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IEA: Oil & Gas are the most popular investments - 07/18/2018

The global volume of investment in the energy sector in 2017 amounted to $ 1.8 trillion, or 1.9% of global GDP. This amount is 2% less than a year ago, the International Energy Agency (IEA) estimated. Of the total investment, $ 750 billion was spent in the power industry (minus 6% compared to 2016). Of these, investments in the electrical grid amounted to $ 303 billion (plus 1%), investments in...

The world expects the largest excess of sugar in history - 07/13/2018

Excess of sugar in the market in 2018 will lead to world reserves reaching a record level amid a slowdown in demand and an upsurge in production, ZeroHedge writes. Having reached a high of 15.37 per pound on the third day of January, the price of sugar futures, which are traded on the Intercontinental Exchange, was on the way to a decline. Sugar was trapped in a long-term "bearish" market,...

Hedge funds are expecting growth of the Chinese stock market - 07/10/2018

Chinese stocks may rise by 20% over the next three years, even if conflicts with the US continue, said Wong Kok Hoi, founder of the Singapore-based APS Asset Management Pte. If the tension between the US and China in the trade and technology sector weakens, the profit can reach up to 50%, notes Wong Kok Hoi. This, he said, is comparable to the CSI300 index, which lost about 14% this year....

Did OPEC miss emergence of a new competitor? - 07/09/2018

It seems that OPEC missed possible emergence of a competitor. On the other hand, the organization certainly could not prevent formation of an organization of oil buyers in any case. Relations between India and China are not at their best point as the two countries are fighting for leadership in Asia. Beijing and Delhi cannot solve the territorial disputes that once led to the war, but all this...

Tanker vessels worth $ 1 bln will be sent for scrap in 2018 - 07/09/2018

This year, ship owners are going to ship $ 1 billion worth of tankers for scrap. First of all, we are talking about VLCC, large-capacity tankers of the 3rd class with a capacity from 160 to 320 thousand tons. The tankers are dismantled for scrap metal at shipyards. Most of them are located in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The Hindustan peninsula accounts for almost 80% of this relatively new...

Thomson Reuters: IPO market skyrocketed in 2018 - 07/06/2018

Thomson Reuters assessed dynamics in the capital markets in the first half of this year. The world market of primary placements increased by 22% against the previous year and amounted to $ 98.6 billion, which is the maximum since 2015. According to Thomson Reuters, in the first half of the year the total volume of initial public offerings around the world totaled $ 98.6 billion. This is 22% more...

Arab oil companies cut borrowing thanks to oil rally - 07/04/2018

The energy companies of the Arab states of the Persian Gulf have become less active in entering the debt markets in 2018, as the surge in oil prices limited the need for financing current operations and planned projects. This is reported by Bloomberg. Producers of oil and gas, operators of pipelines and refineries in the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Quatar, Bahrain borrowed...

Is it worth investing in Latin American fintech? - 06/29/2018

Fintech projects from Latin America are breaking records in terms of attracting investments. For instance, Brazilian payment service PagSeguro held the second largest IPO on the New York Stock Exchange in 2018, collecting $ 2.3 billion. The financial technology sector is growing all over the world, but Latin America will become the most powerful driver for its development in the coming years. New...

Brands of the USA are giving way to local competitors in China - 06/27/2018

While Beijing and Washington are moving towards a full-scale trade war, US brands in China are facing an even greater threat. It is local government-supported competitors with innovative products, reports Reuters. Domination of well-known American brands, such as Apple, Starbucks and Pampers from Procter & Gamble, is being challenged. This could jeopardize hundreds of billions of dollars that...

McKinsey Global Institute: Risks in bond markets are growing - 06/26/2018

In 2007-2017, the world market of corporate borrowings grew almost threefold, to $ 11.7 trillion. The share of bonds in its structure was 19%, analysts of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) state. The intensive growth of bonded debt was observed in all regions, but almost two-thirds of it was provided by developing countries. The main reason for the market growth was the post-crisis...
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