Oil prices rose on Monday after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington will take all actions necessary to guarantee safe navigation in the Middle East, as tensions mounted following attacks on tankers last week.
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Funds managementAdoption of smart-beta strategies has reached a record high with 58 per cent of institutional investors using this type of strategy, as concerns about the long-term track records of these products diminish.
Forty years after the revolution that ousted the Shah, Iran’s unique political-religious system and government appears strong enough to withstand US pressure and to ride out the country's current economic difficulties. So how should the US minimize the risks to the region posed by the regime?
The Mobil Foundation funded universities and civic groups in the 90s, documents reveal, but largesse was not disinterestedA two-foot-wide pipe connecting the Mobil oil company’s Idoho offshore platform to a terminal near Nigeria’s eastern border ruptured in January 1998, spewing crude oil directly into the Atlantic Ocean.Dr David Page visited Nigeria after the spill and offered his views of its…