Saudi Arabia has denied reports it is scrapping plans to sell shares in state oil company Aramco.
Saudi Arabia is reportedly examining what could happen if it left the 15-country oil cartel OPEC and became a cartel all on its own. The news comes amid increased political pressure from the US, a rival oil producer.
The many empty seats at a high-profile investment conference in Riyadh appeared to suggest the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi might hit Saudi Arabia where it hurts most. But €40 billion will soften most scruples.
With Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal set to join some of the world's best footballers by playing in Saudi Arabia, questions of morality are being raised. Is Saudi Arabia just using sport to try to launder its reputation?
The fracking of hard-to-reach oil reserves has helped the US regain its crown as the world's top crude oil producer. But even the International Energy Agency (IEA) is now worried that the shale boom has been overhyped.
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