Even as markets steady, the stronger U.S. dollar remains a headwind for both crude oil and the global economy.
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The top forecasters for the oil market have repeatedly downgraded their estimates for demand. Absent a turnaround in global growth, the pitfalls for the oil market may only grow worse.
Weakening demand has become the overarching concern for the oil markets, topping even a potential conflict in the Persian Gulf, a once unthinkable dynamic.
Crude oil could be much more expensive if not for the U.S.-China trade war—but the danger is that the trade war tips the global economy into a deeper downturn.
The United States is losing the global battery arms race to China, with significant potential energy security consequences
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology website has been blocked to international visitors—a move some observers believe is a precursor to rising Sino-U.S. competition in technology and industry.
In combination with new and innovative technologies, high-speed wireless networks will transform the United States’ transportation system and generate billions of dollars in economic benefits—but only if the FCC gives mobile carriers access to vital mid-band portions of the spectrum.
Between Iran, Libya and Venezuela, the seeds of a major disruption to the oil market have already been sown. A significant outage in one could push the market into deficit.
After a spate of fires and accidents involving electric vehicles, new regulations from Chinese authorities offer hope for international EV manufacturers to claim greater market share.