Egypt tries to mend economic credentials

BG Egypt November 2007 Idku Gas Hub, Rashpetco

Cairo seeks to phase out energy subsidy and cut budget deficit

IMF cuts forecasts for global growth

Cheap oil not enough to dispel gloom over economic prospects

Saudi Arabia set to cut state spending

Riyadh’s real expenditure will be $241bn, says Citi

Saudi growth set to slow as oil falls

Brent price decline predicted to produce fiscal deficit

Public finances: A world of debt

The global crisis left many economies heavily indebted. But there are ways policy makers can repair the damage

The Isis economy: Meet the new boss

Signs of discontent are evident across the ‘caliphate’ as people tire of its taxes, price caps and shoddy services

James Ferguson illustration: unconfident Uncle Sam

West loses intellectual self-confidence

Faith in three props of post-cold war world - markets, democracy and US power - has faltered

Wise bet is on happier year for economy

Optimism is more likely to prove correct than fashionable pessimism

Morocco’s economy on track for growth

Central bank chief says nation has avoided effects of ‘Arab spring’ and is poised to prosper

Cost of war put at $35bn for Middle East

Cross-border trade laid waste by Syrian conflict and rise of Isis

The Big Read: Oil’s winners and losers

Inflation and strong dollar could curb global economic impact

Opec can ride out cheap oil, says head

Badri defends maintaining output at 30m barrels

Syrian refugees fear never leaving Turkey

Alarm in Ankara at the growing costs of refugee burden

Opec share of US oil imports at 30-year low

Domestic production at 9m b/d, its highest since the 1980s

West cannot afford Iran to turn to Russia

It is vital a comprehensive deal on Iran’s nuclear programme is reached

Q&A: How likely is a nuclear deal with Iran?

Negotiators may be moving forward but the danger is that their political masters retreat

Protectionism rising as growth slows

Watchdog warns of ‘global trade disorder’

Weak Iran economy adds to nuclear pressure

Plunging oil prices and sanctions hit country’s revenues

How low can the price of crude oil go?

Lower prices will sting Opec but are good for the global economy

Saudi private sector growth slows sharply

Low oil prices and labour reforms prompt a slowdown in the economy