Diamond Industry in Crisis: De Beers Slashed Prices by 5%

Diamond Industry in Crisis: De Beers Slashed Prices by 5%

De Beers Jewelers, the world’s largest diamond miner, has slashed rough diamond prices by 5% as global markets remained oversupplied into the start of the holiday season. The entire industry is on the brink of a downturn amid weaker consumer...
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US Shale In A State Of Stall – CapEx Collapse Imminent

US Shale In A State Of Stall – CapEx Collapse Imminent

The financial stress sweeping over the U.S. shale sector has led to a sharp contraction in activity. Oil and gas activity in Texas and parts of New Mexico declined in the third quarter, with the Dallas Fed’s business activity index reporting...
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The $47 Trillion Slow Death Sentence For Oil & Gas

The $47 Trillion Slow Death Sentence For Oil & Gas

The future of hydrocarbons is becoming bleak if plans presented by international banks, representing around $47 trillion in value, will be fully implemented. So one assault will come by breakthrough new technologies and another by banks. Around 130 internati...
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Massive Fires And Explosions Erupt After Drone Strike Hits World’s Largest Oil Processing Facility In Saudi Arabia

Massive Fires And Explosions Erupt After Drone Strike Hits World’s Largest Oil Processing Facility In Saudi Arabia

What appears to be the most devastating Yemen Houthi rebel attack on Saudi Arabia to date, took place overnight on the world’s largest oil processing facility as stunning videos emerged of massive explosions rocking the major Aramco Buqyaq facility a...
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BNP Research: Tough Road Ahead for Oil

BNP Research: Tough Road Ahead for Oil

New research, led by Mark Lewis, Global Head of Sustainability Research at BNP Paribas Asset Management, shows that oil needs a long-term breakeven price of USD 10 – 20/barrel to remain competitive in mobility in his report Wells, Wires and...
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Aramco second round: Select Lazard, Moelis for World’s Biggest IPO

Aramco second round: Select Lazard, Moelis for World’s Biggest IPO

Lazard just sent dealmakers from London, Paris, Houston to pitch. Saudi Aramco has picked Lazard Ltd. and Moelis & Co. to advise on the oil giant’s second attempt at the world’s largest initial public offering, people with knowledge of the matter...
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US Treasury declares China ‘currency manipulator’

US Treasury declares China ‘currency manipulator’

US Treasury declares China ‘currency manipulator’ after Wall Street suffers worst trading session of 2019. Washington has escalated the trade war with Beijing by accusing China of being a currency manipulator, after a Wall Street stock wipeout by 767 point...
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Merrill Lynch Caught Criminally Manipulating Precious Metals Markets

Merrill Lynch Caught Criminally Manipulating Precious Metals Markets

Merrill Lynch Caught Criminally Manipulating Precious Metals Market “Thousands Of Times” Over 6 Years.  When it was pure conspiracy theory to accuse one or more banks of aggressively, compulsively and systematically manipulating the precious metal...
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Venezuela’s Inflation Finally Drops Below 1 Million Percent

Venezuela’s Inflation Finally Drops Below 1 Million Percent

  Annual inflation in the country has dropped below one million percent in May for the first time since 2018, Reuters reports. And how did the country magically start to rope in inflation? The central bank restricted the domestic money supply &#8211...
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9 in 10 US shale oil companies are burning cash

9 in 10 US shale oil companies are burning cash

Recently released data, which confirmed dismal first quarter earnings, only served to cement negative market sentiment. While shale operators continue to focus on improving capital efficiency, investors are putting the industry under extreme pressure, leaving...
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IBM ramps up (pseudo)crypto cross-border payments

IBM ramps up (pseudo)crypto cross-border payments

The cryptocurrency-based cross-border payments competition is cranking up. IBM Corp. said today its Blockchain World Wire initiative, a global payments network for regulated financial institutions, has entered production and will support instantaneous foreign...
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Free-Falling Freight Rates Spell Trouble For Shipping

Free-Falling Freight Rates Spell Trouble For Shipping

In the alternative media false articles were made about “Dry Baltic Index” as “container ship rent rate” etc. These are the creations of half-educated new generation journalists. The Baltic Dry Index is not about container ships, it is ...
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Removing defunct oil and gas rigs in the North Sea could cost UK taxpayers £24 Billion

Removing defunct oil and gas rigs in the North Sea could cost UK taxpayers £24 Billion

NAO report reveals cost of removing hundreds of North Sea wells, rigs and pipelines British taxpayers face a £24 Billion bill for tax relief awarded to oil and gas companies removing hundreds of North Sea wells, rigs and pipelines, the...
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Newmont Mining to buy Goldcorp in $10 billion deal to create world’s largest gold producer

Newmont Mining to buy Goldcorp in $10 billion deal to create world’s largest gold producer

  Newmont Mining said it would buy Goldcorp in a deal valued at $10 billion. The deal will create the world’s biggest gold producer by output. Newmont Mining said on Monday that it would buy smaller rival Goldcorp in a...
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