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Frank Kane

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

Twitter: @frankkanedubai

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DP World delisting is a straw in the wind for Gulf markets

As a straw in the wind, the decision by Dubai authorities to delist shares in DP World tells us a lot about the regional economic and financial situation. But it raises as many questions as it answers.

February 19, 2020

Oil is not tobacco, but it needs to win over stay-away investors

Veteran investor Jim Cramer caused a stir in the energy world a few days ago with his verdict, broadcast live on CNBC, that he was “done” with investing in shares of companies that produce fossil fuel products such as oil and gas because they are “in the death knell phase.”

February 02, 2020

Media hypocrites fall big time for Davos and JP Morgan

I had my first fall yesterday. Slipping and sliding on the icy streets of Davos is an occupational hazard at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting, but I’d managed to avoid it the first three days.

January 25, 2020

Saudi and Japan trade must move beyond oil-for-Land Cruisers

The traditional image of Japan-Saudi Arabia trade relations — crude oil heading east, Toyota cars heading west — is an oversimplification, but there is enough truth in it to make it more than a cliche.

January 13, 2020

Regional tensions strain delegates at energy forum

The Gulf Intelligence UAE Energy Forum traditionally kicks off the year in the oil and gas business, but with its 10th anniversary coinciding with an exceptionally volatile time in the Middle East, yesterday’s event faced a host of worrying distractions.

January 09, 2020

Now we will begin to understand the true significance of Aramco’s IPO

Saudi Aramco is the biggest company in the world measured by market capitalization, and the Tadawul is the venue for the biggest share sale in history.

December 08, 2019