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Oil: Impacts of lifting US export ban and Iranian sanctions

A longstanding ban on the export of most crude oil from the US was lifted on December 18th 2015. On January 16th 2016, sanctions placed on Iranian oil exports were lifted after the International Atomic Energy Agency found the country to be compliant with its nuclear deal

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US Dollar Outlook: The market is behind the FOMC curve

US Federal Reserve (Fed) raises rates for the first time in nearly ten years by 25bps, to 0.25-0.50%. The future path of rate hikes is now the most important element of US monetary policy and will be the key for US Dollar (USD) direction

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Currency Wars - What Will Break the Cycle?

The term “currency war" may sound like sensationalism. But the series of competitive devaluations in global currency markets over the past several years have essentially created a series of global currency battles.

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US Natural Gas: warm winter fear!

Warm winter fears, growing supply and full storage concerns have driven a steep fall in US natural gas prices that are now within 8c of the April 2012 low

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Rightsizing for a lower oil price

The need to reduce costs and improve efficiency within the Oil & Gas industry was clear during the 3Q results with oil prices languishing below $50/bl and sector earnings down 54% y/y

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