Cameron’s EU dilemma

By Simon Jennings Recently, David Cameron formally announced his plans to renegotiate Britain’s position within the European Union ahead of the intended referendum. In short, Cameron’s demands focus around four key areas: economic governance, competitiveness, sovereignty and immigration. Provided these conditions are met, the Prime Minister’s stated aim is to campaign “heart and soul” to keep Britain within the European Union. …

Disruptive Technologies Could be Savior Oil Industry Seeks as it Contends with Low Prices

Oil and gas companies, which are grappling with an intense battle for customers amid a supply glut and stressed prices, are increasingly looking for ways to improve efficiency and reliability of their assets to gain a competitive edge. One area of rising investment is in the confluence of technology that allows greater communication and integration of different devices and sensors, …

OPEC Producers Shouldn’t Panic Yet About Slowdown in China

Concerns that the slowdown in China’s economic growth will curb Asia’s energy demand from the Middle East and beyond could be premature. Yes, any hint of weakness in the world’s largest net importer of crude and its second largest economy rings alarm bells in OPEC capitals and in boardrooms across the globe. India and Southeast Asian economies are also flourishing …

A community that looks after itself – in Tanzania

On my recent travels to East Africa I was invited to a small town just outside Dar Es Salam by the name of Kibaha. I went to aid in the setting up of an extension of a hospital. I would never look back and it has changed my whole outlook on how a charity and society should be run and …

In-Depth: how the response to the Paris attacks made ISIS stronger

Painting a picture with a bloodstained brush intended to cloud and distort all inkling of mutual understanding is the business of information manipulation. The self-described Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are not only masters of disseminating distorted messages through turning vulnerable participants into electronic proxies, but also by using human suffering to paint a particular narrative. The …