Asia Commodities Blogs

OPEC's Decision: Global Implications

Our expectation that OPEC would coordinate modest cuts in production has not played out, with the group deciding to maintain the 30mn b/d ceiling and let the markets take their course. Our risk...

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AEC: Assessing The Regional Impact

Progress towards the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), though slow, will continue to take place. Further economic integration and liberalisation under AEC goals will provide a continued tailwind to...

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Mining M&A To Pick Up

BMI expects global mining M&A to pick up over the coming quarters. This will be driven by the low valuations of mining firms, the push for operational efficiency in the mining space, as well as...

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Urbanisation And Commodity Prices

One of the key drivers of high commodity prices in recent years has been urbanisation in the developing world. In China alone almost 300 million people have moved into cities since the turn of the...

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