Daily Basket of News Commentary – Sep 26, 2018
Iran Oil Exports?
India might continue buying Iranian oil via a Rupee payment scheme. India consumes 4.7 Million bpd (approx. 5% of world oil production) and is expected to reach 10 million bpd in 2040. It is difficult to see India putting its economy in jeopardy and taking sides in an unrelated problem i.e. the US/Iran quarrel – especially since the Iranian oil is cheaper than the competition. Continue reading “Daily Basket of News Commentary – Sep 26, 2018”
Daily Basket of News Commentary – Sep 25, 2018
Will the armed attack in Ahwaz contribute to an oil price rise? So, think some analysts, especially if the matter escalates regionally, in which case the world economies will be suffer and so will the Middle East producers. Continue reading “Daily Basket of News Commentary – Sep 25, 2018”
Qatar Gas and the US/China Trade War
– As the trade war skirmishes between the US and China increase in intensity, China is actively shoring up its defenses. Continue reading “Qatar Gas and the US/China Trade War”
As everything else, gold price is determined by supply and demand. However, it is also affected by the US Dollar exchange rate, because it is priced/Quoted in Dollars. If the Dollar rises in the forex market, gold prices tend to drop and vice versa. (Oil prices are similarly affected). Continue reading “Is Gold Price Changing Direction?”
COMMENTS: Citi Bank is launching an artificial intelligence automated robotic service that will receive payments and reconcile them with invoices. This is part of Citi’s US$ 8.5 Billion payment and receipt handling service that it provides to its clients all over Continue reading “Robots to Handle and Reconcile Payments and Receivables”
COMMENTS: The US/Turkish relations have not been rosy for a while now. They have been souring (at least visibly) since the failed coup against President Erdogan a couple of years ago, which Turkey insinuated was supported clandestinely by the US through the Fethulla opposition organization. Continue reading “Is Turkey in Line for US Sanctions?”
COMMENTS: A wide mix of ingredients are cooking in the Saudi economic pot. The final dish is Vision 2030, a thriving Saudi economy not totally dependent on oil.
But because 2030 is only 12 years away, turbo speed is required in the transformation process and this may necessitate adding a Continue reading “A Delicate Period for the Saudi Economy”
COMMENTS: As the world teeters economically as well as politically, many are predicting a major market and hence economic collapse, which could lead to wars. Gold is the age-old safe haven for dangerous times. Despite the Continue reading “Is there Enough Gold?”
COMMENTS: Saudi regulators have just issued the first two licenses for crowd funding services companies, and more are on the way.
In a nutshell, Crowd Funding is a growing novel form of Continue reading “Fintech and Blockchain in Saudi”
COMMENTS: Although it is the least wealthy among its Gulf sisters, Bahrain has been chugging along with a combination of its population resourcefulness, modest oil production, inflow of foreign direct investment and support from the GCC members. But things have slowed up and, for the first time in Continue reading “Bahrain’s Economic Woes”