How China hamstrung its own Middle East policy

Analysts have hailed the emergence of a multipolar world after years of the US as the primary hegemon in global politics. With Russia and China flexing their muscle, and other powers such as Turkey growing in strength and influence at the expense of an increasingly paralyzed European Union, there has been a growing sense that the global tide has begun …

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 …

The Great Unwinding

For the past two decades we have seen unprecedented growth in demand for consumer items and housing with large emerging economies like China playing a focal point in the supply to global consumers. But what happens next when the predominantly western aging consumers decide to reduce their spendthrift habits? Western consumption is waning as is China’s ability to satisfy demand …