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Commodities
saudis dig in to protect market share
oil minister Ali al-Naimi says price is irrelevant to output decisions
... telling the Saudi press it may even raise output in the event that new customers emerge. Could the saudis ramp up production, and start a full-blown price war? “I think it is probably unlikely as t ... ... ss reporters at Opec’s November meeting, refusing to offer more than a few words after the cartel decided to hold output at 30m barrels a day. His unwillingness to talk added to an information vacuu ... ... d Nigeria are already in economic turmoil. “They can’t live with these prices,” says Mr Hamm. ... ... e comments are just “bravado”. Others such as Venezuela and Nigeria are already in economic turmoil. “They can’t live with these prices,” says Mr Hamm. ...
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 18:00:47 GMT

oil Amp Gas
oil heavyweights split on rally catalyst
Opec leader and US shale CEO differ on where production cuts will come
... e comments as “bravado”. His fellow shale producers will be hoping desperately that he is right. ... ... e comments as “bravado”. His fellow shale producers will be hoping desperately that he is right. ... ... e comments as “bravado”. His fellow shale producers will be hoping desperately that he is right. ... ... suggested in his MEES interview that it could be three years before low prices choked off high-cost oil production around the world; he did not know. However long it took, though, he was confident the ...
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 09:05:15 GMT

Markets
oil fall adds to ECB’s deflation worries
Bundesbank conservatism constrains Draghi’s ability to address problem
... ECB’s unhappy lot will forever be to deliver too little, too late. The writer is an FT columnist ... ... ECB’s unhappy lot will forever be to deliver too little, too late. The writer is an FT columnist ... ... ECB’s unhappy lot will forever be to deliver too little, too late. The writer is an FT columnist ... ... e ECB could meet its inflation target of below, but close to, 2 per cent, particularly now that the oil price is plunging. Yet the Bundesbank poses a formidable obstacle to such a commitment, worrying ...
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 08:09:31 GMT

oil Amp Gas
oil drop hits Dakota as Continental cuts
Large Bakken shale producer cuts rigs by 40 per cent
... boom has driven North Dakota’s unemployment rate down to 2.7 per cent, the lowest of any US state. ... ... boom has driven North Dakota’s unemployment rate down to 2.7 per cent, the lowest of any US state. ... ... boom has driven North Dakota’s unemployment rate down to 2.7 per cent, the lowest of any US state. ... ... il and gas producers keen to capitalise on new, and controversial, drilling technology that extract oil and gas from shale rock. The boom has driven North Dakota’s unemployment rate down to 2.7 per ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:51:53 GMT

Currencies
Rouble rebounds after oil strengthens
Analysts warn that Russian currency’s rise could be shortlived
... e to a fresh eight-year high reached the previous day, with the dollar index trading just over 89.6. ... ... e to a fresh eight-year high reached the previous day, with the dollar index trading just over 89.6. ... ... e to a fresh eight-year high reached the previous day, with the dollar index trading just over 89.6. ... ... id analysts at BNY Mellon. Other commodity currencies showed a smaller reaction to the moves in the oil price on Monday. The South African rand was up 0.4 per cent against the dollar at 11.53 rand. Br ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:56:55 GMT

Globaleconomy
oil price slump to boost growth, says IMF
Fall represents a ‘shot in the arm’ for global economy
... to anchor medium run inflation expectations and avoid sustained deflation is crucial,” they said. ... ... to anchor medium run inflation expectations and avoid sustained deflation is crucial,” they said. ... ... to anchor medium run inflation expectations and avoid sustained deflation is crucial,” they said. ... ... than is usual. A plunging oil price may help to improve the split between growth and inflation for oil-importing countries but may, simultaneously, increase the risk of deflationary expectations beco ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:53:21 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Industry attacks graduate visas proposal
Tories consider pledge to make students leave after courses end
... e on immigration will be seen as a signal that she is trying to extend her appeal to the Tory right. ... ... e on immigration will be seen as a signal that she is trying to extend her appeal to the Tory right. ... ... ensions between her and the chancellor. Mr Osborne is a frequent opponent of Ms May’s immigration proposals because of their feared impact on the British economy; Vince Cable, the Lib Dem business m ... ... e on immigration will be seen as a signal that she is trying to extend her appeal to the Tory right. ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:07:58 GMT

oil Amp Gas
Seplat and Afren in talks over oil merger
A deal would create a $2.8bn Nigeria-focused energy group
... misconduct. Afren is seeking the return of about $17m his former boss received in secret payments. ... ... misconduct. Afren is seeking the return of about $17m his former boss received in secret payments. ... ... misconduct. Afren is seeking the return of about $17m his former boss received in secret payments. ... ... drop in oil prices stretches their finances. Some of them have taken on large loans to pay for the oilfields they bought from the super majors and banked on $100 a barrel to repay their debts. Afren ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:17:11 GMT

China
China property rules to aid graft purge
Unified registry will help stop officials stashing ill-gotten wealth in real estate
... y stakes in hundreds of companies. Additional reporting by Ma Nan in Shanghai Twitter: @gabewildau ... ... y stakes in hundreds of companies. Additional reporting by Ma Nan in Shanghai Twitter: @gabewildau ... ... ormation platform to manage the data. In addition to buildings, the rules will cover land, maritime property and forests. President Xi Jinping, who took power in late 2012, has overseen a sweeping ant ... ... y stakes in hundreds of companies. Additional reporting by Ma Nan in Shanghai Twitter: @gabewildau ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:19:37 GMT

BP seeks lower penalty for 2010 oil spill
UK group says Gulf of Mexico disaster payout should reflect fall in price of crude
... nt that is more than sufficient to deter behaviour likely to result in a future release [of oil]”. ... ... nt that is more than sufficient to deter behaviour likely to result in a future release [of oil]”. ... ... nt that is more than sufficient to deter behaviour likely to result in a future release [of oil]”. ... ... an amount that is more than sufficient to deter behaviour likely to result in a future release [of oil]”. ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:33:30 GMT

UK Equities
oil majors pump up FTSE 100
Kingfisher rises on China B&Q sale
... nnounced it was selling most of its underperforming Chinese retail chain under its B&Q banner. ... ... nnounced it was selling most of its underperforming Chinese retail chain under its B&Q banner. ... ... nnounced it was selling most of its underperforming Chinese retail chain under its B&Q banner. ... ... companies. Royal Dutch Shell rose 2.9 per cent to £22.84. BP added 2.4 per cent to 422.7p. Tullow oil rose 2.2 per cent to 433p. BG was up 1 per cent at 910.1p. The heavily weighted sector made the ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:16:55 GMT

UK Economy
oil rout undermines Scots’ Yes finances
OBR study shows North Sea revenues would have slumped to a fifth of Holyrood’s preferred forecast
... x revenues than those lost from North Sea revenues. Additional reporting by Anjli Raval More video ... ... x revenues than those lost from North Sea revenues. Additional reporting by Anjli Raval More video ... ... x revenues than those lost from North Sea revenues. Additional reporting by Anjli Raval More video ... ... urance, he said. In the longer term, OBR simulations suggest that for the UK as a whole, a falling oil price should benefit the public finances since the additional growth in spending that it is like ...
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:47:15 GMT

Retail Amp Consumer
Drinks companies shaken by rouble turmoil
Consumer goods groups struggle with Russian volatility
... s currency. If you move into challenging currency conditions you have to translate that,” he said. ... ... s currency. If you move into challenging currency conditions you have to translate that,” he said. ... ... s currency. If you move into challenging currency conditions you have to translate that,” he said. ... ... ail companies were likely to delay plans for expansion in the country as a result of the latest turmoil. Luxury brands too have been hit and are likely to reduce or freeze capital expenditure in Russi ...
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:17:59 GMT

Africa Economy
Falling oil price hits South Sudan hard
Pipeline contract means war-torn nation gets under $25 a barrel
... omats say a return to full production is unlikely without a peace deal between the warring factions. ... ... ear-long civil war, could become one of the biggest victims of the oil crunch after the Opec cartel decided to battle the US shale oil boom by maintaining production levels, driving down prices. Brent ... ... omats say a return to full production is unlikely without a peace deal between the warring factions. ... ... ion in the world’s youngest country has more than halved since civil war broke out last December. oil executives and diplomats say a return to full production is unlikely without a peace deal betwee ...
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:50:42 GMT

Americas Economy
Colombia braced for effects of oil’s fall
Finance minister confident despite potential impact on public finances
... z. “Further tax hikes are likely,” added Maria Luisa Palomino at Eurasia, the risk consultancy. ... ... z. “Further tax hikes are likely,” added Maria Luisa Palomino at Eurasia, the risk consultancy. ... ... z. “Further tax hikes are likely,” added Maria Luisa Palomino at Eurasia, the risk consultancy. ... ... bia estimates, even though the weaker peso increases the local currency value of dollar-denominated oil exports. Although the government has recently pushed through tax increases to help close the bu ...
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:04:50 GMT

Commodities
Rising olive oil price is pressing matter
Output falls sharply in Spain and Italy, with prices back at 2008 levels
... be only partially compensated for by bumper crops in Greece, the number three producer, and Tunisia. ... ... be only partially compensated for by bumper crops in Greece, the number three producer, and Tunisia. ... ... be only partially compensated for by bumper crops in Greece, the number three producer, and Tunisia. ... ... r cent. The IOC, which publishes benchmark supply and demand estimates, forecast that Spanish olive oil production would more than halve next year to 825,700 tonnes. Italy is expected to see its prod ...
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 13:29:17 GMT

oil Amp Gas
Non-Opec producers blamed for oil slide
Saudi Arabia and UAE cite lack of co-operation from countries outside of the cartel for price rout
... inisters in recent days that suggest they are unlikely to alter their stance on production levels. ... ... inisters in recent days that suggest they are unlikely to alter their stance on production levels. ... ... ct on Saudi Arabia’s economy. Mr Naimi has been criticised at home for his failure to communicate properly the thinking behind the decision to maintain production levels. The drop in oil prices has ... ... om is based on a strict economic basis, nothing more, nothing less.” Meanwhile, Adel Abdul Mahdi, oil minister for Iraq, told reporters on Sunday that he saw no need for an emergency Opec meeting. H ...
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:23:40 GMT

FT View
A falling oil price is good for the world economy
Fears that cheaper crude creates yet more deflation are misplaced
... mic stagnation. The fall in the oil price has given them a helping hand. They should take advantage. ... ... mic stagnation. The fall in the oil price has given them a helping hand. They should take advantage. ... ... mic stagnation. The fall in the oil price has given them a helping hand. They should take advantage. ... ... truggling with preventing a sustained slide into deflation and economic stagnation. The fall in the oil price has given them a helping hand. They should take advantage. ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:34:59 GMT

Commodities
oil surplus offers storage profit hope
Gap between forward and spot price likely to spur interest, say analysts
... f cheap financing. US regulators have also forced many banks out of the physical commodities market. ... ... f cheap financing. US regulators have also forced many banks out of the physical commodities market. ... ... f cheap financing. US regulators have also forced many banks out of the physical commodities market. ... ... d $100,000. “The last time earnings were this high was in 2008,” she said. “There is a lot of oil that is being produced and which still needs to move to storage facilities even if there isn’t ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:42:04 GMT

Columnists
Marijuana becomes a proper yuletide gift
Few consumer goods have ever enjoyed as much free high-quality advertising as pot
... smell of Christmas that ain’t exactly chestnuts roasting on an open fire. gary.silverman@ft.com ... ... smell of Christmas that ain’t exactly chestnuts roasting on an open fire. gary.silverman@ft.com ... ... ristmas gift, like, say, single-malt Scotch, marketed in the spirit of the festive season. In the appropriately named Mile High City of Denver, Colorado, for example, pot peddlers tried to fire up the ... ... smell of Christmas that ain’t exactly chestnuts roasting on an open fire. gary.silverman@ft.com ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:27:23 GMT

oil Amp Gas
Saudi minister says oil drop is temporary
Ali al-Naimi rejects claims that kingdom is pushing down prices
... fter all, the latter is a source of livelihood to them,” he wrote in a recent article. More video ... ... fter all, the latter is a source of livelihood to them,” he wrote in a recent article. More video ... ... fter all, the latter is a source of livelihood to them,” he wrote in a recent article. More video ... ... utput unchanged. “Saudi citizens have the right to know because they have a special relation with oil — after all, the latter is a source of livelihood to them,” he wrote in a recent article. Mo ...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:05:18 GMT

Commodities
Shale byproduct prices track oil plunge
‘Natural gas liquids’ prices at decade lows, in a windfall for petrochemicals industry
... es to levels that natural gas may be more valuable after adjusting for heat content of the fuel.” ... ... es to levels that natural gas may be more valuable after adjusting for heat content of the fuel.” ... ... 000 b/d in September. But Jennifer Van Dinter, manager of NGL analytics at Bentek, says that world propane prices have now fallen into line with the US market, threatening to slow down export flows. ... ... the prices skidded. Anthony Yuen, commodities strategist at Citi, said: “However, sharply lower oil prices have dragged down NGL prices to levels that natural gas may be more valuable after adjust ...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:09:14 GMT

US Equities
Bruised oil drillers recover from rout
Investors hunt for Cuban exposure after US policy change
... age rose 1.7 per cent to 17,356.87. The Nasdaq Composite index was 2.1 per cent higher at 4,644.31. ... ... age rose 1.7 per cent to 17,356.87. The Nasdaq Composite index was 2.1 per cent higher at 4,644.31. ... ... age rose 1.7 per cent to 17,356.87. The Nasdaq Composite index was 2.1 per cent higher at 4,644.31. ... ... a das Graças Foster said on Wednesday that a shake-up of senior management at Brazil’s state-run oil company may be required to avoid further delays of the company’s audited third-quarter earning ...
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:25:34 GMT

Globaleconomy
The Big Drop: Cheap oil burns green energy
Shares in some of best known renewable groups slump
... be competitive with the diesel generation still used in some developing countries and island states. ... ... s Vestas, the world’s largest wind turbine supplier, dived after the oil producers’ cartel Opec decided not to cut production in late November and prices are still down 11 per cent, noticeably bel ... ... be competitive with the diesel generation still used in some developing countries and island states. ... ... Energy Council. “Twenty-five years ago there was a substantial amount of electricity generated by oil, but not now,” he said, adding the cost of wind power had declined so much that even with crud ...
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:35:17 GMT

Commodities
Higher Kurdish oil exports expected
Volumes could reach 800,000 barrels a day in 2015, says resources minister
... G estimates. An International Energy Agency analysis of proven reserves puts this tally much lower. ... ... G estimates. An International Energy Agency analysis of proven reserves puts this tally much lower. ... ... G estimates. An International Energy Agency analysis of proven reserves puts this tally much lower. ... ... ’s capacity growth by the end of the decade. Kurdistan sits on a quarter of the country’s total oil reserves, based on KRG estimates. An International Energy Agency analysis of proven reserves put ...
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:49:22 GMT

oil Amp Gas
oil price fall will benefit Europe
Travel and leisure groups, tyremakers and clothing retailers will reap rewards
... ating the potential for good in the oil price fall, rather than the opposite. sarah.gordon@ft.com ... ... ating the potential for good in the oil price fall, rather than the opposite. sarah.gordon@ft.com ... ... trade-weighted euro, meanwhile, profitability is estimated to receive a 4 to 5 per cent boost. As a proportion of profits, the share of listed companies across Europe that suffer from a weaker oil pri ... ... uggests that investors and analysts are significantly underestimating the potential for good in the oil price fall, rather than the opposite. sarah.gordon@ft.com ...
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:53:33 GMT

Currencies
Rouble swings amid Russian turmoil
Volatile trading continues in currency
... ons and provision of humanitarian and social aid for the people there”, according to the Kremlin. ... ... ons and provision of humanitarian and social aid for the people there”, according to the Kremlin. ... ... ons and provision of humanitarian and social aid for the people there”, according to the Kremlin. ... ... ence in the central bank, western sanctions over Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, and a plunging oil price, that on Tuesday dipped below $60 for the first time since July 2009. On Tuesday evening V ...
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:59:00 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Single fund proposed for town hall pensions
Report says schemes need to merge or risk running out of cash
... Government is expected to respond to a consultation on the cost-savings proposals in the new year. ... ... Government is expected to respond to a consultation on the cost-savings proposals in the new year. ... ... t for Communities and Local Government is expected to respond to a consultation on the cost-savings proposals in the new year. ... ... Government is expected to respond to a consultation on the cost-savings proposals in the new year. ...
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:01:33 GMT

oil Amp Gas
GE upbeat despite oil price fall
Immelt points to group’s diversity to help it compete in tough market
... ons he had been through. “I could almost sing a song about all the crises I’ve seen,” he said. ... ... ons he had been through. “I could almost sing a song about all the crises I’ve seen,” he said. ... ... ons he had been through. “I could almost sing a song about all the crises I’ve seen,” he said. ... ... s.” Mr Immelt, who took over at GE during the week of the 9/11 attacks in 2001, said the slump in oil prices was one of a number of market fluctuations he had been through. “I could almost sing a ...
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:51:49 GMT

Commodities
Mercuria boosts presence in fuel oil market

... tential loss of about $125m from an alleged fraud at its Dynamic Oil Trading business in Singapore. ... ... tential loss of about $125m from an alleged fraud at its Dynamic Oil Trading business in Singapore. ... ... tential loss of about $125m from an alleged fraud at its Dynamic Oil Trading business in Singapore. ... ... OW Bunker said it had suffered a potential loss of about $125m from an alleged fraud at its Dynamic oil Trading business in Singapore. ...
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:23:09 GMT

oil Amp Gas
The squeeze on oil sector’s ‘supertankers’
Energy groups are scrambling to cover reduced cash flows caused by falling prices
... nge capex they can change quickly. [But] a big project with poor economics is difficult to stop.” ... ... nge capex they can change quickly. [But] a big project with poor economics is difficult to stop.” ... ... nge capex they can change quickly. [But] a big project with poor economics is difficult to stop.” ... ... e likely to be pruned first. Morgan Stanley’s Martijn Rats says: “When things like this happen, oil companies change capex they can change quickly. [But] a big project with poor economics is diffi ...
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:22:56 GMT

Capital Markets
oil plunge sparks US credit market fears
Crude turmoil spreads into more esoteric financial corners
... Capital IQ LCD this week. “In effect the market is predicting an oil patch recession in 2016.” ... ... Capital IQ LCD this week. “In effect the market is predicting an oil patch recession in 2016.” ... ... ne in oil is probably more bullish than bearish for commercial real estate, particularly for retail properties. The question is how far does oil fall and how long does it stay at a low level.” Meanw ... ... in research published by S&P Capital IQ LCD this week. “In effect the market is predicting an oil patch recession in 2016.” ...
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:29:47 GMT

Industrials
Companies cautious about oil price falls
Hopes remain that lower crude costs will boost western economies
... tle brighter. Reporting by Peggy Hollinger, Chris Bryant, Rachel Sanderson, Jane Wild, Joel Lewin ... ... tle brighter. Reporting by Peggy Hollinger, Chris Bryant, Rachel Sanderson, Jane Wild, Joel Lewin ... ... tle brighter. Reporting by Peggy Hollinger, Chris Bryant, Rachel Sanderson, Jane Wild, Joel Lewin ... ... ss all sectors and conclude that this optimism is not misplaced — in Europe at least. “A lower oil price would be positive for eurozone [gross domestic product] growth, not only because of the im ...
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:29:24 GMT

oil Amp Gas
oil industry anticipates potential deals
BG Group and Anadarko Petroleum seen as potential acquisition targets
... il prices will remain at these levels, and for bidders this could be a once in a decade opportunity. ... ... il prices will remain at these levels, and for bidders this could be a once in a decade opportunity. ... ... il prices will remain at these levels, and for bidders this could be a once in a decade opportunity. ... ... nts are resistant to approaches, some would-be buyers will bid anyway. No one can be sure how long oil prices will remain at these levels, and for bidders this could be a once in a decade opportunity ...
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:12:06 GMT

UK Economy
oil and food prices drive inflation to lowest since 2002
CPI drops to 1% in November from 1.3% last month
... e rises and briefly pushed the 30-year gilt yield below 2.5 per cent for the first time in history. ... ... e rises and briefly pushed the 30-year gilt yield below 2.5 per cent for the first time in history. ... ... e rises and briefly pushed the 30-year gilt yield below 2.5 per cent for the first time in history. ... ... ent to millions of families across the country” and said he was determined to ensure that further oil price falls would be passed on to consumers “as quickly as possible and in full.” Investors ...
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:03:02 GMT

Financial Commentary
oil threat overshadows stress tests
A new danger posed by UK banks’ loans to energy companies
... ly the BoE’s concerns about collateral damage from a reverse oil shock. jonathan.guthrie@ft.com ... ... ly the BoE’s concerns about collateral damage from a reverse oil shock. jonathan.guthrie@ft.com ... ... ly the BoE’s concerns about collateral damage from a reverse oil shock. jonathan.guthrie@ft.com ... ... ing, it would be wise to take seriously the BoE’s concerns about collateral damage from a reverse oil shock. jonathan.guthrie@ft.com ...
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:56:27 GMT

The Big Read
Winners and losers of oil price plunge

... Jeevan Vasagar in Berlin, Christian Oliver in Brussels, William Wallis and Anjli Raval in London. ... ... Jeevan Vasagar in Berlin, Christian Oliver in Brussels, William Wallis and Anjli Raval in London. ... ... e companies to delay investment and households to put off consumption, generating a self-fulfilling prophesy of soggy growth and gently falling prices. The threat is not to be dismissed lightly. Oxfor ... ... es that would take years to come on stream. Further reading: Venezuelans’ fears grow amid falling oil prices Reporting team: Andres Schipani in Caracas, Kathrin Hille in Moscow, Daniel Dombey in I ...
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:20:13 GMT

Capital Markets
Lower inflation expected as oil drops
Puts pressure on monetary policy makers who will miss targets
... ey seem to think there is more behind it.” Additional reporting by Vivianne Rodrigues in New York ... ... ey seem to think there is more behind it.” Additional reporting by Vivianne Rodrigues in New York ... ... ey seem to think there is more behind it.” Additional reporting by Vivianne Rodrigues in New York ... ... it is not like 2008 or 2009, and the market is not buying into the story that it is just because of oil prices. They seem to think there is more behind it.” Additional reporting by Vivianne Rodrigue ...
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:05:09 GMT

Commodities
Falling oil prices aid coal miners
IEA expects demand growth for coal to slow
... inked] have declined,” he said. “The LNG will stay in Europe and compete with coal,” he said. ... ... inked] have declined,” he said. “The LNG will stay in Europe and compete with coal,” he said. ... ... inked] have declined,” he said. “The LNG will stay in Europe and compete with coal,” he said. ... ... . . . because it was profitable to ship the gas to Asia. But now Asian LNG prices [which are oil linked] have declined,” he said. “The LNG will stay in Europe and compete with coal,” he s ...
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:28:06 GMT

oil Amp Gas
oil price fall threatens $1tn of projects
Majors delay big-ticket production plans
... re hard to justify at current levels,” said Simon Flowers, head of corporate research at Wood Mac. ... ... re hard to justify at current levels,” said Simon Flowers, head of corporate research at Wood Mac. ... ... re hard to justify at current levels,” said Simon Flowers, head of corporate research at Wood Mac. ... ... said: “This environment of project deferral and cost deflation will be extremely challenging for oil service providers, especially capital-intensive companies such as drillers, subsea construction ...
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:11:29 GMT

US Equities
Plunging oil prices weigh on US stocks
Apache sells stake in two natural gas projects in latest example of industry cost-cutting
... ed 0.6 per cent to 17,180.13. The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite dropped 1 per cent to 4,609.14. ... ... ed 0.6 per cent to 17,180.13. The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite dropped 1 per cent to 4,609.14. ... ... ed 0.6 per cent to 17,180.13. The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite dropped 1 per cent to 4,609.14. ... ... Brent crude has now fallen 44 per cent, or $47.39, over the past year. Talisman Energy, a Canadian oil and gas company, on Monday confirmed the FT’s report that Spanish company Repsol is in talks t ...
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:22:29 GMT

Companies
oil price fall could add to banks’ woes
Outstanding loans to energy sector could cause large-scale losses
... , among other issues. It isn’t time for banks to draw that line just yet. patrick.jenkins@ft.com ... ... , among other issues. It isn’t time for banks to draw that line just yet. patrick.jenkins@ft.com ... ... n and stubbornly high Opec production. If that view is right, there is a stark parallel with the US property market collapse that heralded the start of the 2008 global financial crisis — and upended ... ... taneous stability report from the Bank’s Financial Policy Committee is expected to zero in on the oil price, among other issues. It isn’t time for banks to draw that line just yet. patrick.jenkins ...
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:56:08 GMT

Commodities
China plans first oil futures contract
Country aims to attract foreign investors and gain more pricing power
... dity Exchange also said it will allow night trading in iron ore, coking coal and soyabean futures. ... ... dity Exchange also said it will allow night trading in iron ore, coking coal and soyabean futures. ... ... dity Exchange also said it will allow night trading in iron ore, coking coal and soyabean futures. ... ... ut it will be monitored as a gauge of sentiment, since Asia is where most of the expected growth in oil demand is due to come from, he said. China’s commodities futures exchanges in Dalian, Shangha ...
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:32:59 GMT

Commodities
oil rallies on Libyan troubles
Price rebound comes as Opec reiterates it will not cut production
... a and headlines will probably continue to drive prices until the physical market forces a change.” ... ... a and headlines will probably continue to drive prices until the physical market forces a change.” ... ... came as Opec ministers reinforced the message that the cartel would not cut production in order to prop up prices. Suhail Al-Mazrouei, energy minister for the UAE, said on Sunday the 12-member produc ... ... ls] for the coming period,” he said. “Things will be left as is.” Mr Badri added the swing in oil prices could not be explained by market fundamentals. “I believe that speculation has entered ...
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:08:35 GMT

UK Equities
oil stocks help keep FTSE steady
Tullow oil tops London’s main leaderboard as Brent crude rallies
... in the new year if energy prices continue to contract.” The stock gained 4.1 per cent to 683.5p. ... ... in the new year if energy prices continue to contract.” The stock gained 4.1 per cent to 683.5p. ... ... in the new year if energy prices continue to contract.” The stock gained 4.1 per cent to 683.5p. ... ... from materially more benign input costs, initially in flour, cream and pork and more latterly from oil. The latter will be helping distribution costs at the margins with the promise of potentially lo ...
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:28:25 GMT

Markets
Asia stocks falls as oil slides again
Australian stock market chilled by Sydney hostage crisis
... “suggested a possible small double-dip for the March quarter”, said economists at Credit Suisse. ... ... “suggested a possible small double-dip for the March quarter”, said economists at Credit Suisse. ... ... “suggested a possible small double-dip for the March quarter”, said economists at Credit Suisse. ... ... helped markets limit losses, though the MSCI Asia Pacific Index was still 1.2 per cent lower Lower oil prices are seen as a good thing for consumer spending, but there are broader concerns that the d ...
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 04:28:58 GMT

Globaleconomy
Opec can ride out cheap oil, says head
Badri defends maintaining output at 30m barrels
... g bets that the European Central Bank will be forced to resort to further stimulus early next year. ... ... g bets that the European Central Bank will be forced to resort to further stimulus early next year. ... ... g bets that the European Central Bank will be forced to resort to further stimulus early next year. ... ... el, a lower demand growth forecast from the International Energy Agency further put the skids under oil on Friday, raising concerns of possible broader negative effects such as debt defaults by compan ...
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 21:36:17 GMT

oil Amp Gas
Low oil price could idle US stripper wells
Small operators who drain old wells suffer as crude hits $60
... Of course, as wells go down for mechanical reasons, they might not be put back on as quickly.” ... ... Of course, as wells go down for mechanical reasons, they might not be put back on as quickly.” ... ... Of course, as wells go down for mechanical reasons, they might not be put back on as quickly.” ... ... tors need to be convinced lower prices will persist before idling production, said Michael Wittner, oil analyst at Société Générale. Simply shutting a well can cost several thousands dollars, so s ...
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 17:27:52 GMT

property
Catalonia split bid hurts property market
Barcelona stands to benefit from recovery but political risk may affect that
... odemos is clearly putting a question mark over the extent and intensity of the recovery,” he said. ... ... odemos is clearly putting a question mark over the extent and intensity of the recovery,” he said. ... ... atalonia. The company has €200m of its €2.2bn portfolio in the region, and will continue to add properties, Mr Clemente said. The Catalan government said political tensions are not having a negat ... ... odemos is clearly putting a question mark over the extent and intensity of the recovery,” he said. ...
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 15:16:17 GMT

Middle East Amp North Africa
Libya civil war threatens oil facilities
Militias from Misurata attempt to seize control of al-Sidr terminal
... 300,000 barrels of oil exports, vital for funding the salaries of Libya’s bloated public sector. ... ... 300,000 barrels of oil exports, vital for funding the salaries of Libya’s bloated public sector. ... ... eological, regional and tribal differences to achieve stability and get its economy back on track. proposed UN-brokered peace talks are set to begin this week, but the country’s warring factions ha ... ... the country’s oil infrastructure from fighting. The two terminals account for 300,000 barrels of oil exports, vital for funding the salaries of Libya’s bloated public sector. ...
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 13:19:43 GMT



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Asia Markets
SMFG President: oil Drop May Lead to More Caution on Deals
The president of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group said the recent fall in oil prices may make him more cautious about selecting projects for financing, although he doesn’t see a big impact on the bank’s energy-related portfolio.
... ppen now or early next year,” he said. Write to Atsuko Fukase at atsuko.fukase@wsj.com ... ... ppen now or early next year,” he said. Write to Atsuko Fukase at atsuko.fukase@wsj.com ... ... ppen now or early next year,” he said. Write to Atsuko Fukase at atsuko.fukase@wsj.com ... ... ect finance, we run a simulation from various angles in advance—including the case of a plunge in oil prices,” said Mr. Miyata, expressing confidence that the upheaval in energy wouldn’t hit his ...
Wed, 24 Dec 2014 10:04:05 EST

Business
U.S. oil Firms Face Prisoner's Dilemma
If the global glut of oil that has sent crude prices plunging has come largely from the U.S., why aren’t American energy companies turning off the tap? The catch: Each one of them is waiting for a rival to do so first.
... Write to Russell Gold at russell.gold@wsj.com and Erin Ailworth at Erin.Ailworth@wsj.com ... ... Write to Russell Gold at russell.gold@wsj.com and Erin Ailworth at Erin.Ailworth@wsj.com ... ... Write to Russell Gold at russell.gold@wsj.com and Erin Ailworth at Erin.Ailworth@wsj.com ... ... A Americas LLC, the North American arm of a Hong Kong-based brokerage firm, Mr. Otto says that U.S. oil companies with a lot of debt, oversized spending plans, and little liquidity are locked in a gam ...
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 20:39:11 EST

U S News
House Republicans Offer Budget Change to Help Tax proposals
House Republican leaders unveiled a budget change that could have a significant impact on tax proposals next year, directing congressional budget analysts to estimate the economic growth caused by tax cuts.
... But every prediction is uncertain.” Write to Damian Paletta at damian.paletta@wsj.com ... ... But every prediction is uncertain.” Write to Damian Paletta at damian.paletta@wsj.com ... ... eans Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R., Wis.), who will be the chief tax-writer in the House. He has proposed sharp cuts in both corporate and individual income-tax rates, as well as the elimination of ... ... But every prediction is uncertain.” Write to Damian Paletta at damian.paletta@wsj.com ...
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 19:33:31 EST

oil Markets
oil Prices Rally on China Data
Crude oil prices edged slightly higher amid some signs of stronger demand from China, one of the world’s largest consumers of oil.
... y into the second half,” they said. Write to Matthew Cowley at matthew.cowley@wsj.com ... ... y into the second half,” they said. Write to Matthew Cowley at matthew.cowley@wsj.com ... ... y into the second half,” they said. Write to Matthew Cowley at matthew.cowley@wsj.com ... ... , “and net growth would likely become negative,” they said. Standard Chartered said it sees the oil market overcoming the current oversupply in the first half of 2015. Saudi Arabia—and by implic ...
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 05:59:57 EST

Heard On The Street
China’s Dark Shadow Looms Over oil’s Future
The problem for oil investors next year isn't only that Chinese demand still looks slow. It is also inscrutable.
... he oil market to stay dark. Write to Abheek Bhattacharya at abheek.bhattacharya@wsj.com ... ... he oil market to stay dark. Write to Abheek Bhattacharya at abheek.bhattacharya@wsj.com ... ... he oil market to stay dark. Write to Abheek Bhattacharya at abheek.bhattacharya@wsj.com ... ... l of weaker underlying demand growth than they’ve come to rely on. China remains a reason for the oil market to stay dark. Write to Abheek Bhattacharya at abheek.bhattacharya@wsj.com ...
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:20:00 EST

General News
Iran's Economy Staggers As oil Falls, Deal Stalls
TEHRAN—Plummeting oil prices and the failure so far to conclude a nuclear agreement are dealing a double blow to Iran’s economy just as it was starting to recover.
... ington contributed to this article. ... ... ington contributed to this article. ... ... ernment subsidies on fuel and food. In his administration’s budget presentation, Mr. Rouhani also proposed cutting reliance on oil revenue, which finances 50% of the current budget to 33% and compen ... ... reliance on oil revenue, which finances 50% of the current budget to 33% and compensating with non-oil exports. The latter—which include cheap Iranian-made vehicles sold to Iraq and Afghanistan and ...
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:16:12 EST

Art Review
Beautiful Religious propaganda
The J. Paul Getty Museum features Counter-Reformation tapestries and a recently acquired—and pricey—Impressionist painting.
... entury painting. Mr. Littlejohn writes about West Coast cultural events for the Journal. ... ... entury painting. Mr. Littlejohn writes about West Coast cultural events for the Journal. ... ... all over Europe. I must admit I remain a bit ill at ease with the heavy-handed Counter-Reformation propaganda that underlies the whole series, a spectacular exercise in defense of a single Roman Cath ... ... e to faces and eyes, except those of animals and the very old. On the other hand, the 2- by 3-foot oil modelli by Rubens himself (some impeccably restored by Getty conservators) constantly remind us ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:47:45 EST

Markets
Rosneft, Morgan Stanley oil Business Deal Collapses
Rosneft’s planned acquisition of Morgan Stanley’s oil-trading and storage business has collapsed after the companies failed to win regulatory approval, amid tensions between the governments of the U.S. and Russia.
... o Justin Baer at justin.baer@wsj.com and Alexander Kolyandr at Alexander.Kolyandr@wsj.com ... ... o Justin Baer at justin.baer@wsj.com and Alexander Kolyandr at Alexander.Kolyandr@wsj.com ... ... o Justin Baer at justin.baer@wsj.com and Alexander Kolyandr at Alexander.Kolyandr@wsj.com ... ... . Morgan Stanley has said it would continue to operate the business, which includes an inventory of oil and a 49% stake in tanker operator Heidmar Holdings LLC. The firm had reached retention agreemen ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:47:40 EST

Europe Economy
Eurozone Consumer Confidence Boosted by oil Price
Consumers in the 18 countries that share the euro became slightly more upbeat in December, likely reflecting the boost to real incomes from falling oil prices.
... moves closer to its target of just below 2%. Write to Paul Hannon at paul.hannon@wsj.com ... ... moves closer to its target of just below 2%. Write to Paul Hannon at paul.hannon@wsj.com ... ... moves closer to its target of just below 2%. Write to Paul Hannon at paul.hannon@wsj.com ... ... ompensate over the medium term, as prices of other goods and services rose. But right now, falling oil prices mean the eurozone’s annual rate of inflation is likely to turn to negative in coming mo ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:12:30 EST

oil Markets
oil Prices Fall After Early Gains
oil prices fluctuated as a rebound that started late last week failed to gain traction and analysts predicted that volatility will continue.
... er Said contributed to this article Write to Georgi Kantchev at georgi.kantchev@wsj.com ... ... in in production but to let the market decide the oil price. Oil prices have plummeted since OPEC decided on Nov. 27 to keep its production ceiling unchanged. Volatility in the oil market spiked in ... ... er Said contributed to this article Write to Georgi Kantchev at georgi.kantchev@wsj.com ... ... stock for January—the benchmark gasoline contract—rose 1.36% to $1.5807 a gallon, while ICE gas oil for January changed hands at $559.25 a metric ton, up $10.50 from Friday’s settlement. — ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:35:06 EST

China News
China Unveils property-Registration Rules
China unveiled rules for a nationwide property-registration system, in a move that could help it control speculation in the massive market and pave the way to charging a property tax.
... a state secret in terms of property ownership. --Grace Zhu contributed to this article. ... ... a state secret in terms of property ownership. --Grace Zhu contributed to this article. ... ... the case of state secrets. There was no elaboration on the definition of a state secret in terms of property ownership. --Grace Zhu contributed to this article. ... ... a state secret in terms of property ownership. --Grace Zhu contributed to this article. ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:14:00 EST

World News
Why saudis decided Not to prop Up oil
Behind OPEC’s decision not to cut crude output was Saudi Arabia’s view that America’s energy boom poses a new threat—one factor in a growing distance between the two allies.
... aid was the high cost of extracting North American shale oil. He didn’t respond to inquiries. The saudis largely kept silent as prices kept falling. Then Mr. Naimi went on vacation in late September ... ... icle. Write to Jay Solomon at jay.solomon@wsj.com and Summer Said at summer.said@wsj.com ... ... On the table was a proposal to take two million barrels a day off the market, officials familiar with the talks said. O ... ... Mr. Naimi for a policy they say could be disastrous for the kingdom’s economy. Riyadh depends on oil for 90% of its budget. “All OPEC and non-OPEC officials are in a state of shock,” said ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:24:30 EST

European Business News
Midtier oil Explorers Suffer With Price Drop
Midtier exploration and production companies live or die on oil prices as they don’t have side businesses like refining and processing to insulate them. Tullow oil PLC is one of the ones currently suffering.
... oil price will save you,” he said. Write to Selina Williams at selina.williams@wsj.com ... ... oil price will save you,” he said. Write to Selina Williams at selina.williams@wsj.com ... ... ess than originally planned due to technical problems. Following on from the discoveries, investors propelled Tullow onto the London Stock Exchange ... ... ime in its near three-decade history. “You can’t keep your head in the sand and just assume the oil price will save you,” he said. Write to Selina Williams at selina.williams@wsj.com ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:21:53 EST

Markets
oil Shakes Venezuelan Debt to Its Foundations
A slide in oil prices is hurting Venezuela, raising questions among investors about the South American country’s ability to pay its debts and heightening concerns about the health of developing economies around the world.
... n debt. Write to Nicole Hong at nicole.hong@wsj.com and Kejal Vyas at kejal.vyas@wsj.com ... ... n debt. Write to Nicole Hong at nicole.hong@wsj.com and Kejal Vyas at kejal.vyas@wsj.com ... ... n debt. Write to Nicole Hong at nicole.hong@wsj.com and Kejal Vyas at kejal.vyas@wsj.com ... ... as reducing domestic fuel subsidies, loosening foreign-exchange controls and cutting off the cheap oil that Venezuela exports to Cuba and other Caribbean countries. “What we’re seeing in the mark ...
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:23:23 EST

General News
oil Shakes Venezuelan Debt to Its Foundations
A slide in oil prices is hitting Venezuela hard, raising questions among investors about the South American country’s ability to pay its debts and heightening concerns about the health of developing economies around the world.
... ich specializes in Venezuelan debt. ... ... ich specializes in Venezuelan debt. ... ... ich specializes in Venezuelan debt. ... ... as reducing domestic fuel subsidies, loosening foreign-exchange controls and cutting off the cheap oil that Venezuela exports to Cuba and other Caribbean countries. “What we’re seeing in the mark ...
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:08:20 EST

Markets
ICE Has Unlikely Ally on Trading proposal
Jeffrey Sprecher, chief of Intercontinental Exchange Inc., recruited an unlikely ally in his efforts to revamp the U.S. stock market and bring more trading back onto exchanges.
... ott Patterson contributed to this article. Write to Bradley Hope at bradley.hope@wsj.com ... ... ott Patterson contributed to this article. Write to Bradley Hope at bradley.hope@wsj.com ... ... et focuses on the trading of blocks of stock, so it would be exempted from the changes in the draft proposal. “This is the kind of reform the industry has been clamoring for,” he said. —Scot ... ... ott Patterson contributed to this article. Write to Bradley Hope at bradley.hope@wsj.com ...
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:40:59 EST

Commodities
propane, Other Fuel Prices Feel the Burn
Prices of natural-gas liquids, such as propane and butane, have been hurt, with some seeing 40% declines since September.
... uria didn’t respond to requests for comment. Write to Timothy Puko at Tim.Puko@wsj.com ... ... uria didn’t respond to requests for comment. Write to Timothy Puko at Tim.Puko@wsj.com ... ... outstanding propane futures contracts on the New York Mercantile Exchange has quadrupled since May. propane futures ended Friday down more than 50% for the year. As oil markets collapsed, energy and c ... ... Exchange has quadrupled since May. Propane futures ended Friday down more than 50% for the year. As oil markets collapsed, energy and commodities firm Vitol Group became one of the big NGL sellers, ac ...
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:16:40 EST

Business
Railcar Bottleneck Looms for oil
Thousands of tank cars are likely to be idled because there aren’t enough shops to retrofit tank cars that carry flammable liquids in time to meet proposed federal guidelines, a railway trade group says.
... ash;Laura Stevens contributed to this article. Write to Bob Tita at robert.tita@wsj.com ... ... ash;Laura Stevens contributed to this article. Write to Bob Tita at robert.tita@wsj.com ... ... omment on the filing, but said the agency will review it and more than 3,000 other responses on the proposed rules. The government’s tougher standards are primarily targeted at 75,000 older tank car ... ... d at 75,000 older tank cars, known as DOT-111s, which have the least crash-resistant components. An oil train with DOT-111s exploded in a rural Quebec town in July 2013, killing 47 people. Most DOT-11 ...
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:02:47 EST

Commodities
Gulf oil Exporters Say Glut Isn't From OPEC
Gulf oil officials defended OPEC’s decision last month to keep its production ceiling intact, blaming producers outside of the group for the glut of oil on the market that has depressed prices.
... summer.said@wsj.com, Sarah Kent at sarah.kent@wsj.com and Asa Fitch at asa.fitch@wsj.com ... ... summer.said@wsj.com, Sarah Kent at sarah.kent@wsj.com and Asa Fitch at asa.fitch@wsj.com ... ... summer.said@wsj.com, Sarah Kent at sarah.kent@wsj.com and Asa Fitch at asa.fitch@wsj.com ... ... have to step down and give way to those who can do better in terms of efficiency. The sharp dip in oil prices has left many wondering about a possible floor for the commodity that has lost nearly hal ...
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:58:21 EST

Asian Business News
Japan oil Refiner Idemitsu in Talks to Buy Showa Shell
Japan’s second-biggest oil refiner and distributor, Idemitsu Kosan, says it is in talks to buy industry peer Showa Shell Sekiyu as falling domestic oil demand pinches the margins of wholesalers.
... f its refining business. A Showa Shell spokesman declined to comment on the Nikkei report. ... ... f its refining business. A Showa Shell spokesman declined to comment on the Nikkei report. ... ... f its refining business. A Showa Shell spokesman declined to comment on the Nikkei report. ... ... p about 30% of the domestic gasoline market, which is just short of the 34% share held by JX Nippon oil & Energy Corp., a unit of JX Holdings Inc. ...
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:53:35 EST

Review Outlook
Obama on oil Markets
Supply and demand seem to be elusive concepts.
... being equal, the global oil price would fall for everyone—including American consumers. ... ... being equal, the global oil price would fall for everyone—including American consumers. ... ... being equal, the global oil price would fall for everyone—including American consumers. ... ... t onto the global oil market. If global supplies increase, all other things being equal, the global oil price would fall for everyone—including American consumers. ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:43:42 EST

World News
Top Schools Heat Up Beijing property Market
Two kinds of competition, for housing and top public schools, are converging in China’s capital as ambitious parents seek apartments in the best primary-school districts.
... and Grace Zhu contributed to this article. Write to Esther Fung at esther.fung@wsj.com ... ... and Grace Zhu contributed to this article. Write to Esther Fung at esther.fung@wsj.com ... ... rnational Mathematical Olympiad. Wang Wei, who was until recently a property agent at Xin Baisheng agency in central Beijing, said home sellers are also driving harder ... ... year. He has seen homes with crumbling walls, many consisting of only a room without a kitchen or toilet. The lack of amenities doesn’t matter; the family won’t actually live there. But no matter ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:36:48 EST

Markets
Europe Securities Regulator Drops Stock-Research proposal
Europe’s main securities regulator has watered down proposed reforms to the way asset managers pay for stock research after lobbying by the industry and some national regulators.
... t have been opposed by securities firms. Write to David Wighton at david.wighton@wsj.com ... ... t have been opposed by securities firms. Write to David Wighton at david.wighton@wsj.com ... ... cide whether to recoup the costs from investors through higher management charges. But in the final proposal, the European regulator said asset managers should still be able to pay for research throug ... ... t have been opposed by securities firms. Write to David Wighton at david.wighton@wsj.com ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:29:04 EST

Technology
FCC proposes Rules for Online Video Services Providers
The FCC proposed new regulations on companies that provide subscription video services over the Internet, a move to give the companies access to more TV programming and allow them to compete with cable and satellite.
... ecause they offer content on-demand. Write to Gautham Nagesh at gautham.nagesh@wsj.com ... ... ecause they offer content on-demand. Write to Gautham Nagesh at gautham.nagesh@wsj.com ... ... ot necessarily grant them right to carry their signals. The Commission will now seek comment on its proposal, with a final vote expected next year. The rule changes wouldn’t apply to streaming video ... ... ecause they offer content on-demand. Write to Gautham Nagesh at gautham.nagesh@wsj.com ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:13:51 EST

Commodities
oil Rout Spans Markets
This month’s big fall in the price of oil should be good news for much of the world’s economy. But so far markets have been telling a different story.
... to permanently lower oil prices. Write to Tommy Stubbington at tommy.stubbington@wsj.com ... ... to permanently lower oil prices. Write to Tommy Stubbington at tommy.stubbington@wsj.com ... ... to permanently lower oil prices. Write to Tommy Stubbington at tommy.stubbington@wsj.com ... ... es around $60. But Mr. Deverell for one believes markets will have to get used to permanently lower oil prices. Write to Tommy Stubbington at tommy.stubbington@wsj.com ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:31:17 EST

Japan News
BOJ Plays Down Slide in oil Prices
The Bank of Japan leaves its monetary policy unchanged, opting to gauge the effects of its expanded stimulus campaign, despite a rapid fall in global oil prices that threatens its efforts to generate 2% inflation.
... te to Takashi Nakamichi at takashi.nakamichi@wsj.com and Tatsuo Ito at tatsuo.ito@wsj.com ... ... te to Takashi Nakamichi at takashi.nakamichi@wsj.com and Tatsuo Ito at tatsuo.ito@wsj.com ... ... eneral expectations that growth in consumer prices will weaken, that could become a self-fulfilling prophesy. While emphasizing his optimistic price outlook, Mr. Kuroda acknowledged that unless Japane ... ... f the core index. A drop in oil prices has been a welcome relief for consumers, particularly in big oil importing nations like Japan. But it has been a source of headaches for central banks struggling ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:17:08 EST

Markets
oil's Drop Hits Big Investors Hard
Carl Icahn and John Paulson, among others, have suffered large losses as their energy-related bets have soured.
... o Juliet Chung at juliet.chung@wsj.com and Gregory Zuckerman at gregory.zuckerman@wsj.com ... ... o Juliet Chung at juliet.chung@wsj.com and Gregory Zuckerman at gregory.zuckerman@wsj.com ... ... Mae and Freddie Mac and a proposed drug company merger that collapsed. Mr. Icahn is known for his timely stakes in large compa ... ... We’re sifting through the wreckage” to find energy companies that are still profitable at lower oil prices, said Michael Reeber, a founder of $230 million hedge fund ...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:30:23 EST

U S News
White House proposes Vetting Projects for Climate Change
The White House is calling on federal agencies to consider the climate-change impact of a wide range of energy projects that require government approval.
... ially ones involving infrastructure or energy. Write to Amy Harder at amy.harder@wsj.com ... ... ially ones involving infrastructure or energy. Write to Amy Harder at amy.harder@wsj.com ... ... vironmental laws. It requires environmental reviews—known as environmental impact statements—on proposed federal approvals of different kinds of projects, especially ones involving infrastructure ... ... he most, such as pipelines, terminals that export coal and liquefied natural gas, and production of oil, natural gas and coal on public lands. Business and energy interests complained when the White H ...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:57:14 EST

Commodities
oil Prices Rise in Asian Trade
oil prices rebounded in early Asian trade Friday after posting fresh five-year lows in a volatile session overnight.
... ted. --Summer Said contributed to this article. Write to Eric Yep at eric.yep@wsj.com ... ... ted. --Summer Said contributed to this article. Write to Eric Yep at eric.yep@wsj.com ... ... ted. --Summer Said contributed to this article. Write to Eric Yep at eric.yep@wsj.com ... ... -Mazrouei, defending the cartel’s decision to not cut output, any significant gains in oil prices is limited. --Summer Said contributed to this article. Write to Eric Yep at eric.yep@ ...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:36:20 EST

U S News
oil Plunge Brings Jitters to Texas City
Corpus Christi has ridden a rocket of a rebirth in recent years, propelled by a more than 30-fold increase in oil production at the nearby Eagle Ford Shale. But lower oil prices are taking a toll.
... Texas site. Write to Ana Campoy at ana.campoy@wsj.com and Lynn Cook at lynn.cook@wsj.com ... ... Texas site. Write to Ana Campoy at ana.campoy@wsj.com and Lynn Cook at lynn.cook@wsj.com ... ... CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas—This Gulf Coast city has ridden a rocket of a rebirth in recent years, propelled by a more than 30-fold increase in oil production at the nearby Eagle Ford Shale since the ... ... ty to South Texas’s prolific gas wells, something that he doesn’t see changing with fluctuating oil prices. “We are convinced we will be here in the long run,” said Matthias ...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:51:21 EST

El presidente de ICE propone una reforma de la Bolsa de Nueva York
Jeffrey Sprecher, consejero delegado de Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (ICE) y dueño de la Bolsa de Nueva York, ha iniciado silenciosamente su primera gran incursión para reformar la bolsa estadounidense.
... e a las peticiones de comentarios. ... ... e a las peticiones de comentarios. ... ... ha aceptado respaldar esta propuesta, según una fuente cercana a la situación. ICE compró NYSE Euronext Inc. el año pasado ... ... 12/19/14 China Investors Look to Index ... 12/19/14 oil Rout Spreads Across Market... 12/18/14 U.S. Stocks Jump on Fed Reassu... ...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:27:15 EST

World News
Lower oil, Euro to Boost French Economy
French economic growth will pick up slightly in the first half of 2015, as collapsing oil prices and a weaker euro amplify the impact of President François Hollande’s tax cuts, national statistics agency Insee said.
... Mr. Palleron said. Write to William Horobin at William.Horobin@wsj.com ... ... Mr. Palleron said. Write to William Horobin at William.Horobin@wsj.com ... ... Mr. Palleron said. Write to William Horobin at William.Horobin@wsj.com ... ... and the volatility of oil prices is hard to predict, Insee said. “We must be prudent because the oil price could rise as quickly as it fell,” Mr. Palleron said. Wr ...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:03:06 EST

Politics And Policy
Pentagon Program Used Improper Intelligence Tactics, Probe Finds
A major Pentagon program responsible for reducing the danger posed by improvised bombs improperly gathered intelligence on American executives and businesses working in South Asia, according to an investigation.
... sting JIEDDO procedures,” he said. Write to Dion Nissenbaum at dion.nissenbaum@wsj.com ... ... sting JIEDDO procedures,” he said. Write to Dion Nissenbaum at dion.nissenbaum@wsj.com ... ... SHINGTON—A major Pentagon program responsible for reducing the danger posed by improvised bombs improperly gathered intelligence on American executives and businesses working in South Asia, accordin ... ... sting JIEDDO procedures,” he said. Write to Dion Nissenbaum at dion.nissenbaum@wsj.com ...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:23:16 EST

Weekend Investor
Falling oil Prices Don't Give Clean-Energy Stocks the All-Clear
These are dark days for investors in Big oil. That doesn’t mean clear skies for investors in clean energy.
... lion in assets and charges 1.24% in annual fees. Write to Liz Moyer at liz.moyer@wsj.com ... ... lion in assets and charges 1.24% in annual fees. Write to Liz Moyer at liz.moyer@wsj.com ... ... lion in assets and charges 1.24% in annual fees. Write to Liz Moyer at liz.moyer@wsj.com ... ... say. A large-scale shift to solar, wind and other energy sources will take time. Moreover, falling oil prices could slow adoption of alternatives by making some of them economically undesirable or im ...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:20:06 EST

Credit Markets
Fitch Downgrades Venezuela on Falling oil Prices
Fitch Ratings cut Venezuela’s rating further into junk territory Thursday, saying that falling oil prices are pressuring the country’s already-troubled finances.
... Dulaney at Chelsey.Dulaney@wsj.com ... ... Dulaney at Chelsey.Dulaney@wsj.com ... ... Dulaney at Chelsey.Dulaney@wsj.com ... ... able to provide the dollars importers need to pay for basics. The tumbling price for Venezuela’s oil is likely to mean even more scarcity in the cash-strapped country where inflation has skyrockete ...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:58:41 EST

European Business News
ABB Board proposes Peter Voser as Chairman
ABB Ltd. said it was proposing the former chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell as its next chairman, a move that comes as the power and technology giant embarks on a new five-year strategy.
... ” Mr. Spiliopoulos said, rating ABB a buy. Write to John Revill at john.revill@wsj.com ... ... ” Mr. Spiliopoulos said, rating ABB a buy. Write to John Revill at john.revill@wsj.com ... ... ZURICH— ABB Ltd. said Thursday it was proposing the former chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell ... ... ” Mr. Spiliopoulos said, rating ABB a buy. Write to John Revill at john.revill@wsj.com ...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:57:01 EST

Markets
Persian Gulf Stocks Rebound as oil Gains
Persian Gulf stocks, which tumbled into bear-market territory in the past few weeks, rebounded sharply as investors took heart from a rise in oil prices and after Saudi Arabia said it would continue to spend at home.
... al Bank was also up 15% at 6.90 dirhams. Write to Nikhil Lohade at Nikhil.Lohade@wsj.com ... ... al Bank was also up 15% at 6.90 dirhams. Write to Nikhil Lohade at Nikhil.Lohade@wsj.com ... ... day. Qatar’s market was closed for a national holiday. In terms of stocks, Dubai bellwether Emaar properties rallied 15% to 6.78 dirhams ($1.85) and Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank was also up 15% at 6.90 ... ... y’s close, though many analysts felt that it was oversold for a market that is least dependent on oil in the region. Neighbor Abu Dhabi’s market rose 6.7% to 4365.19 and Kuwaiti stocks closed 1.9% ...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:13:49 EST



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Americas
Turmoil in Haiti: Street politics
THERE has been no let-up in the raucous protests wracking Haiti, despite Laurent Lamothe’s resignation as prime minister on December 14th. Two days later, thousands of protesters once again thronged the centre of Port-au-Prince, the capital, dancing
... ore powerful a rallying cry it becomes. From the print edition: The Americas ... ... ore powerful a rallying cry it becomes. From the print edition: The Americas ... ... te runs out, leaving him as the sole ruler of Haiti. His task is huge. Because of an impasse over a proposed electoral law, which the opposition claims favours the government, municipal and legislativ ... ... a rallying cry it becomes. From the print edition: The Americas ...
Wed, 17 December 2014 14:11:26 GMT

China
propaganda: The art is red
AS THE people of Xi’an file through
... inese dream”, is not always the same as his. From the print edition: China ... ... inese dream”, is not always the same as his. From the print edition: China ... ... r the next 40 years. Art for art’s sake ceased to exist. Artists had little choice but to produce propaganda. Mao-era posters were often striking with their muscular steelworkers and relentlessly ch ... ... inese dream”, is not always the same as his. From the print edition: China ...
Wed, 17 December 2014 14:11:26 GMT

Asia
Japanese property: Waking from sleep
SINCE the bubble
... scarcely higher than they were in 1984. From the print edition: Asia ... ... scarcely higher than they were in 1984. From the print edition: Asia ... ... SINCE the bubble burst in 1990, the Japanese have known only falling or stagnant prices for property. Yet a wave of commercial redevelopment in downtown Tokyo suggests a new mood. And as the c ... ... scarcely higher than they were in 1984. From the print edition: Asia ...
Thu, 11 December 2014 14:15:01 GMT

Books-and-arts
Intellectual property: A clash of two copyrights
The Copyright Wars: T
... ons for infringing on his silence”. From the print edition: Books and arts ... ... ons for infringing on his silence”. From the print edition: Books and arts ... ... Something resembling moral rights may soon be seen as relevant and modern, if authors keep being expropriated by peer-to-peer file-sharing networks and seeing their works digitally mashed-up beyond r ... ... ons for infringing on his silence”. From the print edition: Books and arts ...
Thu, 11 December 2014 14:15:01 GMT

China
New media: propaganda 2.0
IT LOOKS a lot as new media
... ve been paying visits to study its techniques. From the print edition: China ... ... ve been paying visits to study its techniques. From the print edition: China ... ... rly stage of experimentation with new-media formats. The Paper has become a model: media bosses and propaganda officials from elsewhere in the country have been paying visits to study its techniques. ... ... ve been paying visits to study its techniques. From the print edition: China ...
Thu, 11 December 2014 14:15:01 GMT

Finance-and-economics
Intellectual property in China: Patent fiction
“WHAT has long b
... little to advance innovation. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... little to advance innovation. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... ather than the emergence of a local ecosystem of innovation as seen in Silicon Valley. Intellectual-property rights do matter, but merely churning out patents does little to advance innovation. ... ... little to advance innovation. From the print edition: Finance and economics ...
Thu, 11 December 2014 14:15:01 GMT

Letters
On Ferguson, women, NHS, oil, economics, stae-owned firms, the Pacific, GM crops, Equatorial Guinea, getting old: Letters
Arming the policeSIR – Calling for military-grad
... rman MossLondon * Letters appear online only From the print edition: Letters ... ... rman MossLondon * Letters appear online only From the print edition: Letters ... ... eeds, and would allow farmers with just a knapsack sprayer to increase their acreage. That European propaganda prevents that from happening makes it liable to the charge of aiding and abetting slow ge ... ... my country is 53. Perhaps your omission was due to Equatorial Guinea’s control of the media. This oil-rich country is one of the few in the world where it is impossible to buy a copy of The Economis ...
Thu, 04 December 2014 13:34:37 GMT

Finance-and-economics
Shale oil: In a bind
UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  Shale oil Rubric: 
... e crash—and a rapid rebound. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... e crash—and a rapid rebound. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... e crash—and a rapid rebound. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... n to new fracking techniques that increase output. Dan Eberhart, the boss of Canary, a Denver-based oil-services firm, says the industry has already “pressed fast forward” on saving costs. And if ...
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 10:48:10 +0000

Leaders
The new economics of oil: Sheikhs v shale
THE official charter of OPEC stat
... p in the price prompted huge investments in new fields, leading to a decade-long glut. Instead, the saudis seem to be pushing a different tactic: let the price fall and put high-cost producers out of ... ... them should in future be a bit more stable. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... them should in future be a bit more stable. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... roducer. That should reduce the volatility not just of the oil price but also of the world economy. oil and finance have proved themselves the only two industries able to tip the world into recession. ...
Thu, 04 December 2014 09:48:08 GMT

Business
oilfield-service firms: Knowing the drill
oil companies rarely soil their hands with the business of extracting the hydrocarbons that are their lifeblood. The job of drilling, and constructing and maintaining wells is largely delegated to oilfield-services firms. In a deal agreed on Novem
... expertise in squeezing out the last drop. From the print edition: Business ... ... expertise in squeezing out the last drop. From the print edition: Business ... ... expertise in squeezing out the last drop. From the print edition: Business ... ... iness of making drilling equipment, and may thus be keen on buying into the services side. National oilwell Varco, the biggest rig-hire firm, also plans to diversify. Though their business does not lo ...
Thu, 20 November 2014 13:38:13 GMT

Special-report
North American energy: oil and water
TO FIND OUT ho
... tin America: Pacific pumas (7/9) From the print edition: Special report ... ... tin America: Pacific pumas (7/9) From the print edition: Special report ... ... tin America: Pacific pumas (7/9) From the print edition: Special report ... ... mber as with President Obama. The benefits of this new North American energy glut go far beyond the oil industry. For a start, it is making North American manufacturing more competitive. The combinati ...
Mon, 10 November 2014 13:03:18 GMT

Freeexchange
A QE proposal for Europe’s crisis
Up next on our economists' roundtable is Yanis Varoufakis, of the University of Athens. The other contributions to the roundtable are here,
... d in this post and at the Economist’s Bellweather Europe Summit Conference, London, 15th May 2014. ... ... d in this post and at the Economist’s Bellweather Europe Summit Conference, London, 15th May 2014. ... ... eat potential for profitable investment, ‘crowding in’ private investment in the process.* This proposal was first presented in this post and at the Economist’s Bellweather Europe Summit Confere ... ... d in this post and at the Economist’s Bellweather Europe Summit Conference, London, 15th May 2014. ...
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 09:33:13 +0000

Books-and-arts
New York property: Reason not the need
The Liar’s Ball: The Extr
... ness turns. Business always turns.” From the print edition: Books and arts ... ... ness turns. Business always turns.” From the print edition: Books and arts ... ... tower was never New York’s tallest or most beautiful skyscraper. But something about it drove the property tycoons nuts. Their pursuit of it was often sordid, and the sums they were willing to risk ... ... ness turns. Business always turns.” From the print edition: Books and arts ...
Thu, 06 November 2014 15:40:09 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Libyan oil: A sticky problem
THE surreal natu
... per oil is a serious problem. From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ... ... per oil is a serious problem. From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ... ... per oil is a serious problem. From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ... ... il prices? Nobody knows. But at least both sides of the Libyan conflict agree on one thing: cheaper oil is a serious problem. From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ...
Thu, 30 October 2014 13:39:09 GMT

Gulliver
A modest proposal for the equitable treatment of the taller passenger
THIS blog often applaud
... (I will maintain that it was inadvertent.) I resolved, in that moment, to pen this modest proposal. ... ... (I will maintain that it was inadvertent.) I resolved, in that moment, to pen this modest proposal. ... ... he cabin. (I will maintain that it was inadvertent.) I resolved, in that moment, to pen this modest proposal. ... ... (I will maintain that it was inadvertent.) I resolved, in that moment, to pen this modest proposal. ...
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:51:18 +0000

Finance-and-economics
Pakistan’s stockmarket: oil on troubled waters
UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The world’s biggest economic problem
... one of them is an oil company. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... one of them is an oil company. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... but largely state-owned oil firm, has not been quite as cursed, but the circumstances could be more propitious. Pakistan’s government has been on the back foot following street protests in August an ... ... The seven further privatisations in the pipeline should bring similar benefits. None of them is an oil company. From the print edition: Finance and economics ...
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:53:32 +0000

International
Cheaper oil: Winners and losers
UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The world’s biggest economic problem
... t three-quarters in an attempt to sustain prices. It worked and other countries cashed in—but the saudis themselves suffered a big loss of revenues and markets. They see little reason to make such a ... ... corrected on October 23rd 2014.  From the print edition: International ... ... corrected on October 23rd 2014.  From the print edition: International ... ... tudes, assumptions and policies. Correction: In an earlier version of this article we said that the oil price has fallen from $115 a barrel in mid-July. We should have said mid-June. This was correcte ...
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:53:32 +0000

Leaders
Cheaper oil: Many winners, a few bad losers
THE collapse of the
... oil is welcome, but it is not trouble-free. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... oil is welcome, but it is not trouble-free. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... oil is welcome, but it is not trouble-free. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... ell plunge deeper into the xenophobic nationalism that has fuelled his campaign in Ukraine. Cheaper oil is welcome, but it is not trouble-free. From the print edition: Leaders ...
Thu, 23 October 2014 14:53:32 GMT

Britain
property taxes: Lessons from Mr Smith
ADAM SMITH, the
... he letter is not always politically prudent. From the print edition: Britain ... ... he letter is not always politically prudent. From the print edition: Britain ... ... ere is little unjust about taxing those who benefit from them. Politicians have ignored a favourite proposal of economists: a tax on land value. This would raise revenues but could not reduce supply o ... ... he letter is not always politically prudent. From the print edition: Britain ...
Thu, 16 October 2014 14:59:37 GMT

Finance-and-economics
Cheaper oil: Both symptom and balm
AFTER declining gradually for thr
... , though, is far less certain. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... , though, is far less certain. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... , though, is far less certain. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... porters wanted it to cut back. The organisation is due to meet again in November. But as Kuwait’s oil minister remarked recently, “I don’t think there is a chance today that [OPEC] countries wou ...
Thu, 16 October 2014 14:59:37 GMT

Business
oil firms in Kazakhstan: Cash all gone
WHEN it was discovered in 2000, t
... needed to develop Kazakhstan’s oilfields. From the print edition: Business ... ... needed to develop Kazakhstan’s oilfields. From the print edition: Business ... ... needed to develop Kazakhstan’s oilfields. From the print edition: Business ... ... rms to pump in the tens of billions of dollars more that are still needed to develop Kazakhstan’s oilfields. From the print edition: Business ...
Thu, 09 October 2014 14:58:57 GMT

Business
oil companies: Unsustainable energy
THIS has been a
... n America’s shale miracle will be immune. From the print edition: Business ... ... n America’s shale miracle will be immune. From the print edition: Business ... ... n America’s shale miracle will be immune. From the print edition: Business ... ... in America requires an oil price of $57 a barrel. But that is an average: some require $110. If the oil price keeps falling, not even America’s shale miracle will be immune. From th ...
Thu, 09 October 2014 14:58:57 GMT

China
Banyan: The spoiled brats of democracy
THE young people leading Hong Kon
... kids like these.” Economist.com/blogs/banyan From the print edition: China ... ... kids like these.” Economist.com/blogs/banyan From the print edition: China ... ... ers. Then, it thundered about “turmoil”; now, it laments the “chaos” in Hong Kong (both inappropriate words for what were then, and are now, peaceful if traffic-snarling initiatives). In Tiana ... ... of the elite”, “spoiled kids”. But, he says, “I am sure the whole world will wish it had spoiled kids like these.” Economist.com/blogs/banyan From the print edition: China ...
Thu, 09 October 2014 14:58:57 GMT

Finance-and-economics
Commodity prices: oil and trouble
UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The Party v the people Fly Titl
... smanagement will be laid bare. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... smanagement will be laid bare. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... smanagement will be laid bare. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... rent commodities have become synchronised during episodes of broad global growth—such that wheat, oil and nickel, say, all seem scarce at the same time. During such booms fears inevitably proliferat ...
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:00:55 +0000

Middle-east-and-africa
Pentecostalism in Africa: Of prophets and profits
Saved, but not by
... sacrifice for T.B. Joshua.” From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ... ... sacrifice for T.B. Joshua.” From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ... ... ake tithes and other offerings in hope of winning blessings from on high. Most churches do not have proper governing boards, so there is little financial accountability. Beyond donations, such “past ... ... ds the Christian Association of Nigeria and is a close ally of President Goodluck Jonathan, was embroiled in a recent scandal when a private jet he had leased out was found to be carrying $9.3m in cas ...
Thu, 02 October 2014 15:00:55 GMT

Books-and-arts
oil in Ecuador: Murky truth
oil-troubled water
... or, however, are still no better off. From the print edition: Books and arts ... ... or, however, are still no better off. From the print edition: Books and arts ... ... or, however, are still no better off. From the print edition: Books and arts ... ... e later clean-up work requested by the government, that the levels of oil-related chemicals in the soil and water were safe and that there was no evidence that Texaco’s byproducts caused any illness ...
Thu, 25 September 2014 15:03:29 GMT

Europe
Ukraine in turmoil: A Somalia scenario?
WITH violence in
... Filatov, “we don’t have time to wait.” From the print edition: Europe ... ... Filatov, “we don’t have time to wait.” From the print edition: Europe ... ... isk of renewed war still looming, training and recruitment for volunteer battalions continues in Dnipropetrovsk. “While the Kiev government gets itself together,” comments Mr Filatov, “we don’ ... ... have time to wait.” From the print edition: Europe ...
Thu, 25 September 2014 15:03:29 GMT

Americas
Venezuela’s economy: Of oil and coconut water
A BIG oil producer unable to pay
... eems to be the slow death of Venezuela. From the print edition: The Americas ... ... eems to be the slow death of Venezuela. From the print edition: The Americas ... ... y to mix with whisky. Nowadays it is sought out more for its supposed anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. Unable to obtain what they need through normal channels, people are having to improvise. ... ... e reshuffle, which saw him moved to the foreign ministry. Under Mr Ramírez, PDVSA has not thrived. oil exports have fallen by over 40% since 1997 because of lack of investment, offsetting the benefit ...
Thu, 18 September 2014 15:01:07 GMT

Baobab
Sharing the spoils

... n the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange. The terms of its agreement matched the model PSA almost exactly. ... ... n the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange. The terms of its agreement matched the model PSA almost exactly. ... ... t would review and renegotiate mining and gas agreements. A few days later it quickly withdrew that proposal amid concerns it might hamper investment and exploration.The bulk of the Tanzanian gas indu ... ... ommitment isn’t retroactive.So far, only one other contract has been made public. In April, Swala oil and Gas, a relatively small Tanzanian owned company had to make the terms of its agreement for o ...
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:13:53 +0000

Letters
On Europe’s borders, oil, shareholders, decimals, civil reform, Singapore, Tilbury, LBJ: Letters to the editor
UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The long game Fly Title: 
... ReynoldsHouston * Letters appear online only From the print edition: Letters ... ... ReynoldsHouston * Letters appear online only From the print edition: Letters ... ... on, which had only recently been converted from coal to biomass. Yet housing is less affordable and property prices are booming in this town on London’s edge. High levels of immigration have also ha ... ... ust 23rd). Alas, if this were true the disaster would have been averted. Bitumen extracted from the oil sands is not particularly flammable, which is why it requires so much extra processing to be use ...
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 15:08:05 +0000

Science-and-technology
Canada’s oil sands: The steam from below
One big scar on th
... a better job of cleaning up. From the print edition: Science and technology ... ... a better job of cleaning up. From the print edition: Science and technology ... ... or will begin commercial production within a year using solvents that include butane, propane and a proprietary substance that weakens the surface tension between liquids and solids. Another Alberta f ... ... t their developments. The new techniques might not allay the fears of some conservationists, but as oil companies are typically obliged to restore the landscape once extraction is complete, making les ...
Thu, 04 September 2014 15:08:05 GMT

Britain
oil and gas: Mud wrestling
On its last le
... Scotland’s voters might not fancy a punt. From the print edition: Britain ... ... Scotland’s voters might not fancy a punt. From the print edition: Britain ... ... Scotland’s voters might not fancy a punt. From the print edition: Britain ... ... ng, income has grown particularly volatile of late. Yet past predictions favour caution. Since 2010 oil and gas production has consistently undershot the OBR’s expectations. It overestimated last ye ...
Thu, 28 August 2014 14:55:28 GMT

Finance-and-economics
Popping property bubbles: Choosing the right pin
THE Swedish word
... but it beats living with mum. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... but it beats living with mum. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... st better uses for them under a new “right to contest”. It has promised to release for sale any property whose current use it cannot justify. Another quick fix is to make it easier to convert unus ... ... but it beats living with mum. From the print edition: Finance and economics ...
Thu, 28 August 2014 14:55:28 GMT

Finance-and-economics
Global property markets: Frothy again
BEFORE the financial
... t if things turn really nasty. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... t if things turn really nasty. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... nce Chinese homebuyers have to chip in big deposits while the government has the fiscal capacity to prop up the market if things turn really nasty. From the print edition: Finance and ... ... t if things turn really nasty. From the print edition: Finance and economics ...
Thu, 28 August 2014 14:55:28 GMT

Americas
oil in Canada: Crude errors
FOR environmentalists, battling o
... ng the TSB’s recommendations in full. From the print edition: The Americas ... ... ng the TSB’s recommendations in full. From the print edition: The Americas ... ... ing a past TSB call for new and more robust wagons for flammable liquids. In April Transport Canada proposed to give carriers three years to match tougher standards already applied in the United State ... ... ps $35,000 per wagon for the upgrade. There is no sign of a halt to the growth of rail shipments of oil. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers estimates about 700,000 barrels a day of crude ...
Thu, 21 August 2014 15:15:12 GMT

United-states
Alaska’s Senate primary: Chilly oil
The progressive op
... to win than their strategists realise. From the print edition: United States ... ... to win than their strategists realise. From the print edition: United States ... ... ightly so as to encourage exploration that might boost production. In 2007 the squeezers won when a proposal to increase taxes on oil firms was championed and signed by the then governor, Sarah Palin ... ... 0 votes. This is unlikely to settle the question: Alaska has made 19 substantial changes to the way oil production is taxed since 1973, says Gunnar Knapp of the University of Alaska, Anchorage. But th ...
Thu, 21 August 2014 15:15:12 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Israel, Gaza and the media: propaganda war
BY ITS nature, war is polarising. Six out of seven Israelis oppose a ceasefire in Gaza that would include easing the blockade of the enclave, for example. Nor are Palestinians very interested in making necessary concessions.In Israel, coverage of
... i soldiers collapse in tears. From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ... ... i soldiers collapse in tears. From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ... ... ine political ways out of conflict,” says Menachem Friedman, a former peace negotiator. Hamas’s propaganda machine, for its part, has kept up a flow of heroic exhortations and fanciful tales of it ... ... i soldiers collapse in tears. From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ...
Thu, 14 August 2014 14:59:23 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Palm oil in west Africa: Grow but cherish your environment
FOR half a century, Indonesia and Malaysia have accounted for the vast majority of the world’s exports of palm oil. But now investors are flocking to west Africa to secure land for rival plantations. Environmentalists say the forests of South-East
... s where we are struggling.” From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ... ... s where we are struggling.” From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ... ... s where we are struggling.” From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ... ... od firms, investors and green charities, with a secretariat in Malaysia, tries to persuade the palm-oil industry to cherish the environment. Some commercial growers in west Africa have faced protests ...
Thu, 14 August 2014 14:59:23 GMT

Business
Commercial property: Stores of value

... buildings offer the most exciting returns. From the print edition: Business ... ... buildings offer the most exciting returns. From the print edition: Business ... ... This week Amazon announced it would spend $2 billion opening five big new warehouses in India. The property business is famously local, but one trend now looks universal: the blandest buildings offer ... ... buildings offer the most exciting returns. From the print edition: Business ...
Thu, 31 July 2014 15:00:42 GMT

United-states
Politics: A modest proposal
THE system for choosing candidates to run for Congress might have been designed with the welfare of journalists and lobby groups in mind. Primary elections begin in March and end in September, allowing reporters to travel the country eating barbec
... the wellbeing of political reporters. From the print edition: United States ... ... the wellbeing of political reporters. From the print edition: United States ... ... ut, for which the Bipartisan Policy Centre, a think-tank, believes it has a solution. The centre is proposing America do away with its pointilliste timetable for primaries and hold them all on the sam ... ... the wellbeing of political reporters. From the print edition: United States ...
Thu, 31 July 2014 15:00:42 GMT

Democracyinamerica
A modest proposal
THE system for choosing
... ers have too much job security; that makes for bad government(Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER / AFP) ... ... ers have too much job security; that makes for bad government(Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER / AFP) ... ... out, for which the Bipartisan Policy Centre, a think-tank, believes it has a solution.The centre is proposing America do away with its pointilliste timetable for primaries and hold them all on the sam ... ... ers have too much job security; that makes for bad government(Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER / AFP) ...
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:56:51 +0000

Americas
Venezuela’s oil diaspora: Brain haemorrhage
IN 2003 Venezuela’s then presiden
... country, is heading for a disaster.” From the print edition: The Americas ... ... country, is heading for a disaster.” From the print edition: The Americas ... ... country, is heading for a disaster.” From the print edition: The Americas ... ... y. A ranking published by Hays oil and Gas, a recruitment agency, put the average annual salary for oil-industry professionals in Colombia at $100,300. In Venezuela it is $50,000. From Calgary Mr Pere ...
Thu, 17 July 2014 15:01:36 GMT

Economist-explains
The Economist explains: What was decided at the Bretton Woods summit
ON JULY 1ST 1944 the rich world’s finance experts convened in a hotel in the New Hampshire mountains to discuss the post-war monetary system. The Bretton Woods system that emerged from the conference saw the creation of two global institutions th
... IMF is shameful (March 2014)The history of Britain's relationship with the IMF is unusual (May 2013) ... ... IMF is shameful (March 2014)The history of Britain's relationship with the IMF is unusual (May 2013) ... ... IMF is shameful (March 2014)The history of Britain's relationship with the IMF is unusual (May 2013) ... ... IMF is shameful (March 2014)The history of Britain's relationship with the IMF is unusual (May 2013) ...
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 23:50:00 +0000

Business
oil shale: Flaming rocks
UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Creative destruction Fly Title:
... ceeds, it will have a lot more oil to sell. From the print edition: Business ... ... ceeds, it will have a lot more oil to sell. From the print edition: Business ... ... ceeds, it will have a lot more oil to sell. From the print edition: Business ... ... loosened its ban on crude exports. If the second shale revolution succeeds, it will have a lot more oil to sell. From the print edition: Business ...
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:58:12 +0000

Freeexchange
A lose-lose proposition
WHEN America’s Supreme Court announced on June 16th that it would not hear Argentina’s appeal in the
... fault before then. Only when that happens will the true impact of the Argentina ruling become clear. ... ... fault before then. Only when that happens will the true impact of the Argentina ruling become clear. ... ... fault before then. Only when that happens will the true impact of the Argentina ruling become clear. ... ... fault before then. Only when that happens will the true impact of the Argentina ruling become clear. ...
Sun, 22 Jun 2014 18:51:49 +0000

Freeexchange
The ECB's gloomy message: propping up the periphery
THE European Central Bank’s measures on June 5th have been reverberating through the markets as traders and investors have sought to digest the overall message. Though the ECB became the first big central bank to adopt negative interest rates, even t
... monetary policy, which though notionally unified, is in fact targeted at one part of the euro zone. ... ... monetary policy, which though notionally unified, is in fact targeted at one part of the euro zone. ... ... st rates, even that historic step may turn out to be less important than its signal that it will be propping up the troubled periphery of the euro area for years to come. New research published this w ... ... monetary policy, which though notionally unified, is in fact targeted at one part of the euro zone. ...
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:21:11 +0000

United-states
Money in politics: A modest proposal
KEN VOGEL, a reporter for Politico who specialises in getting thrown out of political fundraisers, has Washington aflutter with “Big Money”, a book about billionaires in politics. It is timely: Democrats hope to paint Repub
... urite shooters. What’s the downside? From the print edition: United States ... ... urite shooters. What’s the downside? From the print edition: United States ... ... publicans as shills for tycoons in this year’s election campaign. To that end, some in the Senate propose a constitutional amendment giving Congress powers to curb political spending by outside grou ... ... urite shooters. What’s the downside? From the print edition: United States ...
Thu, 05 June 2014 14:59:54 GMT

Schumpeter
Apple’s new software: Core proposition
BEFORE Apple’s annual conference for software developers, which began in San Francisco on June 2nd, much of the hype surrounded health and the home. Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, and his colleagues did indeed unveil new platforms for the cha
... ordering on the smug. But then, Apple is a company with a lot to be smug about.(Photo credit: Apple) ... ... ordering on the smug. But then, Apple is a company with a lot to be smug about.(Photo credit: Apple) ... ... ordering on the smug. But then, Apple is a company with a lot to be smug about.(Photo credit: Apple) ... ... ordering on the smug. But then, Apple is a company with a lot to be smug about.(Photo credit: Apple) ...
Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:26:08 +0000

Finance-and-economics
China’s property market: End of the golden era
AFTER years of t
... at may soon come to be tested. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... at may soon come to be tested. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... t a bubble bursting,” insists Michael Spencer of Deutsche Bank. Joe Zhou of Jones Lang LaSalle, a property-services firm, points to previous weak periods near the end of 2011. In 2012 the central ba ... ... at may soon come to be tested. From the print edition: Finance and economics ...
Thu, 29 May 2014 15:00:03 GMT

Finance-and-economics
Saudi Arabia’s investments: oil-fuelled caution
oil-RICH Gulf countries do not shy away from trophy assets. Qatar owns Harrods, 95% of London’s tallest building, the Shard, and Paris Saint-Germain, France’s top football club. Abu Dhabi is said to be trying to buy the Time Warner building in New
... st big investment, it bought a 19.4% stake in ACWA Power, a local power and desalination firm. Some saudis criticise the government for wasting its resources, subsidising local industries rather than ... ... d be a good first step.   From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... ts reserves mainly in bonds and equities, rather than less liquid but more lucrative assets such as property. In 2008 the government set up a more adventurous investment arm, Sanabil. But it holds ass ... ... 250,000 citizens. Saudi officials are haunted by memories of the 1980s and 2009, when the price of oil plunged and the kingdom had to borrow heavily and sell foreign assets to finance its spending. T ...
Thu, 22 May 2014 14:39:12 GMT



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