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United Kingdom

John Kemp

RPT-COLUMN-Rising inventories weigh on U.S. manufacturers and wholesalers: Kemp

26 Jun 2019

LONDON, June 25 Rising stocks of unsold products have hampered U.S. manufacturing activity over the last year and point to an economy struggling to maintain momentum amid a trade war stalemate and increasing uncertainty.

Column: Rising inventories weigh on U.S. manufacturers and wholesalers

25 Jun 2019

LONDON Rising stocks of unsold products have hampered U.S. manufacturing activity over the last year and point to an economy struggling to maintain momentum amid a trade war stalemate and increasing uncertainty.

Column: Hedge funds pause oil sales as Mideast tensions rise

24 Jun 2019

LONDON Hedge fund liquidation of petroleum futures and options positions stalled last week as bearishness about the global economy was tempered by fears about a possible disruption of oil exports from the Gulf.

Column: OPEC's market share is in long-term decline

20 Jun 2019

LONDON The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries' share of the global oil market is progressively eroding as it attempts to keep prices artificially high by restricting its own production.

Column: Global economic slowdown hits oil consumption

19 Jun 2019

LONDON Global oil consumption rose last year at the slowest rate since 2014, as higher prices and broad deceleration in manufacturing activity and freight movements took their toll on fuel use and petrochemicals.

Column: Massive blackouts and the risk of cyberwarfare

18 Jun 2019

LONDON Electricity supplies across Argentina, Uruguay and parts of Paraguay were blacked out for several hours on Sunday when the regional power grid suffered a cascading failure.

Column: Hedge funds sell more oil, but balance of risks is shifting

17 Jun 2019

LONDON Hedge fund managers sold yet more oil last week as a weaker outlook for the global economy and expectations of a hit to consumption more than offset concerns about sanctions on Iran and Venezuela and other production problems.

Column: Strait of Hormuz and the risk of uncontrolled escalation

14 Jun 2019

LONDON The Strait of Hormuz, the narrow shipping lane between Iran and Oman named after the fabulously wealthy ancient kingdom of Ormus, has fascinated oil traders since the Iranian revolution in 1979.

RPT-COLUMN-Strait of Hormuz and the risk of uncontrolled escalation: Kemp

14 Jun 2019

LONDON, June 13 The Strait of Hormuz, the narrow shipping lane between Iran and Oman named after the fabulously wealthy ancient kingdom of Ormus, has fascinated oil traders since the Iranian revolution in 1979.

Column: Global economy on leading edge of recession

12 Jun 2019

LONDON Global trade flows are flat or falling in all major regions as the world economy flirts with recession for the first time since 2008/09 - which will cut growth in oil consumption, especially for mid-distillates such as diesel.

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