Danger of a China crisis


In the world of geopolitics, it is remarkable how quickly a valued business partner can turn into the object of suspicion and candidate for sanction. The UK’s relationship with China now hangs in that delicate balance.

North Sea

Oil price war may trap private-equity firms in North Sea


The last time crude prices crashed in 2014, the North Sea looked like a treasure trove for private equity looking to buy cheap assets, build them up and sell for a profit. Now, just as these firms are seeking an exit, the oil-price war might leave them trapped

Oil & Gas

Woodmac: Coronavirus and the impact on gas and LNG


As with all commodities, the impact of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) on Chinese gas demand will depend on both the severity and length of time required to contain the outbreak.