The Ibri II solar project financing in Oman, which signed electronically at the end March amid the global economic lockdown, was the second regional project to engage with Saudi Exim for financing. However, while not backed by the Saudi ECA in the end, the project shows the Saudi authorities want to strengthen their ECAs to support exports regionally and internationally – which bodes well for Saudi companies in the coming years.
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WISTA and PwC’s survey into gender diversity and equality in the Swiss commodities industry has crucially identified a gender gap in perception when it comes to equality in the workplace – a stark indicator that gender diversity needs to be moved higher on the corporate agenda.
Europe’s energy crisis has provoked a scramble for LNG. In order to meet demand, investment towards specialist carriers and import terminals has ballooned. But can the possibility of adapting LNG tech for renewable power remedy long-term concerns around stranded fossil fuel assets?
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