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Frank Kane

Frank Kane is an award-winning business journalist based in Dubai.

Twitter: @frankkanedubai

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From ‘demon oil’ to the media scrum — lessons from WEC

The World Energy Congress (WEC) does not come around very often — only 24 times since it was founded in 1924 — so the host country should make the most of its opportunity as a venue for thought leaders in the vitally important energy sector.

September 12, 2019

We all want WeWork IPO to succeed — especially in the Gulf

In a few weeks’ time, WeWork, the American workspace company whose mission is “to elevate the world’s consciousness,” will be listed on a US stock market with a multibillion dollar valuation, and a lot of responsibility on its shoulders.

August 23, 2019

Wanted: Head of IMF — only Europeans need apply

Job description: The head of one of the most important organizations on the planet, aiming to “foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promotehigh employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.”

August 06, 2019

In an investor relations revolution, Aramco opens up to scrutiny

There is an investor relations (IR) revolution under way across the Middle East, as regional corporations increasingly appreciate the real financial benefit they can get from sound IR practice.

July 26, 2019

Despite boycotts, ‘Davos in the Desert’ didn’t end up deserted

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

Kuwaiti investors weigh up their future bond to Aston Martin

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

Saudi solar energy comes of age at the stroke of midnight in New York

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