How will Covid-19 travel curfews affect the mining industry?

Covid-19 pandemic travel curfews are impacting mining team’s ability to reach their mines and while this is setting off alarm bells for some economists, there are several outcomes for mining companies and they are not all bad. The shortage of...

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Will the coronavirus rebuild life sciences?

The world’s fastest supercomputer has quickly identified an initial 8,000 possible chemicals that might, in more time, lead to one that could stop coronavirus and is safe to use on humans, so there is hope from several areas (both...

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With a global recession looming, how will the rental housing market fare?

There are early signs that buyers and sellers are pulling out of viewings in the residential housing market. Although it is premature to judge the validity of such anecdotal information, the situation has the potential to snowball. The BofE’s move...

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Will the airlines get a bailout?

The global effort to contain the spread of the Coronavirus has impacted the travel industry in an unprecedented way. Airlines are cutting flights, tourists are cancelling trips and staff are unable to travel for work, due to travel restrictions and the constantly evolving...

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How transparent research need to be?

Gilbert Van Hassel, CEO of Robeco, a $195bn Dutch group specialising in Quants, emerging markets and sustainable investing, made a series of points about fees and environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria in yesterday's FT FM. He pointed...

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Is renewable energy the real victim of the oil price war?

When Saudi Arabia tried but failed to push the US shale producers out of business in 2015/16, it only served to prove what many had suspected, that both Russia and Saudi were no longer the only kingmakers in the...

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Renewable energy production: What’s the harm?

Part 1: As governments around the world battle with policy and cultural changes required to meet the Paris Agreement climate change targets, the pressure to expand renewable energy technology production is significant. Renewable energy share of total world energy consumption and electricity...

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Coronavirus oil price impact will be short-lived

The rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak has hit oil prices in the last week as concerns have risen over a global economic slowdown and a reduction in demand, but our mid-run forecast of US $55-65 bbl for Brent Crude remains intact. Here’s why:...

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