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New Middle East development and its implications on China

July 2014
Daniel Atzori

The Middle East is undergoing a period of profound change. An international workshop held at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS) analyzed the main challenges the region is facing, as well as their potential implications on China

ING, Kazakhstan needs stronger investments

July 2014
Lina Roger

Kazakhstan needs "stronger investments" to change its weakening economic outlook, especially under the recent plan of fiscal stimulus and the need to replace the Kashagan pipelines, ING said in a report



The Dragon deploys its "string of pearls"

July 2014
Sebastiano Fusco (Agenzia Nova)

China is advancing a policy of political-trade relations with Asian coastal zone countries to strengthen relations from the Red Sea to Indochina, through the construction of infrastructure works, including several oil platforms, which are putting relations with Vietnam at risk



Turkmenistan, the El Dorado for gas

July 2014
Alessandro Scipione (Agenzia Nova)

This Central Asian state, which contains one of the largest global reserves of hydrocarbons and is the leading regional supplier of China, has just signed an agreement with Turkey and Azerbaijan to develop the energy sector



UAE, oil production slowing but growth on track

July 2014
Lina Roger

The International Monetary Fund said that despite the decline in crude oil production in the United Arab Emirates, the economy has grown by 5.2 percent in 2013, boosted by public projects in Abu Dhabi and Dubai’s service sectors



Europe’s gas future to be discussed in London

July 2014
Editorial Staff

The issue of gas procurement security will be at the heart of the discussions by major European industry representatives at the 29th European Autumn Gas Conference, which will be held in London on October 28-30, 2014



Obama administration comes to the aid of the bees

July 2014
Antonio Galdo

If you stop and think that 90 percent of American agriculture is based on pollination by bees then you will understand why the White House is promoting a plan to protect these insects, putting financial resources of $50 billion on the table



BofA report on the American energy boom

July 2014
Lina Roger

The United States is now the world's leading producer of oil and gas, after overtaking Russia and Saudi Arabia in the past six months, according to a report by Bank of America



Iran-India-Pakistan, the new Asian energy routes

July 2014
Michele Guerriero

U.S. and Western interest in Iran, India and Pakistan has greatly increased after September 11, but Russia and China also consider these countries to be strategic for the world balance



The Russia-Iran axis is being strengthened

July 2014
Giuseppe Acconcia

Hassan Rouhani, president of Iran, reiterates the importance of economic relations with Moscow after the latest meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, which took place during the CICA summit



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