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Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Australia’s energy mix: still room for coal?

Often at the frontline of extreme weather, Australia has long been a proponent of renewable energies and continues to play a strong international role on issues of climate change. Where

Economics Europe

Russia’s coal expansion is running out of steam

Despite changing markets, Russia is betting on coal consumption as it moves to develop its eastern regions and pivot from Europe. Will the strategy work?

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.

Asia Pacific Economics

Mongolia’s economic future uncertain as a result of China’s slowdown

Mongolia’s economic development remains strongly correlated to China’s economic performance, as mining operations are threatened by China’s staggering growth. A negotiator from the landlocked nation announced that a USD 4

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Australia’s climate policy hindering future opportunities

The Australian government’s policy towards climate change is in stark contrast to the rest of the world. Is this policy promising to help bolster a fledging economy or is it

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

Eskom’s problems highlight flaws in South Africa’s energy plans

On Sunday 8 February 2015, South African taxpayer-owned electricity utility Eskom achieved an unwelcome milestone after it imposed the sixth consecutive day of load shedding. With more days likely to

North America Politics

Midterm Series: What will it mean for energy markets?

Results of the midterm elections and local state races and the ensuing hydraulic fracturing and coal policies will affect international energy markets. Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, with strong ties

Europe Politics

4 things the world in 2014 shares with 1914

There are striking parallels between the world in 1914 and 2014. While we may not see another world war break out, the various challenges confronting the world today and the

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

5 energy problems confronting India

India is the world’s fourth largest energy consumer. Its energy needs continue to increase, but national energy shortages and an inadequate energy infrastructure could perpetuate national energy poverty. On March

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

Russia is eyeing China to expand energy ties with Asia

As Europe aims to diversify its energy sources, Russia is looking to the East to develop links with the more energy-prospective Asian markets. In June 2013, Russia’s oil giant Rosneft