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  1. FirstEnergy Refocuses on Regulated Operations

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    Fri, 26 Dec 2014

    establish a moat. We believe fossil fuel merchant power generation is a no-moat business because of its sensitivity to commodity prices . We believe nuclear merchant plants, representing approximately 40% of FirstEnergy's competitive power generation

  2. Hong Kong and China Gas Business Outlook Healthy; Upstream Business Still a Concern

    Commentary

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014

    2020, implying average annual growth of 15% between 2015 and 2020. We are somewhat cautious on the upstream projects as the company lacks operating experience, risk is higher - both operationally, and from commodity prices .

  3. A Continent of New Consumers

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    Sat, 20 Dec 2014

    saving rates; and unemployment rates above historical norms. Additionally, with dependence on natural resource commodity prices , African markets are often subject to economic shocks, which can have a meaningful impact on the local currencies

  4. Russia's Troubles Unlikely To Lead to Worldwide Contagion

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    Thu, 18 Dec 2014

    really hurt because of the low commodity prices , but we--as being a consumer ..... tend to benefit from the low commodity prices probably more than anybody ..... So, I think that the lower commodity prices tend to outweigh things. In

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    situations where a lot of economies really hurt because of the low commodity prices , but we--as being a consumer nation, there's no country with a higher consumption number--we tend to benefit from the low commodity prices probably more than anybody. And again, in 1998 when everybody else was having problems, the U.S. economy--of course, there was the Internet boom, so it's hard to sort things out--but the U.S. economy was doing pretty well. So, I think that the lower commodity prices tend to outweigh things. In the case of Europe, it might not quite be as benign. They'll benefit from the lower inflation
  5. Raising Seven Group's Uncertainty Rating to Very High from High

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    Wed, 17 Dec 2014

    continue to deteriorate with most mining companies operating under intense pressure amid an environment of falling commodity prices and extremely tight budgets. There does not appear to be any relief in the short term with contractors and suppliers

  6. Joy Global Reports 4Q and Fiscal 2014 Results, Weak Demand No Surprise; Maintaining FVE

    Commentary

    Wed, 17 Dec 2014

    quarter of fiscal 2013, continues to pay a dividend, and is still free cash flow positive. Calling Joy's market cyclical would be gross understatement, but we believe the firm continues to contend well with challenging commodity prices .

  7. REFILE-Australians, shunning coal, look to strike gold with ethical funds

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    Tue, 16 Dec 2014

    SYDNEY, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Increasingly controversial environmental issues in Australia and a global slump in commodity prices are putting pressure on Australia's A$1.8 trillion ($1.47 trillion) pension fund industry to adopt socially

  8. Australia shares close at 10-mth low as commodities drag resources

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    Tue, 16 Dec 2014

    SYDNEY, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Australian shares slid to a 10-month low on Tuesday as sunken commodity prices dragged resources stocks, while other industrial sectors pared losses because of their...

  9. Oil, Roil, and Turmoil

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    Mon, 15 Dec 2014

    Asia. The grim situation in Europe means we are likely to continue to see downward pressure on energy prices and commodity prices , including copper and other industrial metals. The situation in Europe is where we get to the turmoil portion of the current

  10. A Balanced Look at Equity, Fixed Income Fundamentals—and Oil Price Fears

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    Mon, 15 Dec 2014

    more manageable pace. More importantly, however, is that many energy-related securities now appear to discount commodity prices at or below the low end of our estimated long-term intrinsic value ranges. Although sentiment can turn exceedingly

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