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Japan's nuclear energy

The wider impact of Japan's nuclear crisis

June 1, 2011

The earthquake in Japan in March inevitably forced short-term changes in the country’s energy consumption, but the long-term implications for energy and other commodities are far-reaching. 

Iron ore

Iron ore risk leaves steel industry looking to the futures

June 1, 2011

The past couple of years have seen the pricing mechanism for iron ore changed for the first time in decades, and new contracts – such as iron ore futures – launched. It is now possible to assess the effectiveness of these changes.

Angola on the map

Angola vows to make good use of its oil revenues

June 1, 2011

High oil prices have put Angola in an economic position that is the envy of most developing countries. However, Angola has been in this situation before. This time its government is vowing not to repeat the mistakes of the past.

Qatar LNG industry

Qatar enjoys energy boom but eyes US shale gas emergence warily

June 1, 2011

Despite its small size, Qatar's energy resources are vast by global standards. However, its reliance on exporting its liquefied natural gas could face a threat in the shape of the emergence of shale gas in the US.

State-owned oil company Sonangol to tap capital markets

Private sector key to protecting Angola from shifts in commodity prices

June 1, 2011

A fall in oil prices brought Angola to its knees two years ago. A deal with the IMF has helped the economy to stabilise and signs of growth can be seen in Luanda, but to avoid a repeat of such economic hardship, more structural reforms are needed to make the country attractive for business.

Angola's oil industry

Exploitation of ultra-deep water blocks set to multiply Angola's oil wealth

June 1, 2011

New measures have been put in place to ensure Angola's local economy benefits from moves allowing international oil companies to develop the country's newly licensed deep-water reserves.

duffuor cropped

Ghana's finance minister plans to spend oil wealth wisely

May 4, 2011

Ghana's finance minister Kwabena Duffuor tells Brian Caplen how he is taking measures to ensure that his country's new oil wealth is spent on securing its long-term economic prosperity.

Kuwait's Mina al-Ahmadi refinery

Kuwait's energy sector faces political stalemate

March 17, 2011

Oil companies are looking to Kuwait's government for signs that the country's major energy projects are to get under way, but legislative deadlock is hampering their future.

Saila Miettinen-Lähde, Talvivaara’s chief financial officer

Convertible bond fuels Talvivaara expansion

February 14, 2011

A London-listed, Finland-based mining company, Talvivaara, needed additional funds to expand the size and scope of its operations. After considering all the options, a speedy convertible bond issue was seen as the way to do it. 

Deriner Dam was built to reduce Turkey's energy dependency, but was criticised because its impact on key historical sites

Turkey grapples with project finance demands

December 23, 2010

Turkey is facing the task of doubling its installed power-generating capacity in the next decade, while also speeding up reforms in the energy sector to ensure planned projects can gain access to finance. Writer David O'Byrne

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