Conor’s Corner

Sluggish Oil Prices Driven by Low Demand and High Supply

Brent crude, one of the benchmarks of global oil prices, fell to its lowest closing price in more than two years, bringing the price to $92.80 a barrel on Sept. 16.   The drop in price comes as a result of low demand and an abundant supply across the globe. The International Energy Agency (IEA)…

Coffee Market

This year has been one of the worst harvests on record for coffee growers in South America. The largest contributing factor was widespread drought in Brazil, which, according to National Geographic, is the world’s largest coffee exporter by a significant margin. Brazil outproduces its nearest competitor, Colombia, by almost 12 million bags.   The dire…