JUST as the threat of a double-dip recession reappears across North America and Europe, Brazil is reinforcing its position as an economic powerhouse.
IT'S been a fascinating story so far, hasn't it?
UKTI (UK Trade and Investment) will, as usual, be much in evidence during Offshore Europe, a biannual opportunity to showcase Britain's oil and gas wares to the world.
THE biennial Offshore Europe exhibition and conference kicks off in Aberdeen on September 6.
HERE WE go again, it's Offshore Europe time and with it, an embarrassment of invitations to dinners and other corporate celebrations.
MORE than ever before corporate corruption scandals are making the headlines.
MOST of us by now know that smoking is bad for us and is linked to serious ill health. Just in case anyone is in any doubt, here's some facts and figures that back this up.
IT'S just over a year since the monstrous Macondo oil spillage was finally stopped on July 15, 2010 - more than three months after the devastating explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig killed 11 people and injured 17 others.
THE introduction of the Bribery Act 2010 on July 1 represented the biggest change to UK laws in respect of this area of business in generations.
THERE have been other matters jostling for the headlines these past few weeks, so perhaps it's no surprise that the coalition government's plans for energy market reform attracted so little attention.
IF EVER there was an issue that has resulted in some of the most outrageous and irresponsible commentary from people who really ought to know better, it has to be the possible consequences of Scottish independence on Scotland's energy policy.
FEW readers of Energy will be particularly familiar with the work of the International Energy Agency (IEA).
WELCOME to the new-look Energy. We hope you like the wash and brush up that it has been taken through and we hope that it is even more readable than ever.