Economy

February, 2019

  • 6 February

    Oil Demand Growth to Hit Zero Within a Decade

    By 2030, oil demand growth will zero out as consumption is expected to hit a permanent peak, before falling at a relatively rapid rate thereafter. The main driver of the destruction in demand is the proliferation of electric vehicles. 

January, 2019

  • 29 January

    Oversold Lithium Could be About to Rally

    So far, there is no clear data or evidence that that the lithium demand narrative is about to slowdown, let alone reverse. On the contrary, certain emerging trends in the industry suggest just the opposite.

  • 23 January

    Huge Backlog Could Trigger New Wave of Shale Oil 

    The ballooning number of uncompleted wells has repeatedly fueled speculation that a sudden rush of new supply might come if companies shift those wells into production. The latest crash in oil prices once again raises this prospect. 

  • 19 January

    Why Sehgal Brings Hope to Karachi?

    A man of impeccable character, known for his straightforwardness and hard work, Ikram Sehgal is expected to change the working culture at the Karachi Electric to increase efficiency and productivity.

  • 17 January

    Why the Indian Ocean Region Might Soon Play a Lead Role in World Affairs

    Around 80% of the world's maritime oil trade passes through the Indian Ocean. And the economic and political might of the region is growing.

  • 14 January

    Trade War Bad news for South Asia

    South Asia runs the grave risk of becoming caught in the US-China turf war and being forced into non-inclusive and unbalanced trade relations.

  • 8 January

    Should Africa Back World Trade Organisation Reforms?

    Proposed changes could make an already unbalanced multilateral trading system even worse for developing countries.

  • 5 January

    India’s Stalled Economic Reforms

    Is it too much to expect that, after the national elections are settled next May, the Indian government will begin to act East and secure its strategic development interests in the region?

  • 4 January

    Oil Is At the Mercy of Financial Markets

    Oil traders are still awaiting more definitive clues about the supply/demand balance, but volatility is likely to stick around for a while. In the short run, oil prices will likely follow global stock markets up or down on any given day until the fundamentals reveal a more discernable pattern. 

December, 2018

  • 29 December

    Harnessing Africa’s Blue Economy

    Maintaining political commitment and public interest can help develop and sustain the continent’s maritime resources.