How the world’s most important oil chokepoint could factor into escalating US-Iran tensions

Tankers depicted in the Strait of Hormuz — a strategically important waterway which separates Iran, Oman and the United Arab Emirates. ATTA KENARE | AFP | Getty Images A critical gateway to the world’s oil industry has been thrust back into the global spotlight, following a dramatic escalation in geopolitical tensions since the targeted killing […]

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Why political and economic crisis could move from the UK to Germany in 2020

24 October 2019, Berlin: Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) attends the plenary session of the German Bundestag. picture alliance | picture alliance | Getty Images The political and economic identity crisis seen in the U.K. during its torturous Brexit process could shift across the continent to Europe’s largest economy Germany in 2020, according to economists and […]

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‘It’s a complete mess’: Energy market in flux ahead of a global shipping revolution, analysts warn

A container ship transporting goods leaving the port of Hong Kong, China. d3sign | Moment | Getty Images A much-anticipated and historic rule change to shipping fuel standards will come into force in less than two weeks, leaving energy market participants braced for a period of confusion and uncertainty. On January 1, 2020, the International […]

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