The Strategist
Markets & Industries

China's battle for the environment jeopardises Apple's production - 09/28/2021

The Chinese authorities, in their struggle to save the planet, have imposed restrictions on electricity consumption, which resulted in a shutdown of factories supplying components, including for Apple products. This, in turn, has put the supply chain at risk at the peak of electronics sales, writes Reuters. In particular, electronic components manufacturer Foxconn, which is the main supplier to...

The UK faces a gasoline shortage - 09/27/2021

On 25 September, car queues, sometimes hours-long, for petrol formed in several parts of the UK. Some petrol stations have been forced to impose restrictions on fuel sales or close down altogether, Reuters reported. Pictures and videos of motorists trying to fill jerry cans or getting into fights at petrol stations for space in queues have been circulating on the social media. Police have urged...

Gold falls in price as investors' risk appetite grows stronger - 09/24/2021

Gold prices are down 1.5 per cent or more on Thursday evening, falling below $1,750 an ounce, as a wave of risk sentiment has hit the global financial market following the US Federal Reserve (Fed) meeting, trading data showed. In the morning, the price of December gold futures on the New York Comex exchange was down 1.68%, or $29.95, to $1,748.6 per troy ounce. December silver futures were down...

PwC expects worldwide cashless turnover to triple by 2030 - 09/24/2021

Global non-cash payment volumes will reach nearly 3 trillion payments by 2030, up from 1 trillion last year, according to a study by international consultancy PwC. "Between 2020 and 2025, global non-cash transactions will grow by 80% from around 1 trillion transactions to almost 1.9 trillion, and by 2030 volumes will triple (reaching 3 trillion). In Asia-Pacific, the growth rate will be higher,...

US Fed ready to start winding down asset buybacks - 09/23/2021

At its September meeting, the US Federal Reserve (Fed) decided to keep its key rate at 0-0.25% per annum. At the same time, the regulator came close to announcing the winding down of the asset purchase programme - its statement indicated that such a decision could become "justified in the near future". The US Federal Open Market Committee refrained from changing the rate (urgently reduced to...

OECD: COVID-19 robs the global economy of a year of growth - 09/23/2021

Global GDP may grow by 5.7% this year and by 4.5% next year, according to an updated forecast by the OECD. Compared to previous estimates of the organisation, the global growth forecast has been reduced by 0.1 percentage point for 2021 and increased by the same amount for the next year. Overall, says the OECD, global GDP has already exceeded the pre-pandemic level. At the same time, it is 3.5%...

Shell sells US Permian Basin assets to ConocoPhillips for $9.5B - 09/22/2021

Royal Dutch Shell is leaving the Permian oil and gas basin (located in Texas and New Mexico). The company has announced that it will sell all of its assets in the region to US-based ConocoPhillips. The deal, valued at $9.5 billion, will be paid entirely in cash. After its completion, scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2021, Shell will spend $7 billion on dividend payments to shareholders....

Iraq expects oil price at $70 in 2022 - 09/21/2021

Oil prices will be at $70 a barrel in the first quarter of 2022, Iraq's oil minister predicted. Earlier this week, Brent rose above $76 for the first time in a month and a half. Oil prices will be around $70 a barrel in the first quarter of 2022. This was announced by Iraqi oil minister Ihsan Abdul Jabbar, Bloomberg reports. According to the minister, the price will be affected by the...

FT: Credit Suisse keeps Greensill Capital alive at investors' expense - 09/21/2021

Credit Suisse investors will have to pay $145 million to allow fintech startup Greensill Capital, which filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, to continue its existence, the Financial Times reports. The British-Australian startup, once considered one of the most successful in its sector, declared bankruptcy earlier this year. Credit Suisse, which had once allocated $10bn to the startup in its...

ECB rules out interest rate hikes in 2023 - 09/20/2021

The European Central Bank currently does not expect interest rates, which have been low for a long time, to rise in 2023, said a spokesman for the regulator. The last ECB meeting was held in September, following which the watchdog kept the base rate at zero level. In this case, the Governing Council of the ECB at the meeting admitted the possibility of reducing the rate of asset purchases within...
1 2 3 4 5 » ... 133