Monthly Archives: August 2015

Shia, not shale: It will take much cheaper oil for Saudi Arabia to take action

UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  Shia, not shale Rubric:  The kingdom can stand more pain Main image:  20150829_blp511.jpg THERE comes a time when any self-respecting cartel boss has to focus on protecting his turf. Saudi Arabia has spent … Continue reading

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Canada’s economy: The new rustbelt

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The Great Fall of China Fly Title:  Canada’s economy Rubric:  The puzzling weakness of manufacturing Location:  OTTAWA IF YOU visit south-western Ontario and the Niagara peninsula you will see scenes of industrial decay. Steel … Continue reading

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The sell-off in commodities: Goodbye to all that

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Editing humanity Fly Title:  The sell-off in commodities Rubric:  A decade of bingeing on raw materials may leave an even longer hangover Main image:  20150822_FNP001_0.jpg IT WAS only a decade or so ago that … Continue reading

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American oil: Nafta naphtha

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Editing humanity Fly Title:  American oil Rubric:  A long-overdue easing of a protectionist export ban Main image:  20150822_FND002_0.jpg WHEN the economics textbooks of the future are written, America’s ban on crude-oil exports will be … Continue reading

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