Iran is open for business, what does it mean for GCC companies?

Iran is open for business, what does it mean for GCC companies?






Iran is open for business, what does it mean for GCC companies? In January this year, senior diplomats from around the world formally announced the lifting of sanctions against Iran. In principle this put a definitive end to 37 years of various degrees of sanctions imposed on the country. Boardrooms of global Fortune 500 companies […]






OPEC’s Job Now Tougher with Trump Win

OPEC’s Job Now Tougher with Trump Win






OPEC’s Job Now Tougher with Trump Win $CVX, $XOM, $RDS.A, $BP, $TOT, $OIL OPEC’s job of trying to prop up Crude Oil prices has just got much, much harder. With Donald Trump winning the US Presidential election, the 14-country Crude Oil-producing cartel may have to battle a sourer outlook for the global economy and weaker […]






The Ferrari 250GTO is the World’s Most Sought After Car

The Ferrari 250GTO is the World’s Most Sought After Car






The Ferrari 250GTO is the World’s Most Sought After Car $RACE Ferrari 250 GTO is most sought-after classic or vintage car due to its looks, rarity and performance Onls 36 were built by Italian manufacturer and this car, a Y 1962 Series 1 model was 2nd to roll off the line line at Marenello. It […]






UAE has ‘No Plans’ to Introduce Income Tax

UAE has ‘No Plans’ to Introduce Income Tax






UAE has ‘No Plans’ to Introduce Income Tax Projects in latest budget will not rely on new taxes or additional fees, finance ministry said The UAE has no plans to impose new taxes on individuals and the government is not studying the introduction of more fees for services, Younis al-Khouri, under-secretary at the finance ministry, […]






The Eurasian Century Is Now Unstoppable

The Eurasian Century Is Now Unstoppable






The Eurasian Century Is Now Unstoppable   I recently returned from a fascinating 2 week speaking tour in China. The occasion was the international premier of my newest book, One Belt, One Road–China and the New Eurasian Century. In the course of my visit I was invited by China’s Northwest University in Xi’an to give […]






Iran’s Crude Oil Exports at Pre-sanctions Highs

Iran’s Crude Oil Exports at Pre-sanctions Highs






Iran’s Crude Oil Exports at Pre-sanctions Highs $OIL Iran, Libya and Nigeria are  allowed to produce “at maximum levels that make sense” as part of any output limits Iran’s total Crude Oil and condensate sales likely reached around 2.8-M BPD in September nearly matching a Y 2011 peak in shipments before sanctions were imposed on […]






Donald Trump’s Fiscal Conservative Economic Plan Will Grow US GDP

Donald Trump’s Fiscal Conservative Economic Plan Will Grow US GDP






Donald Trump’s Fiscal Conservative Economic Plan Will Grow US GDP “Hillary Clinton’s economic plan will inhibit GDP growth.” Donald Trump’s economic plan will “significantly increase America’s real GDP growth rate” – resulting in trillions of dollars of additional revenues, according to a new study authored by iconic investor Wilbur Ross and Peter Navarro, a top […]






Donald Trump, “I will Introduce an America First Energy Plan”

Donald Trump, “I will Introduce an America First Energy Plan”






Donald Trump, “I will Introduce an America First Energy Plan” Donald Trump outlined his pro-Coal mining and fossil fuel election platform, telling an industry audience in Pittsburgh, PA that he will scrap the $5-T Obama-Clinton Climate Action Plan and the Clean Power Plan, and overhaul EPA regulations seen as strangling US, Coal, Oil & Gas […]






China Slashes Crude Oil Refinery Output on Sluggish Prices

China Slashes Crude Oil Refinery Output on Sluggish Prices






China Slashes Crude Oil Refinery Output on Sluggish Prices $OIL, $SHI, $PTR China’s Crude Oil output fell 9.9% Y-Y in August, the biggest monthly fall since Y 2003 as refineries slashed production amid sluggish global Crude Oil prices, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Monday. Imports have trended upward after private refineries were […]






Queensland’s Mineral Exploration Spending Dives

Queensland’s Mineral Exploration Spending Dives






Queensland’s Mineral Exploration Spending Dives The latest exploration statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics simply confirm that exploration in Queensland is “on its knees”. For the 4th year running, the annual spending on exploration for minerals in Queensland has declined. Just 4 years ago, Queensland was investing almost AU$250-M each Quarter in mineral exploration. […]






Qatar Sovereign Wealth Fund Invests in Empire State Building

Qatar Sovereign Wealth Fund Invests in Empire State Building






Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund has bought an almost 10% stake in the company that owns New York’s iconic Empire State Building, the official QNA news agency reported Wednesday. “Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has acquired $622-M in shares in the Empire State Realty Trust,” the news agency said. The investment equates to a 9.9% stake in the […]






Oman’s State Oil (PDO) Raises $4-B or Projects

Oman’s State Oil (PDO) Raises $4-B or Projects






Oman’s State Oil (PDO) Raises $4-B or Projects $JPM, $HHBC, $ING The amount raised will be used to finance construction of new facilities Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), the country’s top Oil & Gas exploration and production company, has obtained a $4-B loan from international banks, as low Crude Oil prices strain state finances. The 5-year […]






Cautiosystems, A Disruptive Environmental & Energy Saving Technology

Cautiosystems, A Disruptive Environmental & Energy Saving Technology






Cautiosystems, A Disruptive Environmental & Energy Saving Technology Last month, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the US government’s “1st-ever” set of standards to reduce methane emissions. The new regulations were criticized by environmentalist critics as not far-reaching enough. The Obama Administration proposed new regulations in January 2016 to cut the amount of Methane, a powerful Greenhouse […]






80% of Professionals Will Leave GCC if Income Tax Introduced

80% of Professionals Will Leave GCC if Income Tax Introduced






80% of Professionals Will Leave GCC if Income Tax Introduced VAT in the UAE will bring higher inflation, society of finance professionals says An overwhelming majority of finance professionals would leave the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) if income tax was implemented, research has revealed. In a study by CFA Society Emirates, 80% of the respondents said that […]






Energy Cooperation the Key Link to Russia-China Economic Tie-up

Energy Cooperation the Key Link to Russia-China Economic Tie-up






Energy Cooperation the Key Link to Russia-China Economic Tie-up Energy cooperation has become the ‘backbone” of the Russia-China economic partnership, as bi-lateral interaction is expected to speed up in all economic fields. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich expressed the confidence that bi-lateral economic cooperation would continue to grow steadily in various fields. “China is […]