Oil

The sliding oil price could be the next subprime crisis

The price of oil is collapsing. And if it continues to fall, it could trigger a wave of defaults in the US. John Stepek explains why.

The key lesson to learn from sliding oil prices – there are no experts

If there’s one thing we can take from falling oil prices, it’s that nobody – not industry experts nor the once-mighty Opec – has any real control or influence. John Stepek explains why.

Supply glut sends oil price tumbling below $80

The price of oil has continued to fall, while Saudi Arabia resists cutting back on production.

Halliburton’s urge to merge

A tie-up between Halliburton and Baker Hughes would create the biggest oil services group by revenue.

Bet on a commodities recovery with these two cheap funds

Crude oil and metals look set for further misery over the next year, says David C Stevenson. But the longer-term outlook is more promising.

Technology will dictate the future price of oil

The price of oil in the future won’t be decided by the supply of crude, says Merryn Somerset Webb. It’ll be technology.

Cheer up! The plummeting price of oil is great news

The falling oil price is good for consumers and the global economy, and opens up some great opportunities for investors, says John Stepek.

A price battle in the oil market

The price of Brent crude has fallen to a four-year low following a price-cut from Saudi Arabia.

How falling oil prices will affect Latin America

Many Latin American countries depend on oil exports for income, says James McKeigue. Falling crude prices could spell trouble ahead.

Profit as oil hits the skids

The oil price is stuck in a downward trend. That may be bad for oil producers, but it’s good for consumer economies like ours, says John Stepek.

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