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Frank Kane

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

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How Gulf states can square the oil revenue circle

When will oil revenues run dry, and what will replace them when they do? Those are the existential questions facing economic policymakers of the oil exporting countries of the Arabian Gulf.

December 22, 2021

How Dubai rolled the virus dice — and won

This time last year, if you believed the Western media, the outlook for Dubai was dire.

December 16, 2021

Thanks to Brexit, Anglo-Irish relations are at a crossroads

One hundred years ago this week, a peace agreement was signed in London between British and Irish politicians that aimed to put an end to centuries of intermittent, but intense, conflict between the two countries.

December 08, 2021

World repeating its mistakes on omicron variant

Is the cure to omicron, the new COVID-19 variant currently spooking the world, going to be worse than the disease?

December 01, 2021

Why America’s energy policy is in a mess

American energy policy under the Biden administration is a mess and Tuesday’s decision to draw down 50 million barrels of oil from US strategic reserves is just the latest symptom.

November 27, 2021

COP26: Now for the tough negotiations

On any unbiased assessment, the first week of COP26 was a pretty good start to the gathering charged with saving the world.

November 06, 2021

Why OPEC+ should stick to its strategy, despite COP26

While the arch-environmentalists call for the abolition of all fossil fuels at the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference, or COP26, in Glasgow, over in Vienna the sharp end of the oil industry is getting down to business.

November 04, 2021

Saudi Arabia’s comprehensive stance at COP26

As world leaders gather in Glasgow for a crucial summit on climate change, Saudi Arabia’s position on the big issues of global warming has become refined and distilled down into a few key messages.

October 31, 2021