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Oil: 2020 Spells Geopolitics For Energy

Norbert Rücker (Julius Baer) |  The oil market is off to a rocky start as the tensions between the United States and Iran escalate. The situation brings lots of uncertainty and geopolitical tea-leaf reading on reactions. While the closure of the Strait of Hormuz remains a very unlikely event, the deterioration in Iraq bears supply risks. Geopolitics tend to be a temporary force on oil markets and we believe this time is no different. We raise our near-term forecast to USD 65 per barrel, and maintain a Neutral view on oil.

 


China proposes major antitrust law overhaul, curbing internet titans

China Proposes Major Antitrust Law Overhaul, Curbing Internet Titans

Dave Yin (Caixin) | China is making major revisions to its antitrust law for the first time in more than 11 years to give it more teeth while reining in the dominance of the country’s internet goliaths.China is making major revisions to its antitrust law for the first time in more than 11 years to give it more teeth while reining in the dominance of the country’s internet goliaths.






Bypassing obstacles for 2020

Bypassing Obstacles For 2020

José Ramón Díez Guijarro (Bankia Estudios) | The end of the year has served to dismiss some of the doubts that have distorted the decisions of the economic agents during the last months, ballasting the growth rates of the activity. Visibility has improved in the short term, yet uncertainty is here to stay



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Good signals for 2020

M&G | The year 2019 is going to close with strong advances of most of the world indexes, above 20% in Europe and the United States.