China’s Strongest Weapon: The Yuan

COMMENTS: For the second time in two weeks, the Yuan (China’s currency) has dropped. However, this time it seemed to be an intentional central bank policy – or so claimed by the West. The Yuan dropped 0.73% on Continue reading “China’s Strongest Weapon: The Yuan”

M&A in the Middle East on the Rise

COMMENTS: MENA money has been restructuring its portfolios to adapt to the changing economic in the region as well as turbulent and changing geopolitical actions worldwide. Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity continues to be robust and after a big decline in 2017, Continue reading “M&A in the Middle East on the Rise”

Iraq Demonstrations Impact Oil Production

COMMENTS: The many years of external and internal conflict in Iraq has resulted in impoverishment of the masses. Now, Basrah, the center of southern oil production is in turmoil as riots are spreading demanding jobs in the oil producing sector. So far one demonstrator has been shot by the police and others wounded and, with Continue reading “Iraq Demonstrations Impact Oil Production”


Oil prices have risen rapidly this year and are expected, by some, to head higher – possibly towards US$ 100 per barrel. This is alarming to many, who consider such a rise as devastating to the economic growth prospects of many countries. Hence, the panic and scramble to do something, regardless of how effective it would be. Continue reading “OIL PRODUCERS AND CONSUMERS ARE THE FINAL LOSERS”