2012 sees rising political risk, and protectionism
5th January 2012 by

The world enjoyed an economic SuperCycle between 1982-2007. Its largest economy, the USA, suffered j...

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Oil markets prepare for post-QE2 world
20th April 2011 by

The decision by S&P, the ratings agency, to put the USA’s AAA debt rating on review is a p...

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Russia’s chemical output begins to improve
1st July 2010 by

In May last year, the blog was hopeful that the major decline in Russian chemical production might s...

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Top 10 posts in 2009
7th January 2010 by

Blog readers have a wide range of interests. That is clear from the list below of the Top 10 posts i...

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Oil prices continue to plateau
9th September 2009 by

Last year, OPEC meetings led to newspaper headlines. But today’s session in Vienna seems to ha...

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Russia’s chemical production tumbles
31st May 2009 by

Last week’s global production numbers highlighted the startling collapse in output from Centra...

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IEA revises down oil demand
18th January 2009 by

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has cut its estimate of expected global GDP growth in 2009 to ...

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Russia’s economy stalls
12th November 2008 by

A few months ago, Russia’s economy seemed to be recovering from its problems in the late 1990&...

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G-20 tries to support growth
10th November 2008 by

The G-20 was created in 1999, after the financial crises that had hit emerging countries from 1997 o...

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Oil producers at a crossroads
2nd November 2008 by

The blog has been thinking about last week’s leaked report from the International Energy Agenc...

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