The shale gas boom has led to an emerging theme in the industrial goods space. Where some players have been hit by declining gas prices such as railroads, others have seen remarkable growth in their businesses. And in this list, the gas turbine industry must be mentioned. The following four companies have been the global leaders in this industry:
1) General Electric (NYSE: GE)
2) Siemens AG (NYSE: SI)
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It's always good when a company raises its revenue growth forecast. This is especially true when the company is one of the world's largest.
General Electric (NYSE: GE) recently raised its 2012 industrial revenue growth forecast to 10%, the high end of the previous 5%-10% forecast. This news sent its stock price to levels not seen since the autumn of 2008. That increased revenue forecast stemmed largely more »
Now that sanctions (for Americans and Europeans) are lifting from one of the more promising markets (of 1948), investors need to ask if they want to bet on Myanmar or Burma. Myanmar is the country ruled by the authoritarian and nutty junta of generals for the last several decades. In contrast, Burma is a confused and motley assortment led (at least in theory) by Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel more »