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Sated on commodities, euro zone still poses contagion risk

Posted on 26 October 2011

The empires and periodic invasions of yesteryear are long gone, but Europe still has a talent for fomenting global crises. That applies to commodities—though not necessarily because of the Old Continent’s absolute demand.

In 2005, the euro zone’s current members burned 11.5 million barrels of oil a day, or 13.6% of global demand, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Come 2010, as the euro zone slipped into an existential funk, oil demand was down to 10.6 million barrels a day, or 12.1%………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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