Terror fears take toll on Egypt’s tourism

Visitor numbers fall sharply in Turkey, but return of Russians could spur quick rebound

Egypt wins $12bn IMF loan to boost economy

Extra financing to provide cushion for country’s foreign reserves

Saudi Arabia to help stranded Indian workers

Pledge to repatriate or find jobs for thousands of labourers

C4YWDF Flag of Egypt flying over Tahrir Square Cairo Egypt March 2011

Egypt close to $7bn IMF support deal

Three-year programme would help ease currency crisis after tourism hit

Economic downturn bites in Dubai

Crude slump forces Gulf governments to cut spending

Saudi non-oil sector slips into recession

Contraction driven by government spending cuts as oil revenues slide

Saudi Arabia: drip irrigation

There is a thirst for the desert kingdom’s first bond sale, but it might have to pay a premium

Iran looks to Iraq and even Syria for trade

But not all its Arab neighbours are receptive to the non-Arab nation’s overtures

Iran awaits post-sanctions dividend

Iran wants western banks to back business deals in Islamic Republic

Europe opens up to its neighbourhood

Brussels is framing a collective response to the migration crisis

Saudi economic transition plan unveiled

Ambitious goals to slash state salary spending and raise non-oil revenue

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 has polarised the country’s politics

Saudi in talks with banks over bond sale

Raising debt on international markets will help slow decline in kingdom’s 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

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 after nuclear agreement

Why inaction in Libya will prove costly

The UN decision to arm the government is right

Moody’s downgrades Saudi credit rating

Agency notes tension in plans seeking to sustain growth and create jobs as state spending cut

Saudi reforms show serious intent

Reorganising government underlines the urgent need for change


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