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BP under pressure over Russian connections

Andrew Saks, Monday, 28 February 2022

The British government, and especially the opposition, see it as very worrying that a global corporation is promoting the Russian invasion of Ukraine and also profiting from Putin's invasion. A difficult situation for BP.

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Ruble nervousness shows major volatility ahead

Andrew Saks, Monday, 28 February 2022

The "gap up" shows how nervous the markets are and how much the conflict is also affecting the Russian people, who are experiencing a strong devaluation of their currency.

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Is the S&P 500 at decision point?

Andrew Saks, Friday, 25 February 2022

The technology-heavy Nasdaq index rose almost 1 per cent, taking its weekly gain to more than 3 per cent. The US Department of Labor said Friday that consumer prices rose about 7 percent in November from a year earlier. That's the biggest increase in a whopping 39 years!

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War in Europe: Isn't life a gas?

Andrew Saks, Thursday, 24 February 2022

Yesterday, Shell executives hit out at professional traders using speculatory analysis, and institutional hedge funds looking at the news as a basis for their trading decisions for causing natural gas prices to almost treble in price and end up at a record high.

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Just what is the correct price of oil?

Andrew Saks, Wednesday, 23 February 2022

Yesterday, Brent Crude approached $100 per barrel. This is its '1989 Ferrari F40' moment, because even Russia's Energy Minister Nikolai Shulginov thinks this is almost double its actual value.

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A sonic boom or a market boom for Audioboom

Andrew Saks, Tuesday, 22 February 2022

London-listed podcast hosting and monetization platform Audioboom PLC is being courted by Silicon Valley giant Amazon, and Swedish music streaming company Spotify.

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