Indonesian nationalism is curbing investors

August 2014
Ben Bland

The objective, declared by both candidates in the elections, to increase the production of hydrocarbons, is actually secondary to that of guaranteeing greater "Indonesiazation" of the sector

What now for India's oil explorers?

August 2014
James Crabtree

One of the country’s leading companies, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), has performed very well on the stock market. However, major concerns are being raised about the lack of clarity on the energy strategy that the new government headed by Narendra Modi intends to adopt

Oil 26: Asia, the energy pivot

July 2014
Gianni Di Giovanni

The claim of Southeast Asian countries is shaping the global geopolitical and energy balance with inevitable repercussions on the West as well. Following the “Eurasia” workshop, which took place in Rome, this magazine issue analyzes the current position in this area, anticipating future developments

The race towards Southeast Asian energy

July 2014
Kevin Doyle

The region has potentially vast reserves, but their exploitation poses a series of difficulties at both technical and political levels. The fields are located in areas that are disputed by various countries or are difficult to access

Turkish elections: Erdogan runs for presidency

August 2014
Fabio Squillante (Agenzia Nova)

The country, divided between pressures from the West and regaining its Islamic soul, is preparing to elect the next president of the republic by universal suffrage for the first time. This seems to favor the incumbent prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan

BofA Merrill Lynch revises up Brent price expectations

July 2014
Lina Roger

Given a slightly worse outlook for OPEC and non-OPEC oil supply growth over the next 18 months, BofA Merrill Lynch modestly revised its estimates for average Brent crude oil prices for 2014 and 2015 from $106 to $110 and from $103 to $108 respectively

A recovery too fragile to overcome the Great Crisis

July 2014
Antonio Galdo

The global economic scenario is finding it hard to stabilize. The "driving engines" of the United States and China are experiencing weaker growth than forecast, Japan is dealing with public debt increasing at an alarming rate and Europe is crushed by budget constraints. What global equilibrium is in store after the great recession?

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