Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Economist explains: Why the gold price is falling

THE gold price, which hit a five-year low on July 20th, reflects supply and demand right now, and also expectations about the future. The yellow metal serves two purposes: it is a commodity (used in electronics, jewellery and dentistry, for … Continue reading

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Commodities: The great bear market

HAD stockmarkets fallen more than 40% from their peak, the national news bulletins and the mainstream papers would be full of headlines about collapse and calamity. As it is, the FT did make commodities the splash today (plus a short … Continue reading

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Daily chart: Adjusting the taps

Audio and Video content on Economist.com requires a browser that can handle iFrames. HOW will the oil price affect profitability and production? Who pumps how much at what price? Depending on geography, some reserves are more expensive to exploit than … Continue reading

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Shale oil and gas: Fractured finances

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Europe’s future in Greece’s hands Fly Title:  Shale oil and gas Rubric:  America’s shale-energy industry has a future. Many shale firms do not Location:  HOUSTON AND MIDLAND, TEXAS Main image:  20150704_WBP001_0.jpg FROM atop Houston’s … Continue reading

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