Tag Archive: oil price

S&P Global Ratings tells Partnerships Bulletin that fiscal reform may spur fiscal innovation in the GCC

Low oil prices in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region continue to increase governments’ fiscal deficits. In an article for Partnerships Bulletin, S&P Global Ratings’ Karim Nassif explains that low oil prices are also encouraging GCC sovereign governments to implement fiscal reform, involving higher taxes and lower subsidies for infrastructure industries such as utilities, telecommunications, …

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Natixis’ Abhishek Deshpande sheds light on OPEC’s oil production freeze in The Economist

Following the decision taken by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) in November to cut production by 1.2m barrels a day – the first agreed cut since 2008 – Abhishek Deshpande, Natixis’ senior oil analyst, offered his oil market forecast to The Economist. While some speculators believe the production freeze marks the beginning of …

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Natixis’ Abhishek Deshpande discusses the oil market’s reaction to Trump’s victory on Bloomberg TV

As markets adapt to Donald Trump’s shock presidential victory, one key area of interest is the consequences for the global oil markets. Natixis’ chief oil analyst, Abhishek Deshpande, offered his views on the president-elect’s potential oil market impact to Bloomberg TV. “Given Trump is pro-fossil fuels, and pro-U.S. fossil fuels, in particular, it is likely …

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Energy markets in the spotlight: S&P Global Ratings releases the latest edition of IFR Outlook

The latest edition of IFR Outlook – S&P’s monthly newsletter summarising key infrastructure and project finance-related research and rating news – suggests energy markets around the world are under tough scrutiny. In the front page feature, Pierre Georges, director of EMEA utilities, explains that in an environment of weak power prices, Europe’s nuclear fleets face …

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S&P Global Ratings outlines LNG’s top ten trends: what to look out for in 2016

In an article for Energy Voice – a magazine focusing on the renewable, oil, and gas sectors – Simon Redmond, a commodities specialist at S&P Global Ratings, outlines the ‘top ten’ developments to watch out for in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market. Redmond explains that while LNG has historically maintained a relatively stable price, the coming …

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Natixis’ Abhishek Deshpande warns of oil price corrections to the BBC  

In May, the BBC reported that the oil price rose above US$50 per barrel for the first time in 2016 – with supply disruptions and rising global demand widely-cited as the catalyst for a price rebound. Joining other leading commodity experts, Abhishek Deshpande, senior oil analyst, Natixis, offered his views on the mid-term outlook for …

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Natixis’ Patrick Artus writes for Institutional Investor on the potential causes of a future global economic downturn

Some market observers predict a global financial crisis in 2016-2017; one just as serious, if not more so, than that of 2008-2009. Writing for Institutional Investor’s Unconventional Wisdom column, Patrick Artus, Natixis’ Chief Economist, analyses the global economy today and discusses the potential triggers of the next crisis. Signs of financial fragility have been growing since …

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Natixis’ Abhishek Deshpande speaks to City AM on crude oil surge

Abhishek Deshpande, Natixis’ Senior Oil Analyst, speaks to City AM  on the recent price of oil, which has surged over $40 per barrel for the first time this year. Certainly, this shift in sentiment has brought hope that the 20-month price rout is finally coming to an end. Indeed, crude has climbed by almost 50% from lows of $27 …

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Braving the storm: S&P’s 2016 outlook on the shipping industry covered by the specialist press

Despite low oil prices dampening fuel costs, Standard & Poor’s new research report on the outlook for the shipping industry suggests that 2016 will not be plain sailing. Oversupply in global fleets will not be adequately matched by demand for trade in goods or commodities, mainly as a result of slower than expected Chinese economic …

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Power, politics and projects are the focus of S&P’s March issue of Infrastructure Outlook

In the March edition of Infrastructure Outlook – Standard & Poor’s monthly newsletter rounding up all the key rating actions and research relevant to infrastructure and project finance – Karim Nassif, an S&P associate director based in Dubai, explains that the Gulf Corporation Council is having to re-think its approach to developing the region’s infrastructure. …

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