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Frank Kane

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

Twitter: @frankkanedubai

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NMC creditors should forget their differences while pandemic rages

There is never a good time to go bust, but for a hospitals operator such as NMC Health, the middle of a global pandemic is probably the worst possible time. Admittedly, NMC did not have much say in the matter, having been at the mercy of external forces for much of the past four months.

April 06, 2020

Reasons for guarded optimism over oil price

Is there some faint light filtering through at the end of the oil-price tunnel? A recent video forum of energy experts run by information group Gulf Intelligence raised that possibility.

March 25, 2020

Saudi, UAE stimulus packages are good first response to economic threats

The financial authorities of the two largest economies in the Arabian Gulf — Saudi Arabia and the UAE — have taken commendably rapid action in a bid to head off the economic hit from the coronavirus outbreak.

March 16, 2020

Will the sickening global economy respond to the Fed’s salvo?

The US Federal Reserve, the most powerful central bank in the world, has wheeled out the big guns against the coronavirus — but there is no guarantee its firepower will be sufficient to halt the serious economic consequences of the outbreak.

March 05, 2020

Asia House gives boost to Riyadh’s booming forums business

In a sweeping speech at the finale of the Asia House Trade Dialogue in Riyadh, Lord Green, former British minister and banker, contrasted the Saudi Arabia he encountered on his first visit in the 1970s with the booming metropolis it has become today.

February 27, 2020