2017, July, 14, 09:35:00U.S. OIL DEBT
From 2012 through the end of 2015, debt was a significant source of capital for the producers included in the analysis, with the addition of a cumulative $55.3 billion in net debt. Since the beginning of 2016, however, these producers have reduced debt by $1.4 billion. The combination of higher equity and lower debt has resulted in the long-term debt-to-equity ratio, a measure of financial leverage, declining from 88% to 80% for the group of companies as a whole between the first quarter of 2016 and the first quarter of 2017.
2017, July, 12, 14:10:00IEA: ENERGY INVESTMENT UPDOWN
Total energy investment worldwide in 2016 was just over $1.7 trillion, accounting for 2.2% of global GDP. Investment was down by 12% compared to IEA’s revised 2015 energy investment estimate of $1.9 trillion.
2017, July, 3, 13:40:00U.S. GDP UP 1.4%
Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 1.4 percent in the first quarter of 2017 , according to the "third" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter of 2016, real GDP increased 2.1 percent.
2017, June, 28, 15:05:00IMF: U.S. ISN'T WORKING WELL
All in all, in our judgement, the U.S. economic model is not working as well as it could in generating broadly shared income growth.
2017, June, 21, 11:00:00U.S. FEDERAL FUNDS RATE 1.25%
In view of realized and expected labor market conditions and inflation, the Committee decided to raise the target range for the federal funds rate to 1 to 1-1/4 percent. The stance of monetary policy remains accommodative, thereby supporting some further strengthening in labor market conditions and a sustained return to 2 percent inflation.
2017, June, 5, 14:40:00U.S. - CHINA TRADE DEFICIT: +13.8%
“While the overall trade deficit continues to grow, it is too soon for the numbers to reflect the recent deal with China and other actions of this Administration is taking to level the balance of trade,” said Secretary Ross. “We look forward to the July 16 deadline which will open up the Chinese market to American beef, liquefied natural gas and other products.”
2017, June, 5, 14:35:00U.S. DEFICIT $47.6 BLN
The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that the goods and services deficit was $47.6 billion in April, up $2.3 billion from $45.3 billion in March, revised. April exports were $191.0 billion, $0.5 billion less than March exports. April imports were $238.6 billion, $1.9 billion more than March imports.
2017, May, 31, 17:30:00GAZPROM'S PROFIT DOWN TO 8%
Profit attributable to the owners of PJSC Gazprom for the three months ended March 31, 2017 totaled RUB 333,453 million which is RUB 28,856 million, or 8 % less than for the same period of the prior year.
2017, May, 30, 20:30:00LUKOIL PROFIT UP 33.7%
In the first quarter of 2017, profit attributable to PJSC LUKOIL shareholders was 62.3 bln RUB, up 33.7% and 45.5% quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year, respectively. Profit was significantly impacted by non-cash foreign exchange loss. Excluding this item, profit attributable to PJSC LUKOIL shareholders amounted to 97.1 bln RUB, a 22.7% increase year-on-year.
2017, May, 29, 13:35:00HARD OIL DEMAND
While most big oil companies foresee a day when the world will need less crude, timing when that peak in oil demand will materialize is one of the hottest flashpoints for controversy within the industry. It’s tough to predict because changes to oil demand will hinge on future disruptive technologies, such as batteries in electric cars that will allow drivers to travel for hundreds of miles on a single charge.
2017, May, 29, 13:25:00U.S. GDP UP 1.2%
Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 1.2 percent in the first quarter of 2017 , according to the "second" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter, real GDP increased 2.1 percent.
2017, May, 22, 16:45:00RUSSIAN STRUCTURAL REFORMS
IMF - advancing decisively on the structural reform agenda to improve growth potential and rebalance growth towards non-commodity sectors.
2017, May, 22, 16:40:00SAUDIS FINANCIAL PRESSURE
Saudi Arabia will go into the meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC producers in Vienna on May 25 determined to maximize its oil revenue through high prices, even if it must make large production cuts in return.
2017, May, 22, 16:35:00OPEC: THE LOWEST REVENUES
Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) earned about $433 billion in net oil export revenues in 2016, the lowest since 2004. In real dollar terms, the 2016 revenue represents a 15% decline from the $509 billion earned in 2015, mainly because of the fall in average annual crude oil prices and, to a lesser extent, because of decreases in OPEC net oil exports.
2017, May, 19, 12:40:00IMF WANT SAUDIS
The recent steps to increase the transparency of fiscal policy through the publication of the Fiscal Balance Program and the First Quarter Budget Report are very welcome. This greater transparency will help private businesses and investors better plan their investment and employment decisions.