1. 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...


  2. 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...
      


  3. 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...
      


  4. 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...
      


  5. 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...


  6. 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...
      


  7. 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...
      


  8. 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...
      


  9. 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...
      


  10. Kim Jong Un has met the Chinese leaders twice in recent months. Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will meet(probably) next month to negotiate...
      


  11. 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...
      


  12. 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.”...
      


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


  14. 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
      


  15. 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...
      


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


  17. 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...
      


  18. Libya is producing around 1.05 million barrels of per day (bpd) of oil, with much of it being exported abroad, primarily to Europe. However, the country’s oil output has been...
      


  19. 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....
      


  20. 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...
      


  21. 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...
      


  22. 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...
      


  23. 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...


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


  25. 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...
      


  26. For the Trump haters. You're welcome. The moral seems to be ''if something's hard, don't bother.'' (like every other President I guess?) One day after Trump...
      


  27. Is it just me, or do others find that the ‘attack’ on the Iranian tanker in the Red Sea was an exceedingly short news cycle...
      


  28. With Venezuela in the mire I would have thought that the oil price might rise, but it is as steady as a rock, or even...


  29. 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...
      


  30. 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...