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Saudis Prepare for Possible Aramco IPO Delay to 2019 – Bloomberg – 13/09/2017

Saudi Arabia is preparing contingency plans for a possible delay to the initial public offering of its state-owned oil company by a few months into 2019, according to people familiar with the matter.

Source:  Bloomberg, 13/09/2017

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Argentina Doubles Down On Shale Gas And Renewables – Oilprice.com – 13/09/2017

Traditionally one of the most prominent oil and natural gas markets in South America, Argentina is increasingly turning towards alternative forms of energy, with the government exploring shale gas and renewable options as it looks to diversify its power market. The shift comes amid challenges to longstanding hydrocarbons production, which has seen Argentina record export [...]

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Finland to introduce law next year phasing out coal – Reuters – 31/08/2017

Finland will introduce legislation next year to phase out coal and increase carbon taxes, a top government official told Reuters, which would require the country to find alternative energy sources to keep its power system stable.

Source:  Reuters, 31/08/2017

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Austria makes record €3.5bn century bond issuance – World Finance – 13/09/2017

Austria has raised $4.2bn in 100-year bonds, marking the largest ever long-term debt issuance

Source:  World Finance, 13/09/2017

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Hurricane Irma: IMF is resisting a moratorium on Barbuda’s sovereign debt repayments – The Independent – 11/09/2017

The IMF's special representative to the United Nations suggested the Fund would rather lend more money to the island, rather than stop collecting the repayments due

Source:  The Independent, 11/09/2017

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China Prepares Sale of $2 Billion in U.S.-Dollar Bonds – Fox Business – 13/09/2017

China is laying the groundwork for its first sale of U.S.-dollar sovereign bonds in more than a decade, a move toward expanding its ties with global investors as its economy improves.

Source:  Fox Business, 13/09/2017

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Northern China smog cuts life expectancy by 3 years versus south: study – Reuters – 11/09/2017

Air pollution caused by coal-fired winter heating has slashed life expectancy in northern China by more than three years compared with the south, according to a new study, underlining the urgency of Beijing’s efforts to tackle smog.

Source:  Reuters, 11/09/2017

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USA: The amazing disgrace of our $20T national debt – New York Post – 13/09/2017

A disgraceful milestone was reached this week when US government debt busted through the $20 trillion level and quickly went over $20.1 trillion.

Source:  New York Post, 13/09/2017

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China’s Currency Rebounds as Economic Optimism Returns – New York Times – 11/09/2017

For those who worry about the state of the world economy, China has long been a major reason to lose sleep. Its financial system labors under a mountain of loans, while weaker growth has prompted many Chinese people and companies to move their money overseas in recent years.

Source:  New York Times, 11/09/2017

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Climate change challenges the survival of fish across the world – Science Daily – 13/09/2017

Researchers have published the first analysis looking at how vulnerable the world's freshwater and marine fishes are to climate change. Their study used physiological data to predict how nearly 3,000 fish species living in oceans and rivers will respond to warming water temperatures in different regions.

Source:  Science Daily, 13/09/2017

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