The Great Debate

Weak fundamentals bite back in oil

May 12, 2010

The past month has seen weak near-term fundamentals reassert themselves over bullish sentiment about the medium-term outlook in oil markets.

Peak demand leaves refineries idle

March 1, 2010

– John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own –

U.S. refiners have emerged as the biggest losers from the previous surge in oil and push for cleaner energy. The industry’s brief golden age has swiftly given way to a prolonged dark period of adjustment and decline.

Anything but oil

December 21, 2009

kemp.jpg– John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own —

As OPEC ministers meet in Angola this week, they can congratulate themselves on a brilliant piece of market management.

Dubai will pay for Abu Dhabi aid

November 26, 2009

Alexander Smith– Alexander Smith is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own —

Dollar faces long journey downward

October 13, 2009

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- James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own –

Even putting aside the spectacular but hard-to-measure risks of a financing crisis or the loss of its special status, the dollar faces really serious headwinds from boring old fundamentals.

“Dollar demise”: Inexorable but not sudden

October 6, 2009

– Neal Kimberley is an FX market analyst for Reuters. The opinions expressed are his own –

from Commentaries:

CFTC prepares to recant speculators’ influence

July 29, 2009

johnkempcrop-- John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own --

Like Archbishop Thomas Cranmer before he was burned at the stake for heresy, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) seems about to make a dramatic recantation.

from The Great Debate UK:

Squandered oil wealth, an African tragedy

July 9, 2009

arvind ganesan-Arvind Ganesan is the Director of the Business and Human Rights Program at Human Rights Watch. The opinions expressed are his own.-

from The Great Debate UK:

Wiwa v Shell: The day of reckoning

June 10, 2009

Ben Amunwa-Ben Amunwa is a campaigner with oil industry watchdog Platform, where he runs Remember Saro-Wiwa, a project that uses art and activism to raise awareness about the impact of the oil in the Niger Delta. The opinions expressed are his own.-

Why final salary schemes are bad for you

June 3, 2009

REUTERS — Neil Collins is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own –

So you’d like to work for BP? A fine company, recognisably the same business as half a century ago, and likely to be around in half a century’s time — yup, it’s a fine choice for a career.