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John Defterios

John Defterios is CNN Business emerging markets editor and anchor based in Abu Dhabi. 

Twitter: @JDefteriosCNN

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Aramco: An oil company en route to an IPO

It is expected to be the biggest IPO in history but when and where it will take place remain closely guarded secrets.  One thing is for certain, the chances of Saudi Aramco going public in the second half of 2018, as originally planned, look less likely by the day.

March 23, 2018

Oil giants take US shale in stride

The latest survey from the Washington based Energy Information Administration estimated that US output topped 10 million barrels a day for the first time since November 1970.

February 10, 2018

Saudi Arabia and Russia: May the force be with them

The turnout has been strong at box offices for the release of “The Last Jedi,” the latest instalment in the “Star Wars” series. In the spirit of the sci-fi classic, I think the earlier “Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope” can be best applied to what transpired in the world of oil in 2017.

December 28, 2017