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Saudi Aramco IPO focuses on domestic investors amid challenging market conditions

Mon, 25/11/2019 - 08:49

By Beatrice Bedeschi – The Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Saudi Arabia’s state oil company Saudi Aramco has seen a refocus on domestic investors after what was expected to be the largest IPO on history saw a reduction in valuation amid challenging market conditions. »

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Oil prices, production back to normal after Saudi Arabia attacks, but security concerns remain

Mon, 14/10/2019 - 11:01

By Beatrice Bedeschi – A month after the drone attacks on the Abqaiq and Khurais oil facilities, Saudi Arabia has surprised observers by being able to bring oil production capacity to nearly pre-attack levels, which has quickly stabilised oil prices after the spikes seen in the immediate aftermath of the incidents. »

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China opens up oil and gas upstream sector to foreign investment

Wed, 24/07/2019 - 13:05

By Beatrice Bedeschi – A recent decision by the Chinese government to open up the oil and gas upstream sector to direct foreign investments is likely to rekindle interest by international energy companies. However, impact in the short term might be limited as the market awaits further policy changes providing more clarity on how the new rules will work in practice, according to  Industry experts and analysts. »

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US emerges as top oil producer as peak demand looms

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 17:42

By Beatrice Bedeschi – Thanks to the shale oil revolution, the US is set to become one of the leading oil producing countries in the coming years. But with a global 0.5 per cent sulphur cap for marine fuels imposed by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) coming into force on 1 January 2020, and global oil demand likely to reach its peak in the next decade, it won’t all be plain sailing for the US oil industry. Here, Hedgeweek discusses the prospects and challenges ahead with Doug King (pictured), CIO of RCMA Asset Management… »

Oil price dynamics

Tue, 16/04/2019 - 13:52

Since the turn of the century, the price of oil has whipsawed significantly, falling 75 per cent between November 2014 and March 2016 alone. Over the last 20 years, the market has moved from Peak Oil to Peak Production of oil, to one of Peak Demand for oil.  »

Oil surge could extend another 12% by year-end

Tue, 25/09/2018 - 12:29

Despite a lot of bluff and bluster and gnashing of tweets, US President Donald Trump was unable to provoke a spike in OPEC oil supply at OPEC’s Algiers meeting over the weekend, says Richard Robinson, manager of the Ashburton Global Energy Fund… »

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ETF seeding from Esposito Securities lies behind BOON and KNG ETF launches

Wed, 28/03/2018 - 16:27

Dallas, Texas-headquartered Esposito Securities is a US-registered broker dealer offering a wide range of services for the ETF industry as well as global equity trading and advanced options strategies. »

Jade Fu, Heartwood

OPEC announcement is not a game changer

Fri, 30/09/2016 - 10:17

Jade Fu (pictured), Investment Manager at Heartwood Investment Management, comments on OPEC’s (Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) surprise announcement to cut production…  »


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