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Andrew Butter started off in construction in UAE and Saudi Arabia; after the invasion of Kuwait opened Dryland Consultants in partnership with an economist doing primary and secondary research and building econometric models, clients included Bechtel, Unilever, BP, Honda, Emirates Airlines, ... more

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When Oil Drops Below $70
Since mid 2011 oil has been in a bubble and one day Brent will go down below $70 and stay under $90 for as long as it was over $90.
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July 2011 Was A Good Time To Buy Italy's Debt: The Euro Prevails, Get Used To It
I got a lot of hate mail for saying in July, 2011 that it was a good time to buy Italian debt. Finally the penny did drop and Italy, despite all the alarmist press, is not a basket case; my points then (nearly two years ago)...
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

FB Facebook Inc
FXE Euro Currency Trust
GLD SPDR Gold Trust ETF
GS Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
HERO Hercules Offshore Inc.
HOT Starwood Hotel & Resorts Worldwide Inc.
ITE SPDR Lehman Intermediate Term Treasury ETF
MCO Moody's Corporation
OIL iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return Index ETN
SPY SPDR S&P 500
TM Toyota Motor Corporation
XHB SPDR S&P HMBLDRS IDX FND
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR
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Tourism Strategy Consulting
ABMC
January 2013 - Present (8 years 8 months)
Recently completed a study for Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority included recommendations on market positioning and top-line development strategies.
Project Manager
GPMC
March 2012 - Present (9 years 6 months)
Project managing elements of Basic Design of float-over, float-off/on and launch barges; and Self-Elevating Service Vessels classed under ABS, LR and B-V Rules, analysis for load/float on/off and transportation, launch and installation analysis for jackets topsides and other cargo, line management as designated Single Point of Contact of critical operations for above including planning, scheduling, preparing method statements, risk analysis, oversight of H.S.E. and monitoring progress.
Writer
Seeking Alpha
September 2008 - Present (13 years 1 month)
I write about market disequilibrium and valuation in the context of US, UK, Hong Kong and Dubai property prices, tourism and hotel markets, oil prices, bonds the US stockmarket and gold.
Partner
ABMC
July 1999 - Present (22 years 4 months)
Professional license company registered in Dubai since 1999. Registered activities are Engineering, Management Consulting and Marketing Consulting.

Education

Cambridge University
M.A., Bio-Resource Engineeriing
1972 / 1975
Animal Nutrition, Statistics and Experimental Design, Irrigation Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Entomology, Animal Production, Marketing, Economics
Leeds Art College
Diploma, Fine Art
1971 / 1972
Primarily Conceptual

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