Russian Energy Minister Novak says plans to sign OPEC partnership deal

Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih (L) and Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak attend a meeting of their Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee, in the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi on November 11, 2018. (File/AFP)
Updated 19 November 2018
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Russian Energy Minister Novak says plans to sign OPEC partnership deal

MOSCOW: Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Monday that the country was planning to sign a partnership agreement with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and that it would be discussed at OPEC’s Dec. 6 meeting.


UAE’s Central Bank reshuffles board of directors

Updated 17 December 2018
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UAE’s Central Bank reshuffles board of directors

DUBAI: The UAE Central Bank’s board of directors has been reshuffled under a decree by President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, according to the state news agency WAM.
Central Bank Gov. Mubarak Rashed Khamis Al-Mansoori has been reappointed for the next four years, the agency said.
Other members of the board reappointed for the next four years include Hareb Masoud Hamad Al-Darmaki as chairman; Abdulrahman Saleh Al-Saleh as vice chairman; and Younis Hajji Al-Khoori, Khalid Mohammed Salem Balama, Khalid Ahmed Altayer and Ali Mohammed Bakheet Al-Rumaithi.
The central bank said in a statement it had been working with the bank and the government of Sharjah to develop a plan to strengthen the lender’s capital base.
The UAE central bank said it would “support Invest Bank with all the available liquidity facilities, which remain at Invest Bank’s disposal; if, and when, needed.”