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Turkey-America: so you think you can dance?

A few weeks ago, we updated our key sensitivity factors on Beyond Ratings’ Turkey score to factor in the rising tensions between Ankara and Moscow. Indeed, despite a context of mutual dependency on energy matters, Turkey offering business outlets to Russian gas in the region, the Turkish army shot down a Russian Sukhoi Su-24M bomber […]

By |March 29th, 2016|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , , |

Shale gas in Europe: you can check-in anytime you want… but can you kill the beast?

Importing shale gas from the United States to Europe? Twenty years ago, people would have called you loco and yet… On Wednesday, the Intrepid, a brand new 180m-long vessel was coasting the Rafnes Terminal, about 200 km southwest of Oslo (Norway), filled with c. 27 500 cubic meters of liquefied American ethane to be delivered to […]

By |March 25th, 2016|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , |

Brexit My Love…

On June 23rd, the British people will have to decide whether their country stays in the European Union or not. The referendum that has been on everyone’s lips (and echoing one of the wishes of the French far-right wing party) for ages is now becoming a reality and each side is pile up arguments in […]

By |March 24th, 2016|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , , |

Algeria selling the Crown jewels?

Is Algeria going to make it? After several months of collapsing oil prices, the question deserves to be addressed. The country, whose governance has been rightfully put into doubts, now seems to be moving in against the global trend. On February 29th, the Chief Executive Officer of the national hydrocarbon company Sonatrach, Amine Mazouzi, declared […]

By |March 23rd, 2016|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , , , |

Could corporate world be the driver of new green?

Apple is turning forty next month. It is an important anniversary. And the company’s history is made of major ups and downs, on a roller-coaster mode. But it has been on top of the corporate world for more almost a decade now (or more if you take the iPod tech into account). Despite Steve Jobs’ […]

By |March 22nd, 2016|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , |

A Nigerian non-story? Not really…

Last year, on March 20th 2015, Standard & Poor’s announced it was downgrading Nigeria’s credit rating from BB- to B+ with stable outlook, pointing out the impacts of seven months of declining oil prices and political tension on the biggest African economy. Back then, most of the experts, and we were part of them, stated […]

By |March 21st, 2016|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , , |

New Jersey coping with climate change…

Earlier this week, the International Renewable Energy Agency released a report that we discussed on Thursday (Sometimes when you give numbers…) arguing that doubling the renewable energy capacities by 2030 would actually create economic value worldwide (literally from +0.6% to +1.1% of world GDP per year). And what is interesting is that there might be […]

By |March 18th, 2016|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , |

Sometimes when you give numbers…

Yesterday, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) released a slideshow indicating that doubling the share of renewables in the global energy mix to 36% by 2030 could actually save the world economy up to USD 4.2 tn per year. This presentation follows a report that was released in January stating that reaching that much greener […]

By |March 17th, 2016|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , , |

Make America innovative again? Probably not…

Last week, we pointed out the opinions of the United States Democrats’ candidates to the next Presidential election on the energy matter, underlining the relative shift in Mrs. Clinton’s line, while Mr. Sanders always strongly showed his opposition to fracking (Defense wins championship, Energy makes presidents?). To even out the debate, and after a big […]

By |March 16th, 2016|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , |

The Australian need for transition undermined by low energy prices?

Malcolm Turnbull’s nomination as Australia’s Prime Minister last September occasioned some kind of a relief in what the Guardian calls the “international climate community”. A bit like for Trudeau in Canada, the change in leadership opened the Pandora box of hopes for a climate-friendlier policy. Turnbull’s predecessor in office, Mr. Abbott, was indeed among the […]

By |March 15th, 2016|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , |