1. According by egypt's newspaper, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has described Turkey as part of a “triangle of evil” along with Iran...
      


  2. Good for a laugh, this one:  Recorded drunk outside a strip club, Netanyahu's son apparently talks about the gas deals Israeli closed, prostitutes and hits...
      


  3. 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...
      


  4. Iraqis will be swapping 60,000 of their 'new' Kirkuk oil with Iran--in return for Iranian crude for one year ... wonder how the Iraqi...
      


  5. More sanctions coming to Russia if the "bill from hell"* gets signed but, apparently, the effect on Russia's oil industry will be more modest...
      


  6. Saw this news from official Iranian press.  Note that I am about as skeptical of Iran's Mehr News as I am with USA's CNN...
      


  7. A group of more than 100 bipartisan lawmakers in the U.S. House urged President Donald Trump to reconsider the omission of climate change from his...
      


  8. There is no stability in Libya, so talking heads and oil traders worried about Libya undermining the OPEC deal can relax. This power struggle...
      


  9. What does it mean for Rosneft that it's had to borrow record amounts on its domestic bond market this year to fund oil?   https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Rosneft-Takes-On-Record-Debt-As-US-Sanctions-Weigh.html    
      


  10. Vision 2030, the Aramco IPO, the purge of business elite ... things are happening fast right now in Saudi Arabia because rumor has it...
      


  11. I’m trying to make sense of this KSA situation as I find it hard to believe (but not completely implausible) that people could be so sloppy....
      


  12. Next Sunday will be Venezuela's presidential and legislative councils elections which will be crucial to world oil markets. Lets see the outcome of this...


  13. any truth in this? https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/02/business/tax-bill-offers-last-minute-breaks-for-developers-banks-and-oil-industry.html


  14. "An assessment by the National Cyber Security Centre, part of GCHQ, has found that the Russian military was almost certainly responsible for the ‘NotPetya’...
      


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


  16. 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.  


  17. I have been since quite a long time studying and monitoring the ethno-religious dynamics in the Middle East region and its relationship and impact...
      


  18. oh come ooooon. Classic geopolitics lesson for dummies http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Stocks-fall-shekel-weakens-amid-Trumps-Jerusalem-announcement-517243
      


  19. As we wait for the NDA to pick a target, there's a new gang in town, calling themselves Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators and threatening to...
      


  20. No one's been paying too much attention to Syria since the media has decided it's no longer interesting, but we may have missed that...
      


  21. 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...
      


  22. Europe’s heavyweight economies took steps on Friday to safeguard their interests in Iran, seeking to keep the nuclear deal with Tehran alive after Washington...
      


  23. This week's top global oil and gas news intersected with political risks worldwide: 1.) President Donald Trump announced U.S. decission to reimpose sanctions on...
      


  24. 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...


  25. 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...


  26. The European Union will consider imposing import tariffs on U.S. orange juice, peanuts, cranberries, and--wait for it--bourbon. That's in response to the steel and...
      


  27. I see the reforms are going well. Egyptian man was arrested because a colleague fed him some bread. In the office. She's almost completely covered...
      


  28. 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...
      


  29. 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...