Norway Must Rethink Economy

Norway Must Rethink Economy

Norway manages its significant hydrocarbon resources and revenues in a sustainable way, and remains a reliable supplier of oil and gas, but Norway’s government should prepare for a future with lower oil and gas revenues. The recommendations were made in the International Energy Agency’s latest assessment of Norway’s energy policies. “As one of the world’s […]

Saudi Aramco’s Crude Oil Reserves Confirmed by External Audit ahead of IPO

Saudi Aramco’s Crude Oil Reserves Confirmed by External Audit ahead of IPO

Saudi Aramco’s Crude Oil Reserves Confirmed by External Audit ahead of IPO $OIL, $BHI, $BP Based on a figure of 265-B barrels, Aramco’s fields contain about 15% of the world’s proven Crude Oil reserves The 1st independent audit of Saudi Aramco’s Crude Oil reserves has confirmed the state Oil company’s own figures, sources familiar with […]

China Trying to Halt Capital Outflows, Market Bears “Smell Blood”

China Trying to Halt Capital Outflows, Market Bears “Smell Blood”

China Trying to Halt Capital Outflows, Market Bears “Smell Blood” $USDCNY China’s increasingly aggressive measures to clampdown on capital outflows has not gone unnoticed by US hedge-fund manager Kyle Bass. Mr. Bass is famed for his successful bet against the US housing market in the global financial crisis of Y’s 2007-2008, so markets monitor his […]

Money Flowing Out of Emerging Market ETFs

Money Flowing Out of Emerging Market ETFs

Money Flowing Out of Emerging Market ETFs In the week ended 16 November $6.6-B flowed out of EM (emerging-market) debt, according to the data, halting 18 consecutive weeks of inflows. In the 2nd full week of November, ETFS (exchange-traded funds) that buy emerging-market securities saw withdrawals around the world worth $1.4-B. While the rising USD […]

Kirkland Lake Gold Rebuffs Gold Field’s (NYSE:GFI) $1-4-B Offer

Kirkland Lake Gold Rebuffs Gold Field’s (NYSE:GFI) $1-4-B Offer

Kirkland Lake Gold Rebuffs Gold Field’s (NYSE:GFI) $1-4-B Offer $GFI, $KGILF, $NMKTF, $SSRI This week, South Africa’s Gold Fields (NYSE: GFI) the world’s 7th-largest bullion producer withdrew an joint offer with Silver Standard Resources (NASDAQ:SSRI) to buy Kirkland Lake Gold (OTCMKT:KGILF) after the Canadian miner rejected the bid. Gold Fields (a Johannesburg-based company) said it […]

Aramco IPO to Reveal Extent of Saudi Crude Oil Reserves

Aramco IPO to Reveal Extent of Saudi Crude Oil Reserves

Aramco IPO to Reveal Extent of Saudi Crude Oil Reserves Khalid al-Falih said 3rd parties would independently verify “reserves” disclosed to investors The planned listing of state-owned Oil giant Saudi Arabia will include information on the extent of the Kingdom’s reserves, according to reports. Saudi energy minister Khalid al-Falih said the IPO (initial public offering) […]