Since our last edition of In-Short, geopolitics have continued to generate uncertainty in the commodities markets: important differences between China and the USA in relation to trade remain unresolved, the BREXIT process is mired in parliamentary deadlock and uncertainty of outcome is now acute and, in the meantime, Norway has announced potentially far reaching changes to the investment strategy for its sovereign wealth fund in relation to oil & gas assets.
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