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Did you say crisis was looming in oil producing countries?

The oil shock is not only an energy issue… We already discussed in these columns the impact the collapse of energy prices could have on the banking system in the United States (See here for And what about banks?). We were precisely pointing out that the direct exposure of banks in America was rather limited […]

By |April 7th, 2016|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , |

Bridge loans or long-term catastrophes: the impact of low oil price

Low oil price environment is a curse for producers and the pressure Saudi Arabia puts on the global output is keeping the head of its competitors and partners (or so-called partners inside the OPEC) under water. Lately, this pressure started to be slightly too heavy for few of them. In the frontline: Azerbaijan and Nigeria […]

By |February 3rd, 2016|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , , , |

Lower crude prices but higher pump prices as subsidies are being cut

Global crude prices have significantly decreased in the recent months. In most countries this is translating in lower pump prices. However, some countries are seizing this opportunity to cut fuel prices subsidies. This is also the opportunity for countries that are highly dependent on oil exports to counterbalance the financial cost that lower oil prices […]

By |March 6th, 2015|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , , , |

Falling oil prices push political risk

Oil producing countries have experienced a rise in political risk, finds Aon’s 2015 political risk map, which focuses on emerging markets. Only seven countries managed to reduce risk compared to last year, while the commodity price decline was a common factor in most of the 12 countries that were downgraded. Oil prices may be stabilising […]

By |March 4th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |