Archive for the ‘Saudi Arabia’ Category

Sand to Sea: Aramco’s Earnings Are Helping The Saudi Kingdom Shake Up The Global Economy

Courtesy of Fortune Magazine, a look at how the oil earnings of Saudi Aramco, the world’s most profitable company, are helping the Saudi monarchy shake up the global economic order: For generations, the city of Cannes in the South of France has been famous for its glitzy film festival, where the world’s movie stars strut […]

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World’s Biggest Construction Project Gets a Reality Check

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, a look at how Saudi Arabia’s plans for twin 105-mile-long skyscrapers have lost momentum amid spiraling costs and construction glitches: The engineers saw a mountain-sized problem.  For weeks, thousands of trucks and diggers had worked 24 hours every day, scooping millions of cubic feet of sand at the world’s […]

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How To Make the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor Happen

Via European Council on Foreign Relations, commentary on how to make the India-Middle East-Europe economic corridor happen: Summary The war in Gaza and its fallout have stalled plans for the India-Middle East-Europe economic corridor, or IMEC. But this grand US-led connectivity project to link the EU and India via the Gulf can still happen – […]

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Mauritania, Saudi Arabia to Collaborate on Clean Energy

Via Energy, Capital & Power, a report on efforts between Mauritania and Saudi Arabia to collaborate on clean energy: Mauritania and Saudi Arabia have signed an MOU to promote knowledge exchange and collaboration within the clean energy sector, including renewables, green hydrogen, power and carbon capture technologies.  The agreement was signed by Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz […]

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Not Just Oil: Wind Farms of the Middle East

Via The Green Prophet, a look at some of the Middle East’s most significant wind energy projects: In recent years, the Middle East has emerged as a significant player in renewable energy, embracing the potential of wind power to diversify its energy mix and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. Despite being synonymous with oil-rich landscapes, […]

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Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabia Boost Economic Ties with $18B in Projects

Via KUN News, a report on Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabia plans to boost economic ties with $18 billion in projects in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and “green” energy sectors: Today, on May 2, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev received a delegation led by Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud, who is visiting Uzbekistan to […]

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