Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Economist explains: Rising oil prices

Is the oil price recovering? It is indeed up by nearly 40% from its low in March. But this is mostly for short-term reasons, such as worries about upheavals in the Middle East. Demand in China, now the world’s second-largest … Continue reading

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Britain in deflation: What goes down, must come up

FOR the first time since 1960, the price of British goods and services has fallen over the course of a year—but only just. Prices fell by 0.1% in the year to April 2015, having been unchanged in the year to … Continue reading

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The oil industry: After OPEC

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The great distortion Fly Title:  The oil industry Rubric:  American shale firms are now the oil market’s swing producers Main image:  Plenty of oil, much scope for cost-cutting Plenty of oil, much scope for … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia’s stockmarket: A cautious opening

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The dawn of artificial intelligence Fly Title:  Saudi Arabia’s stockmarket Rubric:  Foreigners will be allowed to buy shares next month—within limits Main image:  20150509_FNP002_0.jpg INVESTORS have long looked hungrily at Saudi Arabia. With a … Continue reading

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