Energy & Chemicals

Full Speed Ahead: Renewable Energy Market Goes Mainstream

Apr 2017

Full Speed Ahead: Renewable Energy Market Goes Mainstream

New technologies, falling costs and reduced regulations have helped the renewables market capture share from fossil fuels around the world.

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A Yank’s Take on the Rise of U.S. Style Pre-Insolvency Restructuring

Mar 2017

A Yank’s Take on the Rise of U.S. Style Pre-Insolvency Restructuring

As the U.S. system of restructuring and insolvency gains popularity in Australia and other parts of the world, Carlyn Taylor, Global Co-Leader of the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment of FTI Consulting, provides her perspective on this growing trend in a Q&A presented by the FTI Journal.

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Are We Dialing Down Nuclear Power at Precisely the Wrong Time?

Jan 2017

Are We Dialing Down Nuclear Power at Precisely the Wrong Time?

When it comes to the future of nuclear energy, the EPA’s mandate to reduce CO2 emissions from power plants is well intentioned but could result in cost hikes for consumers. Here’s why.

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A New (and Better) Way to Read the Tea Leaves on Future Oil Prices

Jul 2016

A New (and Better) Way to Read the Tea Leaves on Future Oil Prices

U.S. rig counts have registered modest gains, and that has stirred up the tea leaves, with some analysts and investors seeing one thing, and some another, like people looking at a Rorschach blot.

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The Big Drop: How the Low Price of Oil Is Affecting the Oil and Gas Industry

Feb 2016

The Big Drop: How the Low Price of Oil Is Affecting the Oil and Gas Industry

The price of oil has ebbed and flowed, often erratically, over the years in response to geopolitical events and changes in supply and demand.

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The Rise of Analytics in E-discovery:

Dec 2015

The Rise of Analytics in E-discovery:

There were just over 295,000 civil suits filed in U.S. district courts in 2014, an increase of 4 percent over 2013. On top of that, there were another 81,000 criminal cases (including fraud) filed.

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The Cautious Investors’ Guide to Brazil

Dec 2015

The Cautious Investors’ Guide to Brazil

It’s no secret that Brazil has been going through hard times and that investors — with good reason — regard the country as a high-risk environment.

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Why Wind and Solar Shouldn’t Be Spooked by Tumbling Oil Prices

Nov 2015

If you’ve filled up your car lately, you surely will have noticed that gasoline is dirt cheap (in relative terms). In June 2014, WTI crude peaked at $115 a barrel. In mid-October 2015, it was about $49.

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How (and Why) to Value a Coal Mine

Oct 2015

How (and Why) to Value a Coal Mine

The world’s focus of late has been on the tumbling price of oil. However, coal, which gets far less media attention (except for talk of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change), still is critical to the world economy.

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Winners and Losers When Oil is $50 a Barrel

May 2015

Winners and Losers When Oil is $50 a Barrel

Major technological advances in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) have dramatically expanded U.S. oil and gas production.

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Mexico’s Energy Reform: How to Meet the Risks and Seize the Opportunities

Jan 2015

Mexico’s Energy Reform: How to Meet the Risks and Seize the Opportunities

The Mexican opportunity comes into sharper focus. Mexico’s energy reform, passed in 2013, has generated unprecedented global economic interest.

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Drilling For A Social Media Strategy

Sep 2014

Drilling For A Social Media Strategy

Long disparaged as a forum for sharing silly videos and endless opining, social media channels like Twitter and Facebook are becoming increasingly important to energy company bottom lines.

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Mexico's Oilfields of Dreams

May 2014

Mexico's Oilfields of Dreams

By opening up its oil and gas reserves to foreign investment, Mexico hopes to boost production and GDP. Foreign energy companies and investors hope to profit from new, rich and logistically convenient sources of gas and oil.

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Is “Business Ethics” an Oxymoron?

Feb 2014

Is “Business Ethics” an Oxymoron?

Scandals. Fines. Show trials. These days, just doing business can appear almost criminal. While government-imposed regulation can soothe the public’s ire, it can also create burdensome costs and competitive disadvantages. To survive, businesses must perform reputational due diligence and create self-policing organizational cultures.

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Africa Booms & Multinationals Take Notice

May 2013

Africa Booms & Multinationals Take Notice

Chinese firms have a head start in many of Africa’s booming economies, but now other multinationals are increasingly competing for opportunities in Africa. Going forward, both Chinese and non-Chinese firms will have the best chance to win African contracts by emphasizing high-quality deliverables, ethical business practices, community relations and a commitment to creating good local jobs.

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