Amena Bakr

Amena Bakr works from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Senior Correspondent @energyintel. Ex-Reuters Energy Correspondent. I cover Saudi energy policy & #OPEC. All views are mine. [email protected] Amena Bakr has over 17033 followers on Twitter.

US reversal on Syria attack a blow to Gulf allies

The US's decision to not strike Syria leaves Saudi Arabia and Qatar with a few options beyond continuing to fund one side in a military stalemate.

Putin and Obama face off over Syria

US President Barack Obama has faced a showdown with Russia's Vladimir Putin over Obama's decision last week to arm the insurgents.

South Africa to cut off Iranian oil imports

Energy Minister Dipuo Peters says SA hopes to have a plan by the end of May for replacing Iranian crude that makes up a quarter of crude imports.

Gulf states seek to broker Yemen’s Saleh exit

Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies are trying to broker a deal to have Yemen's president step down and hand over power.

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Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

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Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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