Офшор http://so-l.ru/tags/show/ofshor Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:59:50 +0300 <![CDATA[KNOT Offshore Partners beats on revenue]]> http://so-l.ru/news/y/2018_02_20_knot_offshore_partners_beats_on_revenue Wed, 06 Jun 2018 00:15:10 +0300 <![CDATA[KNOT Offshore Partners declares $0.52 dividend]]> http://so-l.ru/news/y/2018_01_16_knot_offshore_partners_declares_0_52_di Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:34:01 +0300 <![CDATA[Британия выдавливает российских богачей]]> Число запросов на покупку жилья в России от проживающих за границей граждан РФ подскочило в конце прошлого года, а сумма,...]]> http://so-l.ru/news/y/2018_04_03_britaniya_vidavlivaet_rossiyskih_bogachey Tue, 03 Apr 2018 12:56:06 +0300 <![CDATA[Сумма равна нулю. Как Магомедовы играли в Илона Маска]]> http://so-l.ru/news/y/2018_04_03_summa_ravna_nulyu_kak_magomedovi_igrali Tue, 03 Apr 2018 10:00:00 +0300 <![CDATA[ФСБ полгода следила за бизнесом братьев Магомедовых]]> http://so-l.ru/news/y/2018_04_03_fsb_polgoda_sledila_za_biznesom_bratev Tue, 03 Apr 2018 07:40:56 +0300 <![CDATA[Giants of the seas]]> http://so-l.ru/news/y/2018_04_03_giants_of_the_seas Tue, 03 Apr 2018 02:08:16 +0300 <![CDATA[Reaping the wind with the biggest turbines ever made]]> http://so-l.ru/news/y/2018_04_03_reaping_the_wind_with_the_biggest_turbin Tue, 03 Apr 2018 02:08:16 +0300 <![CDATA[«Сумму» писали полгода]]> http://so-l.ru/news/y/2018_04_03_summu_pisali_polgoda Tue, 03 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0300 <![CDATA[The Problem With A State-Cartel Economy: Prices Rise, Wages Don't]]> Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog,

The vise will tighten until something breaks. It could be the currency, it could be the political status quo, it could be the credit/debt system - or all three.

The problem with an economy dominated by state-enforced cartels and quasi-monopolies is that prices rise (since cartels can push higher costs onto the consumer) but wages don't (since cartels can either dominate local labor markets or engage in global wage arbitrage: offshore jobs, move to lower-wage states, etc.)

Think about the major expenses of the typical household: Internet, telephony, cable and other digital services: cartels. Airlines: cartel. Healthcare insurance, providers and Big Pharma: cartels. Defense weaponry: cartel. Higher education and student loans: cartels. Mortgages: cartel. And so on.

The economy is now dominated by two consequences of state-enforced cartels:

1. High profits / high incomes for the owners and managers at the top who reap most of the gains of the cartel: high-income individuals pay most of the income taxes and fund most of the political class's campaign contributions. No wonder the political class insures that the state protects cartels from competition: it's called self-interest.

2. Debt. i.e. credit for consumers, so they can continue to borrow more to pay the ever-higher costs of living.

But debt has a cost, too, and even at low rates of interest, eventually the interest on ever-larger mountains of debt crimps households' spending and their ability to borrow more.

When consumers aren't earning more and can no longer borrow more to support additional consumption, consumption and the rate of new debt expansion both decline, guaranteeing recession.

Cartels don't really have competition, and so there is no pressure to lower costs; cartels have no incentives to innovate in ways that radically reduce costs and improve their services. Consumers see this most dramatically in healthcare and higher education, where costs just keep rising year after year.

If consumers can't borrow more to pay higher costs, then cartels lobby for the government to pay their rising costs via deficit spending, i.e. the government borrows more to fund the cartels.

Now that students are over-indebted, the higher education/lending cartels are demanding that the government pay the students' debts, so neither cartel suffers any decline in income/profits.

Since competition would threaten profits and higher prices, cartels buy political influence to protect their rackets. Politicos, always desperate to raise millions for their permanent campaigns for re-election, are happy to comply.

The only output of this system is higher public and private debt taken on to pay the rising prices imposed by cartels, and stagnation as wages no longer enable the bottom 80% of consumers to keep up with ever-higher prices.

The vise will tighten until something breaks. It could be the currency, it could be the political status quo, it could be the credit/debt system--or all three.

Here's a chart of the net result of a financialized state-cartel economy: the politicos skimming fortunes in campaign contributions love it, and the protected cartel insiders skimming the nation's wealth love it, too. Well let's see, that's all the important people, so what's not to like?

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http://so-l.ru/news/y/2018_04_02_zerohedge_alternative_view_on_facts Mon, 02 Apr 2018 23:45:00 +0300
<![CDATA[Interior announces region-wide OCS gulf Lease Sale 251]]> The US Department of the Interior announced plans to hold a Gulf of Mexico region-wide oil and gas lease sale on Aug. 15 offering 77.3 million acres offshore Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida. Lease Sale 251, which would include all unleased areas in the gulf, would be the third held under the 2017-22 federal OCS leasing program, officials said.

http://so-l.ru/news/y/2018_04_02_interior_announces_region_wide_ocs_gulf Mon, 02 Apr 2018 20:04:00 +0300
<![CDATA[Суд арестовал облигации на счетах двух офшоров в Промсвязьбанке на 6 млрд руб]]> http://so-l.ru/news/y/2018_04_02_sud_arestoval_obligacii_na_schetah_dvuh_o Mon, 02 Apr 2018 18:07:00 +0300 <![CDATA[Суд арестовал облигации на счетах двух офшоров в Промсвязьбанке на сумму 6 млрд руб]]> http://so-l.ru/news/y/2018_04_02_rusbonds_obligacii_v_ros_sud_arestoval_o Mon, 02 Apr 2018 17:58:00 +0300 <![CDATA[СМИ: оперативники полгода отслеживали звонки и переписку Магомедовых]]> Оперативники ФСБ и МВД в течение полугода отслеживали телефонные разговоры и переписку в сети братьев Магомедовых, передает РБК со ссылкой на свои источники.

Также представители правоохранительных органов сделали порядка сотни запросов через Интерпол в государства, где могут быть размещены офшоры владельцев группы «Сумма». Собеседник СМИ заявил, что стражам порядка ясна «основная схема хищения, вывода и обналичивания денег».

«Компании, имеющие отношение к братьям Магомедовым, выигрывали тендеры на реализацию того или иного проекта, затем привлекали к его финансированию бюджетные средства, увеличивали стоимость проекта и раскидывали деньги по фиктивным подрядчикам, завышая стоимость работ», – утверждает источник издания.

Напомним, 31 марта суд арестовал братьев Магомедовых и их партнера по бизнесу Артура Максидова. Их обвиняют в создании преступной группировки и хищении 2,5 млрд рублей.

http://so-l.ru/news/y/2018_04_02_smi_operativniki_polgoda_otslezhivali_zv Mon, 02 Apr 2018 16:38:52 +0300
<![CDATA[Eni (E) to Expand Footprint in Mexico With Block 28 Rights]]> Eni SpA E, along with partner Lukoil, has won rights to Block 28 in the Cuenca Salina Basin, offshore Mexico. The company received the rights to the new block during the first international competitive bid round — Ronda 3 — from the National Hydrocarbons Commission or Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (“CNH”).

Eni, as an operator, has a stake of 75% in the license, while Lukoil holds the remaining 25%. The first international competitive bid round offered blocks located in water depths between 20 and 500 meters.

Eni holds stakes in other licenses in the Cuenca Salina Basin. The company holds a 100% stake in Area 1, where it encountered about 2 billion barrels of hydrocarbon. A Plan of Development (PoD) has already been submitted for the approval of the local authorities relating to development of the discovered resources. Additionally, Eni operates four other exploration and production blocks in the Cuenca Salina Basin —  Block 7, Block 10, Block 14 and Block 24 — where the company holds 45%, 100%, 60% and 65%, respectively.

The award of the new license in the Cuenca Salina Basin allows Eni to expand in a new core area with considerable operational synergies in the country.

Eni’s presence in Mexico dates back to 2006 and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Eni Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., was established in 2015.

About Eni

Eni with its consolidated subsidiaries is engaged in oil and gas, electricity generation, petrochemicals, oilfield services as well as engineering industries. The company’s major business segments are Exploration and Production (E&P), Gas and Power and Refining and Marketing. The company conducts its major exploration and production activities for hydrocarbons.

Price Performance

Eni’s shares have gained 5.1% in the last three months, against the industry’s 5.7% decline.


Zacks Rank & Key Picks

Eni carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

A few better-ranked players in the same sector are Continental Resources, Inc CLR, Pioneer Natural Resources Company PXD and Concho Resources Inc CXO. All three stocks sport a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

Continental Resources is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company. It delivered an average positive earnings surprise of 64.9% over the last four quarters.

Headquartered at Irving, TX, Pioneer Natural Resources Company is an independent oil and gas exploration and production entity. It pulled off an average beat of 66.92% in the trailing four quarters.

Concho Resources is an independent oil and natural gas company. It delivered a positive surprise of 48.9% during the same time frame.

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http://so-l.ru/news/y/2018_04_02_eni_e_to_expand_footprint_in_mexico_wi Mon, 02 Apr 2018 16:02:00 +0300
<![CDATA[02.04.2018 16:00 : Стали известны новые подробности задержания владельцев группы «Сумма» Зиявудина и Магомеда Магомедовых]]> Оперативники вели за ними слежку почти полгода.

Братья находились под, так называемым техническим контролем: отслеживались их телефонные разговоры и интернет-переписка. Об этом рассказал РБК источник в следственном департаменте МВД и подтвердили в центральном аппарате ФСБ. По их данным, обыски в группе «Сумма» и задержание планировалось провести 25 марта, но следователи решили «доработать часть материалов дела». «Активная фаза мероприятий» началась, когда стало известно, что подозреваемый планирует выехать за рубеж. Настаивавший на аресте фигурантов следователь говорил в суде, что братья 31 марта собирались лететь в Майами. Зиявудин тогда объяснил, что планировал вернуться через 10 дней.

Собеседники издания также сообщили, что следственные действия проходили в 25 регионах, в том числе в дочерних структурах группы «Сумма» и в компаниях-партнерах. Кроме того, было отправлено более 100 запросов через Интерпол в полиции стран, где могут находиться оффшоры, связанные с Магомедовыми. Отмечается, что «основная схема хищения, вывода и обналичивания денег» уже известна.

Братьев Магомедовых обвиняют в мошенничестве в особо крупном размере и организации преступного сообщества. 31 марта Тверской суд Москвы арестовал их на два месяца. Они отправлены в СИЗО «Лефортово».

http://so-l.ru/news/y/2018_04_02_02_04_2018_16_00_stali_izvestni_novie Mon, 02 Apr 2018 16:00:00 +0300
<![CDATA[Суд отвернулся от сутяги Потаниной]]> http://so-l.ru/news/y/2018_04_02_sud_otvernulsya_ot_sutyagi_potaninoy Mon, 02 Apr 2018 15:42:09 +0300 <![CDATA[Bahrain announces its biggest oil discovery since 1932]]> ]]> http://so-l.ru/news/y/2018_04_02_cnn_money_markets_bahrain_announc Mon, 02 Apr 2018 15:05:04 +0300 <![CDATA[Trump endorses states’ rights — but only when he agrees with the state]]>

The Trump administration is all in favor of states’ rights. Except when it’s not.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions brushed aside state autonomy to sue California over its so-called sanctuary policies that shield undocumented immigrants from deportation. He also unleashed federal prosecutors to go after marijuana businesses in the states that have legalized cannabis sales.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is butting heads with governors in coastal states over his agency’s plan to open federal waters to offshore drilling.

And Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told states they lacked the authority to crack down on predatory practices by some of the nation’s largest student loan companies.

President Donald Trump wouldn’t be the first Republican to pay lip service to states’ rights as a presidential candidate and then to govern quite differently, but the disconnect is especially jarring because he has been so vocal about the issue. Trump declared in his inaugural address that “we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another, or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the American people.”

He made an even more direct commitment when he first met the nation’s governors, pledging to “make states the laboratories of democracy once again.”

Advocates of robust state authority say they’re disappointed but not surprised.

“It’s one thing when they’re not in power, and another once they come into power,” said Clark Neily of the libertarian Cato Institute.

Most egregious, Neily argued, is the Trump administration’s targeting of laws legalizing marijuana for recreational use passed by eight states and the District of Columbia. More than 20 more states now permit limited use of medical marijuana under certain circumstances.

“The states and people moving in one direction and the federal government moving in another,” he said. “That’s exactly what the Founding Fathers” wanted to prevent with a federalist system.

Of course, from the earliest days of the American experiment, states have pushed back against administrations of all ideological stripes that were trying to impose their views. The perpetual tug of war between the federal and state governments, addressed only generally in the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, has created reams of case law. And the challenges continue: Republican-led states brought dozens of suits against former President Barack Obama’s administration, whether over new limits on smog, bathroom access for transgender students or the mandate that most Americans carry health insurance.

But in Trump’s administration, it’s not just Democratic state attorneys general and governors who are challenging the orders.

Sen. Cory Gardner, Republican of Colorado, clashed with the attorney general of his own party after Sessions, in January, rolled back Obama’s policy of noninterference with states that legalized marijuana. Gardner railed against the decision on the Senate floor as “a trampling of Colorado’s rights, its voters” and vowed to block Trump’s nominees to the Justice Department over the issue, though he has since released his hold on several nominees.

DeVos’ move in March to shield companies that collect federal student loans from state crackdowns on abusive practices drew objections from nearly half the nation’s attorneys general — several Republicans among them.

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman slammed the policy as “attempted federal overreach.” The Trump administration, she said in a statement to POLITICO, “simply does not have the authority to unilaterally preempt the right of states to protect their citizens from student loan servicers and debt collectors who violate state consumer protection law.”

Even the National Governors Association, a nonpartisan organization representing governors of both parties, urged DeVos to reconsider the decision. The group said it is concerned that DeVos’ Education Department “is heading in a direction that runs counter to the principles of collaborative federalism governors presented to Congress."

Zinke also is finding it difficult is to balance the administration's talk of states’ rights with Trump’s desire to open federal land and waters to oil and gas drilling.

Governors from nearly every state along the Atlantic and Pacific have asked him to take their coasts out of Interior’s five-year offshore drilling plan, saying drilling could hurt their tourism and fishing economies.

Zinke met with the governors of California, South Carolina and other states to discuss the matter. But so far the only state that he has given a pass to is Florida, led by Gov. Rick Scott, who is a political ally of Trump’s.

Zinke said he included all federal waters in the proposal to “start a discussion” on the best way to develop U.S. energy. But critics have argued the process resembles a reality TV show, with states waiting to find out whether they will be selected.

“Secretary Zinke is also playing a political game in choosing where to drill,” Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee ranking member Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) said during a March 13 hearing on Trump’s 2019 budget proposal. “The secretary’s decision for a last-minute exemption for Florida, while ignoring opposition from at least 10 other states, I think makes this process seem very arbitrary and capricious.”

The Trump administration also showed no tolerance for arguments about state autonomy when it sued California in March over its so-called sanctuary policies, the latest legal action to target jurisdictions that shield undocumented immigrants from deportation.

When Sessions announced the lawsuit during a March 7 speech in Sacramento, he stressed the sanctity of federal law, which he called “the supreme law of the land.”

“There is no nullification. There is no secession,” Sessions said. “Open borders is a radical, irrational idea that cannot be accepted.”

In an ironic turn, the Trump lawsuit follows the blueprint of an Obama-era challenge to a 2010 Arizona immigration law — a challenge Republicans fiercely opposed. The Obama administration had sued to block the law known as SB 1070, which would have required immigrants to carry proof of legal status, increased penalties around hiring and harboring undocumented immigrants, and — perhaps most notably — required law enforcement to determine a person’s immigration status during a lawful stop.

At the time, Arizona Republicans lashed out at the Obama Justice Department for interfering with the state’s ability to enforce immigration laws.

“The American people must wonder whether the Obama administration is really committed to securing the border when it sues a state that is simply trying to protect its people by enforcing immigration law,” Sen. John McCain and former Sen. Jon Kyl said in a written statement.

Besides its lawsuit against California, Trump’s Justice Department has also threatened to withhold federal grants from jurisdictions that hinder immigration enforcement. A federal judge in Chicago temporarily blocked that policy nationwide in September, however.

Of course, what an administration critic sees as an infringement on state sovereignty, a supporter could view as an important federal role.

Trump’s and the GOP’s push for nationwide reciprocity for concealed carry gun permits, for instance, would tie states’ hands when it comes to policing exactly how guns are carried across their borders. But some supporters argue that it’s precisely the federal government’s role to protect constitutional rights, such as the ability to carry a firearm across state lines.

House Republicans in December passed legislation that would require all states to recognize a concealed carry permit issued by any other state. The measure, a top priority of the National Rifle Association and opposed by most Democrats, is meant to make it simpler and easier for Americans to carry concealed firearms anywhere in the country.

The bill, which now faces much tougher odds in the Senate, effectively requires cities and states with stricter gun laws to recognize concealed carry permits issued by jurisdictions with lax requirements.

Robert Verbruggen, deputy managing editor of the conservative National Review, wrote that the policy amounted to “federal overreach,” arguing Congress shouldn’t federalize an issue that’s better left to states.

“It is the states rather than the federal government that should decide the question of reciprocity,” Verbruggen wrote. “State legislators know the reasoning behind their own permitting regimes, and thus are well-equipped to decide which other states’ policies are similar enough to justify recognizing their permits.”

Ted Hesson and Ben Lefebvre contributed to this report.

http://so-l.ru/news/y/2018_04_02_trump_endorses_states_rights_but_only Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:00:30 +0300
<![CDATA[Хомутынник задекларировал более 130 млн гривен доходов в 2017]]> Сопредседатель депутатской группы "Партия "Видродження" в Верховной раде Украины Виталий Хомутынник за 2017 год получил 136,4 млн гривен доходов. Соответствующие данные опубликованы в Едином государственном реестре деклараций.

Согласно документу, его доходы за 2017 год состоят из 249 тыс. гривен зарплаты, 10,8 млн гривен процентов от вклада в "Укрсоцбанке", 2,3 млн гривен - от вклада в ОТП Банке. Кроме того, он продал недвижимости на 66 млн гривен, а также получил 50,3 млн гривен дивидендов. Его супруга получила за год 1,5 млн гривен зарплаты и 11,2 млн гривен в качестве подарка от мужа.

Также Хомутынник указал вклады 43,6 млн гривен в ОТП Банке и 11,9 млн гривен в "Укрсоцбанке". Наличными супруги хранят более 1 млн гривен и 32 тыс. долларов. Он также за прошлый год дал в долг 344,3 млн гривен, 200 тыс. долларов и 700 тыс. евро. Хомутынники владеют домом под Киевом, и двумя квартирами в столице. Отметим, нардеп является бенефициаром около 40 компаний, в том числе офшоров.

Напомним, ранее лидер фракции "Оппозиционного блока" в Верховной раде Юрий Бойко задекларировал более 9 млн гривен доходов за прошлый год, в том числе доходы супруги в размере 8,65 млн гривен.


http://so-l.ru/news/y/2018_04_02_homutinnik_zadeklariroval_bolee_130_mln Mon, 02 Apr 2018 11:09:01 +0300
<![CDATA[Финансовая пирамида, в чем отличие от сетевого маркетинга, основные понятия]]> http://so-l.ru/news/y/2018_04_02_finansovaya_piramida_v_chem_otlichie_ot_se Mon, 02 Apr 2018 09:09:30 +0300 <![CDATA[Continuous pack-off inflow control device lowers water cut in trial offshore China]]> ]]> http://so-l.ru/news/y/2018_04_02_continuous_pack_off_inflow_control_devic Mon, 02 Apr 2018 08:00:00 +0300