Posted June 6, 2006
Winston Churchill would not recognize this side of the Iron Curtain. The buildings of Tallinn are tall and proliferating, and the cab drivers are as savvy as they are sneaky. An abundance of tourists, especially from Finland, have flooded into the Estonian capital in recent years. The 27 different operating "takso" (taxi) companies race to scoop up the foreigners and pump up the meters.
Posted May 30, 2006
We've talked a great deal in Wealth Daily about energy independence and what it means for the 21st century energy economy. The idea is that each country should be able to stand on its own two feet in order to gain the fuel to grow. But here in the Baltic States, the major players want to be interdependent as well, joining grids to power everyone's future.
Posted May 26, 2006
I abhor lag. Having surmounted jetlag, I now have to deal with latitude lag up here at 57°N in Riga. Only five hours of true nighttime means little sleep for your correspondent, but plenty of time to think. Now, monetary lag is foremost in my mind. Let me explain.
Posted May 23, 2006
Now that Bolivia has moved to nationalize their natural gas industry, will the country's mining industry be next?
Posted May 22, 2006
Nuclear Power provides use with a reliable domestic power source, but new developments may now make it even better than it already is.
Posted May 15, 2006
Big Brother doesn't just watch you. He's a bully too.
Posted May 12, 2006
Gold World editor Luke Burgess provides information for investors looking to profit from current copper prices.
Posted May 9, 2006
Copper prices took a break today from a bull run that has pushed up prices nearly 75% since the beginning of the year.
Posted May 5, 2006
You may have never heard of it, but soon manganese may become one of the most sought after elements in the world.
Posted May 4, 2006
Gold World editor Luke Burgess outlines the investment highlights of rising manganese prices.
Posted May 2, 2006
In China, roads are being built. Other roads that have already been constructed are torn up and repaved. With an urban unemployment rate of 8%, the government has to have people do something...so sometimes they have them undo something.
Posted May 1, 2006
On Friday, the International Atomic Energy Agency reported that Iran failed to conform to a 30-day UN Security Council deadline to suspend uranium enrichment.
Posted April 23, 2006
Hot damn, I love the sun. It gives us light, Vitamin D, and is the world's foremost nuclear power no matter what Iran and the US do to each other. Now it's music to my ears.
Posted April 20, 2006
Gold World editor Luke Burgess reports that rising copper prices provides a different reason to pinch your pennies.
Posted April 18, 2006
Man, I missed China. I missed delicious dumplings, eye-popping neon signs, and bombastic speeches. I especially missed the speeches. Halfway between high school coach and preschool teacher, Chinese bureaucrats have a flair for the sentimental as motivation. Last week in England, I refueled my reservoir of rhetoric.