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Clyde Russell

Asia Commodities and Energy Columnist
Thomson Reuters

Clyde Russell is Asia Commodities and Energy Columnist at Reuters. He writes about trends in commodity and energy markets, with a particular focus on the rise of China, and its impact on oil, coal and metals markets. He has been a journalist and editor for 25 years covering everything from wars in Africa to the current resources boom. Born in Glasgow, he has lived in Johannesburg, Sydney, Singapore and now splits his time between Tasmania and Asia. During a decade in living in Australia, Clyde covered the rapid development of liquefied natural gas projects and the increasing focus on exploiting coal-bed methane for export. He also wrote on the impact of the massive expansion of coal and iron ore projects by companies such as BHP Billiton Ltd. on the Australian economy. Prior to returning to Reuters in 2011, Clyde ran Bloomberg's energy coverage for Asia and Australian financial markets for Dow Jones. Prior to moving to Sydney in 2000, Clyde worked as an editor for Reuters in Johannesburg covering gold and precious metals as well as the development of post-apartheid South Africa. Before becoming a financial journalist in 1996, Clyde covered civil wars in Angola, Mozambique and other African hotspots for Agence-France Presse.

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