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Oil Laps Lake Albert's Western Shore

A company working on blocks 1 and 2 along the western shore of Lake Albert in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) announced the area could hold as much as 2bn barrels of oil. While we agree there...

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The Global Impact Of US Syria Strike

US airstrikes against Syria would have consequences beyond the Middle East. Despite their opposition, Russia and China may see some unexpected benefits, while North Korea will be nervous.

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Views Update: Turning Bearish Rice

We have initiated a bearish view on front-month rough rice in our commodities strategy table, as prices are approaching resistance and we expect them to head significantly lower in the...

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Mining Boom Cushions Fiscal Crisis

An iron ore boom is causing growth to pick up in the Republic of the Congo, an oil-dependent economy facing declining energy production. New sources of fiscal revenue will mitigate the impact that...

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