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    1. June 29, 2016

      Japan oil family descendants put merger on slippery slope

      Shares in two of Japan’s leading oil refiners slid after descendants of the industry’s most famous swashbuckler...

    2. June 29, 2016

      Saudi Aramco sale heralds new market

      The planned sale of up to 5 per cent of Saudi Arabia’s state oil producer could create not only the world’s largest...

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    1. June 26, 2016

      Saudi Arabia gears up for debut bond issue

      Saudi Arabia has mandated three international banks to arrange its debut international bond as the kingdom presses...

    2. June 23, 2016

      Iran sends mixed messages on diplomacy in wake of nuclear deal

      When Iran sealed its historic nuclear agreement with world powers, it was hoped that a dividend of the deal would be...

    3. June 22, 2016

      New Saudi oil minister signals end to glut

      Saudi Arabia’s new oil minister has signalled an end to the worst of the oil glut and indicated the Opec kingpin is...

    4. Fast FT

      June 22, 2016

      Saudi may return to oil balancing role says energy minister

      Saudi Arabia’s oil minister has said the country will be expected to balance supply and demand once the market...

    5. June 21, 2016

      Egyptian court halts transfer of Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia

      An Egyptian court has voided a contentious border demarcation agreement that would have handed two strategic Red Sea...

    6. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      Saudi grants Dow trading license as part of reform plans

      Dow Chemical has become the first company not headquartered in Saudi Arabia to receive a trading license from the...

    7. June 16, 2016

      Saudi deputy crown prince promotes his bold reform plans in US

      Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s powerful deputy crown prince, has taken his plan to transform the oil-dependent...

    8. June 15, 2016

      America manages to infuriate both Sunni and Shia

      After world powers led by the US reached the nuclear deal with Iran that came into effect in January — accompanied by...

    9. Fast FT

      June 13, 2016

      Oil over-supply set to balance in 2016 - Opec

      Excess supply in the oil market is likely to “ease over the coming quarters” as demand stays robust and production from...

    10. Nick Butler

      June 13, 2016

      Expect a wave of privatisation in energy

      In strong contrast to the previous downturns in the energy market the sharp falls in prices seen over the last two...

    11. June 12, 2016

      LafargeHolcim disposals to exceed $3.6bn

      LafargeHolcim, the Franco-Swiss cement group created by a €41bn merger last year, is stepping up its post-deal disposal...

    12. FT Alphaville

      June 10, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - Dinner (or what apparently passes for dinner) at Peter Thiel’s house, and realising “the actions...

    13. June 10, 2016

      Five goals of Saudi Arabia’s ambitious transformation plans

      Saudi Arabia’s $72bn National Transformation Plan imposes a hefty 346 targets on ministries and governmental bodies...

    14. FT Alphaville

      June 8, 2016

      The petrodollar drawdown quantified

      To what degree is the collapse in oil prices responsible for the contraction in cross-border financial activity and...

    15. June 8, 2016

      Saudi Arabia considers income tax for foreign residents

      Saudi Arabia’s finance minister confirmed that the kingdom was considering imposing income tax on foreign residents as...

    16. June 7, 2016

      Saudi Arabia reveals plan to transform its economy

      Saudi Arabia plans to cut state spending on salaries and raise non-oil revenue as the cornerstone of a comprehensive...

    17. Fast FT

      June 6, 2016

      Brent on track for highest settle since October

      Oil resumed its upward march on Monday as supply disruptions continue to give crude a boost. Brent crude, the global...

    18. Nick Butler

      June 6, 2016

      Don't count on an orderly transition to a low carbon world

      Remember the Arab Spring and the heady promise of freedom and peace in the Middle East? Many normally sensible...

    19. June 5, 2016

      Saudi Arabia’s Uber investment is a bet on economic diversification

      Saudi Arabia’s $3.5bn investment in car-booking app Uber reflects two core mandates of its sovereign wealth fund:...

    20. June 3, 2016

      Saudi Arabia oil chief breathes life into Opec, for now

      When Khalid Al Falih was brought in as the Saudi health minister last year, the technocrat was charged with...

    21. Fast FT

      June 3, 2016

      Oil dips below $50 in Opec aftermath

      Oil’s rollercoaster ride continued on Friday as investors digested the fall-out from Opec’s latest meeting in Vienna...

    22. FT Alphaville

      June 3, 2016

      Why Uber's capital costs will creep ever higher

      So Saudi Arabia has invested $3.5bn in Uber, the ride-hailing app, making it the largest single investment ever made in...

    23. June 2, 2016

      Saudi to retain key decision-making for Aramco after IPO

      Khalid Al Falih, Saudi Arabia’s oil minister and chairman of the country’s state energy giant, said the government will...

    24. June 2, 2016

      Uber cranks up ride-hailing battle with $3.5bn Saudi investment

      Uber has just turned six and received a very nice birthday present: a $3.5bn investment from Saudi Arabia’s sovereign...

    25. June 2, 2016

      Opec resists output cap with oil near $50

      Saudi Arabia’s new energy minister rallied Opec support for maintaining production on Thursday, as a near-doubling of...

    26. June 2, 2016

      Oil falls after Opec fails to agree on a new output ceiling

      Oil prices fell after Opec members failed to agree on a new output ceiling at the latest meeting in Vienna. ICE August...

    27. June 2, 2016

      Opec is not dead — it is adapting

      Oil ministers of some of the world’s largest oil producers have converged in Vienna this week for Opec’s 169th meeting....

    28. Tech blog

      June 2, 2016

      #techFT - Uber's global big ticket to ride

      Saudi Arabia is backing Uber big time, @DarthPutinKGB has been put offline by a Russian social media offensive, Fossil...

    29. Fast FT

      June 2, 2016

      Opec should 'steward the market' - Saudi Arabia

      Saudi Arabia’s new energy minister has said it is time for Opec to “steward the market” to help supply and demand back...

    30. Fast FT

      June 2, 2016

      Opec: Saudi-Iran showdown expected in Vienna

      Oil prices held just below $50 a barrel on Thursday as Opec prepares to meet in Vienna, with the group’s semi-annual...

    31. June 1, 2016

      Saudi Arabia debt sale faces pricing pressure

      Saudi Arabia is being warned to expect higher borrowing rates than neighbouring Gulf governments as it plans one of the...

    32. Fast FT

      June 1, 2016

      Iran throws cold water on Opec production cap talk

      Iran’s oil minister Bijan Zanganeh said a return to individual producer output quotas is the only way for the...

    33. June 1, 2016

      Uber: why IPO?

      Your country is in a fiscal crisis. The budget deficit has hit 19 per cent of gross domestic product. There is...

    34. June 1, 2016

      How Israel can marshal the ‘good news’ from the Middle East

      It is not often I hear the words “good news” associated with the Middle East. In fact, I can’t think of anything that...

    35. Fast FT

      June 1, 2016

      Saudi dollar hoarding? BAML's chart of the day

      It is, says Bank of America Merrill Lynch, “the curious case of spiking domestic banks’ net FX purchases” in Saudi...

    36. June 1, 2016

      Russian and Saudi investors cut US assets

      Investors in Russia and Saudi Arabia cut their combined holdings of US securities by more than $50bn between the middle...

    37. Fast FT

      May 31, 2016

      Saudi, Russian investors cut US securities holdings

      Investors in Russia and Saudi Arabia cut their combined holdings of US securities by more than $50bn between the middle...

    38. May 31, 2016

      Saudi Arabia lines up banks for $15bn bond sale

      Saudi Arabia has summoned bankers to meetings in Riyadh next week as the oil exporter seeks to launch its debut...

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