Summary: OSLO - Norwegian oil firm DNO has upped the estimated size of its prize Tawke field in Iraqi Kurdistan, strengthening the hand of
DNO shareholders in merger talks with RAK Petroleum of the UAE.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer's new, tougher regime will check irresponsible bankers by strengthening the hand of
association with the dissident movement ends up strengthening the hand of
the hardliners since they can then vilify the reformers by association.
The "Anglosphere" way of doing things would gain in prestige, thus strengthening the hand of
, for example, Paul Wolfowitz at the World Bank to emphasize the link between poverty and lack of democracy.
He is convinced that Germany and the UK will get things moving in strengthening the hand of
financial regulators on the European stage.
The president's erratic management of the system of controls--from freeze to thaw, back to freeze again, and then dissolution of the whole program--gave the idea of peacetime controls a bad name while strengthening the hand of
"free market" zealots who believe there isn't anything markets can't do better than governments.