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Crude tactics: Russia and Saudi Arabia are at war over oil prices

Russia and Saudi Arabia have chosen this moment to go to war over oil prices

14 March 2020

9:00 AM

14 March 2020

9:00 AM

It all started at what every-one thought would be a routine meeting between Opec and non-Opec nations in Vienna. There were the usual fake smiles and firm handshakes in front of the cameras from the dignitaries. Bored journalists roused themselves to prepare to write stories they expected never to be read, before they could at last head to the pub.

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Kate Andrews and journalist Owen Matthews on this week’s oil wars.

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