shehab + oil   8 / Columnists / David Pilling - How being big helps and hinders China
If every Chinese person lived like an American, not only would there be a terrible shortage of Hawaiian shirts and loud trousers, but, according to the Earthwatch Institute, it would also mean raising global oil production by 20m barrels a day to 105m and increasing the output of grain and meat by between two-thirds and four-fifths.
ft  china  oil  pilling  economics 
october 2010 by shehab
A 'Downward Spiral': Gulf Region Real Estate in the Era of Cheap Oil - Knowledge@Wharton
"Dubai is a model for the region; as Dubai goes, so goes the perception of commerce and trust in commerce in the region," says Verma. "Dubai is built on entrepreneurship and innovation. These may sound like buzzwords, but it's actually true. They just had the world -- and investors -- build them a first-class city and infrastructure. So they will use this as a base to recreate themselves."
dubai  abudhabi  uae  economics  gcc  crisis  realestate  middleast  oil  saudi  wharton  economy 
march 2009 by shehab
The Oil Drum
Discussions about Energy and Our Future
economics  blogs  oil  energy  oildrum 
february 2009 by shehab
Hoover Institution - Policy Review - The Optimistic Thought Experiment
The Optimistic Thought Experiment by Peter A. Thiel.
In the long run, there are no good bets against globalization.
hoover  institution  thiel  peter  policy  review  economics  globalization  optimistic  thought  experiment  tech  technology  bubble  libertarian  history  oil  philosophy  politics 
september 2008 by shehab
How Arab Countries Are Coping with Globalization - Knowledge@Wharton
wharton's howard pack on the opportunities and challenges facing the arab world.
middleeast  economics  wharton  oil  globalization  arab  demography 
april 2008 by shehab

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