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Frank Kane

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

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Inflation ‘bump’ spooks pumped-up stock markets

Global stock markets — the Saudi Tadawul included — suffered a surge of panic last week on the fear of higher inflation.

May 14, 2021

The fading specter of the inflationary threat

Just as the world begins to recover from the impact of the pandemic recession, the so-called “specter” of inflation is said to be rearing its head over the global economy.

May 07, 2021

Despite India, seat belt sign is on for global economy ‘take-off’

The US economy is “ready for take-off,” American President Joe Biden said in his first speech to Congress; news the rest of the world has been waiting to hear for a long time.

April 30, 2021

Relief for Newcastle United as football’s Super League disintegrates

What are the business implications of the disastrous attempt by six English football clubs, and a few others from Spain and Italy, to break away from their national leagues and set up a European “Super League”?

April 23, 2021

California is opening up — that’s good news for the rest of the world

I boarded a Boeing 777 just over a week ago for the 16-hour flight to Los Angeles with three goals in mind.

To see my granddaughters who live in California, especially six-month-old Uma Grace, for the first time.

April 12, 2021

Oil shrugs off new attacks on global energy consumers

Joe McMonigle, secretary general of the International Energy Forum, hit the nail on the head with his reaction to Sunday’s attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities by groups backed by the Iranian government.

March 09, 2021

Why a ‘Reddit revolt’ is unlikely in the Middle East

Could the kind of mayhem that hit US markets last week make an appearance in the Middle East?

January 31, 2021

The business case for Riyadh is a no-brainer

Which should business executives prioritize when making a strategic decision about office location: Potential for doing business or quality of lifestyle?

January 19, 2021

Can Asia keep the global financial bubble inflated?

The final proof, for anybody still requiring it, that financial markets are totally divorced from the everyday world most people inhabit has come in the past week. Call it the Insurrection Boom.

January 14, 2021

Saudi Arabia puts its NEOM proposition on The Line

“Rome was not built in a day,” the saying goes, and it is obvious that the challenges of building a new metropolis from scratch are enormous.

January 11, 2021