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Zimbabwe Panic Sends Bitcoin Soaring Over $6000 - Now Bigger Than Goldman Sachs
Article By: Tyler Durden
Friday, October 20, 2017 11:34 AM EDT
Cryptocurrencies are broadly higher this morning with Bitcoin leading the way to new record highs at $6000 - nearing $100 Billion market cap, bigger than Goldman Sachs - as demand from Zimbabwe soars (and Spanish concerns see activity rise).
In this article: BITCOMP, GBTC Also: GS, MS, PYPL
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EC The Approaching US Energy-Economic Crisis
Article By: Gail Tverberg
Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:14 AM EDT
Neither China nor Saudi Arabia obtains as much economic growth, relative to its energy expenditures, as does the US. In order to make sense of what is happening, we need to look at the world total.
In this article: OIL, UCO, USO
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Oil, Tensions And Demand On The Rise
Article By: Phil Flynn
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 9:05 AM EDT
Oil prices are on the rise as supply from Northern Iraq in the Kurdish territory have been reduced as tensions rise.
In this article: OIL, UCO, UNG, USO
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Oasis Petroleum Inc., Ensco Plc: Eyes On Oil As Saudi Arabia Purportedly Considering Alternatives To IPO For Saudi Aramco
Article By: Insider Monkey
Monday, October 16, 2017 4:54 PM EDT
An eventual IPO of Saudi Aramco could still happen, however, although the timeline is now in question. Oil bulls certainly hope that the adoption of electric cars doesn’t negatively affect oil fundamentals too much.
In this article: ESV, OAS, RIG Also: OIL
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Iraq-Kurd Tensions Push Oil Prices Higher
Article By: Samed Olukoya
Monday, October 16, 2017 2:19 PM EDT
Crude oil extended gains on Monday after Iraqi forces captured a military base, oil fields and an airport outside Kirkuk in the Northern part of Iraq.
In this article: OIL
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Oil Rally Threatened As China Reportedly Offers To Buy Aramco Stake Directly
Article By: Tyler Durden
Monday, October 16, 2017 11:32 AM EDT
Amid confusion over whether the massive Saudi Aramco IPO is on hold until 2019, or permanently shelved in favor of a private placement.
In this article: OIL
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Crude Oil: Kurdish Conflict
Article By: Phil Flynn
Monday, October 16, 2017 8:15 AM EDT
Iraq is moving troops around the Kurdish region of Iraq, putting at risk about 600,000 barrels of daily oil production at a time when global oil supply is tightening.
In this article: OIL, UCO, UNG, USO
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Emerging Markets: Preview Of The Week Ahead - Oct. 23
Article By: Marc Chandler
Sunday, October 15, 2017 4:18 PM EDT
EM FX closed the week on a firm note as softer than expected US CPI data weighed on the dollar. We continue to believe investors are underestimating the Fed’s tightening potential. Idiosyncratic political risk remains high for MXN, TRY, and ZAR.
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Emerging Markets Break Above Five Year Resistance
Article By: Chris Kimble
Saturday, October 14, 2017 5:54 PM EDT
The Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) did something this week it has been unable to do numerous times over the past five years. This week EEM was able to put in a “weekly close” above highs at its resistance zone
In this article: EEM
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Saudi Aramco Reportedly Shelves IPO In "Face-Saving" Move
Article By: Tyler Durden
Friday, October 13, 2017 2:52 PM EDT
The planned listing of a 5 percent stake in Saudi Aramco is the centrepiece of an economic reform programme led by Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is keen for a 2018 IPO.
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Global Natgas Politics Just Got More Heated With This Mega-Deal
Article By: Dave Forest
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 1:28 PM EDT
Sinopec is selling its Argentina assets. Rosneft, which just bought into Eni's Zohr natgas field, is said to be interested.
In this article: E, SHI, RNFTF
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Nikkei 225 - Attempting 24 Year Breakout Again
Article By: Chris Kimble
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 9:43 AM EDT
The Nikkei index has found a certain price level very tough to break free from for the past 24 years. At the same time the Nikkei is testing long-term horizontal resistance zone, EEM and EFA​ are doing the same.
In this article: EEM, EFA
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Another Government Is Attempting This Dangerous Mining Strategy
Article By: Dave Forest
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 7:32 PM EDT
Governments in mining nations globally are obsessing about “value-added” production, demanding that miners upgrade and refine metals in-country, instead of exporting lower-value products like concentrate.
In this article: CWYCF, ZMPLF
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Nigeria’s Economy To Grow By 0.8%
Article By: Samed Olukoya
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 1:30 PM EDT
The International Monetary Fund, today, predicted that the Nigerian economy will grow at 0.8 percent in 2017 and 1.9 percent in 2018.
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Emerging Markets: Week Ahead Preview - October 8
Article By: Marc Chandler
Sunday, October 8, 2017 4:43 PM EDT
EM FX ended the week under pressure, as US data points to a rate hike in December and perhaps more in 2018. FOMC minutes this Wednesday will be closely studied for clues. US retail sales and CPI data Friday will also be important.
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Crude Oil: Nigeria Generates N118tn In 53 Years
Article By: Samed Olukoya
Friday, October 6, 2017 3:37 AM EDT
Nigeria, the largest economy in Africa, has now generated more than N118 trillion from crude oil production and refining since production commenced in 1961, the National Bureau of Statistics report has shown.
In this article: OIL
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