Shorts down in todays declaration list by 0.07% to 7.67%, That's a reduction of about 9.7m shares, all attributable to Key Group, down from 1.25% (achieved on 10/10/2017 declared on 12/10/2017) to 1.18% (achieved on 11/10/2017 declared on 13/10/2017), both apparently trailing the FCA time limit for declaration by one day. What we can see from that however is that their short position reduced by that 9.7 million shares in a single day, the 11/10/2017).
According to my numbers the total number of TLW shares traded on the LSE on 11/10/2017 was 9.1m, that's buys AND sells and those dodgy "unknowns". Hmmmm, let me sharpen my pencil.
Good to see that Code d'I has no bad feelings and know the best company to go to for their exploration. Proactive investors say that the 4 licences are OFFshore but TLW's news release says that they are ONshore on the coastline:
I DON'T KNOW WHERE THAT SELL CAME FROM, STILL HAVE A LOT OF FAITH IN TULLOW AND OIL...........When I first looked at by post it was not there. I will be dreaming about, the Russians , Mossad or some mad mullah coming to get me. But then again the terrible twins didnot scare me, actually Mr X used to correct my grammar which I miss.
From what I know, Iran is not as evil as most of the western media make out.They have a young population that are chipping away at what the Mullahs preach..You can see the way most of the young urban people dress and socialize..In fact the hard line conservative religious nuts in Iran would love to isolate Iran form the west. If Israel and the USA want real peace they should encourage the young people in there struggle.......Sorry for my little rant
As with most things there are good arguments on both sides. It's unfortunate for any debate that Trump's loss of credibility now means that any opinion he utters is automatically discredited. He has become a barrier to diplomacy. There are plenty of reasons not to trust Iran and to regard it as a threat though.
The reason he won't do any real damage is that Iran are complying and it's a great deal for everyone. He's only following through because he made campaign promises based on, "The opposite of whatever Obama said." No doubt, his ever dwindling number of sensible advisors are telling him the deal is very good for America but even if he does go ahead the rest of the world won't. Iran will still get their oil out through Russia, Europe, China, etc..
Check out, "Storyville, Zero Day: Nuclear Cyber Sabotage." Iran never hid their operations. The opinion of the world's intelligence agencies; policy makers on both sides in the USA; and the UN inspection agency was that the reaction to Stuxnet accelerated Iran. Putting them a year ahead of predictions. A deal was essential. The only way to stop them.
I suspect that when he realises reintroducing sanctions will be ineffective he'll give in, call one of staff a silly dumbo boo boo, and blame Hillary Clinton for not wearing a stars and stripes bra in order to cause a distraction.
Bass, you also have to remember the reason behind presidential certification of the Iran deal. It was because the lifting of sanctions was strongly opposed in Washington and certification of compliance every 90 days was the only way to get the deal through. Iran also has a history of cheating and hiding its activities very well. There are likely to be a number of politicians who will support the return of sanctions.
Bass, yes, Venezuela will be a major factor the only question being "when?". They are making a pretty good job of hanging on but could string it out for another year or more, depending on what support they get from Russia and China. It looks as though default will come though. A lot also depends on how long Maduro can keep on to of the population and keep the army on his side. I'm sure he's on borrowed time.
Trump may be trumping about Iran purely so he can get leverage to do some other deal. Where is he getting his information from though, Twitter? All of the advisors seem to be saying that Iran is complying, is he just ignoring them?
Regardless of Trump's extremism there does seem to be a wider feeling that Iran has only been slowed down and will eventually get nuclear weapons. With nuclear in the hands of extreme regimes like Iran and North Korea with no political "checks and balances" we do seem to be moving to a world where disastrous conflict could be the only alternative to giving in to extreme dictatorships. Proliferation takes away the choices. As it stands we just seem to be delaying the inevitable so perhaps some sort of urgent action really is needed.
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