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Out on a day in the 70’s and with sunshine. It’s starting to look like Autumn but it didn’t feel like it. The leaves are starting to change. On these trees, they mostly turn brown but I see a hint of yellow. In the Tuileries Garden. That is not a real tree but a sculpture in iron. I found a place that serves Moscow Mules which wouldn’t be a big deal except they had the famous copper cups. For some reason it adds to the flavor. The view of a sunrise from my couch through...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Autumn, Paris, Moscow, Sunrise, Eiffel Tower, Tuileries Garden, Moscow Mule


OPEC+ Kingpins Say They Protected Oil From Chaos Seen With Gas - Bloomberg

OPEC+ Kingpins Say They Protected Oil From Chaos Seen With Gas - Bloomberg Oil’s stability relative to natural gas and coal underscore that OPEC+ is doing a good job balancing supply and demand, said the energy ministers of Saudi Arabia and Russia.While crude has jumped to a three-year high above $80 a barrel, the increase has been nothing compared to volatility seen with gas and coal prices, Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said on Thursday. He reiterated that the OPEC+ c...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Saudi Arabia, White House, Russia, Opec, Moscow, Riyadh, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Abdulaziz bin Salman, Saudi Energy, Gas Bloomberg, Bloomberg Oil, OPEC Kingpins


#Saudi energy minister dismisses calls for extra OPEC+ barrels | Reuters

Saudi energy minister dismisses calls for extra OPEC+ barrels | Reuters OPEC leader Saudi Arabia dismissed calls for speedier oil output increases on Thursday, saying its efforts with allies were enough and protecting the oil market from the wild price swings seen in natural gas and coal markets.“What we see in the oil market today is an incremental (price) increase of 29%, vis-à-vis 500% increases in (natural) gas prices, 300% increases in coal prices, 200% increases in NGLs (natural gas liqu...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Opec, United States, Moscow, Reuters, Abdulaziz, Petroleum Exporting Countries, Reuters OPEC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman


Slice of Life: ‘I travelled the world but South Africa was special’

‘What I like about Glenwood, the vibe is good. People don’t turn their noses up. The people like to try Russian and Korean food.’ The post Slice of Life: ‘I travelled the world but South Africa was special’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Travel, South Africa, Moscow, Tokyo, National, Durban, Openaccess, Glenwood, Sakhalin Island, Slice of Life, Slaves, Top Six, COVID, Russian Koreans, Saram, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk


LNG Exporter #Qatar Warns Gas Prices Are at Unhealthy Levels - Bloomberg

LNG Exporter Qatar Warns Gas Prices Are at Unhealthy Levels - Bloomberg Qatar, the world’s biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas, warned that prices have climbed to “unhealthy” levels.“While natural gas prices are an outcome of basic market fundamentals including supply and demand, the current price levels observed in global markets are unhealthy for both producers and consumers,” the Gulf nation’s Energy Minister Saad Al-Kaabi said after a virtual discussion with Kadri Simson, the Europea...
Tags: Travel, Energy, Asia, Europe, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Qatar, Bloomberg, European Union, Moscow, Gulf, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saad al Kaabi, Kaabi, Kadri Simson, Unhealthy Levels Bloomberg Qatar


All eyes have been on oil but gas is back so who will bet on it?

All eyes have been on oil but gas is back so who will bet on it? From the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the energy sector's attention has been focused on oil market turbulence and emerging green energy technology.Another key energy source has endured a dull decade. But as it sets price records and is tangled up in geopolitics, gas is back.US gas prices have been low for more than a decade. They crashed during the financial crisis of 2008 and, since then, the torrent of shale gas has kept the...
Tags: Travel, Europe, China, Russia, US, Ukraine, Crimea, Moscow, Central Asia, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


A trippy light festival will turn this city in upstate New York into an outdoor art gallery

The fantastical and transportative LUMA Projection Arts Festival is coming back this fall, and the show will be bigger and brighter than ever. Credit: LUMA Projection Arts Festival LUMA is an immersive outdoors art festival where artists project photos and videos and 3D animation on the historic buildings of Binghamton in upstate New York. Photo: Mark Doyle via the LUMA Projection Arts Festival This year’s LUMA will take place on September 10 and 11, and feature artists from around the wo...
Tags: Travel, New York City, Chicago, Budapest, Brooklyn, Moscow, All, Moma, Luma, Bucharest, Upstate New York, Binghamton, Mark Doyle, Mindscape, Sila Sveta, LUMA Projection Arts Festival LUMA


The Era of Cheap Natural Gas Ends as Prices Surge by 1,000% - Bloomberg

The Era of Cheap Natural Gas Ends as Prices Surge by 1,000% - Bloomberg The era of cheap natural gas is over, giving way to an age of far more costly energy that will create ripple effects across the global economy.Natural gas, used to generate electricity and heat homes, was abundant and cheap during much of the last decade amid a boom in supply from the U.S. to Australia. That came crashing to a halt this year as demand drastically outpaced new supply. European gas rates reached a reco...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Australia, Bloomberg, Moscow, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Chris Weafer, Macro Advisory Ltd


Raffles Hotels & Resorts Continues Global Expansion With Openings In 2021 And Beyond

With newly appointed CEO Stephen Alden at the helm, Raffles Hotels & Resorts embarks on an exciting new era. A legendary brand known for transforming landmark properties in storied destinations around the world, Raffles is on track to more than double its illustrious portfolio, adding a host of distinguished locations that will continue to set the standard in the luxury hospitality industry. Later this year, Raffles will open a second hotel in Dubai (The Palm), along with Bahrain, Udaipur...
Tags: Travel, London, Boston, Moscow, Macau, Doha, Jeddah, Raffles, Dubai The Palm, Raffles Hotels amp, Raffles Hotels Resorts, Stephen Alden, Bahrain Udaipur


OPEC+ Compromise Deal Still Favors #SaudiArabia and #Russia - Bloomberg

OPEC+ Compromise Deal Still Favors Saudi Arabia and Russia - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia and Russia clinched a deal for an OPEC+ production increase by partly submitting to the United Arab Emirates’ demands for a more generous quota. But the compromise still leaves Riyadh and Moscow on top.Of all the adjustments agreed on Sunday to the cartel’s baselines -- the level from which each member’s cuts are measured -- the two largest OPEC+ members awarded themselves the biggest increases.While the UAE’s ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Opec, United Arab Emirates, Moscow, Uae, Riyadh, International Energy Agency, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Russia Bloomberg, Russia Bloomberg Saudi Arabia


Russian healthcare provider EMC valued at $1.1 bln in IPO | Reuters

Russian healthcare provider EMC valued at $1.1 bln in IPO | Reuters Russian healthcare provider European Medical Centre (EMC), which was valued at $1.1 billion in its initial public offering (IPO) on Thursday, said it sees strong potential for growth as more wealthy Russians seek private healthcare.EMC has been offering healthcare through a network of medical centres in and around Moscow for over three decades and is the second private Russian healthcare provider to list shares after MD Medica...
Tags: Travel, Ipo, Moscow, EMC, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, MD Medical Group, Igor Shilov, Shilov


Opec rift is a foretaste of things to come | Financial Times #UAE #SaudiArabia

Opec rift is a foretaste of things to come | Financial Times Disagreements between Opec members have been a feature of the oil cartel since it started just over 60 years ago.  But what has happened in the past week stands out not just because it came against a backdrop of rising prices or because it pitted traditional allies Saudi Arabia and the UAE against each other. It stands out because it is a preview of what is to come.  On the surface, members fell out over how the group c...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Opec, Moscow, Uae, Riyadh, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Financial Times UAE


Ige may veto 28 bills, Green pushes for COVID travel clarity, Russian warships come within 30 miles of Hawaii, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. David Ige talks about veto list Monday PC:Governor's Office Gov. David Ige to veto budget, teacher bonuses. Gov. David Ige announced Monday his intention to veto up to 28 bills passed by the legislature this year, including the state budget, teacher bonuses and a requirement to disclose the name of public schools with COVID-19 cases. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawaii Public Radio. Big Island Video News. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now. Local-option TAT among 28 bills Ige may veto. Gov. D...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Moscow, Vietnam, Pacific, Hawaiian Airlines, Waikiki, Maui, Josh Green, Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands, Garden Island, Hilo, David Ige, Tribune Herald, Tat


Crude Oil Price: Russia Weighs Proposing OPEC+ Output Hike at Next Week’s Meet - Bloomberg

Crude Oil Price: Russia Weighs Proposing OPEC+ Output Hike at Next Week’s Meet - Bloomberg Russia is considering proposing an OPEC+ oil-output increase at the group’s meeting next week because the nation sees a supply deficit in the market, according to officials familiar with the matter.Moscow expects the current global oil-output deficit to persist in the medium term, two officials said, asking not to be named because the discussions are not public. The country’s final position going into th...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Opec, Moscow, Goldman Sachs, International Energy Agency, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman, Meet Bloomberg, Iran Opec, Meet Bloomberg Russia


24 of the best summer travel reads, from Anthony Bourdain's posthumous guide to a coffee table book of the Amalfi Coast

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider To satisfy wanderlust, we rounded up 24 of the best travel books. Books on the list include coffee table books, fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, and coloring books. Want more books? Check out our lists of the and romance novels. Whether you're planning a trip or fulfill your wanderlust from the comforts of your living room, look no further. We rounded up the best trav...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Amazon, Books, London, Sweden, Education, Yosemite, Cheryl Strayed, Bali, Australia, California, Mexico, Oregon, China, India


MIDEAST STOCKS Emaar lifts #Dubai; Egypt declines on banks | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Emaar lifts Dubai; Egypt declines on banks | Reuters Dubai's stock market closed higher on Monday after blue-chip developer Emaar Properties reported strong property sales, while the Egypt index was weighed down by a drop in its biggest lender Commercial International Bank.The main share index in Dubai (.DFMGI) rose 0.7%, boosted by a 1.5% rise in Emaar Properties (EMAR.DU) after the company posted a more than three-fold jump in property sales for the first five months of 202...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Qatar, Egypt, Dubai, Moscow, Abu Dhabi, Reuters, Emaar Properties, QNB, Emaar, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Industries Qatar, Commercial International Bank


MIDEAST STOCKS Most major Gulf stock markets gain; #Qatar index eases | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Most major Gulf stock markets gain; Qatar index eases | Reuters Most major stock markets in the Gulf rose in early trade on Sunday supported mostly by banking stocks, while Qatar bucked the trend to trade lower.In Dubai, the main share index (.DFMGI) was up 0.6%, boosted by a 1.2% rise in Islamic lender Dubai Islamic Bank (DISB.DU) and a 0.7% increase in its largest bank Emirates NBD (ENBD.DU).Deyaar Development (DEYR.DU) also gained 1% after its board approved a settlement offe...
Tags: Travel, Russia, Qatar, Dubai, Moscow, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Reuters, QNB, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Industries Qatar, Saudi Telecom, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank ADCB, Al Rajhi Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank DISB DU


QNB Group signs deal with Moscow asset management firm | Reuters

QNB Group signs deal with Moscow asset management firm | Reuters QNB Group (QNBK.QA) said on Friday it has signed an agreement with Moscow-based asset manager VTB Capital Investments, to launch funds to attract foreign capital into Russia and Qatar, and build offerings for international investors.The Doha, Qatar-based financial institution, the largest in the Middle East and Africa, said the memorandum of understanding will also help manage and carry out advisory activities in debt, equity and...
Tags: Travel, Russia, Africa, Qatar, Middle East, Moscow, Reuters, Doha Qatar, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, VTB Capital, QNB Group, Reuters QNB Group QNBK QA, VTB Capital Investments


OPEC+ Talks to Offer Clues on Next Phase of Oil Supply Revival - Bloomberg

OPEC+ Talks to Offer Clues on Next Phase of Oil Supply Revival - Bloomberg For oil traders, the biggest question in the market is how fast OPEC and its allies will revive production later this year. Next week they may get some clues.When it meets on Tuesday, delegates said the alliance led by Saudi Arabia and Russia looks set to rubber-stamp output increases scheduled for the next two months.But more importantly, Riyadh and Moscow may offer insights on the next stage of their strategy: bringin...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, India, Opec, Bloomberg, Iran, Moscow, Riyadh, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Enverus, Bill Farren


MIDEAST STOCKS Gulf bourses mixed in early trade | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Gulf bourses mixed in early trade | Reuters Stock markets in the Gulf were mixed early on Sunday, with bourses in the United Arab Emirates supported by corporate earnings reports.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) was down 0.4%, extending losses from the previous session.Saudi National Bank (1180.SE), the kingdom's largest lender, and petrochemical firm Saudi Basic Industries Corp (2010.SE) were both down 1.4%.On Wednesday, the Saudi index registered sharp gains after Crown ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Moscow, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Reuters, Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Basic Industries Corp, Riyad Bank, Etisalat, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, DFMGI


Europe’s Depleted Gas Storage Is Traders’ Hot Spot This Summer - Bloomberg

Europe’s Depleted Gas Storage Is Traders’ Hot Spot This Summer - BloombergA widening natural gas storage gap in Europe is capturing the attention of traders, who expect the world’s biggest exporters to begin jostling to refill fuel depots depleted by the continent’s harsh winter.Gas storage is critical for blunting spikes in demand and smoothing price volatility during extreme weather and disruptions to supply. Europe’s cold winter left facilities about 25 billion cubic meters below last year’s ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Texas, Germany, Bloomberg, Moscow, Gazprom, Houston, Cheniere Energy Inc, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Niek van Kouteren, PZEM NV Suppliers, Russia Norway Qatar


KFC, Burger King, and Smashburger are all bringing food lockers to their restaurants. Here's why they're poised to be the next big thing in fast food.

A customer gets her breakfast orders from an automatic locker of Freshhema Pick'n Go, an online breakfast order service, in Shanghai, July 17, 2020. Xinhua/Fang Zhe via Getty Images Food lockers could offer restaurants a new lease of life during the pandemic. The lockers are temperature-controlled and often unlocked via an app or with a pin code. Automats could also make a resurgence, as people look for contactless ways to collect food orders. Visit the Business section of Insider for ...
Tags: Food, Japan, New York, Restaurants, Berlin, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Spain, Fast Food, New Jersey, Netherlands, Shanghai, Retail, Moscow


Aramco $75 Billion Payout No Problem as Oil Recovers, BofA Says - Bloomberg

Aramco $75 Billion Payout No Problem as Oil Recovers, BofA Says - Bloomberg The rally in oil prices has all but expunged any likelihood that Saudi Aramco will fail to meet its $75 billion dividend payout next year, according to Bank of America Corp.Far from missing the payment, the company may even boost it in 2022 as it increases production and benchmark crude prices head back toward $70 a barrel, the bank said.Aramco’s pledge to pay an annual $75 billion to shareholders during its first five y...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Bank Of America, Bloomberg, Moscow, Houston, Aramco, Saudi Aramco, Bank of America Corp, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Karen Kostanian, Doug Leggate


OPEC+ Silence Has Oil Market Second-Guessing Next Supply Move - Bloomberg

OPEC+ Silence Has Oil Market Second-Guessing Next Supply Move - Bloomberg OPEC and its allies kept oil-watchers guessing about their next move, after a day of preliminary talks offered few clues as to whether the market will get the April supply increase it’s been expecting.Saudi Arabia and Russia, leaders of group, held bilateral talks on Wednesday, seeking common ground as Riyadh urges caution and Moscow presses to raise output, a delegate said. While OPEC+ is still widely expected to revive s...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Opec, Bloomberg, Moscow, Riyadh, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Energy Aspects Ltd, Amrita Sen, Bloomberg OPEC


Luxury Ride-Hailing App Pivots to Middle East as Lockdowns Bite - Bloomberg

Luxury Ride-Hailing App Pivots to Middle East as Lockdowns Bite - Bloomberg A luxury ride-hailing app operating in Moscow, London and Paris is expanding into the Middle East as a “hedge” against lengthy lockdowns that have shattered the services industry in Europe.Wheely will apply for an e-hailing license in Dubai in the coming weeks and open an office there as a hub for the Middle East, said founder and Chief Executive Officer Anton Chirkunov. Dubai is a top destination requested by Wheely cus...
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, France, Russia, Paris, Middle East, Dubai, Moscow, Mercedes Benz, MOSCOW LONDON, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Chirkunov, Lockdowns Bite Bloomberg, Anton Chirkunov Dubai


Saudis, Russia Differ Again on Oil Strategy Before OPEC+ Meeting - Bloomberg

Saudis, Russia Differ Again on Oil Strategy Before OPEC+ Meeting - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia and Russia are once again heading into an OPEC+ meeting on opposite sides of a crucial debate about the oil market.Riyadh is publicly urging fellow members to be “extremely cautious,” despite prices rebounding to a one-year high. In private, the kingdom has signaled it would prefer that the group broadly holds output steady, delegates said. Moscow, on the other hand, is indicating that it still wants to pro...
Tags: Travel, Russia, Opec, Moscow, Riyadh, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Bloomberg Saudi Arabia, OPEC Meeting Bloomberg, Enverus, Bill Farren


OPEC+ Talks Drag as Russian Supply-Hike Proposal Is Rejected - Bloomberg

OPEC+ Talks Drag as Russian Supply-Hike Proposal Is Rejected - Bloomberg OPEC+ will gather for a second day, following an unexpected suspension of talks on Monday when a majority of members, including Saudi Arabia, opposed Russia’s proposal for a February supply hike.Ministers need more time to resolve differences over how much extra oil the market can take as the accelerating coronavirus pandemic leads to tighter lockdowns. The extension of the negotiations casts doubt on the production increas...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Opec, Bloomberg, Vienna, Moscow, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Bloomberg OPEC


OPEC+ Emerges From Chaos of 2020 to Face Delicate Balancing Act - Bloomberg

OPEC+ Emerges From Chaos of 2020 to Face Delicate Balancing Act - Bloomberg As one of the most tumultuous years in oil’s history ends, a delicate task now confronts OPEC+.The alliance of producers led by Saudi Arabia and Russia must decide whether it can continue to restore crude supplies without capsizing the price recovery they spent most of 2020 working to achieve.Moscow believes that the group -- which slashed output during the pandemic -- can revive another 500,000 barrels a day of idle cap...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Opec, Bloomberg, Moscow, Zurich, Riyadh, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, UBS Group AG, Giovanni, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


#Qatar Sees No Political Obstacles for Resolving Gulf Standoff - Bloomberg

Qatar Sees No Political Obstacles for Resolving Gulf Standoff - Bloomberg Qatar’s foreign minister said talks were ongoing to resolve the rift that has divided the energy-rich Gulf nations, and that there weren’t any obstacles to resolve the crisis at a political level.Talks on a reconciliation had taken place with Saudi Arabia, which represented the other parties to the dispute, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said in Moscow, according a statement posted on Qatar’s foreign ministry web...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, Egypt, Moscow, Kuwait, Gulf, Riyadh, Gulf Cooperation Council, Iran Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates Bahrain, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, UAE Bahrain, Bloomberg Qatar


JetBlue is revitalizing its popular Mint business class as the airline prepares for its European debut - here's what to expect from Mint 2.0

A JetBlue Airways Airbus A321. Philip Pilosian / Shutterstock.com JetBlue Airways is expanding its Mint business class product across its route network, including to London in 2021, and just announced major upgrades to the service. New food and beverage offerings crafted by the Delicious Hospitality Group will be featured with menu items inspired from NYC restaurants including Charlie Bird, Legacy Records, and Pasquale Jones. Passengers will also receive new noise-isolating headphones, "we...
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