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  • Oman: making the most of a prime location 20 August 2019 - The sultanate has every reason to be deeply anxious about the actual and potential conflicts on its northern and southern borders, but it also has an opportunity to turn this situation to its advantage. This has been evident in the… »
  • Gulf oil: new moves in a changing domestic and global landscape 16 August 2019 - Across the Gulf region, national oil companies (NOCs) are evolving into commercial and global enterprises, in different ways and with varying degrees of success.  Their strategic directions are influenced by factors related to their leaders’ development priorities, geopolitical drivers, resource… »
  • Utility companies adapt to a low-carbon future 13 August 2019 - Utility firms in developed markets will increasingly align corporate strategies with the trend of decarbonisation. The “utility of the future” will invest substantially in boosting renewable power generation, pursuing demand “behind the grid” and offering electric vehicle services. This strategy… »
  • Gulf bond markets: issuers take advantage of strong demand amid rising geopolitical tensions 9 August 2019 - The six Gulf Arab states, incorporating several of the biggest, and wealthiest, players in the global oil and gas markets, cannot seem to stop selling debt. And investors, hunting for yield in a global low rates environment, are driving demand… »
  • India’s renewable energy sector: challenging the hype 6 August 2019 - India has been extremely successful in attracting investment into its domestic renewable energy sector, with efforts underpinned by strong government support. That said, concerns over tariff feasibility, grid bottlenecks and the leadership's lingering commitment to coal-fired power are underappreciated risks… »
  • The INSTC, transregional connectivity and geopolitics 2 August 2019 - The multi-modal International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) has the potential to boost Eurasian trade connectivity by linking Russia to the warm waters of the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean. Only 160 km of track remains to be laid in Iran’s… »

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Oman: making the most of a prime location

Oman: making the most of a prime location

The sultanate has every reason to be deeply anxious about the actual and potential conflicts on its northern and southern borders, but it also has an opportunity to turn this situation to its advantage. This has been evident in the recent flurry of activity for projects aimed at developing ports and industrial areas on the country’s Arabian Sea coast into bunkering centres for international shipping and major producers of refined petroleum products and petrochemicals.

Gulf oil: new moves in a changing domestic and global landscape

Gulf oil: new moves in a changing domestic and global landscape

Across the Gulf region, national oil companies (NOCs) are evolving into commercial and global enterprises, in different ways and with varying degrees of success.  Their strategic directions are influenced by factors related to their leaders’ development priorities, geopolitical drivers, resource endowments and commercial opportunities.  While some have been pioneers in globalization since the nationalizations of the 1970s and 1980s, it is only in the last several years that others have made their mark worldwide.

Utility companies adapt to a low-carbon future

Utility companies adapt to a low-carbon future

Utility firms in developed markets will increasingly align corporate strategies with the trend of decarbonisation. The “utility of the future” will invest substantially in boosting renewable power generation, pursuing demand “behind the grid” and offering electric vehicle services. This strategy will bring them into greater competition with major oil and gas and tech firms.

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