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Weaponized Finance

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

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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