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Power & Energy Commodity Reports > US must grasp opportunity to build sustainable energy system

London, 18 December 2014

The United States is in a strong position to deliver a reliable, affordable and environmentally sustainable energy system, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said today as it released a review of U.S. energy policy. To do so, however, the country must establish a more stable and co-ordinated strategic approach for the energy sector than has been the case in the past.

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Power & Energy Commodity Reports > Winners and Losers from Cheaper Oil

London, 17 December 2014

Oil prices have fallen by around 40% since the middle of the year, and The Economist Intelligence Unit forecasts that lower oil prices will persist. In 2015 we are forecasting that Brent will average $80/barrel, rising slightly to $85/barrel in 2016. The stable, but high, oil price environment seen between 2011 and the first half of 2014 has been undermined by strong growth in non-OPEC supply led by North American production of unconventional oil: namely shale and light, tight oil from the US and oil sands in Canada. At the same time, weaker economic fundamentals have taken their toll on growth in global demand for oil. These supply and demand factors put together have sent oil prices crashing since July.

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Power & Energy Commodity Reports > Short-term investment models for shale make it more vulnerable to project cuts

London, 15 December 2014

With oil prices plummeting to a five year low, and project cut backs likely in 2015, short-term funding for US shale may lose out to the country’s higher cost deep water developments, the latest article by leading petroleum industry advisor Gaffney, Cline and Associates (GCA) suggests.

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Power & Energy Commodity Reports > Trebling in insolvencies in UK Oil & Gas Services

London, 15 December 2014

The number of insolvencies of UK oil and gas services companies has trebled in the last year  compared to the year before, with 18 businesses becoming insolvent in 2014 compared to 6 in 2013 (12 months to 30 September), according to research by Moore Stephens, the Top Ten accountancy and consultancy firm.

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Commodity Portfolio Management Research & Reports > Bull Market Slows to a Jog in 2015

New York, December 2015

BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research today released its outlook for the markets in 2015, forecasting that the bull market in global equities will continue next year but returns will slow to single-digit rates. Strong fundamentals and healthy growth in the U.S. economy support a case for investor optimism and opportunism; however, in the lower-return, higher-volatility environment projected ahead, selective allocation and defensive portfolio moves will be crucial for performance.

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Metals & Mining Commodity Reports > Report shows Silver out-performing other asset classes

London, 10 December 2014

Silver’s price has risen nine-fold since 1970 and has out-performed gold since 2009: A landmark report by the Centre of Economics and Business Research (Cebr) on behalf of CoinInvest.com and its sister company Silver-to-go reveals that silver has heavily outperformed most other asset classes since 2000.

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Environmental Markets & Commodities Reports > Standard for cities to measure and report their GHGs launched

Lima, 8 December 2014

Today the World Resources Institute (WRI), C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) launched the first widely endorsed standard for cities to measure and report their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at a COP20 event featuring mayors and officials from cities around the world.

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Power & Energy Commodity Reports > Geopolitical tensions and US shale oil are transforming the oil market

London, December 2014

With geopolitical risks threatening oil supply at the same time as US shale oil flows across the market, the future of the global oil industry looks uncertain. Simon Redmond, Global Industry Focused Team Director at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services and Stuart Elliott, Editorial Director at Platts Energy Research Company, met to discuss why investment is key for its future and why the US is coming out on top. Taron Wade, Director at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, moderated their conversation.

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Power & Energy Commodity Reports > Could falling oil prices spark a financial crisis?

London, 5 December 2014

The oil and gas boom in the United States was made possible by the extensive credit afforded to drillers. Not only has financing come from company shareholders and traditional banks, but hundreds of billions of dollars have also come from junk-bond investors looking for high returns. 

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Agriculture & Softs Reports > Rabobank Agri Commodity Market Research: Outlook 2015

London, December 2014

The fundamentals in the agri commodity markets appear more balanced through 2015. In their 2015 Outlook, the Rabobank Agri Commodities Markets Research (ACMR) analysts, expect narrower trading ranges for many commodities versus 2014.

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