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Pessimism returns with EU elections

April 2014
Antonio Galdo

The idea that Europe will be under strain is being floated again, even to the extent that there will be a danger of the alliance gradually crumbling. However, the fear is overcome by a correct analysis of the risk factors currently in play

Libya to soon boost oil production

April 2014
Lina Roger

Libya is strictly monitored by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which expects the country will soon boost its oil production after striking a deal with rebels who had previously blocked ports in the East and prevented oil exports



Egypt, Saudi Arabia ban Muslim Brotherhood

April 2014
Daniel Atzori

The Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamic political movement, was banned in Egypt and in Saudi Arabia. The Gulf Cooperation Council countries are divided on what approach to take in this regard, leading toward what is considered to be the most serious split in the organization since its establishment in 1981



Allies, game changers and category killers in the energy market

April 2014
Moisés Naím

Over the next 10 years, the energy market will undergo profound transformations, driven by revolutionary technologies that will significantly shift the balance between importing and exporting countries



Oil 25: The new players

April 2014
Gianni Di Giovanni

A complete overview of the world of energy, taking stock of some of the main questions being raised at a time of radical transformations that make the situation particularly complex and delicate



Toward an oil-for-goods deal between Iran and Russia?

April 2014
Daniel Atzori

The possibility of an oil-for-goods deal between Russia and Iran is sparking off serious concerns in the United States and could also have serious consequences in the Middle East



What hope is there for a rise in India’s gas prices?

April 2014
James Crabtree

The decision has been postponed until after the elections and will change according to the outcome. It will have a decisive impact on the country, which in coming years will see the demand for energy exceed domestic production. Investments, in particular, could feel the effects



The Crimea crisis is leading Russian energy toward China

April 2014
Yao Jin

For Igor Sechin, chairman of Rosneft, repeated condemnation of the Russian position could boost trading between Moscow and Beijing and facilitate an agreement for the supply of gas



Chinese slowdown sparks fears for international markets

March 2014
Lina Roger

As the Chinese economy continues to show signs of weakness, investors’ concerns over the emerging economy keep rising, generating turbulence on the financial markets



Eurasian Union: Kazakhstan’s moves

March 2014
Evgeny Utkin

President Nazarbayev encouraged the establishment of a Eurasian Union. The opposition fears that the country could lose its independence but as it stands, the "leader of the nation" is trying to gain the maximum benefits from both the European Union and Russia



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