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What is the forecast for oil prices in 2023? 

“A century ago, petroleum – what we call oil – was just an obscure commodity; today it is almost as vital to human existence as water.” – James Buchan.  Oil really does make the world go round – and much like water, we’re willing to pay any price for it.

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5 stocks that shocked the world in 2022 

The year’s end is in sight, and what a year it has been. We’ve had a turbulent time, politically, economically and socially – and the stock market has been no exception, producing a violent bear market. In this post-pandemic climate, some businesses have struggled, while others thrived and sent their

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The Future of the Energy Market

It’s been a bad year for anyone who uses energy – that is to say, everybody. Over the Summer the price of petrol shot to £1.91 a litre, with analysts fearing the cost would soar to a national average of £2. Though prices at the pump have come down from

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Should I buy an electric car?

The UK is set to ban the production of all petrol and diesel cars by 2030. That’s one year after James Cameron’s The Terminator takes place. Assuming the target isn’t shelved, and we aren’t by then enslaved by Skynet, the question we should be asking about electric cars is when

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What can we expect from financial markets in 2023?

If somebody claims to be able to predict the future – don’t believe them. From Britain to Beijing, turbulent geopolitics and market forces conspire to make uncertainty the only thing we can count on. But our window into the future is not totally oblique, to borrow a phrase from Donald

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Has China’s economic growth peaked?

Keen China spotters will this week have been surprised by the government’s postponement of its growth figures for the Chinese economy. Scheduled for publication on the 18th of October, third-quarter GDP data has been delayed indefinitely, as rumors of a financial crisis circulate. The unusual move follows disappointing year-on-year growth

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How Bad is the Pension Crisis?

The government’s mini-budget of September 23rd spooked the market. Pension funds were forced to sell gilts to cover a liquidity crunch, as their capacity to match their asset and liquid value collapsed in the face of high-interest rates and bond yields. With the author of that crisis (Kwasi Kwarteng) now

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