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Saudi Rhetoric Sends Oil Prices To Two-Year High

Saudi Rhetoric Sends Oil Prices To Two-Year High

Brent prices hit two-year highs…

The War That Would Transform Oil Markets

The War That Would Transform Oil Markets

Tensions between Saudi Arabia and…

Geopolitics / Africa

Markets Uncertain as Egypt Violence Waxes and Wanes

Markets Uncertain as Egypt Violence Waxes and Wanes

Oct 18, 2013 at 14:17 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Investors are pulling out but the Egypt stock exchange is at its highest since the ouster of Mubarak in 2011, as protests and violent clashes continue sporadically and…

Mali Peace over Before It Begins

Mali Peace over Before It Begins

Oct 18, 2013 at 14:14 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Oil exploration deals signed by interim and the new government of Mali for operations in the restive north won’t make it far with a relaunch of radical Islamist…

French Areva in (More) Trouble in Niger

French Areva in (More) Trouble in Niger

Oct 18, 2013 at 14:07 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Following on the recent announcement by the authorities in Niger that Areva will have to undergo a state audit, thousands of local residents take to the streets to…

The Big Winners in Kenya’s Oil Debut

The Big Winners in Kenya’s Oil Debut

Oct 17, 2013 at 17:09 | Simon Harlow

Kenya will start pumping its first commercial oil next year and begin exporting in 2016, but this is just the opening salvo: new discoveries in recent months and fast-track new…

Libyan Oil Production Struggles to Restart

Libyan Oil Production Struggles to Restart

Oct 17, 2013 at 17:05 | Global Risk Insights

Nearly a month after oilfield strikes cut Libya’s production to just 10% of capacity, the Zintan tribal militia has re-opened a critical pipeline, carrying oil from two major western…

China Hopes to Dominate Africa by Boosting Trade Via Indian Ocean

China Hopes to Dominate Africa by Boosting Trade Via Indian Ocean

Oct 15, 2013 at 16:50 | Defense and Foreign Affairs

People’s Republic of China (PRC) officials are becoming increasingly apprehensive about the rise in the use of the westward corridor to export oil, diamonds, and rare minerals out of South…

Don’t Be Fooled by Libya—This is a Failed State

Don’t Be Fooled by Libya—This is a Failed State

Oct 10, 2013 at 09:08 | James Stafford

Gunmen today seized Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan from a hotel in central Tripoli, releasing him shortly afterwards, but making it clear that post-Gaddafi Libya is a failed state and…

Oil Seen as a Bridge to Peace between Sudan and South Sudan

Oil Seen as a Bridge to Peace between Sudan and South Sudan

Oct 09, 2013 at 17:23 | Geopolitical Monitor

Amidst the difficulties inherent to any transition of sovereignty involving the relinquishing of economically relevant territory, the leaders of the Republic of Sudan are showing investors and the international community…

Tunisia’s Islamist to Step Down as Crisis Narrowly Averted

Tunisia’s Islamist to Step Down as Crisis Narrowly Averted

Oct 04, 2013 at 16:53 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Tunisia’s ruling Ennahda party has agreed to hand over power to an independent transitional technocratic leadership after three weeks of talks with the secular opposition, in a crisis-breaking…

Is New York the Last Chance for a Deal between the US and Iran?

Is New York the Last Chance for a Deal between the US and Iran?

Oct 01, 2013 at 18:58 | Geopolitical Monitor

For those of us tracing the arc of the Obama presidency, one can’t help but get the feeling things are about to come full circle in terms of Iran. Recall…

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