US President Donald Trump brokered a deal that ended the oil price war. The irony is his single most statesmanlike initiative has been buried in the Covid-19 news cycle. Photo: EPA-EFE US President Donald Trump brokered a deal that ended the oil price war. The irony is his single most statesmanlike initiative has been buried in the Covid-19 news cycle. Photo: EPA-EFE
US President Donald Trump brokered a deal that ended the oil price war. The irony is his single most statesmanlike initiative has been buried in the Covid-19 news cycle. Photo: EPA-EFE
Richard Harris
Opinion

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The View by Richard Harris

Oil cut deal: Trump did his bit for global stability, but the world blinked and missed it

  • The oil price war might have dragged on, if the US president had not stepped up
  • Donald Trump did not just speak to the Russian and Saudi leaders about cutting oil production, he also offered to help Mexico meet its quota

US President Donald Trump brokered a deal that ended the oil price war. The irony is his single most statesmanlike initiative has been buried in the Covid-19 news cycle. Photo: EPA-EFE US President Donald Trump brokered a deal that ended the oil price war. The irony is his single most statesmanlike initiative has been buried in the Covid-19 news cycle. Photo: EPA-EFE
US President Donald Trump brokered a deal that ended the oil price war. The irony is his single most statesmanlike initiative has been buried in the Covid-19 news cycle. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Richard Harris

Richard Harris

Richard has pioneered Asian investment management at senior levels for companies such as JP Morgan, Citi, BNY Mellon and several start-ups. He has 40 years of experience in a full range of investment and capital markets activities. He is CEO of Port Shelter Investment Management.