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Saturday, 27 July 2013

Genel Energy (GENL) - Buy

Following his ignominious exit form BP, Tony Heywood teamed up with a scion of the Rothschild family, a former Goldman Sachs deal-maker and two Turkish tycoons to look for oil in the politically sensitive region of Kurdistan. In addition, Genel Energy is looking for oil in Somalia, Morocco, Cote D’Ivoire and Malta, but for now it is Kurdistan which provides the impetus. Back in January, Genel became the first company to successfully export oil directly from the region, and according to UBS there has been “no apparent payment, legal or political issues.”

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Sunday, 7 July 2013

Sirius Minerals (SXX) - Buy

Potash is used to enhance crop yields in sulphur-deficient areas. With a rising need for increased food production as the global population heads towards seven billion people, the demand for potash and its derivatives is set to rise. Sirius Minerals is one of the companies looking to capitalise on this with a high quality grade called Sulphate of Potash (SOP) from its York Potash project. SOP is a combination of potassium with a sulphate and enhances the yield and quantity of vegetables, nuts, fruit and green leafy plants. Where the traditional Muriate of Potassium (MOP) can reduce the quality of crops over time, due to a build-up of chloride, SOP is said to improve crop mass, water content, taste and colour in addition to extending shelf life.

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