Fed Rate Hike Bad Timing for Crude Oil

The Federal Reserve is about to raise interest rates for the first time in almost ten years and it couldn’t come at a worse time for the oil and gas industry. On the one hand, the oil boom was fueled by loose money from the Fed. With near-zero interest rates, money flowed into capital-intensive shale […]

Janet Yellen’s Quiet Revolution

Janet Yellen’s Quiet Revolution

Donald Trump turned his rhetorical bazooka on Janet Yellen this week, accusing the Fed chair of being “highly political” and merely doing President Barack Obama’s bidding by declining to raise interest rates. In this as in so many things he says, Trump was issuing wisdom from his rear end, but the GOP candidate from clowntown […]

Oil Prices and the Future of Petrocaribe

Oil Prices and the Future of Petrocaribe

On June 2005, upon the initiative of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the governments of Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Venezuela, agreed on the creation of Petrocaribe, a Cooperation Agreement to strengthen energy security in […]

The Fed’s Options

RGE’s Kevin Harris has a nice preview of the July FOMC meeting: in brief, FOMC members are locked and loaded, ready for a September hike, though they will refrain from committing to a move and do their best not to cause an overreaction across the yield curve, where too few hikes are priced in relative to the […]

Recalibrating the ‘Pivot to Asia’: Behind the 7the Sino-US Strategic & Economic Dialogue

In the recent S&ED between China and the U.S, the most intriguing developments involved not just the formal bilateral progress, but those undercurrents that illuminate the potential future of the dialogue After months of diplomatic friction over the South China Sea, both sides acknowledged an easing of tension in the run-up to the seventh meeting of […]

Recalibrating the ‘Pivot to Asia’: Behind the 7the Sino-US Strategic & Economic Dialogue

In the recent S&ED between China and the U.S, the most intriguing developments involved not just the formal bilateral progress, but those undercurrents that illuminate the potential future of the dialogue After months of diplomatic friction over the South China Sea, both sides acknowledged an easing of tension in the run-up to the seventh meeting of […]

A Look Behind the Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks

Despite obstacles, the White House continues to push preferential trade deals in Asia and Europe. But neither can reverse the erosion of U.S. innovation and in Asia Pacific the proposed pact has potential to divide than unify the region and has already split the 2016 Democratic campaign. Recently, President Obama said on the U.S. public […]

A Look Behind the Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks

Despite obstacles, the White House continues to push preferential trade deals in Asia and Europe. But neither can reverse the erosion of U.S. innovation and in Asia Pacific the proposed pact has potential to divide than unify the region and has already split the 2016 Democratic campaign. Recently, President Obama said on the U.S. public […]