Crude oil prices led stocks lower yesterday, but today are rebounding. There’s talk of lower U.S. output, stronger than expected demand in Asia and short covering ahead of the weekly inventory reports.
A key to investing in Russia is to focus on domestic areas of the market that are profitable and growing. While China’s urbanization gets a lot of attention today, in the case of the Soviet Union, urbanization happened back in the thirties.
Chesapeake Energy Corp. agreed to sell oil and natural-gas assets for $6.9 billion in a series of transactions that will narrow a cash-flow shortfall threatening to crimp the company’s drilling and production goals.