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Posts Tagged ‘China’

4 Aug 30 2012 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, risk management, Risk Strategy

From JPT To China To Copper To Choppers

As many of you know, the name Summit Energy will officially be no more in the coming months as we move under the banner of Schneider Electric. One of the more immediate opportunities this relationship has presented us with is the chance to participate in the company-wide employee broadcasts.

So it was with interest that I listened to our CEO, JPT (Jean-Pascal Tricoire), explain this week how the Asia Pacific segment of the business has shown slightly negative growth in the first half of the year, as strength in India and South Korea has been more than usurped by headwinds from Japan (whose economy seems to be permanently stagnating) and also…….China. » read more

0 Aug 17 2012 @ 10:58am by Matt Smith in Blog, Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Burrito Bites

Hello, hello! Welcome to burrito bites, which has been somewhat errant in recent weeks. There’s a bunch of bites below scanning this period (I’m mostly playing catch-up, rather than cutting edge…). Since the last snack attack, natural gas has tumbled out of three-dollardom as the end of summer is on the horizon as we slowly head toward the peak of hurricane season, unscathed thus far. As for Texas tea, oil has ripped emphatically higher on geoploitical concerns, QE3 hopes hopes of economic improvement, and a tighter supply situation. Enough fluff: here’s the good stuff: » read more

0 Aug 15 2012 @ 1:33pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Risk Strategy, Technology

China’s Mission Of Acquisitions

China’s first manned outing into space hasn’t been the only mission the country has been focused on recently. There has been an almost surgical focus by China on foreign acquisitions in the energy space, taken one giant step further by the acquisition of NEXEN by CNOOC (nope, that’s not code, I promise). » read more

0 Jul 27 2012 @ 9:06am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, energy consulting, Global Energy, risk management

File Under: Blowing Raspberries

Sometimes only a raspberry will do! Check out this morning’s appearance on the set of CNBC’s Squawk Box to see how I sum up gasoline demand. Hark, click on the mugshot below to launch to the clip:

0 May 24 2012 @ 10:39am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Commodity Capers Through The Caped Crusader

General financial markets, and (from a burrito state of mind) specifically Commodityland™, have been looking rather dark and scary this week, leading me to think of Gotham City.

The gothic nature of markets has left me to consider, contrast, and compare the inhabitants of the home of the Caped Crusader with all things commodity-like. » read more