May 22, 2012 at 09:00 AM EDT
2012 Economic Outlook - Report Highlights Eni S.p.A. (ADR) and Approach Resources Inc.

HONG KONG -- (Marketwire) -- 05/22/12 -- Today, www.BrightonMarkets.com announced new reports highlighting Eni S.p.A. (ADR) (NYSE: E) and Approach Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: AREX). Gain market insight with full analysis and research downloads available at www.BrightonMarkets.com/index.php?coa=E&cob=AREX.

Economic fundamentals leading into 2012 have set a generally positive pace with GDP growth likely to pick up through the coming year. However, there are several important caveats to note as the world economy continues to face headwinds and risks weigh to the downside. Positive outlooks are conditional on fiscal policy in payroll taxes and unemployment insurance benefits and upon the easing of the European debt situation. A repeat of volatility experience in 2011 is likely in 2012, as perceptions about the strength of the U.S. economy and the euro zone will vary over time as events unfold.

Despite the current situation, our team continues to identify high momentum situations with growth potential -- there remains strong opportunity within careful discretion.

Brighton Markets is releasing new coverage on Eni S.p.A. (ADR) for its current position within the basic materials industry. Eni SpA (Eni) is engaged in the oil and gas exploration and production, gas marketing operations, management of gas infrastructures, power generation, petrochemicals, oil field services and engineering industries. Eni has operations in 79 countries as of December 31, 2010. The full research report on Eni S.p.A. (ADR) (NYSE: E) is available here: www.BrightonMarkets.com/index.php?coa=E.

Brighton Markets has released research on Approach Resources Inc. for its changing role within the basic materials industry. Approach Resources Inc. (Approach) is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development, production and acquisition of oil and gas properties. The full research report on Approach Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: AREX) is available here: www.BrightonMarkets.com/index.php?cob=AREX.

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