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Market Currents: Further signs of life in the oil patch
August 27, 2016

As financial markets are distracted once more by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, crude is not immune to this influence, making moves in response to the U.S. dollar’s gyrations (crude up, dollar down). We’ll choose to ignore this hullabaloo, and hark, consider six things specifically relating to oil markets today:

1) Even the world’s smaller oil producers and exporters play a key role in the global oil market. Even though we consume some %96 million barrels per day of crude, the market remains at the mercy of incremental daily swings in supply and demand.

The North African nation of Chad exports the majority of its oil production, with an average of %130,000 barrels per day of its heavy sweet Doba grade making its way into the international market. In the last year and a half, Doba exports have made it to thirteen different countries across various different continents.

The U.S. is the world’s largest consumer of oil, and is also the leading destination for Chadian Doba. As our ClipperData"...

August 27, 2016
South Africa's credit rating is set to be cut to junk status this year, according to a Reuters poll taken just days after police summoned Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan over an investigation into a suspected rogue unit of the tax service.

A police unit known as the Hawks is probing a surveillance department at the South African Revenue Service once headed by Gordhan and has led to speculation that he does not have President Jacob Zuma's political support.


August 27, 2016

ALGIERS- The annual inflation rate stood at 5.5% in July 2016, the National Statistics Office told APS.

The annual inflation rate in July 2016 represents the evolution of the consumer price index from August 2015 to July 2016, compared with the period from August 2014 to July 2015.

The annual variation in consumer prices"...

August 27, 2016
Economic analyst Abderrahmane Benkhelfa said the World Bank’s reports have never been in contradiction with the Algeria Bank. “The conflict between the two parts is due to different visions to improve the situation. The World Bank always rejects Algeria’s subsidy policy and wants it to ban the 51-49 rule.”

The expert said the World Bank’s reports are based on information it receieves from Algeria. It always recognizes that there is flexibility"...

August 27, 2016

Senegal is determined to end its rice imports. According to the stakeholders in the rice sector, the total domestic production of white rice has been significantly increased.

Triggered by high international prices since 2011, several initiatives to upgrade the rice value chain have emerged in the private sector.

Rice is a"...

August 26, 2016

Extending its range of entertainment services, YuppTV, the largest OTT player in the South Asian content, is set to feature latest movie premieres on Pay-Per-View. YuppTV users across the globe (excluding India) can catch the latest releases on the platform. While the Mahesh Babu-starrer, Brahmotsavam is already live on the platform, the OTT player is set to broadcast more such popular movies of top actors.


August 26, 2016

This report is published by Research Dynamics, an independent research boutique

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