Tag Archive: oil

Natixis, IBM and Trafigura team up on blockchain oil platform – reported by the press

Natixis, IBM and Trafigura have pioneered the first blockchain solution in commodity trade finance for US crude oil transactions. The distributed ledger platform, built on the Linux Foundation open source Hyperledger Fabric, allows major steps in a crude oil transaction to be digitized on the blockchain, ensuring improved transparency, enhanced security, and optimized efficiency. More …

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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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Specialist press cover Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council and Ship Owners Association of Nigeria’s joint Maritime event

The Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) and the Ship Owners Association of Nigeria’s (SOAN) joint event “The Future of the Maritime Industry in Nigeria” at Marlborough House on 28th September was featured in All About Shipping, Hellenic Shipping News, Oil, Gas and Shipping Magazine, Marine Link, This Day and Marine Network. Investors, business leaders …

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Natixis’ Abhishek Deshpande scoops The Petroleum Economist’s energy executive of the year award

Natixis’ senior oil analyst, Abhishek Deshpande has been named The Petroleum Economist’s “2016 Energy Executive of the Year”. Judged by industry leaders – including former OPEC Secretary General, Abdalla El- Badri and former BP executive, Lord John Browne, Baron Browne of Madingley – The Petroleum Economist Awards acknowledge the individuals, as well as organisations and …

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Natixis’ Abhishek Deshpande comments on the oil market’s bearish outlook in City A.M.

With Brent crude falling to $44.56 per barrel in today’s late morning trading, Natixis’, senior oil analyst, Abhishek Deshpande spoke to City A.M. about his views on the market’s current spell of negativity. Following increased supply due to record output from the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and increased drilling activity in the US, …

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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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Writing for The BRICS Post, Commerzbank’s Alexander Rost sees great things for India’s exporting future

In an exclusive opinion piece for specialist publication, The BRICS Post, Alexander Rost, Commerzbank’s regional head for the subcontinent and ASEAN countries, explores the successes of the Indian economy, and argues that it could reach new heights by expanding the profile of its export trade. Rost notes that, as a member of the ‘BRICS’ group …

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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’ Abhishek Desphande examines Saudi’s economic diversification plans for City AM

  Despite Saudi Arabia’s determination to overcome its oil revenue dependency, Abhishek Deshpande, senior oil analyst, Natixis, remains unconvinced by Vision 2030 – an ambitious programme that sets out Saudi Arabia’s plans to diversify. Writing for City AM, Deshpande highlights the factors that have led to calls for Saudi’s economic renewal: slowing growth, vast government …

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S&P says the LNG market is fighting to stay afloat in Energy Voice

In an article for Energy Voice, Simon Redmond, commodities specialist at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, outlines the contours of today’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) market. Overall, he does not expect a material improvement in current declining markets conditions or LNG ‘spot’ price – the price of the moment – in the foreseeable future. He …

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