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Two Precious Metals with a Compelling Supply-Demand Dynamic

Two Precious Metals with a Compelling Supply-Demand Dynamic | Microecconomics | Scoop.it
As readers of Investment Contrarians are probably well aware, precious metals have been hit hard this year. Along with the drop in the price of precious metals, mining stocks have also significantly declined in price.

Via Thomas Faltin
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Both platinum and palladium are in joint supply and that supply is threatened to be limited by strikes in one of the two countries where they're most commonly found, South Africa.

However, industrial demand will continue to rise, especially as hundreds of millions of people start driving cars. The supply-demand dynamic over the next decade is quite interesting for mining stocks in both of these precious metals

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Batista oil firm in bankruptcy

Batista oil firm in bankruptcy | Microecconomics | Scoop.it
OGX, the Brazilian oil and gas company controlled by the billionaire former speedboat racer Eike Batista, files for bankruptcy protection in Rio de Janeiro.
Ollie Metcalfe's insight:

The company has suffered poor output from its oil fields in Brazil, therefore meaning a fall in supply which has led to a loss of confidence among investors and creditors.

Analysts say the business model was based on securing loans to be paid back with oil that had not yet been produced.

Despite economic growth in Brasil in recent times this shows how businesses can fail if their factors of production don't work properly.

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Global Energy Subsidies Map -- National Geographic

Global Energy Subsidies Map -- National Geographic | Microecconomics | Scoop.it
Fossil-fuel subsidies are a growing fiscal burden that encourage wasteful consumption. See which countries have the largest subsidies around the world.

Nations are weighing phaseout of fossil fuel subsidies, a growing fiscal burden that ratchets up carbon dioxide emissions by encouraging wasteful oil, natural gas, and coal consumption. The largest subsidies are in developing countries, which spend more than $400 billion annually shielding their populations from high fuel prices. But oil industry tax breaks and other government measures in developed nations also subsidize fossil fuels, to the tune of $45 billion to $75 billion per year.

Click on the link for the interactive global map...


Via Lauren Moss
Ollie Metcalfe's insight:

Shows for fossil fuels, as well as having detrimental effects on the atmosphere also have a devastating effect on country's economy's by requiring the use of subsidies

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