Uruguay’s Search For Oil, By Australian Experts, Bodes Well For Hopefully Finding Huge Deposits

News Analysis: An expectation of finding up to 902 Million Barrels of oil in just two exploration blocks, gives Uruguayans hope for ending oil imports. The Australian firm leading this exploration activity  is commencing to look for partners to share in this potential bonanza.  Uruguay’s search for oil, by Australian experts, bodes well for hopefully finding huge deposits heretofore unknown in this geography.

Uruguay’s well operated government, under President Jose Mujica, would have another large Natural Resource beyond timber, from which to export to other nations. Its certifying the Australians to search for the large deposits now is wise.

Upon their potential discoveries, the exact locations, depths, sizes, and quality of oil have to be determined; that will take some time. As production would commence, in several years thereafter (or perhaps sooner), world oil prices should have stabilized. Thus, oil investors would feel confident to capitalize future production development.

The 3.3+ million Uruguayans, in their 176,215 Km2 (68,036 Mi2) country, may begin enjoying abundant harvests of monies due to both their forward thinking government and the Intrepidness of some particular Australians.

Reality.

Reference: http://sputniknews.com/business/20150114/1016865368.html

★ Greece: When Following Other Nations’ Leaders Down A Steep Rocky Hillside, Make Sure They Do Not Suffer From Cataracts [Or Hidden Agendas]

News Analysis: The current on-going lethargy in World Economic Markets, which suffered a Real Estate Implosion in 2008 and now is undergoing a predicted Oil Price Implosion, is worsening; This from the current “Trade War” between American and European Union (EU) Members vis-à-vis Russia.

Beyond the current sufferings of ‘EU’ Member Greece (due principally to its former Government Blatant Mis-management and Political and Military Corruption at its highest levels) its Citizens now suffer from the aforementioned “Trade War”. As a Proviso for Greece: When following other Nations’ Leaders down a steep rocky hillside, make sure they do not suffer from cataracts (or Hidden Agendas). 

Hellas currently losing over $46+ Million Dollars in lost Produce Sales to Russia surely hurts even more in its not-even-tepid economy. As Greece has followed along with other Nations’ Leaders dictates, its citizens are suffering immeasurably. Which of these other leaders care? Surely not the leaders across the Atlantic Ocean;  Nor any of those to its West. 

Rather than the Politicians in Athens blindly following along and thereby punishing their voters, Real Leadership is needed at this immediate moment in time. Others to the West may have Hidden Agendas.

That which will ease Hellas Citizens’ financial suffering and  allow for partial debt forgiveness by creditors is a plan which should immediately be negotiated and employed. The idea that its $300+/- Billion Dollars in debt can be repaid is a mere Hologram of Financial Fantasy ideated by ‘Sharks’. Other Nations have had large debt forgiveness actions realized. Why not now with Greece?

While the current debt situation is being dealt with, Greeks need to show “Sophia” and, if necessary, tell the Americans and other ‘EU’ Leaders: “‘Oxi”!; “Then exo xpimata”.

Others should be aware: as for the Country’s dealings with Russia: Greeks, did,  do, and will consider Russians as Brothers.

Different countries are also feeling the Economic Pain created by this foolishly designed Trade War, while various other Nations are benefitting handsomely. Hopefully, logic will prevail in this Financial Debacle; Hopefully the ‘EU’ relents.

The only one’s that have not Personally felt any financial pain are the American and ‘EU’ leaders who planned this Cabal. 

Interesting: Even the Country, over which this scheme was allegedly based, is far worse off today than it was before the plotters commenced their machinations three years+ years ago.

Reality.

Reference: http://sputniknews.com/business/20150112/1016812560.html

☆ American “Frackers”: Bankers, Brokers, And Investors Can Feel “Seismic” Tremors In The Oil Bubble

News Analysis: The much vaunted “American Oil Fracking Technology” which the Mass Media loves to extol, is now being confronted with World Oil Over-Supply Realities. For American Frackers: Bankers, Brokers, and Investors can feel “seismic” tremors in the Oil Bubble.

Middle East Oil Producers (MEOPs), to their credit, did not cut oil production (as the “Masters of the Universe” for Oil, had forecasted). Instead, they are letting the “Law of Supply and Demand” burn out the vestiges of ‘Oil Frackers and Fracking’ around the globe. Since the “Lifted” costs from traditional oil production methodologies are considerably less, these ‘MEOPs’ can merely continue doing what they have done for decades; This, while the “American Technology Frackers” ‘Bite the Dust’ one by one in seriatim fashion.

Some International Businessmen are in amazement that Bankers, Brokers, and Small Investors were so naively sure about the anticipated behavior of ‘MEOPs’, that they had placed over an estimated $200 Billion Dollars with the ‘Frackers’; now they will feel the Oil Bubble Tremors (before it bursts). So much for the cost of arrogance.

We, at JSPP, had predicted the Reality of Oil Bubble Bursting long ago (even before the Mass Media jumped on the Pro-Fracking Bandwagon). Why? Because the “Law of Supply and Demand” in Commerce, is Inviolate!

Traditional Oil Suppliers typically have lower ‘Lifted Costs’ than ‘Frackers’; this, along with a ready supply of oil that they can send to market at a reduced price. The ‘MEOPs’ logic (with their ‘Deep Financial Pockets’): “These lower prices may be somewhat uncomfortable for our economies, but it is NOT FATAL to our operations”; as is the case for many ‘Frackers’. As the ‘MEOPs’ provide more and more oil, there will be logarithmic damage to the ‘Frackers’.

As the estimated $200 Billion Dollars in loans to ‘Frackers’ becomes due, and is not paid, the tremors felt in the American Oil Business will migrate throughout the economy. Since the price of Oil could go as low as $22 to $28 Dollars a barrel, one thing is for certain, many people filling up their cars with gasoline, at American Gas Stations, will have smiles on their faces.

As for the Bankers, Brokers, and Investors, who ‘bit’, was not it reported that ‘Fracking Can Cause Seisms’?

Reality.

Reference: http://rt.com/business/220619-shale-debt-us-companies/

Investments in 2014: All That Glittered Was Not Gold [But Brown And Black]

News Analysis: Coffee was the Investment Return Leader for the year, thanks to changing weather conditions and increased customer demand for the brew. If one looks carefully, he or she will see that as to Investments in 2014: All that glittered was not gold [but brown and black].

It is interesting to note that most commodities nose-dived in the on-going World-Wide Economic Slump, as did many financial instruments of many types.

Low interest rates allowed many corporations to borrow funds for repurchase of their stocks; thus boosting their prices. Since there is really little, in terms of economic prosperity, of demand for manufacturer’s goods, one can see an artificial economic bubble growing in size and based on mere holograms [for current Stock Markets]. Stock Markets love ‘Freiers’.

In 2015, as we have stated previously, Commercial Aircraft Manufacturers will have had their “Golden Fleece” taken from them i.e., the high prices of Aviation Fuel. Along with this, the Sukhoi Superjet 100 Aircraft, with Italy’s Alenia Aermacchi,  [which is currently Aviation Agencies’ Certified and flying] will cut into “Single Aisle” Jet Sales of the two Major Airframes. At approximately 35-40 percent of cost to Airlines, why pay more?

 Along with this, the Chinese Single Aisle, C919, was just Chinese Aviation Agency Certified, and will cut into the grossly profitable sales manufactured by the other Major Airframes.

Downstream, the Chinese/Russian Joint COMAC 929, 290 Passenger Jet, and COMAC 939, 390 Passengers Jet are being developed. The availability of funding for these projects by Chinese and Russian interests does NOT bode well for the existing two Major Airframes. Both, will “Pooh-Pooh” any suggestion of their losing market share [and huge profits]; they will probably seek government [surreptitious] interventions  to reduce the threats. Since America’s greatest monetary export manufacturer will be affected, International Businessmen can sit back and watch the machinations occur as Washington Politicians get desperate.

The long term outlook for both Major Airframes is one of high profit unsustainablility. The estimated $20,000,000.00 the aforementioned Airframe allegedly receives in Local, State, and Federal Grants PER AIRCRAFT, will help attenuate the pain perhaps.

Long term, a strong “Short Position” is warranted by International Businessmen and may be considered.

In 2015. we suggest focusing on Food for Seven Billion+ World Inhabitants; EVERYONE MUST EAT.

Conjoined with this idea, is that Climate Change should be carefully evaluated for geographic realities in regards to droughts,  rainfalls, severe weather, etc. thus affecting global food production.

There are other key areas in which to focus one’s evaluations and monies on for 2015 and beyond. To those who consult with us, we will be more than happy to share our analyses. To those who have obviously listened to their Financial Bankers, Brokers, and Gurus, we can only say: The Losing Investments outnumbered the Winners by a substantial margin. These ‘Masters of the Universe’ fates for 2014, in following the herd, have already been sealed, unfortunately for them.

Reality. 

Reference: http://rt.com/business/219187-coffee-price-oil-gold/

Greetings To Each of You For 2015

James S. Priamos Productions, Inc. States to Our Global News & Analysis World-Wide Readers: Greetings To Each Of You For 2015 

We want to thank all of you for the keen interest you have evidenced in 2014 in reading our many Articles about Business, International Commerce, International Relations, Scientific Matters, and Success Attributes (which have been proven over time). The Citizens in well over 100 Countries scrutinized what we said, so, our ‘Roadmap’ Is Clear: Continue to tell it, as we judge it, Reality is the Truth.

2015, is a Year we predict, will be of much International Economic Upheaval (to a degree not witnessed in many decades). As such, we wish to offer the following ‘Real World’ suggestions for evading Business and Economic “Mine Fields”:

  1. Governments have ‘ Associations’ with other Governments”. These are not necessarily ‘permanent’ relationships. They can change as their Political Leaders find ‘greater offerings’ elsewhere. Witness; Russia’s historical assistance, financial and otherwise, with  Ukraine. ‘Greater offerings’ [but not delivered] enticed the ‘Current usurped Leadership’ into the arms of the “West”. Presently, the current Ukraine Government Leaders, one would suspect, would be wondering how Western Promises turned out to be mere holograms.
  2. The Walls Have Ears” (so do ALL Electronic Methods of Communication). The vaunted abilities of the U.S. National Security Agency are unparalleled in its ability to eavesdrop on 210+/- Countries’ Citizens in the World. As such, if you want to keep something secret, communicate physically face-to-face with others, in a discrete location away from others’ ability to hear or see.
  3.  “Keep your ear to the ground if you want to hear the approach of a herd of Buffalo”, the old Indian Adage, is also appropriate today. Listen carefully to what is being broadcast in the Mass Media, and you will hear which way the financial masses are moving. Make your moves accordingly.
  4. Trust, But Verify” all that is important for you. This, as well as all those people who have access to assets, information, monies, and relationships with whom you deal.
  5. To Receive Loyalty, You Must First Give Loyalty” is a premise we have maintained from ‘Day One’. People are untrusting, which is basically sound. As such, they need to learn that they will benefit from associating with you. The quickest way to commence the process is to be loyal to them in the beginning. If they are of good Character, they will respond in kind. If not, who needs them?
  6. Sleep With One Eye Open” is what Principals must do if they want to survive for the long term. Always, assume that others want what assets you have. Due to the fact that they will try to get them one way or another; STAY ALERT [“Even While Sleeping”].
  7. Be Intrepid In What You Do”. Adversities can destroy one or make one stronger. “Play out the hands” dealt to you as best you can; but stay determined in achieving your end goal. If you stick with it long enough and wise enough, Fate, will deal you “Four Aces” in your hand. This we have witnessed time and again.
  8. Fly Straight” with ALL of those with whom you deal. DOUBLE-CROSS NO ONE, EVER! Let others be Fools, not you.
  9.  “A Country Is As Good As It Citizens, Not As Good As Its Leaders.” To have suspicions about possible “Hidden Agendas” of a Political Leader is Wise; especially when his or her “Credentials” are not open to public scrutiny.  Does he or she really represent the voters, or of his or her “Handlers”?
  10. Watch The Money” because most relationships are evidenced through monetary movements. If, for example, an important Nation’s Leader immediately spends billions of dollars the first thirty days in office, consider that person to be owned by those receiving the funds or those above the recipients.
  11. A Mosaic Is Made Up Of Many Small Tiles”. Think and analyze to ‘Connect the dots’ of: Corporations, Individuals, and Nations inter-relationships. If you have done so correctly, a beautiful picture emerges which explains cabals, plots, schemes, or subterfuges [take your pick].   As you gain experience and success in this ‘Art’ you will find it priceless. Many people will pay you handsomely for this skill developed over time.

We hope that the aforementioned eleven suggestions assist you to become more successful in 2015.

As always, we are available for Consultations as to your Subject Needs in a vast array of Business, Economic, International Commerce, Manufacturing and/or Scientific Pursuits.

We are the ‘Affordable Alternative’ for you to ‘Get It Correct’. We Tell It, As We See It.

Contact us in writing on your Letterhead.

Best regards.  

U.S. National Security Agency (NSA): Has The Technical Capability Of Monitoring 193+ Countries’ Citizens; Because It Can, It Does

News Analysis: The impressive World Monitoring Capabilities of the NSA appears to be beyond the capacities of other Countries to interdict for the Privacy Protection of their citizens. As a result, the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has the technical capability of monitoring 193+ Countries’ citizens; because it can, it does.

It is interesting to note that this Hegemonic Attitude of Washington, D.C., towards other Nations is scantily addressed by the World Mass Media. In fact, it takes the strength of a Brazilian President, Ms. Dilma Rousseff to specifically object to both Privacy Invasion as well as alleged physical intrusion by NSA into the Sovereign Nation of Brazil. One must ask: “What vocal opposition is emanating from other so-called ‘World Leaders’ concerning NSA Right to Privacy transgressions of their countries?” These ‘Leaders’ are as noisy as leaves blowing in the breeze.

Some Political Scientists are of the opinion that the ‘Invasion’ by the NSA into the Territories of other Nations, is tantamount to ‘Military Over-run’ today( as was the WW II ‘Axis’ in the late 1930’s and 1940’s using physical troops). To some, this thought is very frightful: “An Invasion Remotely” (which it certainly is) by a “Privacy Ignoring” U.S. entity directed by the White House. For honest American Citizens, this thought is distasteful, to people of other Nations, it is abhorrent. .

Encrypting electronic data, or establishing another form of Internet?; both would merely slow down the Electronic Deciphering of NSA. It CERTAINLY would not stop it (it is too advanced). Pressure has to be put on this ‘Entity’ through the United Nations and other Multi-National Organizations  such as BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa). Beyond that, an IMMEDIATE cessation of purchasing Goods and Services from American companies who have been directly complicit or supportive of Personal Privacy Intrusions by the NSA. For these large corporations, “Their days will not be Sunny, when customers take away their Money”. Let these corporations apply pressure to their “Lackeys in D.C. ” for correction.

America needs political leaders who are genuinely enamored by the ‘Founding Fathers’ construction of the U.S. Constitution; a Document meant to prevent harassment of America’s Citizenry by their own Government. To date, it does not appear that many such leaders are performing towards this result (who are in “The District of Columbia”). 

The “Over-sight” by the U.S. Government to the NSA practices is laughable, many people say; “Foxes guarding the Hen House” is more suitable, loyal Americans think.

Reality.

Reference: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-24/spy-agency-to-release-reports-documenting-surveillance-errors.html

★ Nicaragua Commences Cross-Country Canal Construction: Canal Shipping Rate Competition Will Ensue, As Well As Will Shipping Companies’ Efficiencies To Help World Trade

News Analysis: At the close of 2014, Chinese Investors have joined with their Nicaraguan counter-parts to begin work on the $50 Billion Dollar Nicaraguan Canal. Since Nicaragua commences cross-country canal construction: Canal Shipping Rate Competition will ensue, as well as will Shipping Companies’ Efficiencies to help World Trade. The advanced-looking Chinese will have helped to assure development of Central America by this project. 

This 278 kilometer (172 mile) canal will allow super-heavy ships of up to 400,000 tons to traverse Central America. It will be 30 meters (98 feet) in depth. With an anticipated 2019 completion date, less costly freight rates of approximately 30% should be realized. Proceeding from Brito to Punta Gorda, Nicaragua, 5,000 estimated vessels may traverse this canal.

To those people of Nicaragua, who have a very low standard of living, this project will be very helpful, immediately and in the future. Construction will employ an estimated 50,000 people who will work on this project. 

Nicaraguans, as People of their Tropical Environment, will now have the Financial Resources to help the Flora and Fauna with which they live, daily. This secondary benefit of having Capital with which to deal with Environmental Issues is essential in the Real World.

“Fashionable Environmentalists” who abhor development of geographic areas in which they do not live, should open up their wallets and donate significant monies to such important subjects; mere decrying vocalizations about World Developments are as valuable as another grain of sand on a large beach.

Reality.

Reference: http://rt.com/business/216943-nicaragua-project-canal-construction/

Confidence Games: If Two And Two Add Up To Five, Investors Are In Trouble

News Analysis: An Istanbul, Turkey, Currency Trader, of apparent British origins, is suspected of bilking his clients for more than 130 Million Pounds ($200 Million Dollars). Using various charades, he communicated to his unfortunate investors that he was not able to pay them back  their monies. Now, this apparent  British “Bernie Madoff” style Trader made off with investors’ funds. They should have realized, in  Confidence Games: If two and two add up to five, Investors are in trouble.

We think that in 2015, many more Financial Deviances will be sprouting up like weeds on Wall Street. Accountants, Arbitrageurs, Bankers, Brokers, Fund Operators, (AABBFOs) etc. will be ‘hard-pressed’ in the forthcoming economy, which we foresee. Flimsy investment advice by self-interested “Professionals” will not be able to cope with then-present economic realities. Investors will lose billions of Euros in such investments; this, both due to fraud but also ineptness of judgement.

As always, we suggest: “Trust, But Verify”.

If you want Business and/or Investment Advice, seek out those Seasoned Professionals who put their Clients First, and they, Second. Beware of those “AABBFO” ‘Professionals’ who have the mentalities of Trollops. They will not give you a ‘Treat’ but a ‘Trick’.

Reality.

Reference: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11307920/Police-let-trader-at-centre-of-130m-con-slip-through-their-fingers.html

☆ Bermuda Casino Gambling; “Smell Tests” Are Not Required [Due To Sea Breeze]?

News Analysis: The Senate of Bermuda voted to allow for three Gaming Establishments on the island. First one would be built, then the next two would follow. During the Senate debate, the question of strengthening the proposed Casino Law to preclude miscreant behavior was suggested by some Senators. The other Senators thought such negative activities were covered already in Bermuda’s Criminal Code. The “Smell Test”  sought, was dispensed with by the majority.

It is interesting for International Businessmen, of which Bermuda has many, to note that the “Free Market Place” is hardly such. Bermuda Is To Have Casino Gambling; “Smell Tests” Are Not Required [Due To Sea Breeze]?

Internationally, there will always be the lurking “Shtarkers” who want to take advantage of the “Freiers” in all economic activities; the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) Scandal is just one example. Another example is the “Afternoon Gold Fixing Rate” in London.

One can find many examples of Accountants, Arbitrageurs, Bankers, Brokers, Fund Pool Managers, and others looking to ways to “Game the System”; the ‘Morality of the Marketplace” currently being a giant ‘Sinkhole’. “Smell Tests” can be very helpful to the Wise.

One should realize that while the aforementioned activities are actual, the adage to those who want to enter this melee is: “If you are afraid of receiving ‘fast ball pitches’, do not get up to the ‘plate’ to bat.”

Smart International Businessmen always ‘Sleep With One Eye Open”.

Reality.

Reference: http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141217/NEWS/141219734

★ Corrupt U.S. Government Employee? Is This Odor To Be Bottled And Sold As Expensive “Eau de Garbage”?

News Analysis: Allegations of corruption and ‘cover-ups’ by the former head of Procurement at the U.S. Veterans Administration [and her superiors]  and now a promotion to a more powerful job at the U.S. Treasury is questionable. Typical denials of any wrong-doing by legal counsel is to be expected; it is getting paid by the alleged perpetrator. Denials by her superiors at the Veterans Administration of any cover-ups is more troubling. The historical shoddy performances regarding Veterans Care is deplorable, as reported widely in the Press. Now, it appears that the ‘Fix was in’ regarding this person, her ‘pals’, and her superiors, if the allegations are found to be true. Did all of them personally benefit from the business given to the Contractor?

The present ‘On-Books’ indebtedness of the U.S. Government of $18 Trillion has a certain percentage of corruption built into it, one may think. The exact amount will never be known. What is alleged to be known now is that the migration of Corruption from the Veterans Administration to the larger Treasury Department is tantamount to hard working tax-paying Americans asking: Corrupt U.S. Government Employee? Is this odor to be bottled and sold as Expensive “Eau de Garbage”?

For a Nation that is built on “Excellence”, to which Washington, D.C. Politicians allude, one can only opine: “All That Glitters Is Not Gold”.

As to ‘Top Executives’ anywhere, we suggest: “Trust, But Verify”.

Reality.

Reference: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/dec/15/treasury-procurement-chief-steered-contracts-to-fr/?page=1