extGSN Risk Management Reports (special edition 2013)

“GSN’s annual New Year assessment of the political and financial factors that impact on the region’s polities and economies finds a marked divide between the Gulf’s high-net worth oil producers and other Middle Eastern populations, who face a more precarious outlook.

GSN’s Risk Management Report 2013 consists of 12 one-page risk management reports on the GCC, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Iraqi Kurdistan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (federation and emirates) and Yemen.

Published alongside a country map, each risk management report includes a political and financial risk grade, factboxes, key economic data, and rounds up noteworthy events and significant trends in a series of short entries on politics and economics.

GSN’s Risk Management Report 2013 is an important reference tool for anyone conducting business in the Gulf region in 2013. It is available as part of a GSN subscription or may be purchased separately.

Price: £75″

Editor: Fiona O’Brien
News Ed: Eleanor Gillespie
Contributors: John Hamilton, Phil Leech
Cartographer: David Burles
Production: Shirley Giles
Editorial Director: Jon Marks
Publications Director: Nick Carn


New Abu Dhabi Oil Pipeline Provides Alternative to Hormuz Strait

For the sake of showing that I’ve got ‘range’ – i.e. can write about other things (this was submitted as part of an application to an internship).

The Strait of Hormuz (Image from the Washington Post)

Thursday, Abu Dhabi began pumping crude oil via the recently completed Habshan-Fujairah pipeline that bypasses the contentious Strait of Hormuz. The, Dh10 billion (£1.75 billion), pipeline is expected to carry up to 50% of the UAE’s oil exports (approx. 1 million barrels a day) by the 1 July (GSN 923/10). This has been seen as an important step in reducing Iranian influence over the global oil markets.

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