Abraaj raises $1.3bn for African funds

Move marks further global investor interest in the continent

LSE shares fall as Borse Dubai sells stake

Middle East group offloads position held since 2007

Q&A: Iran nuclear talks

Key factors in the negotiations over Iran’s uranium enrichment programme ahead of next week’s deadline

Iran eyes heroes as nuclear deal nears

Iranians wonder who history will record as legend of an agreement

An Egyptian tycoon’s sharp political edge

Naguib Sawiris helped oust the Muslim Brotherhood from government

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The big drop: Riyadh’s oil gamble

For years Saudi Arabia acted as a safety net in the market, but as prices fell the game changed, writes Anjli Raval

Saudi Arabia blocks Wallström’s speech

Swedish minister claims human rights focus led to cancellation

BP back working with Fridman and Browne

Oil major and LetterOne to invest $12bn in Egypt

Week in Review

Week in Review, March 7

ExxonMobil, banking bonuses, Google and London’s hotel market

US airlines seek action against Gulf rivals

Alleged subsidies said to violate provisions of open-skies agreements

Israelis raise stakes in online gambling

Country strength in sector reflects position as tech hub

Hikma set to join pharma blue-chips

Jordanian drugmaker outgrows Mideast roots

Dubai property price slide deepens

Emirate’s residential market hit as foreign interest wanes

Dubai to build major post-crash project

Vote of confidence in financial centre despite competition from Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi starts Claridge’s bidding war

Claridge’s, Connaught and Berkeley targeted in £1.6bn offer

Bahrain shuts Saudi tycoon’s TV station

Prince Alwaleed’s channel hit trouble after opposition interview

Iran and west narrow gap in nuclear talks

Oil price collapse and efforts to curb hardliners help progress

OCI eyes dual listing for construction arm split

Egypt and Dubai listing after separation from chemicals unit

Israeli ex-military elite form cyber hub

Google’s Schmidt among backers of security unit using military expertise

Qatar eyes long-term aims with IAG stake

Gulf carrier signals seriousness in deeper link with BA owner

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