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

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Ukraine aside, Biden’s union is increasingly divided

According to reports, US President Joe Biden last week hastily rewrote parts of his State of the Union address to take account of events in Ukraine following the Russian invasion.

March 04, 2022

When will it be safe to take off our masks?

A health expert with a smattering of classical education recently quipped: “It’s a long way from omicron to omega.” She was talking about the likelihood that the omicron variant of the coronavirus would be its last serious manifestation.

February 24, 2022

Gulf a haven amid soaring inflation and interest rate hikes

The specter of inflation is once more looming over the global economy. The prospect of sharply rising prices of goods and services threatens to throw out the careful calculations of economic policymakers and make recovery from the pandemic recession more unpredictable and hazardous.

February 09, 2022

Is UAE corporate tax the thin end of the wedge?

Many people, myself included, do not like tax. In fact, for many foreign workers in the Gulf region, that dislike is one of the big reasons we are here in the first place.

February 03, 2022

Nuclear power could be key to climate change challenge

The world has had an uncomfortable relationship with nuclear power from the very beginning, when early work on nuclear fission became part of the US-led effort to build the first atomic weapons, subsequently used against Japan in 1945.

January 27, 2022

Johnson’s demise could damage the climate change campaign

Many analysts, and indeed many ordinary people in Britain, view Prime Minister Boris Johnson as a dead man walking, in political terms.

January 20, 2022

A decisive year looms for US democracy

On the first anniversary of the riots in Washington that sought to overturn the election of US President Joe Biden, there are plenty of political experts hypothesizing that 2022 will be a decisive year for American democracy.

January 06, 2022

The year King Coal took back his energy crown

It is a supreme irony that, despite the vocal calls of environmental activists for the complete abandonment of coal as a source of power generation, 2021 will go down as the year King Coal resumed his throne in the global energy markets.

December 29, 2021