End game in Libya could herald oil slump

August 22, 2011

The end game in Libya could herald an oil price slump.

Gaddafi death could add momentum to Arab Spring

October 20, 2011

Muammar Gaddafi’s death adds welcome momentum to the Arab revolution, allowing Africa’s biggest holder of oil reserves to begin moving towards democracy, like Tunisia and Egypt.

Egypt needs a reconstruction fund too

March 24, 2011

Japan will be spending tens of billions of dollars on rebuilding after its tsunami. Egypt can't afford to finance an equivalent fund after its political tsunami. But foreign powers could help by showing they are not just interested in bombing neighbouring Libya.

Medvedev takes on Putin over Libyan war

March 22, 2011

The Libyan conflict has widened the rift between Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin in what could be a turning point for Russia's political future.

Arab unrest will be a test for OPEC

February 23, 2011

Arab unrest will test the limits of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. The oil cartel has enough spare capacity to cope with disruptions from Libya and elsewhere. However, the quality of crude differs, and supply could be squeezed if other member countries were to come under threat.

Libyan chaos could threaten Mediterranean economy

February 22, 2011

The unrest in the oil-rich North African country, and the subsequent bloody reaction of its authoritarian regime, could soon present a serious strategic challenge for Western governments and corporate titans that recently embraced the long-pariah state.