Riyadh between an OPEC rock and Trump’s hard place
08 December 2018 | 1:08 pm
Donald Trump wants Riyadh to keep pumping oil to keep global prices low, a tactic that pleases his blue-collar base at home. But the Saudis may balk at opposing other OPEC members ahead of a key meeting of the cartel.
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