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Will the Oil Retreat Shift Sovereign Fund Allocation?

Posted on 03 August 2016

For the first time since April 2016, the price of oil dipped below US$ 40 per barrel – causing headache among some oil-based sovereign funds. Tumbling down from a June 2016 high of US$ 51.23 per barrel, oil prices then reversed course. The price of oil is an essential ingredient that impacts commodity-based economies, translating into pleasure or pain for a country’s citizens.
For example, Russia’s Reserve Fund was marked down to US$ 38.18 billion at the end of July 2016, versus having US$ 38.22 billion in assets in the beginning. Oil industry analysts predict the crude price drops can be explained by an overall decrease in global trade, mixed in with the buildup of excessive storage of crude oil and gasoline………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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