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Doha oil meeting ends without a deal to freeze production

Hopes on the part of investors, oil companies and oil exporting nations for a negotiated “freeze” in global output melted away on Sunday after 16 major petroleum producers meeting in Doha, Qatar failed to reach an agreement, possibly setting the stage for further weakness in crude oil prices.

Source:  The Washington Post, 2016/04/17

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Argentina’s return to markets several times subscribed

Latin American country ends a 15-year exile from the international debt market.

Source:  Financial Times, 2016/04/18

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El Niño: Feeling the heat

Latin American country ends a 15-year exile from the international debt market

Source:  FT, 2016/04/18

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Chernobyl Anniversary: Ukraine Holds Fast to Nuclear Energy Despite Disaster

Result is a boost to the government of Matteo Renzi, who openly supported abstention

Source:  WSJ, 2016/04/17

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Italian Energy Referendum Fails to Draw Necessary Turnout

Brazil’s perceived sovereign risk among investors fell on Sunday, with the cost of insuring Brazilian bonds for five years falling yet again in the credit-default swaps market after the country’s lower house of Congress voted to back the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff for breaching budget laws.

Source:  Reuters, 2016/04/17

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As Iraq’s Abadi Reshuffles Cabinet, Energy Companies See Opening For New Leadership

The Iraqi government is undergoing its biggest shakeup since the rise of the Islamic State group two years ago. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says he is trying to curtail endemic corruption by appointing a new Cabinet filled with technocrats, but his efforts have so far failed: Several of his nominees have refused to accept his […]

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German debt ratio sinking despite higher state spending

Solid growth and record employment will allow Germany to abide by EU debts rules sooner than forecast while still hiking overall state spending by five percent each year, the Finance Ministry said on Wednesday.

Source:  Daily Mail, 2016/04/13

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Saudi Rating Cut for First Time at Fitchon Lower Oil Prices

The kingdom’s rating was lowered one level to AA-, the fourth-highest investment grade, the rating agency said on Tuesday. It maintained a negative outlook for the credit, signaling the possibility of more downgrades.

Source:  Bloomberg, 2016/04/12

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Argentina aims for $5 bln investment in renewable energy by 2018

Argentina aims to rake in $5 billion in investments in renewable energy by 2018 with the goal of reducing its energy deficit, a government official told Reuters, as hopes for near-term increased output from the Vaca Muerta shale field fade.

Source:  Reuters, 2016/04/11

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Olivier Blanchard eyes ugly ‘end game’ for Japan on debt spiral

Japan is heading for a full-blown solvency crisis as the country runs out of local investors and may ultimately be forced to inflate away its debt in a desperate end-game, one of the world’s most influential economists has warned.

Source:  The Telegraph, 2016/04/11

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