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Iran, tanker attacks, and oil

If Iran is responsible for the drone attack on an oil tanker managed by an Israeli company, an attempted attack on a Saudi merchant vessel, and the hijacking of a tanker operated by a UAE company, then the question is why would it launch attacks at t...
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Hasnain Malik @ Tellimer Research 4 August 2021
Iran, tanker attacks, and oil
Iran, tanker attacks, and oil

Iran's new oil pipeline avoids Hormuz but it really needs new output capacity

Iran inaugurated an oil pipeline that circumvents the Strait of Hormuz on 22 July. Assuming there is ultimately progress on negotiations with the US over the nuclear deal, this modestly reduces the risk to long-term global oil supply and, from an Ira...
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Hasnain Malik @ Tellimer Research 22 July 2021
Iran's new oil pipeline avoids Hormuz but it really needs new output capacity
Iran's new oil pipeline avoids Hormuz but it really needs new output capacity

Saudi-UAE split: OPEC+, Dubai, Israel, Iran, US Shale and inflation implications

OPEC has pulled an eleventh-hour rabbit out of the hat many times before, and it will need to do so again to bring the UAE back into the fold this time. The UAE is the fourth-largest producer in OPEC+ and wants its quota to reflect the over 20% capac...
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Hasnain Malik @ Tellimer Research 5 July 2021
Saudi-UAE split: OPEC+, Dubai, Israel, Iran, US Shale and inflation implications
Saudi-UAE split: OPEC+, Dubai, Israel, Iran, US Shale and inflation implications

Iran votes by not voting

Hardline Ebrahim Raisi has won the 18 June Iran presidential election, with 62% of votes. Very low turnout of 48% is an indication of popular disenchantment with the political system. This is surely an indication of popular disenchantment with a poli...
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Hasnain Malik @ Tellimer Research 19 June 2021
Iran votes by not voting
Iran votes by not voting

Iran's next president may be a hardline cleric who succeeds the Supreme Leader

The Iran Presidential election is due on 18th June. Raisi was appointed Chief Justice by Khamenei in March 2019 and is the leading presidential candidate in the opinion polls, with a reputation as a hardline cleric. Turnout for the 2019 parliamentary...
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Hasnain Malik @ Tellimer Research 13 June 2021
Iran's next president may be a hardline cleric who succeeds the Supreme Leader
Iran's next president may be a hardline cleric who succeeds the Supreme Leader

Military spend is immune from Covid

Militaries generally took a bigger share of budgets in 2020 in aggregate globally, as well as in most emerging markets, and that was despite the Covid-19 emergency response. Middle East: Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, and Saudi. Given the...
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Hasnain Malik @ Tellimer Research 18 May 2021
Military spend is immune from Covid
Military spend is immune from Covid