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Frank Kane

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

Twitter: @frankkanedubai

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Gulf economies stand to lose if Huawei row reignites trade war

A global trade war was apparently averted over dinner in Buenos Aires a couple of weeks ago when President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping called a cease-fire in the escalating commercial confrontation between the world’s two biggest economies.

December 10, 2018

World Bank calls for ‘moonshot’ approach to Middle East economy

It cannot be often that the MENA Economic Monitor, a publication of the World Bank, can lay claim to being inspirational, but the authors of the most recent issue had a decent attempt.

November 20, 2018

Bloomberg declares war on Davos from its Lion City den

The lanyards have all been put away, the chairs stacked in the Great Ballroom of the Capella Hotel in Sentosa, Singapore, and the inaugural New Economy Forum has been wrapped up.

November 07, 2018

It’s NEF versus WEF for title of world’s top talk shop

Brace yourself for the battle of the forums. The challenger, the global news brand Bloomberg, is about to take on the long- reigning champion, the World Economic Forum (WEF), for the title of the world’s leading talking shop.

November 05, 2018

The UAE wants the world’s money — but only if it is clean

While the UAE wants the world to put its cash into the country, it is becoming increasingly choosy where that money comes from.

November 01, 2018

US market fragility a matter of concern for Saudi Arabia

With all that is going on in Saudi Arabia, it was understandable that those at last week’s Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh did not pay too much attention to global markets.

October 30, 2018

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