Reports Tagged: Saudi Arabia

December 20, 2022

Some days have passed, and the press coverage has long settled on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s highly choreographed trip to Saudi Arabia and regional tour de force which we also

December 05, 2022

Covid Vaccinations A senior economic official in Beijing notes that hundreds of cities across the country are easing anti-Covid restrictions and are “optimizing Covid measures, striking a new balance between

August 23, 2022

20th National Party Conference Beijing will soon announce a date for the long-anticipated 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Our understanding is that it will be

January 20, 2022

Among the series of meetings that were held by China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi with the foreign ministers of numerous middle eastern countries between January 10 and

January 19, 2022

China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) submitted its 2022 crude oil and refined oil product import, export, and output goals to the State Council in late December. These NDRC

March 04, 2021

Saudi Arabia is likely to press at today’s OPEC+ meeting for a “calibrated” increase in the group’s crude oil output starting in April, staggering an easing of its own voluntary

April 08, 2020

Saudi officials are scrambling to pull together the last pieces of a high stakes, immensely complex new framework agreement to begin draining the vast excess of crude swamping the international

April 02, 2020

The tweet by President Donald Trump earlier this morning that he spoke to “my friend MbS (Crown Prince) of Saudi Arabia” and that he “expects and hopes they will be cutting back approximately 10 million barrels, and

March 30, 2020

China’s President Xi Jinping presided over a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee on Friday morning in Zhongnanhai, Beijing, to refine a series of COVID-19

March 24, 2020

The pressure is mounting from leaders across the globe on Saudi Arabia and Russia to produce a “cooperative understanding” that both Riyadh and Moscow can sign off in a G20

March 11, 2020

Despite blustering threats to ramp oil output up to 13 million bpd or reports of rebuffing overtures from Russia, there are in fact very high level lines of communication that are being kept open between Riyadh and Moscow, and across the OPEC+

March 09, 2020

The last 72 hours has seen the most startling, potentially destabilizing turn of events in recent Saudi history, on par to the 1958 ouster of King Saud by his Crown

March 09, 2020

Barely 48 hours after unleashing a full scale oil market share war that drove crude prices plunging to around $30, we understand that Saudi officials are nervously weighing a policy

March 08, 2020

In a dramatic and unprecedented turn of oil politics gone awry that has stunned already fragile global markets, these last 72 hours saw Russian officials walking out of the OPEC+

February 24, 2020

Saudi policy officials were said to be somewhat taken aback by the concern, if not gloominess, of G20 finance ministers and central bank governors over the risks for an extended global

February 03, 2020

** Saudi Arabia is unlikely to press for large-scale near term output cuts of up to 1 million barrels per day when the OPEC Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee meets this

January 07, 2020

Saudi deputy defense minister Prince Khaled bin Salman, the former Saudi ambassador to the US, swept into Washington yesterday for a series of urgent meetings with US Secretary of State

April 26, 2019

All things considered, it was surprising to many that crude oil prices didn’t spike even higher after Saudi Energy Minister Khaled al-Falih, in response to the Trump Administration’s announced “zero” waivers extensions after May 2 to its unilaterally imposed economic sanctions

December 06, 2018

With the fate of Saudi Arabia’s hard line case for shared output cuts by the OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers hanging in the balance, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak left Vienna for

November 26, 2018

A bit of a bounce back in crude oil prices this morning after steep plunges in recent weeks should provide some relief to Saudi oil officials preparing what we would describe as