For all that was said in the build-up to the 2018 “Davos in the Desert,” from where I’m sitting writing this — the foyer of the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh — it does not look very deserted.
October 25, 2018
Andy Palmer, the affable chief executive of Aston Martin, called the forthcoming initial pubic offering (IPO) of the famous British car company a “monumental moment” in its 105-year history.
September 17, 2018
The tension had been building for some hours in New York City, but when the deal finally came it was well worth the wait. The provisional agreement that was announced just before midnight could well turn out to be the tipping point in the global quest for renewable energy.
March 29, 2018
With the diplomacy and the statecraft nearly at an end, it is time to get down to the sharp end of business in commercial relations between the US and Saudi Arabia.
March 26, 2018
I don’t know much about art, but I know what I like. And I like Art Dubai.
The event, now in its 12th year, has become the biggest art fair in the Middle East, rivaling the major art festivals in Asia.
March 22, 2018
So what was all the fuss about? It looks as though Saudi Arabia is doing rather well in attracting money from the rest of the world, and even that the pace of foreign investment in the Kingdom has picked up since the anti-corruption drive last year.
March 19, 2018
There was plenty of time on the 16 hour return Emirates flight from Houston to Dubai to cogitate on the events of CERAWeek by IHS Markit in the Texan oil capital last week. Here are my six key takeaways from the 2018 version of the “oil man’s Davos.”
March 14, 2018
Return to your seats and keep your seatbelt fastened. Relations between the American and UAE airlines are about to hit another period of bumpiness and, with Donald Trump in the White House, who knows how they will emerge from the next bout of open skies confrontation.
February 23, 2018
The concert goers might see a virtuoso performer, but the economists see the multiplier effect. Investment in the entertainment industry produces broader macro-economic benefits that will add to living standards across Saudi Arabia, and in the process improve quality of life in the Kingdom.
February 22, 2018
The opening salvos of a full-blown global trade war are rumbling closer by the day, and indeed may already have been fired with the decision by US authorities to consider big tariffs on aluminum and steel imports.
February 18, 2018