A New Generation of Giant Chinese Oil Firms Might Displace the Stars That Made China Premier Oil Buyer

  A New Generation of Giant Chinese Oil Firms Set to Displace the Stars That Made China Premier Oil Buyer by  Bloomberg | Alfred Cang & Serene Cheong | Monday, October 02, 2017 A new generation of firms building some of the globe’s biggest plants are threatening to eclipse China’s independent refiners. (Bloomberg) — China’s…

Recurring Threats to Libya’s Giant Sharara Oilfield and Impacts on OPEC Production-Cuts

  Libya’s giant Sharara oilfield closed as gunmen press demands Reuters  OCTOBER 2, 2017 TRIPOLI (Reuters) – An armed group forced Libya’s giant Sharara oilfield to close late on Sunday, shutting off production of more than 230,000 barrels per day (bpd), the head of the state oil company said. Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) declared…

The Global Competitiveness Report 2017–2018

    The Global Competitiveness Report 2017–2018 2ND OCTOBER 2017 Ten years on from the global financial crisis, the prospects for a sustained economic recovery remain at risk due to a widespread failure on the part of leaders and policy-makers to put in place reforms necessary to underpin competitiveness and bring about much-needed increases in productivity, according…