With around a fifth of the world’s oil travelling through Strait of Hormuz, the most recent incident there has raised new concerns about global oil supplies.
We're on the cusp of a revolution in the energy industry. It's one that could redraw the energy map of the world, give humanity the ability to tap essentially unlimited power sources, and – if you make the right investments – make a fortune for investors.
In short, we're living through a change in the way the world produces and consumes energy. It is a transition that's well under way. And it's being driven by the convergence of several key technological trends that are showing no sign of abating.
While you wouldn't be alone in thinking that solar power was further away than ever, you could be wrong. Solar is on the brink of becoming the world's dominant energy source.
A slide in bond yields this week has driven the yield curve lower. John Stepek looks at how this has affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.
The intangible economy has ballooned in recent decades and today it looks all but unassailable. Dominic Frisby looks at what could bring it back down to earth.
The price of Brent crude, the main oil-price benchmark, has broken through $75 for the first time this year. But the rally won’t last.
The US is tightening sanctions on Iran and cracking down on its oil exports. But that’s not why the oil price has hit a new high, says John Stepek.
A disruption to supplies from the North African country could give oil prices a big short-term boost.
That Saudi Arabian oil giant Saudi Aramco was able to borrow so cheaply on the markets is odd, says John Stepek.
“Switched-on” investors like to talk up socially responsible investing, says John Stepek. But if you’re serious about doing it for real, you really need to do it for yourself.