Steve Wood, managing director for oil gas, outlines the drivers behind the positive outlook for most oil and gas segments in 2019, with leaner operations and supportive if volatile oil prices playing a key role. However, he does point out that the major integrated oil companies are bucking the trend by retreating from their banner profits of 2018.
In this Technology and Innovation podcast, Hong Kong-based Vice Presidents Lina Choi and David Yin discuss the growth of online financial services in China and the role of third-party online platforms.
Bill Wolfe, Senior Vice President – Corporate Finance, covers key indicators of our positive 2019 outlook for non-financial North American companies. Bill reviews Industry Sector Outlooks (ISOs) and their associated business conditions, as well as trade tensions and changing monetary policy. He also discusses speculative grade liquidity and how the dynamic between the market at its policies has returned lower ratings.