Frank Kane

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

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Davos diary: Polar bears, schnitzel and shuttles — personal highlights of a week at WEF

DAVOS: The workmen are dismantling the partitioning in the Kongresszentrum, the “masters of the universe” are midway through their slap-up lunch on the Schatzalp mountain (no journalists allowed), and the final plenary sessions have been brought to a close. Davos is over for another year.

January 21, 2023

Davos diary: A walk along the Promenade — the last bastion of globalization 

DAVOS: There are some people who come to Davos every year at the time of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting — and never set foot inside the Kongresszentrum where all the big official WEF events take place.

January 19, 2023

Davos diary: Klaus Schwab wields the baton at opening of World Economic Forum

There are always a few moans and groans about aspects of organization at the World Economic Forum in Davos — traffic in the small town, the availability of transport from neighboring places like Klosters (where yours truly usually chooses to stay), and general complaints about logistics.

January 17, 2023

COP26: Now for the tough negotiations

On any unbiased assessment, the first week of COP26 was a pretty good start to the gathering charged with saving the world.

November 06, 2021

Why OPEC+ should stick to its strategy, despite COP26

While the arch-environmentalists call for the abolition of all fossil fuels at the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference, or COP26, in Glasgow, over in Vienna the sharp end of the oil industry is getting down to business.

November 04, 2021

Saudi Arabia’s methane pledge is a big step forward in fight against climate change

Amid all the razzmatazz and big policy initiatives of the Saudi Green Initiative, one item perhaps did not get the full attention it deserves.

October 24, 2021

Will Unifonic be the Middle East’s next unicorn?

It took a short while for SoftBank’s Vision Fund to make its first direct investment in a Saudi company, but it was well worth the wait.

September 17, 2021

OPEC+ unlikely to be swayed from long-term strategy

OPEC+, the oil producers’ alliance led by Saudi Arabia and Russia, meets this week for the first test of the new regime put in place at July’s meeting, and which took effect from the first of this month.

August 30, 2021