Matthew Smith, director of commodity research at ClipperData, outlines the factors that contributed to the 4 percent slump in oil prices overnight.» Read More
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Matt Smith, director of commodity research at ClipperData, says oil prices are getting ahead of market fundamentals on the back of heavy short-covering.
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Victor Shum, vice president of IHS Energy Insight, says the oil market remains "massively oversupplied" and these fundamentals are unlikely to improve anytime soon.
Peter Botten, CEO of Oil Search, says the company's margins remain strong despite weaker oil prices. On Thursday, the oil and gas producer reported a 49 percent rise in first-half profit.
The price of crude oil could drop $3-4 from current levels on the back of oversupply problems and fears surrounding China, says Dominic Schnider, head of commodity & APAC forex at UBS Wealth Management.
Dan Yergin, vice shairman of IHS, says China-related jitters and the possibility of Iran adding to a global supply glut will shape a bearish outlook for the price of oil for at least a year.
Stephen Ma, head of Greater China equities at BMO Global Asset Management, says Chinese markets are seeing "signs of a perfect storm" in the short term on the back of a stubborn economic slowdown.
Daniel Hynes, senior commodity strategist at ANZ, expects further downside in the crude oil prices on the back of growing supply from the U.S. and Iran.
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Despite the recent IEA report signalling strong demand growth, markets remain focused on oversupply woes thereby underpinning the bearish sentiment in prices, says Matt Smith, director of Commodity Research at ClipperData.