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      Saudi Arabia keeps the oil market guessing

      As oil prices have tumbled, one question has reverberated around the market: what is Saudi Arabia up to? Little restraint...

    2. October 19, 2014

      Good news from the lower price at the pump

      Amid the Pandora’s box of woes opened up in the markets last week, there was at least one more cheerful sign: the plunge in...

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    1. Islamic finance 2011

      The cheap cost of funds and Islamic branding have put Saudi Arabia’s Al Rajhi Bank amo...
    2. Arab World: Banking & Finance 2012

      Financial services in Arab countries may not always be straightforward but appear more...
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    1. October 17, 2014

      Oil gush keeps prices low as fear is high

      Something had to give, and that something has proved to be the oil price. Its dramatic 20 per cent plunge reflects the...

    2. FT Alphaville

      October 17, 2014

      Oil sell-off, the Goldman view

      Ever the market-moving contrarians, Jeff Currie and team at Goldman came out with a note on Thursday doing for oil markets...

    3. October 17, 2014

      How do oil producers balance their books?

      The prices at which the governments of oil-producing countries balance their budgets – known as fiscal break-even prices –...

    4. October 16, 2014

      Saudi Arabia tests US ties with oil price

      By encouraging oil prices to fall, Saudi Arabia is taking a calculated gamble in its already strained relationship with the...

    5. October 16, 2014

      Saudi National Commercial Bank to float despite market turmoil

      Saudi Arabia’s $6bn initial public offering in National Commercial Bank, the largest listing in the Arab world’s history, is...

    6. October 16, 2014

      Shale pioneer Hamm says industry can weather crude price slump

      US shale oil companies are likely to cut back their capital spending plans as a result of the steep fall in crude prices,...

    7. Nick Butler

      October 16, 2014

      Has Saudi Arabia lost control of the oil market?

      Conspiracy theories abound around the oil price fall. A 25 per cent drop in less than three months is certainly exceptional...

    8. October 16, 2014

      UK prime cyber attack target of Europe and Middle East

      Britain suffered significantly more sophisticated cyber attacks in the first half of the year than any other state in Europe...

    9. October 15, 2014

      Oil prices: Saudi slick measures

      In April 1986, US jets bombed Libya, George Michael’s “A Different Corner” topped British pop music charts, and Chernobyl’s...

    10. October 15, 2014

      Winners and losers from oil price plunge

      Crude oil prices have plunged by $25, or more than 20 per cent, since mid-June, raising many questions. How low might prices...

    11. October 14, 2014

      US defence contractor staff shot in Saudi Arabia

      A US national was killed and another wounded in a gun attack on their vehicle in Riyadh on Tuesday, according to Saudi state...

    12. October 14, 2014

      Saudi billionaire Alwaleed warns over impact of falling oil price

      A Saudi billionaire investor has sounded the alarm over the potential impact of falling oil prices on the Gulf kingdom’s...

    13. October 14, 2014

      Falling oil price raises questions on viability of shale

      Plunging share prices for US oil and gas companies in recent days have highlighted a potentially decisive factor in the...

    14. October 12, 2014

      Saudi Arabia offers cultural challenge

      A Post-it note discreetly passed by a student to lecturer Julie Hodges as she spoke to a group of Saudi women gave her food...

    15. October 10, 2014

      Corruption crusaders warn against meddling in Saudi bribery probe

      Anti-corruption campaigners have warned the UK government against political interference in an investigation into alleged...

    16. October 10, 2014

      Oil and shares go into reverse

      Fears about weakening global growth drove oil prices to a four-year low on Friday, at the end of a turbulent week for...

    17. October 10, 2014

      Oil hits multiyear lows on growth fears

      The overnight sell-off that dragged oil prices to the lowest point in almost four years continued on Friday with Brent crude...

    18. October 10, 2014

      Q&A: The rout in oil prices

      The price of oil has tumbled on Friday, falling to levels last seen in 2010 on expectations that slowing global growth means...

    19. October 9, 2014

      Global growth fears weigh on oil prices

      Oil prices sank to their lowest point in nearly four years on Friday, as traders feared that slowing economies around the...

    20. October 8, 2014

      Tinkering with textbooks is futile in the age of Google

      First they staged a military coup in the pursuit of happiness. Then they put on festivals so people can experience that...

    21. FT Alphaville

      October 8, 2014

      It's a super market price war! (in oil)

      That Saudi Arabia and the Opec cartel were going to be “disrupted” by North Dakota millionaires was hardly difficult to...

    22. October 8, 2014

      Saudi Arabia absorbs lower oil prices

      As the price of Brent crude continues its seemingly relentless slide – down more than 20 per cent since a mid-June high of...

    23. October 8, 2014

      Arab uprisings leave sluggish growth in their wake

      When Mohamed Bouazizi set fire to himself in the Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid in late 2010, setting in motion the Arab...

    24. October 8, 2014

      Cash rolls in as Arab region shrugs off bad news

      At the end of September, the Middle East’s largest property developer completed its sale of a portion of its retail...

    25. October 6, 2014

      Oil hits lows as market chokes on oversupply

      Oil tankers have been charting some uncommon courses. An ever-expanding armada is ferrying US shale oil from the Gulf of...

    26. October 4, 2014

      Turkey clashes with US over rise of Isis

      Turkey has clashed with the US over its stance on extremist fighters in Syria, with president Recep Tayyip Erdogan securing...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      October 3, 2014

      Pilgrims gather on Mount Arafat

      AL-Shaikh Mohammed/AFP/Getty Muslim pilgrims gather on Mount Arafat near Mecca, Saudi Arabia as they perform one of the Hajj...

    28. October 2, 2014

      The fatal flaw in the west’s fight against Isis

      Istanbul has lost none of its magical energy. Turkey, though, has mislaid its geopolitical compass. Not so long ago, Recep...

    29. October 2, 2014

      Brent oil retreats to 28-month low

      Brent crude hit a 28-month low on Thursday while benchmark US oil dropped below the $90 a barrel mark for the first time...

    30. beyondbrics

      October 2, 2014

      Victim of shale revolution, Nigeria stops exporting oil to US

      Nigeria has become the first country to completely stop selling oil to the US due to the impact of the shale revolution – an...

    31. September 30, 2014

      Saudi Arabia ‘in denial’ over Isis ideology

      Saudi Arabia’s ultraconservative brand of Islam is again in the sights of critics who say it underpins the extremist...

    32. September 30, 2014

      Seven things to know about Nauru

      - Formerly known as the “Pleasant island”, Nauru was a German colony before the first world war. It was later administered...

    33. September 29, 2014

      BAE Systems warns of fourth-quarter US trading disruption

      BAE Systems on Monday warned of some trading disruption in the US in the last three months of the year due to government...

    34. September 29, 2014

      US poised to become world’s leading liquid petroleum producer

      The US is overtaking Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest producer of liquid petroleum, in a sign of how its booming...

    35. September 28, 2014

      Obama’s Faustian pact with the Saudis

      You go to war with the allies you have, not the ones you wish for, to paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld. President Barack Obama’s...

    36. September 26, 2014

      Politics not bombs is the key to beating Isis

      A besetting sin of most leaders in the wider Middle East, as well as the foreign powers sucked serially into its vortex, is...

    37. September 25, 2014

      David Cameron vows action over ‘mortal threat’ from Isis

      David Cameron has promised that Britain’s military would play its part to tackle the “mortal threat” posed by “murderous...

    38. September 24, 2014

      Air strikes on Isis launch battle for Gulf hearts and minds

      No sooner had the first sorties ended in the US-led military campaign against jihadis in Syria than the battle for hearts...

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