Coronavirus is a "black swan" event for oil
The coronavirus outbreak is leaving the energy industry facing the prospect of no overall demand growth for the calendar year.
Have we reached the end of the road for petrol cars?
The prime minister has said that all new sales of vehicles with internal combustion engines will be banned from 2035. Is that achievable?
A look at the state of Iran’s feeble economy
The Islamic Republic is a big player in regional geopolitics, but its economy is weak, its people in revolt and its enemies growing bolder. Simon Wils…
US vs Iran: threat of war shakes the world
America’s assassination of a key figure in the Iranian regime has jolted bullish investors out of their complacency. Could we now be facing an oil spi…
Another year of politics for investors to worry about
It’s the start of another year and once again politics looms large in the minds of investors. This year, it’s an escalation in the temperature of the …
What escalating tension between Iran and the US means for oil prices
The tension between the US and Iran is unlikely to mean all-out war in the Middle East. But markets may be getting a little too complacent about its e…