Archive for the ‘Abu Dhabi’ Category

Abu Dhabi’s ADQ in Talks With Turkey to Build Railway for Trade Corridor

Via Al Monitor, a look at how – amid increasing cooperation between the two countries – an alternative trade corridor is planned linking Europe, the Middle East and Asia; Abu Dhabi wealth fund ADQ is reportedly in talks with Turkey to build a railway over the Bosporus in Istanbul as part of a planned trade corridor linking […]

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The Gulf Goes Green

Courtesy of Foreign Affairs, an article on whether the world’s fossil fuel giants can lead the energy transition: In the last few years, the global energy outlook has been transformed. The rise of populist politics and a growing sense of urgency about climate change have roiled debates about energy policy in wealthy countries, generating a […]

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Abu Dhabi To Invest $15 Billion In Decarbonization

Via Al Monitor, a report on Abu Dhabi’s plans to invest $15 billion in decarbonization: The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced a major investment in sustainable and green technology Thursday.  ADNOC said it allocated $15 billion to decarbonization projects to be invested by 2030. They specifically mentioned the following, according to a press release: carbon capture  […]

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Gulf Family’s $300 Billion Fortune Is About More Than Oil

Courtesy of Bloomberg, an interesting report on Abu Dhabi’s Al Nahyan family which owns Manchester City Football Club, a dozen or so palaces and invested big in SpaceX and Savage X Fenty: In a region where opulence is on full display, Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan keeps a low profile belying his importance. That doesn’t stop the […]

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An Energy Crisis + Geopolitics = A New-Look Gulf

Via The Economist, a report on how a richer, more powerful, and more volatile Gulf is emerging: In eight weeks, roughly 1m football fans will descend on Qatar for the World Cup, many of them travelling via neighbouring cities such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi. They will find a Gulf in the midst of a […]

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Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Looks Beyond Resource Roots

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an article on Abu Dhabi’s investment fund which is cutting energy and commodity holdings as it turns focus to tech: Abu Dhabi’s most active investment fund Mubadala is turning away from its roots as it cuts its holdings in energy and other commodity-related assets while ramping up investments in technology, healthcare […]

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Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.