Opinion

Is marine reinsurance set for a crisis?

October 2nd, 20150 As many of us would remember, about 10 years ago, we learned a lesson. The world learned that repackaged mortgage loans, renamed ‘collateralised debt obligations’...

The times they are a-changin’

September 30th, 20150 Shell’s decision to abandon the Burger J project, along with its entire Arctic exploration program, comes immediately after the revelation that Volkswagen has been...

After the Lord Mayor’s show

September 17th, 20154 Shipping calendars these days are so frenzied that as soon as one event ends, a raft of others hove into view. As London International Shipping Week (LISW) completed its...

Myanmar: Headwinds or progress?

September 7th, 20150 Over the last few weeks we have seen several significant developments within Myanmar, and I thought it appropriate to give a general update regarding the oil and gas...

Beware of Chinese proverbs

August 31st, 20151 It may be due to the ubiquitous Chinese fortune cookie, but nowadays, all Chinese proverbs seem to be purpose-written for takeout purposes. The one that comes to mind...

Life in a silo and its consequences

August 28th, 20150 There is a management-speak jargon phrase about people working in ‘silos’ such that they are unaware of what their colleagues are doing. Asian companies, where...

Hatches battened down

August 27th, 20150 The offshore marine space continues to be operating in high stress mode with even the most noble and well run companies struggling to generate profits, or even positive...

How oil price volatility affects us all

August 13th, 20150 This is the fourth or fifth attempt at writing this article as the current market situation is not only volatile but also fluid. On a daily basis one gets bombarded with...
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