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The global oil supply tightness forecast for the next five years due to increasing Asian demand might be eased by China’s latest move to promote closer ties and secure more imports from Saudi Arabia, say analysts.
Certified emissions reduction (CER) credits generated from clean development mechanism (CDM) projects, such as Chinese wind farms, are just “not sexy” enough for investors at the moment and they are looking to other regions like Africa, says Liz Bossley,...
Stakeholders in the Asian recovery have a nervous eye on the region’s central banks for signs as to when interest rates will rise this year – something that could weigh on equity returns and devalue the portfolios of bondholders. Changes in rates...
Credit concerns grow as Chinese companies shun new documentation
“In two to three years, China will be the largest global importer of crude oil,” Jorge Montepeque, global director of market reports for Platts, said at today’s Global Outlook for Oil event during IP Week.
Higher-than-expected demand from China and other Asian countries has forced the International Energy Agency (IEA) to revise up its global oil demand forecast for 2010 by 120,000 barrels a day (b/d) to 86.5 million b/d.
Russian energy company Gazprom has shipped 1 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to China, as the US gas market has an unfavourable pricing environment, says Alexander Medvedev, deputy chairman of Gazprom’s management committee and director...
The Chinese insurance sector has experienced an unprecedented level of growth in recent years, but as the premium inflows pile up, is their risk management approach adequate? Aaron Woolner reports
The oil industry will continue to face supply challenges in the long term, following China’s burgeoning demand for imports, said BP’s chief executive at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Russia is forging stronger ties with China to diversify its gas buyer base, following payment disputes with countries such as Ukraine and to compete with the growing US liquefied natural gas (LNG) market, say analysts. Meanwhile, Europe is looking to...
Oil prices will average $75 per barrel (bbl) in 2010, following rising growth in global oil consumption, fuelled by buoyant demand in developing economies, led by China, says rating agency Moody’s.
PetroChina’s cancellation of its deal with Australia liquefied natural gas developer Woodside Petroleum is not indicative of a reduction in LNG demand from Asia, say experts.
New rules coming into force in many jurisdictions in Asia are challenging the ability of global financial institutions to operate a hub-and-spoke business model for their derivatives businesses. By Jacqueline Low, Jing Gu and Keith Noyes