IMF urges Gulf states to restrain spending

Regional economic outlook urges reforms to reduce fiscal risks

Twitter chat: Is university worth it?

A conversation with Michael Skapinker, reports editor

Economists warn of looming global crisis

Geneva report points to ‘poisonous’ mix of debt and slow growth

Iran banks pushed to curb asset appetite

Rouhani wants lenders to concentrate on helping ailing industries

Gaza fishermen view meagre catch

Israel allows doubling of three-mile fishing limit in ceasefire

Israel halves rate to lowest level yet

Tourism and exports hit by foreign reaction to Gaza operation

Kurds and the ruthless compliance tribe

John Dizard feels for the Kurdish Regional Government battling IS militants – and bank regulations

EU to press rivals over Russia food embargo

Egypt and Turkey take advantage of Moscow sanctions

Thousands join Gaza protest in London

Concerns that Jewish opponents of war feel intimidated by ‘anti-semitic attitudes’

Egypt’s looming energy crisis

Reduction in subsidies is justified, but changes should have been gradual rather than brutal

Saudi reforms invite access to oil growth

Airline ban shows Israeli vulnerability

Economy’s dependence on air transport demonstrated

Saudi Arabia: get riyal

Tadawul reaches same level of market capitalisation as the Micex

Saudi stock market to open to foreigners

Egypt sharply raises energy prices

Prime minister says would be ‘crime’ not to proceed with reform long postponed for fear of social unrest

Jihadis reverse Middle East trade growth

Rise of Isis in Iraq and Syria hits Turkey and Jordan

Egypt cuts spending on energy subsidies

Government budget for 2014-15 risks popular backlash

Free zones help spur diversification

Dubai has been particularly successful with these sectoral enclaves, and neighbours are following in its footsteps

Tehran courts UAE as mood brightens

A comprehensive nuclear deal with leading powers could end sanctions and boost trade and investment

WTO chief seeks to breathe life into Doha