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Frank Kane

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

Twitter: @frankkanedubai

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Environmental protests, the greening of Aramco and Davos by train

What on earth is happening to my hometown? Judging from the TV pictures, London is engulfed in violence, chaos and anarchy as the Extinction Rebellion (XR) movement takes its protest about climate change to the UK capital.

October 18, 2019

War and peace, and a morning workout, at Russian Energy Week

Saudi Arabia, eager to promote all aspects of life in the Kingdom, could learn a lesson or two from the Russians when it comes to staging a business conference.

October 04, 2019

The 1970s — a seismic decade for Saudi Arabia’s economy

The 1970s were a seismic decade in business for Saudi Arabia, during which the foundations of the Kingdom’s modern economic structure were laid.

September 23, 2019

From ‘demon oil’ to the media scrum — lessons from WEC

The World Energy Congress (WEC) does not come around very often — only 24 times since it was founded in 1924 — so the host country should make the most of its opportunity as a venue for thought leaders in the vitally important energy sector.

September 12, 2019

We all want WeWork IPO to succeed — especially in the Gulf

In a few weeks’ time, WeWork, the American workspace company whose mission is “to elevate the world’s consciousness,” will be listed on a US stock market with a multibillion dollar valuation, and a lot of responsibility on its shoulders.

August 23, 2019

Oil markets will have to weather the ‘perfect storm’

That was a week the oil industry will want to forget, but there is little chance energy policymakers will be allowed to do so. The “perfect storm” of negative forces on the global crude benchmarks looks set to continue blowing for the foreseeable future.

August 08, 2019

Wanted: Head of IMF — only Europeans need apply

Job description: The head of one of the most important organizations on the planet, aiming to “foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promotehigh employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.”

August 06, 2019