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Frank Kane

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

20 June 2019 03:00 PM

Cyber saboteurs are on the offensive in the Middle East

Karim Sabbagh does not look the kind of person who would want to cause a scene or shock people, but the latest report from DarkMatter, the UAE-based cybersecurity company of which he is chief executive, should certainly cause some concern, not least in Saudi Arabia.

05 March 2019 11:13 AM

New maritime measures threaten to rock oil industry’s boat

The clock is ticking down on the introduction of a piece of regulation that — if not managed properly — threatens to bring turmoil to global trade and energy markets.

27 December 2018 09:10 AM

In global economics, 2019 threatens to be a challenging year

Brace yourself for a bumpy ride in 2019. The global economic outlook is looking more problematic than at any time over the past decade, and there is a real risk that the world’s financial markets too are in for a tough time.

10 December 2018 09:10 AM

Gulf economies stand to lose if Huawei row reignites trade war

A global trade war was apparently averted over dinner in Buenos Aires a couple of weeks ago when President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping called a cease-fire in the escalating commercial confrontation between the world’s two biggest economies.