Geopolitics

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  1. Economy Minister Peter Altmeier just gave a very simple lesson in defending national interest to at least half of the European Union: “They are looking...
      


  2. Relations between the US and Turkey are bound to deteriorate further after a US court found a Turkish banker guilty of helping Iran circumvent sanctions...
      


  3. An interesting take on the tariff war via a breakdown of iPhone costs and their distribution.
      


  4. For once, I will keep my big yap shut, not spout off my opinion, and simply direct your attention to this official testimony to the U.S....
      


  5. Turkey has put Qatar in the corner effectively saying Qatar's regime is a puppet of Turkey. Qatar's regime has three options: concede to Turkey...
      


  6. Russia's state-run Rosneft throwing up another legal challenge to EU sanctions ... arguing that it's all politicized and entirely baseless.  https://www.ft.com/content/3702c408-fd7a-3ead-9250-50e933843888
      


  7. While everyone is busy trying to predict how much oil Trump's withdrawal from the Iran sanctions deal will take off the market, I suggest...
      


  8. I think one of the most pressing geopolitical issues we should be considering right now is whether the Saudis will really try to go...
      


  9. Reuters just published this in-depth story on Saudi Arabia. Interesting read, I thought. It would be nice if those of you who have direct...
      


  10. A confidential report allegedly leaked to Western media says malware targeted Aramco's computer systems designed to prevent a disaster at an industrial facility. Not...
      


  11. So, have the Kurds definitively lost Kirkuk to the Iraqis? I've read now that Iraq wants to build a new pipeline to transport oil...


  12. Who's getting all of Iran's crude? According to Iranian figures, Asia is getting 60% and Europe is getting 40%. China was the biggest buyer, taking...
      


  13. World Bank had made an estimate about global GDP growth during period 2017 - 2019. And, of course big countries will have a biggest...


  14. The USATODAY article in the Farmington Daily Times is here-> https://www.daily-times.com/story/money/industries/oil-gas/2018/05/27/if-free-traders-saddle-up-higher-oil-prices-and-opec-run-cover/615999002/ Among some speakers at the 2018 Four Corners Oil and Gas Conference last month in Farmington...
      


  15. Indonesian authorities on Tuesday declared a state of emergency after an oil spill last weekend that killed multiple people. A fire ignited from the spill killed four...
      


  16. After so many stories of NIger Delta militant groups shutting down wells and blowing up pipelines, the public gets a bit numb to more...


  17. India may have to completely let go of its national airline if it wants to save it. The Indian government's attempt to sell 76%...
      


  18. What influence on the world oil market can have the rise of the extreme right-wing policy in Brazil?


  19. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said European countries shared concerns over Iran’s ballistic missile programme and called for solutions to its “aggressive tendencies” in the...
      


  20. The five nations sharing the Caspian Sea have stuck a historical deal on how to share its riches. Now they can really get to...
      


  21. That he wants his people to stand at attention for him the way the people of N. Korea stand at attention for Kim Jong...


  22. Tomorrow parliamentary elections will be held in Iraq, also crucial for world oil markets in my personal view, now that Iran is on a...
      


  23. Here's an interesting run down of geopolitical risks for global oil markets just posted by Platts Oil: Iran, Venezuela, Syria... https://www.platts.com/latest-news/oil/london/factbox-geopolitical-energy-risks-become-more-10397376?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_term=oil&utm_content=photo&utm_campaign=news&hootpostid=8d1e96b9164fbc834c18489f9fdf7ea7
      


  24. Canada has this bizarre extra-tax system to enable the Federal Govt to hand out so-called "equalization payments."  The whole idea originally was to give...
      


  25. Just one day after U.S. president accused Pakistan and government in Islamabad for support terrorist, Pakistan's Central Bank announced how will be replacing dollar...
      


  26. https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-05-31/uber-s-ipo-delay-is-a-big-political-risk?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=business&cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business
      


  27. So, the man is either clinically insane, which would explain this anti-rational move, or he is working for Israel, which would provide a rational...
      


  28. The article is here by Dr. Daniel Fine-> https://www.daily-times.com/story/money/business/2018/04/29/fine-oil-speculation-and-natural-gas-lng-new-england-and-russia/525510002/ American oil production is poised to reach upward to 11 million barrels of oil per day if...
      


  29. North Korea has said yes to talks with South Korea after Seoul and Washington agreed to postpone a joint drill. I can't help but...
      


  30. https://www.wsj.com/articles/rising-oil-prices-are-bad-news-for-saudi-arabia-1537915829 Who would have thought?