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      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...

    2. March 4, 2015

      Saudis to press Pakistan for more troops

      Saudi Arabia is to press Pakistan to boost the number of its troops in the kingdom to help bolster Riyadh’s defences against...

    Special Reports

    1. Islamic finance 2011

      The cheap cost of funds and Islamic branding have put Saudi Arabia’s Al Rajhi Bank amo...
    2. Year in the Arab World

      The past year will be remembered as one of the Middle East’s most tumultuous, a time o...
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    1. March 3, 2015

      Lockheed and Raytheon face off over European missile deals

      Battle to protect Germany and Poland’s skies Two of the world’s biggest defence companies are battling over bids to protect...

    2. March 3, 2015

      Turkey’s regional ambitions evaporate along with friendships

      “We do not care about being alone in the world . . . What we care about is what our people think about us.” So said Recep...

    3. beyondbrics

      March 2, 2015

      Facing up to cheap oil: a tale of Latin America's two Opec members

      Last week Diezani Alison-Madueke, Nigeria’s oil minister and the president of Opec, called for an extraordinary meeting of...

    4. February 25, 2015

      Rise in US oil stocks drives spread wider

      The difference between US and global oil prices rose to the highest level in almost a year following data that showed a...

    5. FT Alphaville

      February 24, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. An emergency Opec meeting will be called if the oil price slips any further,...

    6. February 23, 2015

      Oil fall may trigger Opec emergency meeting

      Members of Opec have discussed holding an emergency meeting if crude continues to slide, according to Nigeria’s oil...

    7. February 20, 2015

      Don’t count your oil-country coups before they hatch

      Usually, after a crash in an overvalued asset class, the first wave of would-be bottom fishers find they were really just...

    8. MBA blog

      February 19, 2015

      How global is an MBA really?

      “More than 40 per cent of the class of 2016 is international!” This is one of the first stats Stanford touted when I walked...

    9. February 18, 2015

      Oil slips amid doubts over sustainable rally

      Oil failed to hold on to the previous session’s gains on Wednesday as market participants questioned the sustainability of...

    10. February 17, 2015

      Oil data watch

      Concerns about a growing oil supply surplus last year prompted Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest exporter, in November to...

    11. Nick Butler

      February 15, 2015

      Saudi Arabia's nuclear ambitions

      Having talked vaguely for many years about the possibility of developing nuclear power as an alternative source of energy,...

    12. February 10, 2015

      Rosneft chief Igor Sechin takes aim at Opec

      Igor Sechin, the president of Russian state-controlled energy company Rosneft, lashed out at Opec on Tuesday saying the...

    13. February 8, 2015

      Recording claims to show Egypt leaders’ disdain for Gulf donors

      The latest in a series of allegedly leaked, but unverified, audio recordings from within the inner circle of Egypt’s...

    14. February 8, 2015

      Saudi Arabia’s new king faces challenging fiscal climate

      When King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud became Saudi Arabia’s king last month, he followed family tradition by showering his...

    15. FT Alphaville

      February 6, 2015

      Busting currency pegs, Saudi Arabia edition

      Boom. BANG! Crunch. CRACK. That’s the sound of the world’s fixed currency systems buckling under the pressure of a new...

    16. February 5, 2015

      Business leaders back ambitious emissions reduction target

      The chief executive of Unilever, the maker of Dove soap and Lipton tea, has urged world leaders to slash greenhouse gas...

    17. February 4, 2015

      Gulf countries to invest in Egypt sovereign fund

      Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait are considering investing in a multibillion-dollar “sovereign fund” to...

    18. beyondbrics

      February 2, 2015

      Guest post: Algeria faces "state of crisis" as oil prices fall

      By Edward Robinson, Culmer Raphael Last December, Sonatrach, the state owned Algerian oil and gas monopoly, announced that...

    19. February 1, 2015

      Bahrain strips dissidents of nationality

      Bahrain has stripped 72 citizens of their nationality, including pro-democracy Shia dissidents and militant Sunnis fighting...

    20. January 30, 2015

      Saudi king stamps his authority with staff shake-up and handouts

      King Salman, Saudi Arabia’s new monarch, has unveiled a package of populist handouts and an overhaul of key security,...

    21. January 29, 2015

      New Saudi King Salman in cabinet reshuffle

      Saudi Arabia’s new King Salman ordered a cabinet reshuffle on Thursday but kept in place veteran oil minister Ali al-Naimi,...

    22. January 29, 2015

      The west must tell some hard truths to the Saudis

      When the head of state of a friendly nation dies, it is customary for political leaders to respond with gestures of...

    23. January 29, 2015

      King Salman’s challenge: balance reform and stability in Saudi Arabia

      For many outside Saudi Arabia, the death of King Abdullah last week was almost overshadowed by another event in the kingdom:...

    24. beyondbrics

      January 29, 2015

      EM consumer: differentiation not generalisation

      Clouds hang over Russia and challenges abound in Latin America and South Africa, but emerging market (EM) consumers remain...

    25. 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 through...

    26. January 27, 2015

      Obama rekindles relations with conservative Saudi Arabia

      Nearly four years after the outbreak of the Arab Spring protests, President Barack Obama cut short an overseas trip on...

    27. FT Alphaville

      January 27, 2015

      Petrodollars, Adam Curtis edition

      Adam Curtis, the controversial end of the BBC documentary making department, is back with a straight-to-iPlayer special,...

    28. January 26, 2015

      Saudi Arabia to maintain expenditure

      Saudi Arabia will use its “great surpluses” to continue spending to help the private sector even as oil prices remain close...

    29. January 26, 2015

      Opec chief says oil prices could soon rebound

      Oil prices may have hit a floor and could soon rebound, said the secretary-general of Opec, the oil producing cartel, on...

    30. January 26, 2015

      WYG plans sale, merger or acquisition in pursuit of faster growth

      WYG, the project manager and technical consultancy, has put itself up for sale by announcing a strategic review. The...

    31. January 25, 2015

      In succession drama, Saudis prize stability above all else

      When the late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud was taken to hospital in December, the rumour mill began churning with...

    32. January 25, 2015

      Venezuela offers China tough lending lessons

      “God will provide!” So said Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s president, last week following his apparently empty-handed return...

    33. January 25, 2015

      Saudi Arabia: Threat from Isis will only grow

      On the surface, the political transition in Saudi Arabia following the death of the much-revered King Abdullah has proceeded...

    34. January 24, 2015

      World leaders pay respects to the late Saudi king

      World leaders are congregating in Saudi Arabia to pay their respects to the late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud,...

    35. The World

      January 24, 2015

      Real world intrudes on Davos

      Holding the World Economic Forum in a ski resort in the Alps sounds like an eccentric decision. In fact, the choice of Davos...

    36. January 23, 2015

      New Saudi king faces immense challenges

      The death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia at the age of 91 could hardly be described as unexpected. But this should not in...

    37. January 23, 2015

      UK flag tribute to Saudi king criticised

      The British government’s decision to fly flags at half mast to mark the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has been...

    38. January 23, 2015

      Davos 2015: Spectre of Isis haunts Middle East debate

      There was something symbolic about the warmth of the reception afforded to Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, the president...

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