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Frank Kane

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

Twitter: @frankkanedubai

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Can the US shale boom last? Answers to BP and Aramco, please

The US shale industry appears to be on an unstoppable growth path. Just in the past few months there have been a flurry of big-ticket deals in the business, mostly centered on its global hub in Texas and New Mexico, and, if the financiers are to be believed, there are more to come.

August 16, 2018

Oil price could become weapon in US trade battle with China

It is no longer appropriate to talk about an imminent, looming or possible trade war between China and the US. 

August 06, 2018

Debt finance is a fact of life for modern economies, as PIF has recognized

Suddenly, the senior echelons of the Saudi Arabian economy are in love with debt.

August 01, 2018

Foreign business leaders in UAE must be careful what they wish for

Something is not quite right in the economy of the UAE, and policymakers in the country are increasingly looking to intervene with stimulus packages to lift it out of the rut it has fallen into over the past couple of years.

July 29, 2018

Walking the allegorical plank on US financial markets

I spent the past couple of weeks in the US, north and south, and, when not on my new-found grandfatherly duties, I found myself looking for allegories that might illustrate the current economic state of the Union.

July 24, 2018

Trump’s tweet for oil and Saudi Arabia’s OPEC diplomacy

Once again the US President Donald Trump’s penchant for policy-making by Twitter has raised questions regarding clarity.

July 02, 2018

Curiouser and curiouser as bounced cheques push Abraaj affair to scandal status

When does an “affair” become a “scandal”? Usually when the forces of law and order get involved, and that is why the four-month-old Abraaj “affair” is now veering toward “scandal” status.

June 26, 2018

Why women behind the wheel will drive the Saudi economy

The women of Saudi Arabia won’t be the only ones celebrating the lifting of the driving ban by taking the wheel in big numbers.

June 23, 2018