How the chemicals industry is driving prosperity in the North

Saltend chemicals plant hull

Chemicals and oil remain long-term drivers of regional prosperity as important UK producers and local employers

Drilling for the truth in oil ‘scandal’

Controversy surrounds the dealings of an energy consultancy accused of bribery and corruption involving big-name UK companies

Nigeria’s new ‘Avengers’ threaten oil supplies

Militants in Nigeria’s Niger Delta have the ability to move oil markets, and a new group has risen up to attack pipelines and disrupt production

Time to renew ageing assets

The recession has placed a new and different emphasis on managing ageing assets, as Marcus Leroux reports

Big four lead Latin American economic surge

Latin America’s transformation over the past ten years is well documented, but four major economies in particular have had a significant influence on the rapid growth in the region. Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Chile have been responsible for the bulk, but the reasons why each country has achieved success, while related are not identical, writes Joe McGrath

Bonanza could fuel future

Large oil and gas reserves could ensure prosperity and South America’s place at the top table of global producers, writes Rob Langston

Desiring double-digit hot trades

There’s no denying that commodities are shaping up to be the favoured asset class, with gold, oil and copper proving particularly attractive. Fiona Bond discovers how to make the best return