Turkmenistan halves oil exports amid Vitol and SOCAR clash

bne IntelliNews February 19, 2019

Turkmenistan has halved its oil exports in recent weeks due to a lack of tankers caused by a clash between Swiss trading house Vitol and Azerbaijan’s SOCAR, Reuters reported last week, citing anonymous traders.

Comment: 5 reasons why we expect higher oil prices

Warren Patterson of ING in Amsterdam January 18, 2019

We see oil prices trending higher in 2019, with the view that OPEC+ cuts are sufficient to return the market to balance over 1H19

One in seven workers in Eastern Europe report delayed paychecks

bne IntelliNews January 7, 2019

Part-time workers were disproportionately affected by pay delays, with 22% saying they had received late pay, compared to 14% of full-time workers.

OUTLOOK 2019 Azerbaijan

bne IntelliNews December 21, 2018

In coverage of Azerbaijani politics three big topics continue to hog the headlines—energy cooperation, human rights and the longstanding frozen conflict (with sporadic flare-ups) between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh

East European cities mull banger bans as “dirty diesel” exports threaten to worsen air quality

Clare Nuttall in Tirana November 29, 2018

Governments and city authorities in Southeast Europe and Eurasia want to limit imports of the older car models that have flooded into the region as few people can afford new cars.