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Frank Kane

Frank Kane is an award-winning business journalist based in Dubai. Twitter: @frankkanedubai

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UAE leaving OPEC? A storm in an oil barrel

The oil world was abuzz at the end of last week on speculation that the UAE might be on the verge of pulling out of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

November 23, 2020

Saudi Aramco and China to bridge the climate gap

In the campaign to combat climate change, the biggest challenge is China. As the world’s most populous country and its biggest manufacturer, China’s indigenous energy resources are dominated by coal, the least environmentally friendly of the hydrocarbons.

November 13, 2020

Increasingly stark choices ahead on global stimulus packages

Just what was US President Donald Trump playing at? Not with regard to his unmasking appearance on the White House balcony — though this was certainly curious — but with his attitude to the next round of fiscal stimulus to the US economy.

October 08, 2020

Global cities are the future wealth creators 

Cities are wealth creators and wealth magnets. According to a recent survey for global city mayors, the world’s two biggest and richest metropolises — Tokyo and New York — generate more gross domestic product than 170 of the 183 nation states in the World Bank rankings of economic power.

September 30, 2020

Saudi Arabia’s summit victory is good news for energy transition

Prince Abdul Aziz bin Salman, the Saudi energy minister, has pulled off something of a coup in the delicate world of energy diplomacy with the communique from G20 colleagues issued early on Tuesday.

September 30, 2020

Libya might resume oil exports. Will we notice?

If all goes well for war-torn Libya, sometime in the next few days the oil tanker Delta Hellas will load 1 million barrels of oil from the eastern terminal port of Hariga and head off toward the Suez Canal en route to China with its cargo, worth about $42 million.

September 23, 2020

Clean energy takes center stage in KSA strategy

For the next week, policymakers and experts from the energy world will be zooming in to Riyadh in the run up to the G20 energy ministerial meeting at the end of the month.

September 22, 2020

China unlikely to come to world’s rescue this time

For all the self-congratulation of Western central bankers and economic policymakers when the world pulled out of the recession caused by the global financial crisis, it was China that really made the difference back then.

September 15, 2020