Policy options for Saudi Arabia’s new energy minister: Kemp

Financial Post | Sep 11, 2019 at 1:00 AM

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman is the first member of the Saudi royal family to be appointed to the all-important role of energy minister but he faces the same constraints as the commoners who held the position before him.

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Banks hired as Aramco readies for first listing

The Times | Sep 11, 2019 at 12:01 AM

Saudi Aramco is reported to have hired Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase for key roles on its planned $2 trillion initial public offering.Amin Nasser, chief executive of the Saudi state oil giant, said yesterday that the company intended to press ahead with the long-awaited stock market listing “ve

Where Does OPEC+ Go From Here?

Forbes | Sep 11, 2019 at 12:00 AM

The new Saudi Energy Minister does not face a strong test at this week’s Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee, but longer term, there is likely to be a lot of pressure on the Saudis, OPEC, and non-OPEC producers working with them.

EU Funds Minister invites women’s entrepreneurship umbrella organization to join effort to manage future operational programs

Romania Press | Sep 11, 2019 at 12:00 AM

EU Funds Minister invites women’s entrepreneurship umbrella organization to join effort to manage future operational programs. Minister of European Funds Roxana Minzatu said on Wednesday that she is inviting the National Women’s Entrepreneurship Confederation – CONAF and other organizations to join the working groups tasked with managing the future operational programs and working out programs and public policies that will contribute to the development of a flexible labor market. “I, and the Labor Minister expect this series of events to generate concrete proposals, which we will try to integrate with the state’s public policies. (…) I invite CONAF and the representative associations to join the Ministry of European Funds in this ongoing process, in the form of working groups where we should start managing the future operational programs 2021-2027. We are still at the beginning, with working groups in various fields,” Roxana Minzatu told the “Work Pact” conference taking place in Cluj-Napoca. According to the official, a lot of useful elements can be taken from the solutions put forward during the “Work Pact” conference series organized by CONAF and the Oil and Gas Employers’ Federation (FPPG). Cluj-Napoca is hosting the first meeting of the “Work Pact” conference series organized by CONAF and FPPG. The “Work Pact” is a CONAF and FPPG initiative aimed at finding long-term viable solutions and strategies that should help reduce labor shortage. The speakers who will tackle subjects related to the workforce crisis and its impact on the activity of companies include Minister of European Funds Roxana Minzatu, CONAF president Cristina Chiriac, Babes-Bolyai University Professor Mihaela Lutas, Cluj-Napoca mayor Emil Boc, FPGP chairman Franck Neel, Romgaz CEO Adrian Volintiru, entrepreneurs, top managers of big companies, local authorities, experts. AGERPRES (RO – author: Marius Septimiu Avram, editor: Irina Poenaru; EN – author: Simona Klodnischi, editor: Simona Iacob)