A simple guide to the credit crisis
19th March 2008 by

The New York Times has an excellent feature today that aims to explain how ‘US sub-prime mortgages...

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US$ falls below ¥100, crude goes above $110/bbl
13th March 2008 by

The US$ had now fallen through the ¥102 level, which has held since 1995, and went straight to the ...

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“The good times are behind us”
9th March 2008 by

Central bankers are slowly recognising that inflation is becoming a serious problem. But their respo...

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OPEC holds production as oil prices rise
5th March 2008 by

OPEC today decided to hold oil production at current levels, even though prices are at a level which...

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Buffett says US is in recession
4th March 2008 by

‘If it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then its a duck’. This simple logic probably b...

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Wheat prices add to CFO concerns
26th February 2008 by

Wheat prices rose 25% yesterday, the biggest one-day rise ever, as Kazakhstan imposed restrictions o...

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60 is the new 40 for BP
7th February 2008 by

Very few non-OPEC oil projects have been financed in recent years, although market prices have risen...

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Selling the rallies
21st January 2008 by

Stock markets are usually good indicators of future economic conditions. Their savage downturn since...

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2008 crude outlook
18th January 2008 by

I had the opportunity last night to learn current thinking within the oil industry on the current ou...

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Forecasting crude oil prices
18th January 2008 by

I have often wondered how the major investment banks arrive at their forecasts for long-term crude p...

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