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Oil Market Curse: Oil Addicted Countries 2018 | InvestFerry

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06.11.2018 - 17:03

Herein we speculate over oil addicted countries. Nowadays oil industry is one of the most important components of the world economy, which exert influence on the development and stability of many countries, financial markets, commodity markets, as well as international relations. Oil is a powerful weapon in the hands of exporting countries, which at the same time could backfire on them. From December 2014 to January 2016 collapse in the price of oil shook the oil-dependent economies. In front of everybody, erstwhile powerful oil nations became poorer, their currencies depreciated and human wellbeing reduced. Now we see the recovery of oil prices. However, how long the largest oil exporters will enjoy bullish trend? And which countries are the most dependent on volatility in oil prices? I’m going to consider these issues in this article.