Is The Oil Glut Set To Return?

For the second month in a row, the IEA has poured cold water onto the oil market, publishing an analysis that suggests 2018 could hold some bearish surprises for crude.

Frontrunning: December 15

  • Some GOP Senators Press for Late Changes in Tax Bill (WSJ)
  • Here’s Where the GOP Tax Plan Stands Right Now (BBG)
  • Harvard Endowment Chief Pushed for Steeper Devaluation of Assets (WSJ)
  • Net neutrality repeal gives Democrats fresh way to reach millennials (Reuters)
  • With Fox Deal, Disney Adds Hulu to Its Digital Kingdom (WSJ)

European, Asian Stocks Slide But US Futures Rebound As Tax Deal Fears Ease

U.S. equity index futures point to a higher open, having rebounded some 10 points off session lows with the VIX stuck on the edge between single and double digits, while European and Asian shares decline as investors assess central banks’ shift toward tighter monetary policy and concern over tax overhaul ahead of final plan. 

How Russia Expedited Syria's Victory

While the Syrian peace process is under its way the situation in the country and around is very fragile. The key game players and war profiteers are still on the ground and they are not keen to leave the Syrian territory...

South Korea Braces For Terrorism At The 2018 Winter Games

It’s difficult not to empathize with South Korea right now: The country is preparing to host the Pyeongchang winter games in February – a moment of immense national pride – as the risks of a terrorist attack (not to mention nuclear annihilation) have intensified.