oil exports

The Borrowing Spree

Arab Gulf oil exporters to issue more debt in 2017 By Martin Dokoupil  Arab Gulf oil exporters are likely to continue borrowing heavily from international markets over the coming years as fiscal gaps in most countries are expected to remain large with a marked recovery in oil prices not on the cards for the foreseeable future. But

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BUSINESS OUTLOOK: So Long To Oil Dependency

GCC states must diversify their economies BY Mohamed Zidan More than two months ago, a natural disaster hit Alberta, the oil-rich Canadian province, causing interruption in production for weeks. The wildfire witnessed by the state was devastating to the extent that 90,000 people were evacuated and human activity was completely halted. At the same time, large

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Iran’s May Oil Exports Set to Surge Nearly 60 Pct from a Year Ago

By Aaron Sheldrick and Osamu Tsukimori TOKYO, May 18 – Iran’s oil exports are set to surge in May, climbing nearly 60 percent from a year ago, with European shipments recovering to about half of pre-sanction levels, according to a source with knowledge of the country’s crude lifting plans. This shows Tehran is regaining market

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Low Oil Prices: A New Opportunity for Gulf Cooperation

BY Omar Al Ubaydli When the founders of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), convened in Baghdad in 1960, they made life difficult for themselves by violating virtually all of the ideal conditions for operating a cartel. That is why, 55 years later, Saudi Arabia has made the right decision by maintaining its production,

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Burning The Midnight Oil

Saudi Arabia’s refusal to budge on oil prices has won it few friends BY Omar Al Ubaydli “You can’t run a business based on sympathies,” the controversial billionaire oil broker, Marc Rich once said. The business of oil is no different; it lubricates the region. And as the price of oil has taken a hit

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