Saudi reforms invite access to oil growth

Overseas investors cheer first-half 2015 opening up of stock market

Airline ban shows vulnerability of Israeli economy

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

Global fund managers gain direct access to $530bn bourse

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

Lindsay Miller: head of Dubai’s latest free zone, Design District
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Free zones help spur diversification

Dubai has been particularly successful with these sectoral enclaves, and neighbours are catching on

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

Azevêdo hopes members will agree a detailed road map by December

UAE hires advisers to help Egypt reforms

Focus shifts to private sector in bid to keep country stable

World Cup scandal hits Qatar at bad time

Business and government paralysed as officials await direction

IAEA warns on Iran nuclear talks deadline

Any July deal will have to skirt key concerns on ‘military dimensions’

Egypt to launch first domestic ETF

Financial services group Beltone granted licence for product

Arab uprising economies begin to improve

Trade with Europe strengthens while food prices decline

Call on Abu Dhabi to aid migrant workers

Pressure group demands oil-rich state pays worker fees

Iranians act to defy fuel price rises

Increases hit citizens who rely on cheap energy

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

Move into civilian power generation will impact world’s energy markets

Egypt and Russia to boost trade ties

Moscow seeks to capitalise on US troubles in Middle East



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