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Cornelia Meyer

Cornelia Meyer is a business consultant, macro-economist and energy expert.

Twitter: @MeyerResources

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Energy ministers’ meeting in Jeddah will reveal key clues about current thinking

Last autumn I argued that oil markets were in the process of balancing and we were seeing the geopolitical premium returning to the market. 
By now markets have rebalanced and the geopolitical premium is back with a vengeance. 

April 16, 2018

Where Trump went wrong on China trade

Donald Trump may have a point about unfair trade practices by China, especially its investment practices. If he went about things in a less haphazard way, he could have gathered a lot of support on the subject of intellectual property rights in China.

April 09, 2018

There’s no such thing as free social media

As Mark Zuckerberg prepares to testify before the US Congress, it may be a good time to consider what we have learnt from the Facebook data-mining scandal.

April 07, 2018

Turkey and Europe stuck with one another

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently met, among others, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, EU Council President Donald Tusk and Bulgarian President Boyko Borisov in Varna, Bulgaria.

March 31, 2018

Not every barrel of oil is equal 

Oil prices slumped on the Monday after President Putin’s re-election when Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak announced that he considered the agreement between OPEC and 10 non-OPEC countries to have run its course when markets reached balance. 

March 26, 2018

New trade agreement is a beacon of hope on a dark trade horizon 

As the finance ministers and central bank governors of the G20 nations gather in Buenos Aires, Argentina, international trade will be first and foremost on their minds.

March 19, 2018

Brexit could not have come at a worse time

The assassination attempt on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury poses many questions: Not least what should a measured and effective response by the United Kingdom government look like? It also proves that the UK needs friends on the international stage.

March 18, 2018