Impact of pandemic and disruptive new technology on economy

By Shoeb MohammadDoha, July 29, 2020Pandemic and disruptions are old. When the world grappled with Spanish flu in 1918 and impact of the World War-I, two new industries – oil and automobile – emerged. Within 10-20 years all the horse-drawn- carts and carriages disappeared from roads in New York and other big cities. This was a major disruption in the transportation. Horses used move carts … Continue reading Impact of pandemic and disruptive new technology on economy

It’s too early to write obituaries of oil

India will drive energy demand and by 2040 its consumption will match that of US By Mohammad ShoebThe Peninsula, QatarAugust 27, 2017Reports after reports write off oil’s future. Will it happen soon? With the attention rapidly shifting to alternative sources of energy to sustain the environment as well as efficiency, obituaries for oil are rife.Obituary writers have convincing arguments. They base their opinions on variables … Continue reading It’s too early to write obituaries of oil