crude oil prices

Debt and defaults

Debt danger lurks in Covid-19 shadow

More companies in danger of default given higher leverage, weaker balance sheets and greater risk of liquidity crunch amid the pandemic

Aviation & Engineering

SIA faces its biggest challenge in Covid-19; investors will need a strong stomach

SINGAPORE (May 22): Since its inception in 1972, Singapore Airlines (SIA) has weathered through all kinds of downturns that had im­pacted air travel.


How will the oil price plunge impact renewable energy?

SINGAPORE (April 9): Burning more fossil fuel hurts the environment, but with crude oil prices staying way below the historical peak, the lure of basic economics has stymied the pace in which renew


Crude oil prices see double whammy from Covid-19, Opec+ spat; likely to stay low ahead

SINGAPORE (March 13): Crude oil prices have already taken a blow since the start of 2020.

Global Economy

Equity markets recover, but growth subdued by coronavirus

SINGAPORE (Feb 7): In spite of the novel coronavirus contagion, which continues to spread and claim lives, equity markets are starting to recover.

Crude Oil

The end of petroleum diplomacy

SINGAPORE (Jan 23): The muted and short-term reaction in the crude oil market on the escalation of conflict between the US and Iran signals the end of petroleum diplomacy between the oil states, es

Global Economy

Missiles strike, concerns spike

The US has reignited geopolitical tensions with Iran, even as the trade war with China goes on.


Market observers shun oil and services sectors, but some locally listed names could shine

SINGAPORE (Dec 20): Saudi Arabian Oil Co (Saudi Aramco), the kingdom’s national oil corporation (NOC) and world’s biggest oil producer, had a positive debut on the Tadawul exchange.


Oil conundrums

Persistently low crude oil prices have hampered upstream and midstream activity. This has been worsened by the increasing emphasis on sustainability and decarbonisation.

Global Economy

Is economic winter coming?

(Nov 18): What could trigger a recession in the US? In the past, a tightening labour market after a period of expansion served as an early warning sign.