from Breakingviews:

Glencore Rio takeover would be harder than Xstrata

October 7, 2014

By Kevin Allison

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

from Global Markets Forum Dashboard:

Ebola’s “worst case” economic impact may total more than $40 billion – World Bank’s Evans

October 6, 2014

As world leaders gather this week for the annual International Monetary Fund and World Bank  autumn meetings, Ebola will be top on the list of priorities. Apart from the human toll, the economic impact will be felt for at least a couple of years, said David Evans, senior economist of the World Bank’s Africa Division.

from The Great Debate:

Why work with India’s new leader? It’s the economy, stupid

By Anja Manuel
September 29, 2014

India's Prime Minister Modi gestures while speaking at Madison Square Garden in New York

Great powers sneak up on you.  While Washington has been preoccupied with a burning Middle East, Russia behaving badly and, to a lesser extent, the rise of China, U.S. relations with India have slipped down the diplomatic priority list. In coming decades, however, enormous, unwieldy India will likely be the United States’ most important continental partner in Asia.

from Breakingviews:

How Big Oil could grease invisible hand

September 22, 2014

By Stephanie Rogan

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Breakingviews:

Double-digit oil promises lubrication not seizure

September 9, 2014

By Ian Campbell

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Hugo Dixon:

Gas and bank security have similarities

By Hugo Dixon
September 8, 2014

Europe is currently conducting two stress tests. One is on its energy suppliers, to see how badly they would fare if Russian gas was disrupted. The other is on euro zone banks, to ensure they are strong enough to finance economic recovery.

from Breakingviews:

Scottish secessionists in bind over North Sea oil

September 4, 2014

By Fiona Maharg-Bravo

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Breakingviews:

Tragedy may reshape Brazil economy, not just vote

August 27, 2014

By Martin Hutchinson and Richard Beales

The authors are Breakingviews columnists. All opinions expressed are their own. 

from Breakingviews:

Dynegy’s $6.25 bln grab marks return of ambition

August 22, 2014

By Christopher Swann

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

from Global Markets Forum Dashboard:

U.S. shale revolution continues to upend geopolitics

August 12, 2014

Dominick Chirichella, president, Energy Management Institute

Dominick Chirichella, president, Energy Management Institute

Oil traders who bet on rising prices were hit with a double whammy on Tuesday in the way of announcements from the top two energy data agencies. The still-nascent U.S. shale energy revolution is upending eons-old geopolitical events and it still seems to be in the early days.