Egypt: New foundations

More than half of Egyptians live in unregulated, poor housing but a new initiative could change that

Illicit credit threat to Iran bank system

Shadow sector poses stiff competition to legitimate lenders

Exploration well, Taq Taq

Kurds to begin regular oil payments

Announcement boosts operators’ share prices

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Enoc boosts offer for Dragon Oil

Cash bid raised for 46% of Turkmenistan-focused explorer

Hikma boosts US generics with Roxane buy

Jordanian group to pay a mixture of cash and shares to Boehringer

Pharma M&A: portfolio theory

Even after a $40bn deal, the pharma sector remains unsettled

Mylan plunges after Teva abandons bid

Shares drop as Israeli group pursues rival Allergan deal

Allergan on the move with $41bn Teva deal

Israeli group’s deal with Botox maker ends pursuit of Mylan

Teva closes in on Allergan’s generics unit

Deal likely to end Israeli company’s pursuit of Mylan

Iran offers openings but pitfalls remain

Western bankers cautious about opportunities in $400bn economy

Iran: Oil and gas ‘candy store’

Lifting sanctions should open the way for oil groups to return

Online retailers celebrate Ramadan lift

Smartphones help drive Middle East consumers online during Muslim holy month

Iran agrees breakthrough nuclear deal

Tehran hails ‘beginning of new co-operation in the world’

Al-Jazeera’s Bein buys Turkey’s Digiturk

Qatar extends corporate reach into new markets

Saudi (oil) tap: Will crude output go up to 11m b/d?

Riyadh has a ‘Spinal Tap’ option to crank up the volume

Iran’s return to weigh on crude

Increasing supply in medium term will hinge on foreign investment

Qatari takes €1bn bet on Spanish recovery

Former premier and head of QIA buys 10% stake in El Corte Inglés

Saudi crude output hits record in June

Production increases to meet peak summer demand

Dubai Drydocks to restructure $2.3bn debt

State-backed maritime business exploits low interest rates

Iran talks deadline passes amid stalemate

US legislation kicks in that will boost Washington hawks

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