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The Russian energy behemoth and the world’s biggest listed oil company in terms of production and reserves, Rosneft, aims to compete with the big boys of the energy industry, such as ExxonMobil and Chevron . Within two years, it wants to increase its market cap by more than 60% to nearly $120 billion, which would make it almost as big as the European oil major BP.
Besides oil, Rosneft also more »
There is no energy company more closely associated with Russia’s status as a resource superpower than Gazprom (NASDAQOTH: OGZPY.PK). Controlled by the state and chaired by people closest to President Vladimir Putin, the energy giant saw its finest hours in the mid-2000s when global energy prices skyrocketed, giving it and the Kremlin incredible sway over European affairs. As a testament to the power and wealth Gazprom brought to the more »
Russia is growing quickly, hand-in-hand with the commodities boom and the development of its huge internal market. After all, the country is one of the world's top oil producers and has over 143 million people living within its huge territorial limits. According to the IMF, Russia is expected to grow by 3.4% in 2013 and by 3.8% in 2014. The country's main problems are related to more »
Max Lutikov-Kurono was raised in Moscow, took his first job abroad in Morocco, got his MBA in Singapore while being the first graduate student from Russia at the NUS Business School. He later set up the first Russia-focused wealth management practice in Singapore. He is also a Director of Emerging Capital Group (a firm focusing on private equity investing in Asia's mining sector) and the Portfolio Manager of the more »
While the United States was fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, Russian Oil and Gas Companies were strengthening their footholds in various regions and increasing their production capacity.
A Russian Oil Company, Gazprom (NASDAQOTH: OGZPY), has continued to build on its dominant position, prospecting and exploring in countries such as India, Algeria, Venezuela, Libya, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.
Gazprom was created in 1989 when the Soviet Gas Ministry more »
Bank of New York Mellon (NYSE: BK) has over 2,700 depositary receipt programs (with a market value exceeding USD 770 billion) in 68 countries and is the world’s leading depositary bank. Anthony Moro, Managing Director and Head of Emerging Markets for BNY Mellon's DR business, discusses depositary receipts (foreign stocks traded on local exchanges) and the role they play in global investing.
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The shale gas boom in the United States is a well-known story to energy investors. But another story is much less familiar to investors. The exploration for shale gas and its extraction through hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is quickly becoming a global phenomena.
Major international energy companies are searching for shale gas in all corners of the globe, including Argentina, Australia, China, South Africa and eastern Europe. In deciding where more »
The search for greater yields in investments has taken a lot of investors into uncharted territory. Emerging markets is one of these areas were caution should be double when evaluating investments. Packaged products such as mutual funds and ETFs are certainly not excluded from such increased due diligence.
In general terms, emerging markets refers to underdeveloped and undeveloped countries. As a basic rule of thumb, the closer an economic zone more »
Vung Tau, with a population of just under 1 million people, is the heart of Vietnam’s growing Oil and Gas Industry, which is fueling a boom that is nearly unbelievable in its pace. Located in the southeastern part of Vietnam, near to Ho Chi Minh City, it is also the home of a large portion of the country’s electric power, supplying nearly 40% of the country’s power more »