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Three theories about the Saudi-Qatar crisis

By Sourajit Aiyer

It is often said that money makes the world go round. Nowhere is this more ingrained than in the battles for oil, power and arms. The news of Saudi Arabia and its key allies severing connections with Qatar following the ongoing rift between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members shocked the world. Here are three theories about this issue.

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Bearish outlook for oil prices for this year and 2016

Inflation is unlikely to flare up again as long as commodity prices remain depressed. Inflation helps countries, companies and households that have high debts to pay them off because it reduces the value of the debt, so without it the world is slowly walking into a debtors’ nightmare.

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Saudi Arabia’s OPEC decision to make or break oil price

Thursday brings the most-watched meeting of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in years, and it all hinges on what Saudi Arabia decides to do.

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Invest in Turkey now, say contrarian analysts

The stampede out of emerging markets, especially Turkey, has taken panic proportions – but for some analysts this means now is a good time to invest in Turkey.

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Brent Crude Price at $110 This Quarter and Next Year

Oil prices are going to continue to be driven by fundamentals rather than investment in the coming months, analysts at Societe Generale forecast in a recent market report.

Their base case scenario is that a diplomatic solution to the Syrian crisis succeeds and that production in Libya remains constrained by the strikes and protests by militias that have pretty much stopped much of the country’s oil output.

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