Economy

May, 2019

  • 14 May

    China-US Trade War Heats up: 3 Reasons it Won’t Cool Down Anytime Soon

    An economist explains why the US and Chinese governments are most likely to dig in their heels rather than find a compromise to end the costly trade conflict.

  • 14 May

    The Marijuana Industry’s Dirty Little Secret

    Investments in new tech, new methods and new approaches will allow cannabis cultivators to stay profitable despite narrowing margins and falling prices. And that means the green boom will keep going.

  • 12 May

    Pakistan: Telecom License Fees

    The cost of the spectrum must go up substantially since the last license 15 years ago. Pakistan's leading analyst Ikram Sehgal argues that the spectrum prices are generally higher when the economies are in high sovereign debt and limited access to financial markets.

  • 12 May

    Weaponized Finance

    Forget bombs and bullets. Washington has weaponized finance – and finance is becoming America’s most potent weapon of war.

  • 8 May

    IEA: Renewables Growth is Stalling

    The oil and gas industry has enjoyed a golden era under the Trump administration, but it may only be temporary. 

  • 1 May

    Is This A Game-changer for the Lithium Industry?

    The rising stars of the hard-rock lithium space are transforming the industry with their remarkable ability to extract lithium at a lower cost and faster pace than the lithium majors can from their brine deposits.

March, 2019

  • 28 March

    World’s Largest Oil Company and Petrochemical Company Merge 

    Finding enough appetite in the market for a Saudi bond sale is still an issue. Geopolitical risks and concerns about the internal stability of the Saudi royal family could decrease the appetite of major financial institutions. The Kingdom might be listed on several emerging markets indexes (FTSE/MSCI), but investment appetite is being constrained by the impact of the Khashoggi murder, increased volatility in oil markets and pressure on the position of the Crown Prince. 

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.