Tag: oil price slump

Patrick Artus writes for FTSE Global Markets on the ECB’s efforts to reactivate the sluggish eurozone economy

Since 2014, the eurozone has received two opportunities for economic growth: the quantitative easing (QE) programme and plummeting oil prices. But, has the European Central Bank (ECB) capitalised upon these gifts to advance the eurozone economy? Patrick Artus, Natixis’ chief economist, believes the ECB’s success has been partial. Writing for FTSE Markets, Artus explains that …

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S&P tells Industrial Minerals that low oil prices are unlikely to dent project finance ratings, for now

Since oil prices started to tumble a year ago, many have speculated about the impact low energy prices will have on project developments. To understand the outlook from a credit rating perspective, Industrial Minerals speaks to Karim Nassif, a credit analyst at Standard & Poor’s. He explains that the current low price of crude oil …

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