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A SHARP oil price decline is generally a sign of oversupply, and an oil glut is normally an economic lubricant. The oil price is down almost 60 per cent since June, and about half of the decline...

WHATEVER else you might say about shipping, one thing has got to be true: it has become an awful lot more bureaucratic and complicated over the past three or so decades.

A CONSENSUS has emerged since the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia that the kingdom will not change course on oil policy. This consensus is probably right, at least for the short term. It is,...

THIS year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and many countries are gearing up to commemorate major historical events.

TO even the casual observer, the progress of bitcoin must occur in fits and starts. Every step towards mainstream adoption inevitably appears to be accompanied by a step away from it. This week alone...

ASIA, with over 4.3 billion people, accounts for 60 per cent of the world's population. The demand for significant investment for the development of emerging Asian countries and the prospect of...

MANY people go to Davos simply to meet other people, and heads of state are no exception.  All are drawn to the discussions and formal presentations; one of the eagerly awaited presentations was that...

ALEXIS Tsipras, likely to be Greece's next prime minister, will have to resolve the latest version of yet another "impossible trinity": relax the economic squeeze, accomplish full-...