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- Where Oil Squeezes Through Straits and Canals
About half of the world’s total oil production of nearly 90 million barrels per day is transported over water, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Part of that journey includes tankers squeezing through narrow bodies of water called chokepoints. There are seven among several countries around the world, and each face different challenges, such as heavy traffic or piracy. Restricting the flow of oil through these channels can have significant consequences on our energy supply, resulting in price fluctuations.
- 10 Surprising Uses of Commodities
Commodities play an important role in our everyday lives—our houses are made of many resources, such as lumber and aluminum, and are heated with coal or natural gas. Read further to discover surprising uses of commodities in our daily lives.
- Presidential Elections Map 2012
As millions of people head to the polls, this year pivotal presidential elections are taking place around the world. To a varying extent, voters have the power to potentially change a country’s economic or political landscape.
- Surprising Stats on the Internet and Emerging Markets
With rising wealth in emerging markets in recent years, people across the globe have quickly acquired a taste for mobile phone and Internet technology. See 10 surprising facts in this slideshow.
- Gold Through the Ages—Civilization’s Love Affair with the Yellow Metal
This interactive gold timeline carries you through gold’s enduring path as a universal symbol of wealth.
- What's Driving Gold?
Learn why the critical drivers for gold are pointing in the same direction.
- The Other Half of Chindia
Many see India as a land of opportunity but the country must first overcome several hurdles before it’s judged on the same level with the likes of China. So we sent our research team to India to see what we could find.