Oil Prices

TAP Pipeline: Look Who’s Switching Off the Gas This Time

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It's not Moscow, but the new government in Rome that might be turning off the TAP and dooming the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline project.

Emerging Markets Report (10-05-2018)

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After a new sell-off in emerging markets around the world, all eyes are on today’s US jobs report.

FLASH: Oil Prices Continue to Creep Upward

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Oil traders are bullish in the shadow of pending Iran sanctions, with some projections suggesting a return of $100-per-barrel prices.

FLASH: Modi Turns to Import Duties to Stabilize the Rupee

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The government of India has slapped new import duties on 19 non-essential products in an effort to reduce the current account deficit and shore up the value of the rupee.

FLASH: OPEC Goes Rogue on Trump, Keeps Production Steady

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President Trump’s cozy relationship with Saudi Arabia failed to translate into a production hike from OPEC+ over the weekend.

Whither the Saudi Aramco IPO?

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When, if ever, will the Saudi Aramco IPO take place? At this point it’s anyone’s guess.

Iran Sanctions: Energy Market Winners and Losers

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Iran’s biggest customers are scrambling to secure alternative sources of oil supply.

FLASH: Angola Turns to IMF for Financial Help

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Africa’s second-biggest oil exporter is running out of money.

The Cyprus Issue and Natural Gas in the Eastern Mediterranean

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New natural gas discoveries have left a divided Cyprus in the middle of a worsening geopolitical storm in the Eastern Mediterranean.

South China Sea Dispute: Indonesia

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In the fourth article of our series on South China Sea claimants, we examine the historical reasoning, diplomacy, and military dimensions of Indonesia’s claim.

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