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Frank Kane

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

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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

Shock, awe: Global oil markets in tumultuous year

You have to go all the way back to the 1970s and the era of the “oil shocks” to find a time as tumultuous for global energy markets as 2020 has been.

December 28, 2020

Tadawul passes 2020 test with flying colors

At Tadawul, the Saudi Stock Exchange, they might be forgiven for asking: “Crisis? What crisis?”

December 25, 2020

Saudi Electricity revamp lights up the markets

A couple of weeks has passed since the financial structure of Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) was transformed by a radical revamp, and it appears the markets like what they have seen — now that there has been a little time to digest the implications.

December 05, 2020

Storm in a teacup – the last time I met Philip Green

“Come round for a cup of tea,” was the cordial invitation from Philip Green one cold January day in 2005. So off I trudged to the offices of Arcadia Group on London’s Oxford Street.

December 02, 2020

UAE leaving OPEC? A storm in an oil barrel

The oil world was abuzz at the end of last week on speculation that the UAE might be on the verge of pulling out of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

November 23, 2020

Saudi Aramco and China to bridge the climate gap

In the campaign to combat climate change, the biggest challenge is China. As the world’s most populous country and its biggest manufacturer, China’s indigenous energy resources are dominated by coal, the least environmentally friendly of the hydrocarbons.

November 13, 2020