Mark Cutis (ADNOC), Renè Javier Aninao (CORBŪ LLC), and Alex Johnson (GFC Media Group) discuss how the oil and gas industry is impacted by brewing geopolitical tensions, re-regionalisation of global supply chain, and the upcoming US elections
8 Jul 2020
Coronavirus presented global businesses with several challenges – from enhanced safety protocols to supply chain disruptions and everything in between. However, while many market stakeholders predicted issues with attracting new funding, investment-grade companies have managed to largely overcome them.
30 Jun 2020
Oil markets continued to make a modest recovery this week amidst moves to ease lockdown restrictions in a number of countries worldwide. But a sustained recovery could be some way off, according to Warren Patterson and Wenyu Yao, commodities economists at ING.
19 May 2020
With oil having recently dipped into negative territory and investors turning bearish on emerging markets and other risk assets, you would think the prospects for emerging market oil & gas companies in international capital markets would be slim to nil. But you may be wrong.
6 May 2020
Plummeting oil prices resulting from a drop-off in global demand and a simmering price war with Moscow has put a severe strain on Saudi Aramco’s balance sheet in the short-term. But in looking further ahead, the company appears well-placed the weather the current storm.
1 May 2020
Oil futures dropped sharply through Monday afternoon, with WTI leading the decline to close at negative USD37.60, the first time oil futures settled in negative territory.
21 Apr 2020
An historic deal between OPEC+ and the G20 last weekend may not be sufficient to lift oil prices materially in the near term given the scale of decline in global demand for oil, according to research from Goldman Sachs.
19 Apr 2020
Renaissance Capital analysts Nikolas Stefanou and Alexander Burgansky suggest the headline 23% figure quoted in the OPEC+ agreement excludes condensate production, which makes up a large share of Nigeria’s overall oil output.
17 Apr 2020
Any concerns over the outlook for oil prices were seemingly cast aside this week as investors got their first chance in five years to buy bonds issued by Malaysian state-owned energy giant Petroliam Nasional (Petronas), which raised USD6bn in a triple-tranche offering that priced inside IPTs across the curve.
16 Apr 2020
The company was forced to pull its latest international bond issuance after a roadshow in London as market sentiment deteriorated rapidly, and is now seeking to tap the rouble market instead.
14 Apr 2020
Lower economic activity following the introduction of lockdowns in many countries has prompted analysts to reduce their short-term price expectations on a range of metals, which could harm the prospects of a wide range of emerging markets.
7 Apr 2020
The three highest-rated Nigerian banks – Zenith, Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB), and United Bank for Africa (UBA) have been downgraded by Fitch.
30 Mar 2020
While analysts have been hesitant to adjust their long-term expectations on oil prices amidst some of the near-term volatility seen in recent weeks, fund managers at M&G are already warning that a scenario involving average oil prices below USD40 per barrel in 2020 would see the prospects for emerging market oil producers change dramatically.
16 Mar 2020