BluFx’s global oil market trends for 2020
28 June 2020 | 3:00 pm
Oil producer club, OPEC, says global oil demand is anticipated to decline by 6.4 million barrels per day in the second half of the year compared with a decline of 11.9 million barrels per day in the first half of the year. Uchenna Minnis, Managing Partner at BluFx Nigeria joins CNBC Africa to discuss the trends in the global oil market and what they mean for emerging markets like Nigeria.
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