Archive for the ‘Abu Dhabi’ Category

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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Twilight of Petrostates

Via The Economist, an article on the impact of the demise of easy oil money: Their budgets don’t add up anymore. Algeria needs the price of Brent crude, an international benchmark for oil, to rise to $157 dollars a barrel. Oman needs it to hit $87. No Arab oil producer, save tiny Qatar, can balance […]

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Oil Rich Nations Place Their Bets

Found a highly insightful article in the recent Harvard Business Review (subscription required) which examines where oil-rich Gulf countries are investing staggering sums brought about by the combination of the gigantic American trade deficit and the price of oil at more than $125 per barrel which have created an attendant pool of financial liquidity among […]

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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.