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      Saudi oil minister says crude price falls are temporary

      Saudi Arabia’s oil minister has rejected claims that the kingdom is intent on pushing prices lower, saying the sharp falls...

    2. December 17, 2014

      Increased Kurdish oil exports will add to price pressure

      The semi-autonomous Kurdish region in Iraq expects oil exports to increase during the next year, moving it closer to...

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      The cheap cost of funds and Islamic branding have put Saudi Arabia’s Al Rajhi Bank amo...
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    1. December 17, 2014

      Why Opec is increasingly irrelevant

      When the Saudis, the leaders of Opec, decided at the cartel’s recent meeting in Vienna to maintain their oil production...

    2. Nick Butler

      December 15, 2014

      Energy Personality of the Year: Ali al-Naimi

      There were two contenders for this year’s award. The most obvious, and certainly the man who has won the most coverage in...

    3. December 11, 2014

      Relief felt in western capitals as Qatar comes in from the cold

      Qatar has paid a heavy price for its pro-Islamist policy over the past year. Dispensing with the pretence of brotherly...

    4. December 11, 2014

      US oil price below $60 a barrel

      US crude closed below $60 a barrel for the first time in five and a half years, sliding amid new concerns consumption will...

    5. The A-List

      December 10, 2014

      Isis' reputation exceeds its reach

      In recent weeks, every major terrorist assault around the world has brought with it questions about the possible involvement...

    6. December 9, 2014

      US shale industry faces endurance test after Opec rejects cuts

      Screw turns on US shale producers When Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries last month rejected calls for a production cut...

    7. December 9, 2014

      For Saudi Arabia, plunging oil prices are a political weapon

      As the price of oil plummets to a five-year low, Saudi Arabia – owner of the world’s largest proven crude reserves – is...

    8. December 8, 2014

      Saudi in ‘race against time’ to cut reliance on oil

      Saudi Arabia has warned it is in “a race with time” to cut its reliance on oil as the world’s governments move to tackle...

    9. December 3, 2014

      Airbus defence arm’s offices raided in German probe

      German prosecutors are investigating the defence arm of Airbus for allegedly bribing officials in Romania and Saudi Arabia...

    10. December 3, 2014

      Flow of Opec petrodollars set to dry up

      The flow of Opec petrodollars into global financial markets is set to dry up as the collapse in the oil price delivers a...

    11. December 1, 2014

      Iron ore miners: whack-a-mole

      Can Saudi Arabia really “stop” US shale oil? From a geological standpoint, the shale is not going away. Nor is the well...

    12. 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 threats...

    13. November 28, 2014

      Prices, not Opec, to balance oil supply

      The energy minister of one of Opec’s largest producers gave a rare glimpse into the thinking of the influential Gulf nations...

    14. November 27, 2014

      Oil plunges as Opec tests the mettle of US shale industry

      Opec threw down the gauntlet to US shale oil producers by deciding not to cut its production, in a move that sent the oil...

    15. November 27, 2014

      Oil deal on supply cut seen unlikely

      The price of Brent crude fell as the chances of Opec members reaching agreement on output cuts in Thursday’s meeting looked...

    16. November 26, 2014

      Opec: the prisoner of Vienna

      Arthur C Clarke liked to say that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Well, any...

    17. November 26, 2014

      Opec Gulf members reach ‘consensus’

      Saudi Arabia – the leader of Opec and its largest producer – said it had “reached a consensus” with fellow Gulf producers...

    18. November 25, 2014

      Oil nations fail to halt fall in crude

      The price of oil fell by more than $1 a barrel after a meeting between some of the world’s largest oil-producing nations...

    19. November 25, 2014

      Saudi Arabia links attack on Shia worshippers to Isis

      Saudi Arabia says suspected militants who attacked Shia worshippers earlier this month were linked to the Islamic State in...

    20. November 24, 2014

      CEO suspended at Saudi telecoms group hit by accounting scandal

      An accounting scandal at one of Saudi Arabia’s largest telecommunications companies is posing the first major test of the...

    21. FT Alphaville

      November 24, 2014

      On the hypothetical eventuality of no more petrodollars

      Imagine the scenario. It’s 2025 and the volume of home-produced oil is so great that the US is near energy independent as...

    22. November 23, 2014

      Opec share of US oil imports at 30-year low

      The share of US imports of crude oil from Opec nations are at their lowest level in almost 30 years, underlining the impact...

    23. beyondbrics

      November 21, 2014

      Guest post: EM can join the shale gas revolution

      By Melissa Stark, Accenture A lot has been written about the shale gas and oil boom in the US and why that model cannot be...

    24. FT Data

      November 21, 2014

      Datawatch: Opec countries' reserves

        The countries in the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries rely on their foreign reserves to insulate them...

    25. November 20, 2014

      UK slips two places to 16th in global table for business tax

      Britain has slipped two places down a league table of business tax systems published by the World Bank, in spite of George...

    26. November 18, 2014

      Saudi Electric in talks to acquire stake in Hinkley Point C

      One of Saudi Arabia’s biggest power companies is in talks to acquire a stake in a new UK nuclear power plant, potentially...

    27. November 18, 2014

      No easy options for Opec over oil slide

      The tension has been palpable in the lead-up to next week’s Opec gathering in Vienna. As the oil price has languished at...

    28. November 17, 2014

      Gulf states send envoys back to Qatar

      Gulf states took a step towards repairing a damaging internal spat as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain...

    29. November 16, 2014

      Women in Business - Rana Almaghrabi

      Rana Almaghrabi is an LLM student at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, where she was granted a full...

    30. November 16, 2014

      UAE blacklists 83 groups as terrorists

      The United Arab Emirates has blacklisted 83 organisations as terrorists, broadening the authorities’ ability to target...

    31. November 16, 2014

      G20 commits to poor-nation climate fund

      The US and EU have overcome stiff resistance from Australia and Saudi Arabia at the G20 summit to commit the world’s biggest...

    32. November 14, 2014

      The biggest oil dividend of all

      Not much is heard these days of “peak oil”. This is the argument, widely advanced less than 10 years ago, that the world had...

    33. November 14, 2014

      Diabetes burdens Middle East health systems

      The prevalence of diabetes is soaring in populations across the Middle East and north Africa and the burden on the region’s...

    34. November 13, 2014

      ‘Womenomics’ is starting to transform the Muslim world

      The first convert to Islam was a businesswoman. She was a wealthy trader who inherited her father’s business and later...

    35. November 12, 2014

      Saudi oil chief dismisses ‘price war’ claims

      Saudi Arabia’s oil minister broke months of silence on Wednesday to speak publicly about the Gulf nation’s stance on the oil...

    36. FT Alphaville

      November 12, 2014

      These aren't the oil price wars you are looking for

      A tip of the hat to Reuters’ John Kemp for directing us to the following snapfest from Reuters’ journalists reporting on...

    37. November 9, 2014

      Saudi Arabia taps Singapore for desalination technology

      It is hard at first glance to see what Saudi Arabia and Singapore have in common. One is a vast desert nation and the other...

    38. 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 impact of...

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