Brazil must tame the legal jungle

Brazil has unveiled what will be on offer in major licensing rounds in 2017 but, rather than unleasing a wave of excitement, the announcements coincided with tax and legal moves that only served to remind potential investors of the risks they may have to deal with.

Fractured reaction to EPA

The revision of a landmark federal study on the safety of hydraulic fracturing and the schizophrenic reaction to it demonstrates how the practice continues to divide the US public, writes Noah Brenner.

Warnings sounding for Nyusi

Mozambique's rapid demise from Africa’s go-to upstream hot spot to a country starved of money and beset by corruption is sad to see — but par for the course in many parts of the continent, writes Iain Esau.