Search for Gulf Cooperation Council and
    1. January 14, 2016

      Gulf currency pegs: Oman, Bahrain seen as most under threat

      The dramatic slide in crude prices has led to a surge in speculation that Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil...

    2. January 12, 2016

      Bahrain and Oman raise fuel prices to boost coffers

      Bahrain and Oman have increased fuel prices significantly as the Gulf states struggle to rein in budget deficits and...

    Special Reports

    1. Arab World: Banking and Finance

      The oil price plunge poses new challenges for the region’s governments, but with low l...
    2. New Trade Routes: Arab World

      Despite widespread unrest in the region, countries such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt are ...
    Search more Special Reports on this topic.

    1. December 23, 2015

      Gloom descends on Gulf as oil price slump hits economy

      A caustic slogan is doing the rounds on social networks in the Gulf states this festive season: “All I want for...

    2. December 15, 2015

      Saudi Arabia and allies establish anti-terror military body

      Saudi Arabia has unveiled a “military alliance” of Muslim nations to fight “terrorism,” another sign of the...

    3. October 21, 2015

      IMF warns on Gulf states growth amid oil price fall and conflict

      Gulf states face slower economic growth as a “large and persistent” drop in oil prices increases the urgency for them...

    4. October 7, 2015

      Living with a lower oil price becomes the new normal

      When Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank failed to close a bond last month, Gulf financiers drew a worried breath. The...

    5. October 7, 2015

      Fiscal collaboration is vital for economic and social stability

      As net hydrocarbon exporters, the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have taken a hit from the falling oil...

    6. September 8, 2015

      Gulf states face ‘double whammy’ of lower oil prices and rate rise

      The Gulf states have enough depressing economic news to worry about without thinking about the impact of higher US...

    7. September 4, 2015

      Gulf states under pressure to take Syrian migrants

      As images of desperate Syrian migrants shock Europe, rights groups have called on the oil-rich Gulf states to take...

    8. August 3, 2015

      Kerry secures Gulf support for Iran deal

      Gulf Arab countries gave cautious backing on Monday to the nuclear deal with Iran, giving the White House an important...

    9. June 30, 2015

      Gulf nations show promise as source of outbound FDI

      Investment from wealthy Gulf countries is highly sought after but while government sovereign wealth funds from the...

    10. June 29, 2015

      Arab region expected to bounce back

      The worldwide slump in oil prices has had an immediate impact on the hydrocarbon-dependent economies of the Gulf. To...

    11. June 2, 2015

      Saudi Arabia to boost defence spending by 27% over five years

      Saudi Arabia is on track to become the world’s fifth-largest military spender by 2020 as it boosts its defence budget...

    12. FT Alphaville

      May 15, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Beware the success of quantitative easing . Mario Draghi warned that policy...

    13. May 15, 2015

      US offers Gulf allies help over Iran

      The US has offered its Gulf allies new military assistance to deal with potential missile attacks and cyber threats...

    14. May 10, 2015

      Middle East: The Iran conversation

      Syria’s misery shows no sign of ending; Libya is torn in half; the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is making gains...

    15. May 8, 2015

      Saudi Arabia announces 5-day ceasefire in Yemen

      The US and the Saudi-led coalition announced a five-day ceasefire in Yemen beginning on May 12 as diplomatic efforts to...

    16. May 1, 2015

      Iran’s Gulf rivals seek US pledge on security

      Gulf states are looking for a US commitment to contain Iran in the aftermath of a nuclear accord as they press for...

    17. The Exchange

      April 28, 2015

      Saudis' stance on mediation undermines Muslim institutions

      The conflict in Yemen is a multi-sided civil war rather than a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia, and that needs...

    18. March 31, 2015

      Motivating the youth of the Gulf countries is vital for growth

      In recent years, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have faced huge youth unemployment. For those under 25, the...

    19. March 31, 2015

      Gulf Cooperation Council hit hard by failure to diversify

      For all the billions of dollars in wealth accumulated over the past decade, the six-country Gulf Cooperation Council...

    20. FT Alphaville

      March 23, 2015

      Protecting the message on petroleum

      Fresh out of Riyadh… Saudi Oil Minister Ali Al-Nuaimi Sunday proposed establishment of an association dedicated for...

    21. March 5, 2015

      John Kerry reassures nervous Gulf allies on Iran nuclear deal

      The US is not seeking a “grand bargain” with Iran, John Kerry, US secretary of state, said in Riyadh on Thursday as he...

    22. FT Alphaville

      February 5, 2015

      Unravelling the petrodollar liquidity enigma

      Whenever you mention the “petrodollar” issue, you get one of two responses. The first goes, “it’s really not an issue,...

    23. January 28, 2015

      Oil price fall leaves Gulf states with difficult reform choices

      Gulf states may have their political differences with Iran but they share a common taste for Persian bread, a staple...

    24. January 21, 2015

      IMF urges Gulf countries to reduce spending as oil price plunges

      The International Monetary Fund has sliced economic growth forecasts for the oil-exporting Gulf states by 1 percentage...

    25. December 23, 2014

      Qatar shuts Al Jazeera unit that angered Egypt

      Qatar has closed an affiliate of its Al Jazeera television network dedicated to covering Egypt, removing a big source...

    26. FT Alphaville

      December 22, 2014

      The upcoming petrodollar bifurcation risk?

      One of the still to be appreciated side-effects of falling oil prices is a reduction in so-called petrodollar recycling...

    27. December 21, 2014

      Egypt and Qatar inch towards detente after Saudi-brokered talks

      President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Egypt “looked forward to turning the page on past differences” with Qatar following...

    28. December 8, 2014

      Gulf oil producers feel the pinch of price slide

      Moody's on Monday issued warnings about oil-exporting Gulf states’ ability to withstand prolonged low hydrocarbon...

    29. November 30, 2014

      Gulf states launch joint command to counter Isis and Iran

      Bahrain’s foreign minister says Gulf states are launching a joint military command based in Saudi Arabia to counter...

    30. November 26, 2014

      Gulf states to reform contracts of domestic workers

      Domestic workers in oil-rich Gulf states are hoping that long hours, poor working conditions and potential abuse could...

    31. November 9, 2014

      Financial advisers plan to desert Gulf region

      More than one in three financial advisers intend to leave the Middle East because of soaring living costs and the...

    32. October 27, 2014

      IMF urges Gulf states to restrain spending as oil price falls

      The International Monetary Fund has urged Middle Eastern oil producers to restrain spending and speed up economic...

    33. October 26, 2014

      Fall in oil prices is temporary, says Saudi petrochemicals chief

      The decline in oil prices may continue for a year or so but will prove temporary as population growth spurs higher...

    34. October 8, 2014

      Prescription to reform the world of Arab business

      Arab business is as notable for what it does not do as for what it does. The corporate sector has played little visible...

    35. August 19, 2014

      The Arab world has to take on Isis in its own backyard

      The Middle East hosts a formidable array of air power. Between them, the six nations of the Gulf Co-operation Council...

    36. June 29, 2014

      New Silk Road raises hopes for increased China-Arab trade

      With developed markets mired in slow growth, China is looking to the Arab world as a new market for its exports and a...

    37. June 29, 2014

      Old ties between India and the Gulf are renewed

      With the US trying to disengage from intractable wars in the Middle East and Afghanistan, and the US economy rapidly...

    38. June 29, 2014

      Gulf states forge links with Asia as building boom drives imports

      At the crossroads of Eurasia and Africa, the Middle East has long been an important trading hub. But the emerging...

    Search for Gulf Cooperation Council and

    RELATED VIDEOS

    Videos from FT.com that closely match this topic

    1. Florence Eid-Oakden on the wider impact of fewer petrodollars...
      February 20, 2015

      Florence Eid-Oakden on the wider impact of fewer petrod...