Salient to Investors:

Tyler Durden writes:

  • ZIRP has allowed insolvent US oil producers to stay in business and help keep oil prices low, and now Saudi Arabia and Qatar are also tapping the credit markets.
  • Saudi Arabia needs crude at $100 to finance their budget deficit estimated to be 20% of GDP.
  • Qatar’s budget deficit is only 0.7% of GDP and in the best financial shape relative to its neighbors.
  • Saudi Arabia and Qatar are highly likely to be drawn further into the conflict in Syria.

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