Saudi Arabia dismisses devaluation talk

Sama chief says dollar peg will stay and economy is doing better than expected

Netanyahu’s choice risks Israel’s future

Lieberman’s move to defence post has polarised the country’s politics

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Saudi in talks with banks over bond sale

Raising debt will help slow decline in foreign exchange reserves

IMF agrees $5.4bn bailout for Iraq

Economy hit hard by cost of conflict and fall in price of oil

Risk of Erdogan’s pursuit of one-man rule

The EU has a huge stake in Turkey’s social and economic stability

IMF calls on Tehran to reform economy

Rouhani government frustrated at lack of foreign investment

Why inaction in Libya will prove costly

The UN decision to arm the government is right, writes William Wallis

Moody’s downgrades Saudi credit rating

Agency puts long-term rating on par with Japan with stable outlook

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Saudi reforms show serious intent

Reorganising government underlines the urgent need for change

The many obstacles that Iran faces

A nation whose young population wants to open up to the world remains stuck

Scepticism over Saudi sell-offs

Scope of transformation massive for cradle-to-grave society

Religious curbs on Saudi economic reform

There is one lever of power the crown prince does not hold

Saudi Arabia pledges economic overhaul

Kingdom targets $2tn initial public offering of Saudi Aramco

IMF cuts Gulf GDP growth forecast to 1.8%

Oil-dependent region lowers spending to contain fiscal deficits

Saudi Arabia takes out $10bn in loans

Global consortium lays on first borrowing in 25 years

US to send further troops to Iraq

Deployment is latest escalation of military presence in country

IMF agrees $2.8bn bailout for Tunisia

Loan comes amid growing influx of refugees and fall in oil prices

Rich states urged to lift migration aid

World Bank and IMF say crisis a growing threat to global economy

Libyan businesses eye economic revival

Industry pins hopes on fledgling unity government to end chaos

What Arab youth thinks of Isis

Lack of jobs works to militants’ advantage, survey finds