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Three stocks set for sustainable success
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Three stocks set for sustainable success

Professional investor Mark Denham of Carmignac highlights three of his favourite stocks that will allow investors to profit from the “renewables megat…
4 Aug 2020
Can the oil-price rally continue?
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Can the oil-price rally continue?

The oil price has risen by 120% since its April low. But that is encouraging producers to increase supply.
31 Jul 2020
23 July 1952: European Coal and Steel Community is born
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23 July 1952: European Coal and Steel Community is born

Forebear of the European Union, the European Coal and Steel Community came into being in 1952 following the Treaty of Paris.
23 Jul 2020
Investing in a greener future
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Investing in a greener future

SPONSORED CONTENT – With a global focus on decarbonisation, the ever-growing renewable energy sector has great investment potential
21 Jul 2020
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A bright future: the best ways to invest in solar energy
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A bright future: the best ways to invest in solar energy

Solar energy was long dismissed as unprofitable and unproven. But it has come of age. It is providing stiff competition to conventional energy sources…
3 Jul 2020
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Could an ill wind hit renewable energy funds?
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Could an ill wind hit renewable energy funds?

Infrastructure is a good investment – but watch out for hidden risks, particularly in renewable energy.
9 Jun 2020
Saudi Arabia slips on cheap oil
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Saudi Arabia slips on cheap oil

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had big plans to diversify its economy so that it was no longer so reliant on oil revenue. The current crisis arrived befo…
23 May 2020

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The oil market is showing signs of life again
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The oil market is showing signs of life again

The oil market has had a terrible time recently as producers pumped as much oil as possible just as demand collapsed due to the coronavirus epidemic. …
15 May 2020
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Oil market begins to rebalance
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Oil market begins to rebalance

Oil prices remain historically depressed, but they have perked up a little this week.
7 May 2020
Solid income from a renewable energy "tortoise" fund
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Solid income from a renewable energy "tortoise" fund

GCP Infrastructure plods along compared with its rivals, but offers an attractive yield at the current price
4 May 2020
Royal Dutch Shell slashes its dividend: what now for income investors?
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Royal Dutch Shell slashes its dividend: what now for income investors?

Shell's dividend cut – its first since WWII – has come as a nasty surprise. And it leaves income investors wondering where to turn now. John Stepek lo…
1 May 2020
Negative oil prices are just one result of banning bankruptcy
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Negative oil prices are just one result of banning bankruptcy

Negative oil prices are a result of low interest rates and cheap credit propping up inefficient businesses. Bankruptcy is part of the fabric of capita…
28 Apr 2020
Oil sector faces collapse
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Oil sector faces collapse

Should embattled US oil producers be bailed out? And what will happen to Shell and BP’s dividends this year? Matthew Partridge reports.
23 Apr 2020
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How ETFs broke the oil market
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How ETFs broke the oil market

The bizarre collapse in US crude may have been worsened by high levels of trading in a popular exchange-traded fund.
23 Apr 2020
Below zero: oil plunges into negative territory
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Below zero: oil plunges into negative territory

US oil’s unprecedented collapse is mostly due to how it is traded – but also to the shock to global GDP, says Alex Rankine.
23 Apr 2020
The negative oil price meant traders couldn’t give the stuff away – here’s what that means
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The negative oil price meant traders couldn’t give the stuff away – here’s what that means

With a lot more oil being produced than anyone can use and storage space running out, the oil price briefly turned negative. John Stepek explains what…
21 Apr 2020
The oil-price war is not over – it's just on hold
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The oil-price war is not over – it's just on hold

Both Opec and Russia have agreed to restrict oil output by ten million barrels per day from next month. But the oil price war isn't over yet.
16 Apr 2020
Saudi Arabia heads for a "lost year"
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Saudi Arabia heads for a "lost year"

The Covid-19 pandemic has frozen Saudi Arabia's economy and left it with lakes of unwanted oil.
16 Apr 2020
The uranium price is finally on the rise – here’s the easiest way to bet on a bull market
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The uranium price is finally on the rise – here’s the easiest way to bet on a bull market

The uranium price has been quietly creeping up to hit a four-year high. Dominic Frisby explains what’s behind the rise, and picks the best way to inve…
15 Apr 2020
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The world could soon be drowning in oil
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The world could soon be drowning in oil

Oil hit an 18-year low this week. And we could even see oil prices turn negative.
3 Apr 2020
Oil shoots higher – have we seen the bottom for the big oil companies?
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Oil shoots higher – have we seen the bottom for the big oil companies?

Just a few days ago everyone was worried about negative oil prices. Now, the market has turned upwards. John Stepek explains what’s behind the rise an…
3 Apr 2020
Oil prices have collapsed – and some argue that they could even turn negative
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Oil prices have collapsed – and some argue that they could even turn negative

With an excess of supply and a drastic cut in demand, the oil price has been hammered this year. John Stepek looks at what that means for oil produce…
30 Mar 2020