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Non-Opec oil production growth predicted higher than expected — cartel

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Oil cartel also revised down demand estimates for Opec crude

BP to forge pact with Iraq to lift production from Kirkuk oilfield – report

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

BP set to forge pact with Iraq to lift production from Kirkuk oilfield – report

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

The rise and fall of bitcoin

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

THE great Sir Isaac Newton may have revolutionised our knowledge of the world but he still had his blind spots. He was sucked into the great mania of his day, the South Sea Bubble (pictured) and lost a lot of money. “I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people,” he ruefully reflected. In retrospect, he should have pondered the popular saying that was used to define his law of gravity: “What goes up, must come down.”

Investors in bitcoin are learning this old truth. The price of the cryptocurrency peaked last month at somewhere over $19,000 (there is a very wide spread, a problem in itself) but, at the time of writing (around 11am GMT), some exchanges now show a price below $10,000. 

Perhaps the best way of understanding bitcoin is through a model of how bubbles operate. The classic model, developed by Hyman Minsky and elaborated by Charles Kindleberger, a historian who studied bubbles, has five…Continue reading

ESG? SRI? Is your green portfolio really green?

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Environmental funds can invest in many sectors, including oil and tobacco

Fixation on timing of peak oil is ‘misguided’

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Report reignites debate over how producer economies will evolve to cope with decline

US uranium producers seek Trump action to restrict imports

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Companies cite national security concerns after ‘decimation’ of domestic sector

EDF looks to pension funds to help finance Sizewell C

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

French utility says costs will be lower than Hinkley Point

Chief of top US oil industry group to step down

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Rio Tinto and former execs seek dismissal of Mozambique fraud charges

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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