WTO raises global trade forecasts

Upturn in US and Europe likely to lead to stronger-than-expected growth

The risks of a nuclear Saudi Arabia

A move into civilian power generation will have an enormous impact for the world’s energy markets

Egypt and Russia to boost trade ties

Moscow seeks to capitalise on US troubles in Middle East

Russia can hit US where it hurts, on Iran

Moscow could sell Tehran missiles or undermine sanctions

Egypt faces hot summer with power cuts

Failures lead to fall in manufacturing output

Tentative triumph of Egypt’s democracy

Egyptians will not relent. The Muslim Brothers could not stop them; no one can, says Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy

Iran’s new year brings price rises

Festivities overshadowed by grim economic outlook

File picture of Qatar's Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani at the 12th Arab Games in Doha

Emir of Qatar faces his first big test

Doha in a spat with Gulf neighbours over support for Islamists

Oil prices: the world is flat

Spending plans are still rising, even if revenues are not

Strikes sweep Egypt as economy struggles

Bus drivers join stoppages in anger over pay policy

William Duff, financial supervisor, 1922-2014

Stickler Scot who invoked an emir’s powers to build Dubai

UAE focuses on putting Egypt economy on track

The changing geopolitics of energy

Fallout has just begun as shifts in markets reshuffle the winners and losers

Europe’s utilities eye emerging markets

Drones to deliver UAE public services

Fleet will dispatch documents such as passports and ID cards

Iran says US warnings spooked investors

Easing of sanctions has little benefit for petrochemical sector

Emerging markets face fuel subsidy dilemma

Schemes becoming more costly amid weakening currencies

IMF releases $500m loan to Tunisia

Second tranche follows approval of new constitution

Turkey faces tough economic adjustments

Central bank rate rise seen as necessary but insufficient

Q&A: What has changed in Iran sanctions?

EU foreign ministers approve six-month suspension