Saudi Aramco’s biggest asset could also be a liability. Its vast oil reserves — the state-owned Aramco producer can sustain current production levels for the next 50 years — make it more exposed than any other company to a rising tide of environmental activism and shift away from fossil fuels.
There’s a whiff of danger about Keith Barry. He bounces into the Republic of Work in Cork for this interview with his charming, boyish smile and warm hand-shake, but there’s an animal energy in his eyes and upper body. You’d follow him around just to see what he’d do.
Have you heard of the term “Cuffing Season”? Coined by Urban Dictionary in 2011, it’s defined as the period between autumn and winter when “people who would normally be single or promiscuous find themselves, along with the rest of the world, desiring to be ‘cuffed’ or tied down by a serious relationship”, writes