USA

Student Loan Stats by State

Student loan range between USD 28k and USD 53k in average based on US States, as revealed by a recent report from Experian.

“Over the last decade, student loan debt in the United States has grown more than $833 billion to reach an all-time high of $1.4 trillion. Experian®, the leading global information services company, analyzed [...]

By |August 31st, 2017|Categories: Graph Analysis|Tags: , , |

ECB Economic Bulletin: From economic to political concerns!

On Wednesday June 21st, the European Central Bank (ECB) released its regular Economic Bulletin in which the Frankfurt-based central bank said fresh concerns have arisen as old ones fade. Indeed, risks to global growth appeared to have diminished, notably with financial markets that are so far accommodating to the Federal Reserves (Fed) tightening without problems. [...]

By |June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Production data for key tight oil and shale gas regions in the U.S.

The U.S. IEA has published its Drilling Productivity Report. This report covers a number of productivity indicators for key tight oil and shale gas regions as: “the seven regions analyzed in this report accounted for 92% of domestic oil production growth and all domestic natural gas production growth during 2011-14.”

Production data for key tight oil [...]

By |June 15th, 2017|Categories: Map|Tags: , , , |

The Trump administration: from climate Scylla to energy Charybdis

It was expected that the Trump administration would not waste time in implementing his campaign promises. In fact, within a few months, a handful of decisions are breaking down regulatory provisions that would have helped the United States meet the energy and climate challenges of the coming decades. Under the guise of restoring optimal conditions [...]

By |June 8th, 2017|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , , , , |

April 2017 IMF World Economic Outlook: Gaining momentum or gaining protectionism?

In delivering the spring version of its well-known World Economic Outlook, a broad report on the international economy that is updated two times a year, the IMF underlined that global economic growth will accelerate in 2017 as investment, manufacturing and trade rebound. Indeed, world growth is expected to rise to 3.5% in 2017 and 3.6% [...]

By |April 20th, 2017|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , , , |

Trump effect on USA emissions projections

On the 28th March 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump issued an Order formalising his pre-election commitments to unwind science based climate action in the United States. Although this will not stop energy transition trends globally, this could have notable impacts on the evolution of the country’s CO2 emissions. In particular, it is very probable the [...]

By |April 6th, 2017|Categories: Graph Analysis, Map|Tags: , , , |

Bringing back some fear on the market?

Germany and France will have a very busy electoral year in 2017. Between Presidential and general elections in both countries, and after Brexit (implementation of the Article 50), the European political landscape will, for sure, definitely change.

On financial markets, this translates into a growing fear towards the unknown. Then fear turns into risk and risk [...]

By |February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , , |

How protectionism could find its way back to the United States

In his first days in the Oval Office, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order to withdraw from the negotiating process of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). The aim of this agreement was to favour trade by diminishing tariffs between both sides of the Pacific Ocean. Mr Trump often raised concerns about this partnership [...]

By |February 16th, 2017|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , , , |

Mitigating the impact of energy on the economic cycle: shale oil & gas not the game-changer

There was no longer any room to deny the evidence. In just a few weeks in late 2016, the International Energy Agency confirmed in two of its publications what a handful of analysts had identified as soon as several years ago: the shale sector in the United States, shale oil and shale gas, never generated [...]

By |February 10th, 2017|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Blending mandates and ethanol production in Brazil and the United States

A recent IEA/FAO report provides an overview of trends in the bioenergy sector. For example, the graph below shows “how bio-ethanol production expanded significantly in both the United States and Brazil following the introduction of transport fuel blending mandates.”

Blending mandates and ethanol production in Brazil and the United States

Source: IEA (2016a), Medium-Term Oil Market Report [...]

By |February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Graph Analysis|Tags: , , , , |