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Cornelia Meyer

Cornelia Meyer is a business consultant, macro-economist and energy expert.

31 March 2019 11:31 AM

Who took control? The irony at the heart of Brexit

March 29 was supposed to be the day the United Kingdom finally left the EU, just under three years after voting to do so in a referendum by 52 percent to 48 percent.

24 March 2019 10:53 AM

The great conundrum of foreign fighters who want to come home

There is widespread debate about what to do with foreign fighters who joined ISIS and other terrorist groups but now want to come back to their homelands in Europe and beyond.

14 March 2019 03:18 PM

Brexit vote betrays UK’s lack of direction

Monday night saw a frantic last dash to Strasbourg by British Prime Minister Theresa May.

03 March 2019 11:20 AM

Cold War was preferable to hotheads with a nuclear trigger

Not since the Cuban missile crisis of October 1962, when the US and what was then the Soviet Union came to the brink of Armageddon before thankfully taking a step back, has the world been under so much threat of nuclear aggression.

28 February 2019 12:19 PM

Why hosting global conferences matters to the GCC

Gulf countries have become sought-after platforms for international conferences. The UAE is leading with healthy competition between Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

20 February 2019 11:32 AM

OPEC+ necessary for stability in oil markets

The oil price has gained around 23 percent since Jan. 1. There were bearish moments between mid-January and the first half of February, which were partly due to heightened fears of what trade wars would do to supply chains and shipping goods.

03 February 2019 11:29 AM

Anti-globalists should be careful what they wish for

Klaus Schwab and his team were on to something when they chose globalization 4.0 as the theme for last month’s annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.

13 January 2019 11:20 AM

A few words of comfort for a confused region

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on a nine-nation whistlestop tour trying to assure a confused region of sustained US involvement in the wake of President Donald Trump’s troop withdawal now that “Daesh has been defeated.”

11 January 2019 03:55 PM

No winners will emerge from Brexit drama

Life in the village of Westminster was acrimonious to say the least as politicians went for their Christmas recess in mid-December.

26 December 2018 07:57 AM

The year oil went from bust to boom — and back again

Last week was brutal for oil prices. A barrel of Brent ended the week shy of $53, down nearly 40 percent from the highs of early October.

08 December 2018 08:20 AM

All’s well that ends well: An OPEC+ agreement at last

It was always going to be a tough meeting for OPEC in Vienna this month, but few thought it would be that hard.