India’s oil import from north America in January 2021 hits a record

The United States and Canada accounted for 11 per cent of India’s crude oil imports in January—a record-high share of North American crude for the world’s third-largest oil importer, Reuters reported, citing data obtained from trade sources. India’s total crude oil imports last month averaged around 4.8 million barrels per day (bpd), down from a three-year […]

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Oil prices touch multi-month highs as OPEC+ expected to hold output


Oil prices touched multi-month highs on Monday on expectations that OPEC and allied producers may cap output at current levels in February as the coronavirus pandemic keeps worries about first-half demand elevated. Prices rose in line with broader financial markets with Brent crude futures reaching $53.17 a barrel, the highest since March 2020. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude […]

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WEEKLY WRAP UP – Structural transformation, need of the hour


The COVID-19 crisis has been both an accelerator and a decelerator for already rooted trends in the global economy. On the downside, the pandemic hit amidst widening inequality, declining economic prospects, mounting vulnerabilities to climate change, and a weakened multilateralism. On the upside, expanding the transformative productive capacities of all could form the core of […]

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