Counting the Cost

The crude oil bear

Why are crude oil prices back in bear-market territory and what does it mean for OPEC's latest deal?

Counting the Cost

The future of oil jobs in the Middle East

What will OPEC's production cut extension mean for energy jobs in the region?

Business & Economy

OPEC extends oil-output cuts by nine months

The world's oil exporters meet in Vienna to decide how to reduce output, as falling prices continue to hurt economies.

Counting the Cost

Can OPEC prevent another oil price collapse?

As OPEC struggles to maintain its dominance over US shale producers, we ask if they can keep oil prices buoyed.

Counting the Cost

WannaCry: A new era of cyber security

We examine the latest global hacking attack, its implications and the future of cyber security.

Inside Story

Can OPEC still control the oil market?

Cartel members are debating whether to extend a deal to reduce output.

Business & Economy

Saudi Arabia wants oil prices to rise to $60 in 2017

OPEC heavyweight and Gulf allies believe the rise would increase investment without causing a jump in US shale output.

Saudi Arabia wants oil prices to rise to $60 in 2017

Opinion

Gasolinazo protests: The symptom of a bigger crisis

Mexico is seeing yet another wave of protests and violence and gas shortages are not the real problem.

Edgardo Buscaglia

by Edgardo Buscaglia

Edgardo Buscaglia

Counting the Cost

Economic outlook: Business stories to watch in 2017

US-China relations ended 2016 under a dark cloud, so will these two economic titans go on a collision course in 2017?

Counting the Cost

Oil alliance: A new era for oil?

We examine new challenges facing the market just as OPEC and other oil-producing nations put aside their differences.

Counting the Cost

Game of oil: Behind the OPEC deal

OPEC member nations have agreed to cut oil production, but how will the deal affect the global economy?

Inside Story

Will OPEC's deal to cut production work?

OPEC member nations agreed to cut oil output at a meeting in Vienna, which could mean lower supplies and higher prices.

Oil Price

Oil prices surge as OPEC reaches production deal

Oil price jumps to $50 as OPEC members agree to cut production by 1.2 million barrels per day from January 2017.

Oil Price

OPEC seeks to nail down oil output cut in Vienna

OPEC members are meeting in Vienna in an attempt to stabilise the global market by cutting oil output.

Arab Spring

UN reveals economic cost of Arab Spring uprisings

ESCWA's $614bn figure equal to six percent of GDP of regional economies from 2010 Tunisia protests to end of last year.