OPEC agrees to cut output as Russia increases

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) agreed in principle to a cut in output on Wednesday. The agreement was for a potential cut in production of between 240,000 to ...

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October 3, 2016

Bank of Japan focuses on Government bonds over Inflation

Global markets were strong last week as the Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan both exceeded expectations during their policy meetings. The Bank of Japan tweaked its policy, preferring to ...

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September 26, 2016

Pipeline of future oil projects too high to re-balance market

The oil price has traded in a steady range of around $50/barrel for over five months; however, pressures to the downside are building once again. Announcements from Libya and Nigeria ...

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September 19, 2016

Germany posts surplus fueling debate on investment

While many countries have been struggling with budget deficits, Germany posted a better than expected surplus of €18.5bn for the first half of 2016 or 1.2% of GDP. While it ...

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August 30, 2016