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Natural resources boom sustaining growth in Mozambique

January 2014
Lina Roger

Mozambique has good economic prospects and expects GDP to grow by 8.3 percent this year. According to an IMF report, a boom in natural resources and infrastructure investments will support growth

Joides Resolution to start drilling in South China Sea

January 2014
Yao Jin

The Chinese government has contributed to the first international science expedition to detect tectonic activity of the ocean floor, tipping the scale in favor of drilling



WEF 2014: Fracking may boost UK economy

January 2014
Editorial Staff

In his intervention during the WEF 2014, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said shale gas extraction through fracking can boost the British economy and encourage new businesses



EU endorses shale gas guidelines

January 2014
Editorial Staff

According to European Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik, the "revolution" of fracking, which could raise hopes of new development in several parts of Europe, has to follow minimum rules in order to address public concerns



IEA: January Oil Market Report estimates revised

January 2014
Lina Roger

Due to expectations of accelerating global economic recovery, the International Energy Agency increased estimates for this year’s global oil demand in its January Oil Market Report



Seventh World Future Energy Summit inspires sustainable development

January 2014
Editorial Staff

Countries in the Abu Dhabi, Masdar City region are making the commitment to promote a larger adoption of renewable energies. In the latest World Future Energy Summit meeting, the World Bank presented its global "thirsty energy initiative" campaign to encourage the best practice for addressing water and energy challenges and to encourage more involvement from the private sector



Doha: IPTC meeting discusses the future of oil technology

January 2014
Editorial Staff

During the three-day meeting of the  seventh edition of the International Petroleum Technology Conference in Qatar, delegates coming from more than 63 countries had a serious discussion concerning new technologies used in the oil industry



Davos: World Economic Forum discusses future

January 2014
Editorial Staff

Global leaders attending the Annual Meeting of WEF in Switzerland discuss how the economic and social upheavals are transforming the relations between states, reconfiguring economic, political and business scenarios



India: Fuel prices and subsidies

January 2014
James Crabtree

To narrow the gap between scant domestic supplies and rising imports, India’s government will have to rein in its expansive system of energy subsidies which will cost about $45 billion each year



Canada, weak growth in 2014

January 2014
Lina Roger

Canada, according to the International Monetary Fund, will lose its position of second place in this year's ranking of the G7 countries, ranking after Great Britain with a GDP growth of 2.2 percent. The oil sector will also weigh down on weak economic prospective



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