned that the diversion of that water via a Dam will affect the flow of the Nile River water to Egypt, which it disparately needs to sustain itself. The Dam is 20% complete and is expected to cost $4.2 billion to complete. Ethiopia states that it needs that Dam to help generate the necessary hydropower to grow its economy.

New World Order

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When individuals don’t get along human nature dictates one party to the disagreement exert pressure on the other in an effort to force their will, but when that force starts to encroach on those who have no role in that fight then reasonableness and sensibility should be the order of the day.  Unfortunately, compromise is […]