Newly discovered oil and gas reserves announced last month by Bahrain open massive economic opportunities for the kingdom at a challenging time in the region. Simon Galpin of the Bahrain Economic Development Board detected an immediate “boost in confidence” both among domestic consumers and would-be foreign investors. Bahrain’s current oil output of around 200,000 barrels…

Bassel Khatoun, chief investment officer for MENA equities at Franklin Templeton Investments, discusses oil markets and the impact of the Iraqi-Kurdish clashes on prices. Oil prices to undergo massive fluctuation from Mediaquest on Vimeo. Oil markets from Mediaquest on Vimeo.