December 10, 2017

West Africa’s Untapped Agricultural Growth Potential

New report sees regional integration as high road to making the most of changing food patterns and dynamic populations. Read More »

Can Greece Avoid Expulsion from Eurozone?

What decision would Greece be challenging? It would be a decision adopted by the EU institutions and the Eurogroup finance ministers to force a Greek exit of the eurozone due to its default on fulfilling the obligations attached to its participation in the monetary union and the conditions attached to Greece’s bailout program. Read More »

U.S. Oil Glut an EIA Invention?

In the latest weekly production data from the EIA (US Energy Information Administration), on the back of recent March revisions, the U.S. managed to post a 76,000 barrel per day increase in the lower 48. Production from Alaska fell by 61,000 barrels per day, putting overall U.S. output 15,000 barrels per day higher for the week ending June 12 compared to the ... Read More »

Consolidation in the Oil Industry Likely

The revival of the US oil industry will occur after the upcoming consolidation and will reduce the number of cost inefficient players as well as the short selling in group while ultimately, self-healing the industry by improving cash flows, given the likelihood of oil remaining below $100. Read More »

Pakistan’s National Carrier is Re-engaging

Beset by extraordinary interference over the years, both during military and civilian rule, anyone who thought two years ago that Pakistan’s national flag carrier the PIA would survive without declaring bankruptcy had to have his head examined. Even Malaysian Airlines has gone that route.  Two years later, there is a glimmer of hope for PIA’s revival. Read More »

The Dark Side of the Shale Bust

The shale oil bust may not turn to boom again anytime soon, but with WTI crude oil now in the $60 territory, many are hoping the worst is over. Read More »

New Innovation Will Help US Companies Win the Oil Price War

A new wave of innovation is hitting the oil patch, allowing for a significant reduction in drilling costs. If efficiency gains continue at this pace, the US may weather the onslaught of Saudi oil much better than many expected. Read More »

A Fossil-Fueled Fantasy

Coal-burning power plants that capture carbon aren’t worth the expense. Read More »

Are US Drillers Actually Making A Comeback?

The US oil rig count has plummeted since October 2014, falling from 1,609 down to 668 as of May 8. If oil companies oscillate between cutting back and adding more rigs as the price of oil bobs above and below the $60 mark, they won’t exactly be raking in the profits. Read More »

Renaissance or Mirage: Can Africa Sustain its Growth?

How realistic are expectations about Africa’s economic prospects? There are several reasons why we should be both optimistic and cautious about the continent's future economic performance. Read More »