The Great Debate UK

from Breakingviews:

Will the real price of oil please stand up?

By Christopher Swann
July 21, 2011

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

from Breakingviews:

Oil crash shows investors still trust flawed model

May 9, 2011

By Peter Thal Larsen
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Saudi handouts ratchet up “fair price” of oil

April 18, 2011

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

Tide turns against nuclear energy

March 21, 2011

TAIWAN/

By Kathleen Brooks. The opinions expressed are her own.

As the nuclear threat in Japan steps up a gear, global politicians have pre-empted a wave of anti-atomic feeling from their public and spoken out against nuclear reactors, which threatens its future as a viable alternative to oil.

Don’t blame politicians for pragmatic foreign ties

February 28, 2011

LIBYA

By Laurence Copeland

There are times when even a cynic like me has to feel some sympathy for politicians. Take the case of Libya, for example. Over the forty years of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime, relations between Britain (and our Western allies) and Libya have varied from lukewarm to cold and back to lukewarm again.

Did the Fed catastrophically mis-time QE2?

February 28, 2011

USAThe sternest criticism of QE2 is the way it pumped up asset prices like commodities in recent months without making much of an impact on U.S. economic growth. Rising fuel and food costs have weighed on inflation everywhere from emerging markets to the UK. But this criticism might step up a gear if Middle East tensions lead to a spike in oil prices and the Fed tries to protect growth using a similarly blunt tool as QE2.

from Reuters Investigates:

WikiLeaks, OpenLeaks, GreenLeaks and more leaks

January 28, 2011

A Reuters exclusive details the emergence of two anti-corporate, WikiLeaks-style websites in Europe, both called GreenLeaks. The sites promise to leak confidential documents regarding environmental abuses by a host of industries.

Has QE2 worked?

December 16, 2010

— Kathleen Brooks is research director at forex.com. The opinions expressed are her own. —

from The Great Debate:

Will oil prices stabilize around $80?

November 29, 2010

Most commentators and oil analysts are convinced a further rise in prices is inevitable in the next few years as emerging market consumption grows and supplies increasingly come from more costly and technically challenging sources such as ultra-deepwater.

from Breakingviews:

BP’s second kitchen-sinking can’t mask comeback

November 2, 2010

It will be a long time before BP is back to business as usual following the Gulf of Mexico disaster. The UK oil and gas major has just upped its estimate of costs by $7.7 billion to $39.9 billion, in what investors must hope is the second kitchen-sinking exercise following the disaster—albeit the first under new chief executive Bob Dudley. But the hit can't mask what looks like the makings of BP's recovery.