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    1. May 24, 2015

      New monarch and Yemen offensive spark wave of Saudi nationalism

      Lines of green Saudi flags hang proudly along Riyadh’s wide highways while screens around the capital broadcast footage on a...

    2. May 22, 2015

      Isis suicide bomber kills 20 at Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia

      An Isis-linked group carried out a deadly suicide attack on Friday at a mosque in Qatif, a predominantly Shia area of...

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    1. Investing in the Arab World

      Political upheaval and the sharp fall in oil prices in the region — including Saudi Ar...
    2. Islamic finance 2011

      The cheap cost of funds and Islamic branding have put Saudi Arabia’s Al Rajhi Bank amo...
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    1. May 21, 2015

      Kingdom built on oil foresees fossil fuel phase-out this century

      Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest crude exporter, could phase out the use of fossil fuels by the middle of this century, Ali...

    2. May 20, 2015

      Good news America: Saudi vies for Great Satan status in Iran

      It’s not quite the Great Satan — at least, not yet. But it’s an enemy that the Iranian regime and the people can unite...

    3. May 19, 2015

      Firmer dollar halts energy and metals rally

      A rising US dollar brought the recent recovery in energy and metals markets to a shuddering halt on Wednesday. Commodities...

    4. May 19, 2015

      Drill deeper than oil for Saudi prosperity

      When your income is cut in half, it helps to have a few dollars on hand, but even then you will have to make changes. So it...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      May 18, 2015

      Eager Lions of Jordan

      A solider watches smoke rising as they take part in joint Jordan-US maneuvers during the “Eager Lion” military exercises, in...

    6. May 18, 2015

      Saudi conglomerate improves deal for creditors

      The Saudi conglomerate at the centre of one of the region’s largest corporate collapses has proposed a more generous...

    7. May 18, 2015

      From Canada to Australia, energy groups’ cuts are laid bare

      Oil projects shelved Judged by the pace at which energy groups have slashed spending and delayed new projects, 2015 has...

    8. May 18, 2015

      Energy groups take knife to $100bn of spending after oil rout

      Oil projects shelved More than $100bn of spending on new projects by the world’s energy companies has been slowed, postponed...

    9. May 18, 2015

      Saudi oil exports at highest in a decade

      Saudi Arabia increased its oil exports to the highest level in almost a decade in March as the kingdom stepped up its...

    10. May 17, 2015

      US states seek to block city fracking bans

      US cities that want to ban fracking are clashing with oil-friendly state governments trying to stop municipal policy makers...

    11. May 17, 2015

      Saudi turns to China as oil exports to US drop

      Saudi Arabia’s oil exports to the US have fallen to the lowest level since the financial crisis, showing the impact of the...

    12. May 17, 2015

      Saudi Arabian stock market welcomes foreign investors

      Saudi Arabia’s decision to open its stock market to foreign institutions is being heralded as a “game changer”. Under the...

    13. FT Data

      May 15, 2015

      Commodity suppliers hit by slowdown in Chinese imports

      The growth in Chinese import has been slowing since the start of 2011 and actually contracted in the first months of this...

    14. May 14, 2015

      Continental Resources’ chief vows shale will bounce back

      One of the leading figures of the US shale revolution insisted the slowdown in US shale was a temporary phenomenon,...

    15. May 14, 2015

      Oil: Saudi weather

      It is never easy to see ahead in the oil market. Never mind. Saudi Arabia, the world’s top oil exporter, seems delighted. It...

    16. FT Alphaville

      May 14, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Saudi Arabia claims it has the upper hand in the battle for oil dominance . One...

    17. May 13, 2015

      Saudis spend like there’s no oil price drop

      If lower oil prices are straining Saudi Arabia’s economy, it certainly does not show. In Riyadh, dozens of cranes loom over...

    18. May 13, 2015

      Saudi claims oil price strategy success

      Saudi Arabia says its strategy of squeezing high-cost rivals such as US shale producers is succeeding, as the world’s...

    19. May 13, 2015

      Yemen ceasefire gets off to shaky start

      A ceasefire in war-torn Yemen got off to a shaky start on Wednesday, with fighting continuing across the country as the...

    20. May 12, 2015

      Obama’s hard truths for the Gulf states on Iran

      If President Barack Obama succeeds in signing a tough and enforceable accord with Iran next month to constrain Tehran’s...

    21. May 12, 2015

      Saudi Arabia continues air attacks ahead of Yemen ceasefire

      Saudi Arabia’s bombardment of Yemen has left its war-ravaged capital, Sana’a, a “ghost town”, as opposing sides in the...

    22. May 12, 2015

      US-Gulf summit a show of ‘Iranophobia’, says Tehran

      Iran has dismissed this week’s Camp David summit between US and Gulf leaders as a show of “Iranophobia” that will have no...

    23. May 12, 2015

      Gulf Arabs fear Iran with cash as much as Iran with the bomb

      When President Barack Obama set out to strike a deal with Iran to constrain its nuclear ambitions, he anticipated that...

    24. FT Alphaville

      May 12, 2015

      This is not the oil rally you're looking for

      Goldman’s commodity analysts are out with their take on last week’s oil price rally, which saw Brent oil trade just shy of...

    25. May 11, 2015

      Saudi Arabia will stick to non-intervention as oil prices rise

      As oil prices halved last year, investors and traders kept expecting Saudi Arabia to intervene. It took oil minister Ali...

    26. May 11, 2015

      Saudi king pulls out of Gulf meetings in US

      Saudi Arabia’s king will not attend this week’s crunch meetings in Washington with President Barack Obama in an apparent...

    27. FT Alphaville

      May 11, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. David Cameron will put the finishing touches to his cabinet and address newly...

    28. 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 in...

    29. May 10, 2015

      Saudi blockade threatens ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ in Yemen

      Yemen’s violent conflict has intensified in the run up to a five-day ceasefire scheduled to start on Tuesday as aid experts...

    30. 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 end...

    31. May 7, 2015

      Saudi Arabia proposes 5-day ceasefire in Yemen

      Saudi Arabia has proposed a five-day ceasefire in Yemen as international concern mounts over the worsening humanitarian...

    32. May 6, 2015

      Oil rebound tests its limits

      Oil hit a 2015 high on Wednesday and was fast approaching levels not seen since Opec’s historic decision in November to hold...

    33. FT Alphaville

      May 6, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Oil topped $68 a barrel after falling to a five-year low near $45 in January....

    34. May 5, 2015

      Oil reaches $68 as Saudi raises selling prices

      Oil scaled fresh heights for the year on Tuesday, topping $68 a barrel, with Saudi Arabia raising official selling prices in...

    35. May 5, 2015

      Saudi Arabia presses with big projects despite oil price fall

      Saudi Arabia’s finance minister said the government remained committed to priority infrastructure and development projects,...

    36. May 5, 2015

      Autocracy is the cause, not the cure, of the Middle East’s ills

      The headlines in and on the Middle East seldom vary. Fragile states burst asunder. Sectarian faultlines widen. Thousands die...

    37. May 3, 2015

      Saudi Arabia accused of using cluster bombs in Yemen air strikes

      The Saudi Arabia-led coalition has been accused by Human Rights Watch of using cluster munitions outlawed in much of the...

    38. May 1, 2015

      Saudi prince sees power grow in oil restructuring

      Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, has restructured its hydrocarbon sector by splitting the state oil company...

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