Latest articles from Commodities & Energy

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Petrobras CEO looks beyond debt and scandal to a greener future

September 1, 2017

The CEO of Brazil’s beleaguered state oil producer Petrobras, Pedro Parente, talks to Silvia Pavoni about the scandal-riven company's five-year plan to reduce its debts, how it is handling mounting environmental concerns, and what it is doing to cope in an era of low commodity prices. 

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Will climate change cause the next financial crisis?

September 1, 2017

As extreme climate events become more frequent and governments ramp up their commitment to transitioning to lower carbon economies, are financial institutions prepared, or will their unaccounted-for climate risk lead to the next financial crisis? Silvia Pavoni reports.

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China pulls into lead for green investment

February 1, 2017

China is pulling ahead of Europe when it comes to investing in green projects, while president Donald Trump's scepticism towards climate change is risking the US's status in the field, author and professor Mariana Mazzucato tells Stefania Palma.

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The great global energy 'trilemma'

January 1, 2017

How to find cheap, sustainable and non-polluting forms of energy is an ongoing challenge for global leaders, who have also to contend with climate change, decarbonisation and political insularity. James King looks at what the future holds within the market.

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Top 100 Arab Banks: has the oil price slump hurt profits?

October 1, 2016

The drop in oil prices and regional unrest have seen Arab banks struggle to maintain their stellar profit results of previous years, but overall their performances remain impressive by global standards.

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Energy finds fuel hopes of a Mozambique boom

September 1, 2016

Boasting major gas discoveries, Mozambique is nursing ambitions to become both a regional energy hub and a key exporter to Asia. But the government must act fast to attract investment in an increasingly competitive market, writes James King.

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A brave new world for commodities hedging

July 1, 2016

Oil prices are recovering, but for producers, consumers and even investors, some of their most difficult decisions are just beginning. Danielle Myles reports.

Can the oil industrys creditors take the strain

Can the oil industry's creditors take the strain?

April 1, 2016

The commodities rout is claiming a growing number of victims. But are leveraged loans, and the banks that fuelled the US oil shale boom, among them? Danielle Myles investigates.

Benchmark rules stumble at last hurdle

January 25, 2016

A technical flaw in the EU’s rules to prevent financial benchmark manipulation could impose a disproportionate burden on commodity price reporting agencies.

Kuwait digs deep to raise energy stake

Kuwait digs deep to raise energy stake

April 1, 2015

Oil prices may have dropped, but Kuwait is investing heavily in the hydrocarbons sector this year in a bid to meet an ambitious production target. James King reports.

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