Posts Tagged ‘China’

2 Aug 29 2014 @ 6:43am by Matt Smith in Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

China is in a Pickle

I was going to call this post ’10 points about China’s pursuit of natural gas’, but this title seemed much more appropriate. It is a pickle China is well aware of – and trying to fix – but a pickle nonetheless, as it tries to wean itself off coal and ramp up its natural gas consumption. So here are some of the trials and tribulations faced by the world’s largest energy consumer around natural gas: » read more

0 Aug 2 2013 @ 7:33am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Random

Why China is Twisting My Melon

Twisting my melon‘ is a British phrase to describe being confused to the point of annoyance. The reason I bring it up is because it describes how I feel about China – and particularly in recent weeks – as contrasting and contradictory news have been undermining my convictions about the leading emerging market. So in my quest to untwist said melon, I present henceforth some observations on the matter. » read more

0 Feb 15 2013 @ 10:58am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Random, risk management

Twists and Turns For The Year Of The Snake

So the Lunar New Year this week in China has given a welcome pause for thought after a rather frenetic period of seemingly stronger data coming through from leading emerging market. So in an effort to assess whether the recent turnaround is a seasonal swing, a false dawn, or a true trend, here’s a random collection of tidbits I have gathered together to slowly digest.

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0 Feb 1 2013 @ 10:42am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random

Burrito bites

Happy Groundhog Day Eve! As Punxsutawney Phil completes his final workout ahead of his big day, commodityland™ closes the curtains on what has been another nutty week. Oil is pushing on to 4-month highs as momentum builds for a global recovery, while natural gas has seen its expectations for the rest of winter lowered, and prices have adjusted accordingly. But Phil’s shadow (or lack thereof) will give us more insight into that tomorrow. As for now, c’mon let’s chow:

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0 Dec 21 2012 @ 10:33am by Matt Smith in Blog, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random

Burrito bites

Happy 12/21/12! Something big was supposed to happen today but I can’t remember for the life of me what it was. As for our dearly beloved commodities this week, oil has remained under the influence of the fiscal cliff – the skullduggery of it all leaves crude ultimately range-bound and run ragged. As for natural gas, it has shimmied higher on cooler weather outlooks, back to swing around the monkey bar of mid three-dollardom. But enough from me, it’s time for treats: » read more