T Boone Pickens, who died recently aged 91, was a shareholder activist before it was cool and made billions of dollars in the oil trade before becoming an unlikely proponent of green energy.
Articles written by Alex Rankine
The drone strike on Saudi oil facilities proves that the global oil supply chain is vulnerable to attack. Markets must start to price a bigger risk premium into oil.
Investors in emerging markets have been enjoying some long-awaited relief after a miserable few months.
It finally seems to be dawning on investors that globalisation can no longer be taken for granted.
American manufacturing is shrinking for the first time in three years. But what has spooked markets the most is the recent inversion in yield curves.
This week brought talk of a Saudi effort to raise the oil price as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman replaced energy minister Khalid al-Falih with Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman.
Australia – the “lucky country”, which has gone 28 years without a recession – may yet run out of luck as its economy falters.
The dividend yield of the S&P 500 index is now higher than the yield on the 30-year US Treasury bond. That hasn’t happened since the financial crisis.
Decades of bickering between South Korea and Japan are feeding an increasingly nasty trade dispute.
China’s economy is feeling the pain of US tariffs. But with no elections to bother its leadership, it is in a much better position than the US to ride out the trade war.