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    1. May 3, 2016

      Saudi opens door to short sellers to lure investors

      Saudi Arabia has announced a series of market reforms aiming to make its $400bn bourse more attractive to foreign...

    2. May 3, 2016

      Shifting Saudi expectations key to labour reform success

      Mohammed spends his days wandering the aisles of a Riyadh mall, flirting with women. Unemployed since leaving college...

    3. Nick Butler

      May 2, 2016

      Saudi Arabia — the dangers of a fanciful vision

      Saudi Arabia is in a mess. That conclusion seems to be common ground — the view of serious outside analysts and of the...

    4. May 1, 2016

      Sovereign funds ignore climate risk

      The world’s largest government-backed investment funds have been accused of ignoring the risks climate change poses to...

    5. April 29, 2016

      Aleppo action clarifies Russian ambitions in Syria

      With peace talks on Syria suspended in Geneva, the collapse of the two-month-old cessation of hostilities is all but...

    6. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      Dallas Fed's Kaplan warns of more oil volatility

      The price of oil has surged by almost 80 per cent since mid-February, but the head of the Dallas Federal Reserve has...

    7. April 28, 2016

      Scepticism over privatisation in cradle-to-grave Saudi state

      When Saudi Arabia unveiled its ambitious plan to replace decades of dependence on oil with a thriving private sector...

    8. April 28, 2016

      Saudi reform: not all about oil

      Seen from the indebted rich world, Saudi Arabia’s problems look enviable. The kingdom has an enervating addiction to...

    9. beyondbrics

      April 28, 2016

      Saudi Arabia gets ready to tackle tough reforms

      By John Sfakianakis, Gulf Research Center This week the Saudi cabinet approved the government’s “Vision 2030” and...

    10. April 27, 2016

      The religious compact that constrains Saudi economic reform

      Mohammed bin Salman, son of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and his deputy crown prince, is commonly referred to as the...

    11. FT Alphaville

      April 26, 2016

      The Prince, the Firm, and the Fund

      Because if his Royal Highness the prince wants the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund — then who’s to say no? As for...

    12. April 25, 2016

      Sweeping Saudi plan threatens to shift foundations of kingdom

      If admission is the first step towards overcoming dependency, Mohammed bin Salman al-Saud made a start on the road to...

    13. April 25, 2016

      Saudi Arabia pledges economic overhaul to end ‘addiction to oil’

      Saudi Arabia has unveiled a long-awaited plan for a radical transformation of its economy, pledging to end its...

    14. April 25, 2016

      A bold bid to transform Saudi Arabia’s economy

      With a pledge to end Saudi Arabia’s reliance on oil in a mere four years, Mohammed bin Salman, the 30-year-old deputy...

    15. April 25, 2016

      Egypt protesters clash over Saudi move

      Egyptian police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of demonstrators who gathered to protest against the government’s...

    16. April 25, 2016

      Will Saudi Arabia’s ambitious reform programme work?

      Saudi Arabia has unveiled the most far-reaching reform programme in the kingdom’s history, in its latest attempt to...

    17. April 25, 2016

      Saudi-led coalition launches campaign in southern Yemen

      The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen on Monday said it had launched strikes against al-Qaeda in the southern Yemeni city of...

    18. April 24, 2016

      Offshore rig operators reel from oil price rout

      In the depths of the ocean off the coast of Uruguay, more than two miles below sea level, the oil industry is...

    19. April 24, 2016

      Obama and Merkel unite over trade deal

      Barack Obama and Angela Merkel have called for talks over a transatlantic trade deal to be completed this year as fears...

    20. April 22, 2016

      From Doha collapse to $45 a barrel: a defining week for oil?

      As the world’s biggest oil producers gathered in Doha last weekend for talks about freezing production, delegates...

    21. April 21, 2016

      Obama ‘concerned’ over Iraqi premier’s hold on power

      Barack Obama said on Thursday that he was “concerned” about whether Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi could hold on...

    22. April 21, 2016

      Sisi loses his lustre as discontent grows in Egypt

      No one can accuse Mahmoud al-Kardoussi of opposing the regime of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The editor-in-chief of...

    23. April 21, 2016

      Oil holds gains on stronger market outlook

      Crude oil charged to its best level since early November on Thursday, before pulling back in volatile trading, leaving...

    24. April 21, 2016

      So investors, what if the oil price heads south again?

      We are all oil traders at the moment. The resilience of crude prices in the wake of a failed production freeze deal in...

    25. April 20, 2016

      Moscow sceptical of oil production freeze after Doha failure

      Moscow has played down hopes of a deal with Opec countries to freeze production and raised its own output forecasts...

    26. April 20, 2016

      Mutual suspicion frays historic US-Saudi ties

      In February 1945 President Franklin Roosevelt, on his way home from the Yalta summit with Winston Churchill and Joseph...

    27. April 19, 2016

      Stocks hit fresh 2016 highs

      Tuesday 21:30 BST. A barometer of global equities climbed to its highest level of the year on Tuesday, as a firmer oil...

    28. April 19, 2016

      Saudi Arabia takes out $10bn in bank loans

      Saudi Arabia is raising $10bn from a consortium of global banks as the kingdom embarks on its first international debt...

    29. April 19, 2016

      Efforts to reshape US-Saudi relations in focus during Obama’s visit

      Long before he became president, Barack Obama wanted to establish some distance between the US and Saudi Arabia. During...

    30. Fast FT

      April 19, 2016

      Asian markets recover as oil stabilises

      Some stabilisation in the price of oil supported a solid rebound for Asian markets on Tuesday. Early gains today had...

    31. April 18, 2016

      US energy groups benefit amid volatility

      The shares of US energy groups were volatile on Monday after big oil producers failed to reach an agreement over the...

    32. April 18, 2016

      The unpredictable new voice of Saudi oil

      As the fallout from collapsed oil talks in Doha reverberates, Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman has emerged as the...

    33. April 18, 2016

      Oil shows resilience as production deal collapses

      After a deal to curb oil production collapsed late on Sunday evening, Qatar’s energy minister was quick to put a...

    34. April 18, 2016

      Collapse of Doha talks highlights the rise of Mohammed bin Salman

      Ali al-Naimi has been the king of oil for more than two decades. Markets rose and tumbled on the Saudi oil minister’s...

    35. April 18, 2016

      Oil price fall capped by rebalancing hopes

      Oil prices remained slightly weaker on Monday after a meeting of major exporters ended without a deal to freeze...

    36. Fast FT

      April 18, 2016

      US energy groups roiled amid oil drop

      The shares of US energy groups were roiled on Monday after major producers failed this weekend to agree to freeze...

    37. Fast FT

      April 18, 2016

      US stocks poised to fall as oil slides

      US stock-index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street as oil prices declined after major producers failed to...

    38. Fast FT

      April 18, 2016

      Opening Quote: Reckitt; Centrica; Stock Spirits

      The cost of Brexit, the fall in the oil price and the quality of crocodile handbags occupy FT Opening Quote today. With...

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