1. House and Senate lawmakers urged President Trump and his top trade officials to complete negotiations of an updated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Several members of the Senate Finance...
      


  2. The recent discovery of what could be the largest oil reserves for Bahrain will have important geopolitical implications for not just the tiny sheikhdom,...
      


  3. Iranian media say that the country's crude exports have managed to hit a new record even as Washington withdrew from nuke deal and promised...
      


  4. Once again Maduro plays sticks and carrots with the U.S. now ordering Todd Robinson, charge d'affaire in US embassy in Caracas to leave the...


  5. https://tsarizm.com/opinion/2018/12/18/too-many-vested-interests-against-peace-with-russia/
      


  6. Does the launch of the petro-yuan represent the ultimate deathblow to the petrodollar – and the birth of a completely new set of rules? https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/The-Petrodollar-Isnt-Dead-Yet.html
      


  7. President Trump has tweeted the following: "North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.”...
      


  8. By the latest report, U.S. fourth-quarter economic growth at 2.6 percent, less than expected...Surprise?
      


  9. LONDON (Reuters) - More than 300 scientists have endorsed a civil disobedience campaign aimed at forcing governments to take rapid action to tackle climate...
      


  10. What happened with the scandal over Qatar earlier this year, also happened to Lebanon's PM, Hariri, and it's all about Iran. Hariri is back...
      


  11. https://www.platts.com/latest-news/oil/caracas-venezuela/feature-venezuela-girds-for-further-deterioration-10400558
      


  12. Volkswagen was holding crisis talks on Monday to find a stand-in boss for its Audi brand, a source familiar with the discussions said, after...
      


  13. Deutsche Bank's head office and other locations in Frankfurt were raided by 170 police officers and tax investigators on Thursday as part of a...
      


  14. President Duterte has bluntly threatened China with war if China tries to drill for oil and gas in its--the Philippines--section of the South China...
      


  15. This week the United Nations has been in the news as it held it’s 74th United Nations General Assembly Once again it was a circus where...
      


  16. Fascinating reports coming out of Iran and US over both sides naval ambitions in the Gulf--one of the most important oil routes. Now we...
      


  17. Financial risk, poverty and pollution are China's biggest enemies at this moment. With all wealth this country owns, China's debt now stands at roughly...
      


  18. This pic has gone viral. It should be here as well. Also, the media coverage is simply brilliant: "When the world leaders convened around a bonfire...
      


  19. Vice President Pence accuses China of meddling in US "Pence said Beijing's actions add up to a simple message: "China wants a different American president." Vice...
      


  20. https://www.ft.com/content/71849166-e02d-11e9-b112-9624ec9edc59 Preferably in simple language.  Credit to Zerohedge to pique my interest in this topic.   As I see it: banks don't want to do repo.  So...


  21. Toyota Motor Corp. has ended talks with the Environmental Protection Agency to overhaul internal management practices at the agency. The decision comes more than a month after EPA...
      


  22. So, I'm not sold on the idea that the Houthis hit a Saudi oil tanker. Why would they? If they start targeting oil transports...
      


  23. 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....
      


  24. The latest non-news that everybody suspected but was never confirmed has just been confirmed. I wonder how this would sit with the rest of...
      


  25. Chinese authorities are investigating the boss of CEFC, the energy company, for alleged economic crimes. As far as I understand, this has added fuel...
      


  26. Senior official from the U.S. Africa Command AFRICOM told local media that Islamic State (IS) in Libya may be planning an attack on the country’s...
      


  27. https://www.yahoo.com/news/attempts-split-china-risk-shattered-bodies-xi-023449007.html If you're a protester in HK, get out.  Like, now.  


  28. Saudis will be keeping a very wary eye on protests in Bahrain to mark the 7th anniversary of the uprising (Arab Spring). While Bahrain...
      


  29. Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie told House Democrats that Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s former adviser, was behind much of the company’s early focus...
      


  30. 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...