What a decade! A rapidly urbanizing global population driven by tremendous growth in emerging markets has sent commodities on quite a run over the past 10 years. If you annualize the returns since 2002, you find that all 14 commodities are in positive territory.
A precious metal was the best performer but it’s probably not the one you were thinking of.
NEW DELHI: More than a third of the 69 small and marginal oil and gas fields that the government plans to auction to private firms are in Mumbai Offshore and the biggest of them holds about 15 million tons of oil reserves. Of the 69 idle oil and gas fields of state-owned ONGC and Oil India Ltd which are to be auctioned, 27 are in Mumbai Offshore while another 15 are in the prolific Krishna Godavari (KG) basin, official sources said. As many as 10 discoveries in the Assam Shelf are also on offer.
Canada’s overheated housing market is starting to feel the effect of Europe’s negative interest rates.
Yields on about $8.8 billion of Canadian mortgage bonds denominated in euros and francs are being pushed below zero as European Central Bank asset purchases help to drive down borrowing costs worldwide.
I inadvertently left off an item regarding trade wars that I intended to mention in Mish 2012 Predictions; 2011 Year in Review with Max Keiser. I also have some commentary on the US election, precious metals, and energy.
Back in January, the panic surrounding the energy space and specifically the collapse in industry cash flows as a result of the collapse in oil prices, peaked when one after another company announced they would halt dividend payments and all other distributions to shareholders to conserve cash, culminating with the dramatic announcement on January 30 when one of the giants in the space, energy major Chevron, suspended its stock buybacks.
CALGARY — Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd., fresh from a tumultuous year of management and board shakeups that saw veteran railroader Hunter Harrison installed as chief executive officer after a bitter proxy battle, is hitching a ride on the great U.S. petroleum revival.
NEW DELHI: As many as 28 oil and gas fields out of the 69 small and marginal fields of state-owned firms that the government plans to auction to private players are in Mumbai offshore, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said today. Of the 69 idle oil and gas fields of state-owned ONGC and Oil India Ltd which are to be auctioned, 28 are in Mumbai Offshore while another 14 are in the prolific Krishna Godavari (KG) basin, he said in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha here. As many as 10 discoveries in the Assam shelf are also on offer.
The share of Canadians who are predicting higher home prices in their neighborhood remained above 40% for a fifth week in the latest weekly polling by Bloomberg and Nanos Research. That’s kept consumer confidence levels at near the highest in four years, the data show.
Improving views on housing follow a recent acceleration in the real estate market in recent months that reflects a shift by policy makers at the Bank of Canada to dim expectations for rate increases as it plays down concerns over rising household debt to focus on stimulating the economy.
Oil’s plunge to below $31 Monday has spurred a bold call from one financial giant that the Bank of Canada will cut rates on Jan. 20.
Things are falling apart, said Bank of America Merrill Lynch in a note to investors Monday. “Recent data suggest that economic weakness is spreading beyond energy, affecting manufacturing activity as well.”
The consensus of economists expect a hold at the January meeting, but BoA doesn’t think the central bank will wait.
By Stan Holland:Chariot Oil & Gas (OIGLF.PK) has the following two prospects offshore Namibia that they expect to spud in 2012 (values as determined by the independent third party reserve auditor, Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc.):