SHALEout!

SHALEout! The Russians and the Saudis squeeze U.S. shale oil producers by flooding the market with oil. This drives the price down to unprofitable levels. Rumors circulate that President Trump considers helping the industry with government assistance, including low interest loans. Critics of the president and the industry call this idea a “ShaleOut.” It’s a […]

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How Powerful Is Big Oil?

How Powerful Is Big Oil? President-elect Donald Trump sparked controversy by appointing the CEO of ExxonMobil, Rex Tillerson, as his Secretary of State. Many fear that including the oil industry in his emerging administration could affect US foreign policy and undo years of environmental policy gains. But the fossil fuel industry is one of the […]

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Escalating U.S.-China trade war…impact on Korean chipmakers?

Escalating U.S.-China trade war…impact on Korean chipmakers? The trade spat between the U.S. and China is escalating by the day, raising concerns about its global repercussions. This is especially so for Korea, a country heavily reliant on exports. According to our Kim Hye-sung, Seoul’s semi-conductor industry could experience some brisk highs, followed by dangerous lows. […]

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