Qatar – the Barzan Gas Project

Qatar – the Barzan Gas Project

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Business, Energy, Energy sector, Writing

I’ve been in Doha, Qatar, writing about the $10.4bn Barzan Gas Project for RasGas. Working with The Point again and other media partners, we’ve been developing a commemorative book – 166+ pages – over a period of around six months. Barzan is one of the world’s largest natural gas projects to date, and the book […]

Taiwan: Asia’s high-tech powerhouse

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Business, Energy sector, Writing

I’ve been writing for RasGas magazine on Taiwan’s economy. It’s everyone’s idea of a success story: one of the four Asia ‘tiger economies’, manufacturing more of the world’s IT products than anyone else – but things are not quite as simple as that. There’s a complex (and politically tense) relationship with China. Most of Taiwan’s manufacturing […]

How to transform a national economy: from bankrupt to boom in just three steps

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in Business, Energy sector

Here’s my first story for Qatar’s RasGas magazine. It’s the remarkable story of South Korea, known as the ‘miracle on the Han River’. Today it’s among the world’s most prosperous economies but only fifty years ago it was one of the poorest nations on earth. It has few natural resources, so how did it turn […]