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By Robert Rapier on Oct 25, 2010 with 4 responses

Tourism Resorts and Oil Exploration in the Caspian Sea

The following guest analysis was written by the staff of Global Intelligence Report. ———————- SITUATION: One indirect consequence of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is the impact it may have on the financing of the many tourism projects that have sprouted along the Caspian Sea. Bordered clockwise from the North by Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Azerbaijan, and Russia, the Caspian Sea is one of the largest bodies of water and an object of strategic ambitions. Though the global financial crisis put many grandiose Caspian Sea tourism projects on hold, some of them are coming back to life, but investors should be alert to tourism trends, corruption, and unanswered questions about demand and potential profit. ANALYSIS: The magnitude of the consequences… Continue»