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    1. May 27, 2016

      Saudi Arabia tries to stamp out devaluation speculation

      Saudi Arabia has moved to end speculation that the kingdom, hit by low oil prices, will devalue its currency by...

    2. Fast FT

      May 26, 2016

      Oil slump straining Gulf reform efforts - Moody's

      The collapse in global oil prices is putting unprecedented strain on the cradle-to-grave welfare models of oil-rich...

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    1. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      Qatar lines up bond issue after 5-year gap

      Qatar has become the latest middle eastern government to use international markets to bolster its finances in the wake...

    2. May 25, 2016

      Ankara and Riyadh maintain uneasy alliance

      Turkey and Saudi Arabia are the two principal Sunni Muslim powers of the broader Middle East. Both have played an...

    3. May 24, 2016

      Iraq struggles to match January’s record oil production

      Iraq is struggling to match January’s record production of 4.8m barrels a day because of maintenance, bad weather and...

    4. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      Iraq oil output crimped by power outages, weather

      Iraq is producing 4.5m barrels of oil a day as maintenance, bad weather and power outages slowed output from January’s...

    5. May 23, 2016

      Argus media company scooped up by General Atlantic

      General Atlantic, the US-based investment group, is to make one of its biggest investments with the acquisition of a...

    6. May 19, 2016

      Saudi Arabia in talks with banks over bond sale

      Saudi Arabia is advancing plans for its first international bond sale as the kingdom seeks to address damage caused to...

    7. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Saudi Arabia plots debt issuance despite oil rise

      Saudi Arabia is moving ahead with plans for its first international debt issuance in 25 years in spite of stabilising...

    8. May 19, 2016

      A Hologram for the King — film review: ‘Hanks at his weary-charming best’

      Miraculously, Tom Hanks comes out on top in the desert-set burlesque A Hologram for the King. He’s at his...

    9. May 18, 2016

      Saudi Aramco: Fix for a one-trick economy?

      The headquarters of Saudi Arabia’s state oil company is less than a mile from the spot where US geologists struck the...

    10. May 18, 2016

      Trump ally wants Opec probed over unfair trade

      A US congressman who has been advising Donald Trump on energy policy is leading a plan to investigate Opec, the oil...

    11. FT Alphaville

      May 18, 2016

      Saudi Arabia's IOUs

      Something of significant note just occurred in the global oil hierarchy. According to a Bloomberg report filed on...

    12. May 18, 2016

      Five things to watch for as oil nears $50 a barrel

      As the price of crude oil nears $50 a barrel for the first time this year, traders are split over whether the near 80...

    13. May 18, 2016

      Senate passes bill to allow 9/11 litigation against Saudi Arabia

      The US Senate unanimously passed a bill on Tuesday that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for...

    14. May 17, 2016

      US lifts lid on Saudi Arabia’s Treasury holdings

      The US Treasury has revealed for the first time the scale of government debt held by Saudi Arabia and other oil...

    15. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      Qatar to tap dollar bond market

      Investors can look forward to some Gulf and dam bonds in the near future. Qatar is looking to tap the market for...

    16. Fast FT

      May 16, 2016

      Treasury discloses Saudi Arabia's US debt holdings

      Saudi Arabia has emerged as one of the biggest holders of US government debt, according to data released on Monday by...

    17. Fast FT

      May 16, 2016

      Goldman upgrades oil outlook as supply glut reverses

      Goldman Sachs is getting bullish on oil – sort of. A supply deficit – driven by disruptions in Nigeria and robust...

    18. May 15, 2016

      Saudi Arabia’s credit rating downgraded by Moody’s

      Moody’s has downgraded Saudi Arabia’s credit rating, underlining deepening concern over the country’s precarious fiscal...

    19. Fast FT

      May 13, 2016

      Abengoa posts net loss as restructuring gets underway

      Abengoa has reported a net loss in the first quarter, as the heavily indebted Spanish engineering and construction...

    20. May 12, 2016

      Saudi Arabia is a kingdom on the cusp of transformation

      Saudi Arabia is going through one of the most difficult periods in its modern history. Oil prices have dropped from a...

    21. May 12, 2016

      Oil demand growth strengthens in Q1 — IEA

      The International Energy Agency is more likely to raise forecasts for oil demand than cut them because of a booming...

    22. May 11, 2016

      Middle East governments set debt record as oil slumps

      Middle Eastern governments have already set a record for debt sales, as the sustained fall in oil prices weakens public...

    23. May 10, 2016

      Saudi raising oil output ahead of Aramco IPO

      Saudi Arabia is raising production and pressing ahead with a global expansion plan for its state oil company ahead of...

    24. May 10, 2016

      Saudi Aramco — more mirage than IPO

      The Saudis have not entirely got the hang of this initial public offering caper. If a US or UK private equity group...

    25. Fast FT

      May 10, 2016

      Rosneft head: Opec no longer united organisation

      Opec no longer has the power to influence global oil markets because it lacks any cohesion among its members. That’s...

    26. Fast FT

      May 10, 2016

      Saudi Aramco chief vows to meet world oil demand

      Saudi Arabia will continue to meet global oil demand and press ahead with global expansion plans in spite of a...

    27. May 9, 2016

      Saudi Arabia’s reforms show serious intent

      Reform in Saudi Arabia has tended to progress at the speed of the slowest camel in the caravan — if at all. Any...

    28. May 9, 2016

      The Saudi Reshuffle: five key reforms in Riyadh

      The pushing aside of Saudi Arabia’s influential longstanding oil minister, Ali Naimi, has grabbed headlines around the...

    29. Fast FT

      May 9, 2016

      Oil traders prepare for new Saudi chief

      Oil prices are holding steady on Monday morning, rallying by as much as 2 per cent after Saudi Arabia shuffled out its...

    30. Nick Butler

      May 9, 2016

      Can oil price speculation be controlled?

      Why did the oil price fall 70 per cent during the two years from the spring of 2014? And why, after falling from $115 a...

    31. Fast FT

      May 9, 2016

      Canada fires, Saudi Arabia reshuffle keep oil prices firm

      Oil prices were posting solid gains on Monday morning as wildfires continued to rage in Canada’s top oil-producing...

    32. May 8, 2016

      New Saudi oil era ignites old questions

      The new Saudi administration under construction by Mohammed bin Salman, the monarchy’s young deputy crown prince, has...

    33. May 8, 2016

      Regional politics likely to take bigger role in Saudi oil policy

      Speculation about Ali al-Naimi’s retirement has been a favourite guessing game in the oil market for well over a...

    34. May 7, 2016

      Khalid al-Falih takes the helm of Saudi Arabia’s oil ministry

      Khalid al-Falih, long regarded as the Saudi oil minister-in-waiting, has taken control of a revamped energy ministry at...

    35. May 7, 2016

      Ali al-Naimi: shrewd technocrat with a calming voice

      After rising from humble beginnings as an errand boy at Saudi Arabia’s national oil company nearly 70 years ago to...

    36. May 7, 2016

      Saudi Arabia replaces veteran oil minister Ali al-Naimi

      Saudi Arabia has replaced veteran oil minister Ali al-Naimi, one of the industry’s most influential leaders for 20...

    37. May 5, 2016

      Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber seeks to revive $10bn Barclays claim

      Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber, Britain’s 15th-richest person, has asked a New York appeals court to revive the $10bn...

    38. Fast FT

      May 5, 2016

      Saudi hikes Asian oil prices by most in 14 months

      Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest crude exporter, has raised June oil prices to Asia by the most in 14 months, in a...

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