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Cornelia Meyer

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

Twitter: @MeyerResources

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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

Indecisive elections mean Europe is not out of the woods

On Sunday morning, the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) announced the result of its members’ vote on whether or not it should enter into another grand coalition with Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its sister party the Christian Social Union (CSU).

March 09, 2018

United Kingdoms of UK and Saudi Arabia have plenty to gain

Britain and Saudi Arabia are longstanding allies. The security, diplomatic and trade relationships are deep. As Prime Minister Theresa May pointed out, security cooperation between the two countries has saved hundreds of British lives.

March 09, 2018

Oil’s new world order? Think again

The US may well be oil’s “new kid on the block,” according to the International Energy Agency’s six-year oil outlook — but that doesn’t mean the importance of Russia and Saudi Arabia, in particular, as the dominant exporters will diminish.

March 06, 2018