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Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy Under The Radar

Under The Radar: Why China’s energy deregulation overshadows the Aramco IPO

Fighting pollution and overcapacity, China is deregulating its energy sector, opening up one of the country’s last unexploited markets.

Europe Natural resources and energy

US LNG could let Eastern Europe diversify its energy supply

Central and Eastern Europe are looking for ways to diversify their energy supply. LNG supplied via Croatia provides a promising opportunity.

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

After Al-Naimi: Mirage and reality

Ali Al-Naimi’s dismissal marks a pivotal moment in the history of Saudi Arabia and global oil markets.

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Judicial activism, the de facto regulator of Colombian mining

The Colombian Constitutional Court recently banned mining in areas known as paramos, highlighting how judicial activism replaces regulation.

International Natural resources and energy

The end of OPEC as we know it?

U.S shale, the global oil glut, and Riyadh’s move to diversify away from oil, all sound the death knell for OPEC as we know it.

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

The grip of OPEC “oiligopolists” weakens as Saudi strategy shifts

Oil is moving into a new paradigm, in which markets decide the price. U.S. shale production and Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 add new market dynamics.

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Crisis in Venezuela – A lesson from Saudi Arabia

Venezuela is hit by a nationwide energy crisis brought on by severe drought, hurting a weak economy that is already suffering from the drop in oil prices.

International Natural resources and energy

China and India could destabilize global coal market

Tectonic shifts in the global coal market are underway, posing a series of questions for traditional coal supply markets.

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

Copper proves a rocky road for Zambia

Copper mining has fueled economic growth in Zambia over the last decade, but the country risk becoming dependent on a single commodity.

International Natural resources and energy

Doha meeting reveals Opec’s inability to control global oil prices

The recent Doha meeting of major oil producers failed to agree oil output freeze deal and confirmed the existence of deep disagreements within Opec.