2017, May, 1, 12:10:00CHEVRON NET INCOME $2.7 BLN
Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) reported earnings of $2.7 billion ($1.41 per share – diluted) for first quarter 2017, compared with a loss of $725 million ($0.39 per share – diluted) in the 2016 first quarter. Included in the quarter was a gain of approximately $600 million from the sale of an upstream asset. Foreign currency effects decreased earnings in first quarter 2017 by $241 million, compared with a decrease of $319 million a year earlier.
2017, April, 29, 09:17:00WEATHERFORD NET LOSS $448 MLN
Weatherford International plc (NYSE: WFT) reported a net loss of $448 million, or a loss of $0.45 per share, and non-GAAP net loss of $318 million before charges and credits ($0.32 non-GAAP loss per share) on revenues of $1.39 billion for the first quarter of 2017.
2017, April, 27, 20:00:00TOTAL NET INCOME $2.8 BLN
"Supported by the OPEC/non-OPEC agreement, Brent prices remained volatile in the context of high inventories and averaged 54 $/b this quarter. In this environment, Total's adjusted net income increased by 56% to $2.6 billion in the first quarter 2017, in line with the strong recent quarterly results of 2016, due to good operational performance and a steadily decreasing breakeven. Excluding acquisitions and asset sales, the Group generated $1.7 billion of cash flow after investments, mainly due to a 63% increase in operating cash flow before working capital changes from the Exploration & Production segment and investment discipline."
2017, April, 27, 18:35:00BAKER HUGHES NET LOSS $129 MLN
Revenue for the quarter was $2.3 billion, a decrease of $148 million, or 6%, sequentially. Compared to the same quarter last year, revenue declined $408 million, or 15%. The sequential decrease in revenue was driven primarily by the deconsolidation of the North America onshore pressure pumping business, lower revenue internationally, mainly related to non-recurring year-end product sales, seasonality and price deterioration, and reduced activity in the Gulf of Mexico. This decline was partially offset by activity growth in our North America onshore business, primarily in our well construction product lines.
2017, April, 27, 18:30:00NOV VARCO NET LOSS $122 MLN
Revenues for the first quarter of 2017 were $1.74 billion, an increase of three percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2016 and a decrease of 20 percent from the first quarter of 2016. Operating loss for the first quarter was $97 million, or 5.6 percent of sales. Excluding other items, operating loss was $70 million, or 4.0 percent of sales. Adjusted EBITDA (operating profit excluding other items before depreciation and amortization) for the first quarter was $105 million, or 6.0 percent of sales, an increase of $3 million from the fourth quarter of 2016. Cash flow from operations for the first quarter was $111 million.
2017, April, 25, 21:58:00HALLIBURTON NET LOSS $32 MLN
Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) announced a loss from continuing operations of $32 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2017.
2017, April, 22, 12:05:00SCHLUMBERGER NET INCOME $279 MLN
Schlumberger Announces First-Quarter 2017 Results: - Revenue of $6.9 billion decreased 3% sequentially - GAAP EPS, including Cameron integration charges of $0.05 per share, was $0.20 - EPS, excluding Cameron integration charges, was $0.25 - Cash flow from operations was $656 million - Quarterly cash dividend of $0.50 per share was approved
2017, April, 19, 17:35:00SAUDI INVESTMENT DIVERCIFICATION
Aramco is gearing up for a share listing next year, aiming to get a valuation of up to $2 trillion in what could be the world's biggest initial public offering (IPO).
2017, April, 12, 18:40:00QATAR'S GDP UP TO 2.7%
Lower hydrocarbon prices have adversely impacted macroeconomic performance. Growth has slowed despite still resilient non-hydrocarbon activity. Real GDP growth of 2.7 percent is estimated for 2016. Inflation remained low despite subsidy cuts, averaging about 2.7 percent in 2016.
2017, April, 12, 18:30:00KENYA'S GDP UP TO 5.5%
“Consistent with its robust performance in recent years, once again economic growth in Kenya was solid in 2016, coming in at an estimated 5.9%—a five-year high. This has been supported by a stable macroeconomic environment, low oil prices, earlier favorable harvest, rebound in tourism, strong remittance inflows, and an ambitious public investment drive,” said Diarietou Gaye, World Bank Country Director for Kenya. “Nonetheless, Kenya is currently facing headwinds that are likely to dampen GDP growth in 2017.”
2017, April, 6, 18:35:00IRANIAN PRODUCTION CONSTRAINTS
"Iran needs billions of dollars of investment to boost crude oil production and natural gas capacity," said Mehdi Varzi, a former official at state-run National Iranian Oil Company and now an independent consultant.
2017, April, 6, 18:30:00WBG BOUGHT UKRAINE: $10 BLN
The World Bank’s current investment project portfolio in Ukraine amounts to about US$2.8 billion. Investments support improving basic public services that directly benefit ordinary people in areas such as water supply, sanitation, heating, power, roads, social protection and healthcare, as well as private sector development. Since Ukraine joined the World Bank in 1992, the Bank’s commitments to the country have totaled over US$10 billion in about 70 projects and programs.
2017, April, 5, 18:40:00U.S. DEFICIT $43.6 BLN
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. issued the following statement today on the release of the February 2017 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services monthly data. In February 2017, the trade deficit stood at $43.6 billion compared to $45.6 billion in February 2016. In February 2017, exports of goods and services stood at $192.9 billion, compared to $180.7 billion in February 2016. In February 2017, imports of goods and services stood at $236.4 billion, compared to $226.3 billion in February 2016.
2017, April, 3, 18:55:00WBG: RENEWABLE INVESTMENT
To meet Sustainable Energy for All objectives, it is estimated that renewable energy investment would need to increase by a factor of 2-3, while energy efficiency investment would need to increase by a factor of 3-6. Estimates suggest that a five-fold increase would be needed to reach universal access by 2030.
2017, March, 31, 18:35:00IMF HAS NIGERIA
With oil receipts dominating fiscal revenue and exports, the Nigerian economy has been hit hard by low oil prices and falling oil production. The country entered into a recession in 2016, with growth contracting by 1.5 percent. Annual inflation levels doubled to 18.6 percent, reflecting hikes in electricity and fuel tariffs, a weaker naira and accommodating monetary conditions (broad money expanding at 19 percent y-o-y). Even with a significant under-execution in capital spending, the consolidated fiscal deficit increased from 3.5 percent of GDP in 2015 to 4.7 percent of GDP in 2016, because of significant revenue shortfalls.