Increasing Demand For Refined Products Will Increase Oil Prices

In last week's article I posted a chart from the International Energy Agency'srecent Oil Market Report that shows global demand for refined products catching up to supply by the 3rd quarter of this year.

House price growth continues to slow

The rate of growth in house prices was 0.3 percent in January according to the Nationwide building society with the price of an average house standing at £188,466.

Robust Retail Sales Growth Kicks off New Year: CBI Survey

Leading P2P lender says dampened demand for SME loans is putting handbrake on UK growth

Science, Technology & Environment

Farmers in Nigeria forced off land for massive rice plantation project backed by DFID aid initiative

Development secretary Justine Greening faces questions over UK involvement

Farmers in Nigeria's north eastern state of Taraba are being forced off lands they have farmed for generations to make way for US company Dominion Farms to establish a 30,000 ha rice plantation.

Natural England to discuss fate of Devon beavers – Friends of the Earth reaction

UPDATE 28th January 2015: Beavers living in the River Otter will be allowed to remain in the wild after they have been tested for disease, following a historic decision by Natural England to issue a licence to ‘re-introduce’ the under-threat animals.

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