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If you thought that the crisis facing China’s equity and currency markets – so evident last summer – was over, renewed turmoil in the first weeks of 2016 shows that there is still a long way to go, writes GIS Guest Expert Nick Fielding. Government support has helped slow the price collapse, and there have even been some scattered signs of stabilization in real esta...
Despite the successful negotiation of an agreement on oversight of Iran’s nuclear programme, the level of dissatisfaction in the United States with President Barack Obama’s foreign policy continues to grow. Discontent has fuelled speculation over what changes the next president might make. Observers will watch closely what the candidates profess on the campaign tra...
Dr. James Jay Carafano
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s first visit to Azerbaijan in more than seven years reflected the complex and sometimes strained relationship between the two oil producing countries - highlighted by Azerbaijan’s westward-oriented energy focus. But Moscow is intent on continuing its efforts to keep Azerbaijan in its sphere of influence while sending out warnings t...
Professor Stefan Hedlund
Masayoshi Son, the head of Japan’s SoftBank Corp, is once again attempting to expand his company in a move which some observers believe is fraught with risk. But risk is what Mr Son is all about, and is what he says has propelled him from his very humble beginning to one of the wealthiest men in the country.
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Dr. Stefan Lippert
Oil, coal and natural gas are likely to be the world’s primary source of energy for the next two decades – but what is the long-term global outlook for these fossil fuels? GIS expert Dr Carole Nakhle explains.
FOSSIL fuels - oil, natural gas and coal - represent around 80 per cent of today’s primary sources of energy worl...
Dr. Carole Nakhle