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    1. July 5, 2015

      Sabic pushes into Asia with South Korea deal

      Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation has teamed up with SK Global Chemical to produce polyethelyne products in South...

    2. beyondbrics

      July 2, 2015

      Democratisation and the investment consequences for frontier markets

      March 28 this year was a date for the history books. It marked the first time the Nigerian presidential election had been...

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    1. New Trade Routes: Arab World

      Despite widespread unrest in the region, countries such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt are ...
    2. Investing in the Arab World

      Political upheaval and the sharp fall in oil prices in the region — including Saudi Ar...
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    1. July 1, 2015

      US shale has been stymied by Saudi Arabia, says Shell CEO

      Saudi Arabia’s move to abandon its role as the balancing force in world oil markets has put the brakes on America’s energy...

    2. July 1, 2015

      Prince Alwaleed of Saudi Arabia pledges his fortune to charity

      Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al-Saud of Saudi Arabia has pledged to donate his entire multibillion-dollar fortune to charity in...

    3. July 1, 2015

      Hashtag war erupts between Saudi supporters and opponents of Isis

      A war of words has erupted on Twitter between Saudis trying to dissuade would-be suicide bombers and supporters of militant...

    4. July 1, 2015

      Charity takes justice ministry to court over Saudi jails bid

      A charity defending human rights in the Gulf is mounting a legal challenge to the UK’s Ministry of Justice over its attempt...

    5. June 30, 2015

      Gulf nations show promise as source of outbound FDI

      Investment from wealthy Gulf countries is highly sought after but while government sovereign wealth funds from the region...

    6. June 29, 2015

      Arab region expected to bounce back

      The worldwide slump in oil prices has had an immediate impact on the hydrocarbon-dependent economies of the Gulf. To make...

    7. June 29, 2015

      Aramex aims to disrupt the logistics industry

      It has been more than two years since Hussein Hachem took over as chief executive of Aramex, the Dubai-based logistics...

    8. June 29, 2015

      Saudi port initiatives at forefront of push to diversify

      Transportation infrastructure is at the centre of Saudi Arabia’s plans to diversify its oil-dependent economy into a...

    9. June 28, 2015

      Saudi citizen Fahad Suleiman al-Gabbaa named as Kuwait attacker

      Kuwaiti authorities have identified a suicide bomber who killed 27 Shia worshippers at a mosque on Friday as a Saudi...

    10. June 25, 2015

      Alberta doubles carbon tax on large emitters by 2017

      The new government of Canada’s oil-rich Alberta province said it would double a carbon tax on large emitters by 2017 as...

    11. FT Data

      June 24, 2015

      Datawatch: Largest oil producers

      The impact of the shale revolution saw the US overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world’s leading producer of...

    12. June 24, 2015

      South Korea to spend $9bn to counter Mers impact

      South Korea will draw up a Won10tn ($9bn) supplementary budget to help its already struggling economy cope with the effects...

    13. June 23, 2015

      Russia takes over as top oil supplier to China

      Russia was China’s largest supplier of crude oil for the first time on record in May, as Moscow looks beyond Europe for...

    14. June 18, 2015

      Middle East dairy demand rides on oil

      Rasmus Malmbak Kjeldsen may be an executive at a leading European dairy company, but he also keeps an eye on the oil price....

    15. June 17, 2015

      Saudi defence minister to meet Vladimir Putin for talks on Syria

      Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s defence minister, is travelling to Russia this week as the oil-rich kingdom and...

    16. June 16, 2015

      Saudi Arabia equity market opening just the start

      There’s a distinct sense of déjà vu around the opening up of Saudi Arabia’s stock market to foreign investors. The kingdom...

    17. June 14, 2015

      Saudi Arabia opens its $560bn stock market to foreign investors

      Saudi Arabia’s stock market is opening to foreign investors, marking a step forward in the oil-rich kingdom’s economic...

    18. June 14, 2015

      Prince Alwaleed calls for new Twitter chief executive

      Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of Twitter’s earliest and biggest shareholders, said he did not support Jack Dorsey becoming...

    19. June 12, 2015

      Assessing Opec’s oil market strategy

      The oil ministers of Opec nations could hardly contain their satisfaction in Vienna last week, brimming with confidence...

    20. FT Alphaville

      June 12, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Ted Baker fashions 24% sales rise

      Twitter’s CEO has quit , Ted Baker’s glad he’s gone abroad – sales are up 24 per cent helped by international expansion for...

    21. June 11, 2015

      As Saudi Arabian bourse opens to foreigners, don’t all rush at once

      Saudi Arabia’s $530bn Tadawul stock exchange, the seventh largest in the emerging market world by capitalisation, will be...

    22. June 11, 2015

      Oil supply to grow quicker than demand, says IEA

      Global oil supplies are expected to grow robustly this year and will outstrip even surprisingly strong demand, the world’s...

    23. June 10, 2015

      Saudi Arabian oil output hits record

      Saudi Arabia increased its oil production to a record level in May in an attempt to win back more customers and meet demand...

    24. June 9, 2015

      Oil rises on lower shale output forecast

      Oil posted its biggest gain in the month to date after a forecast showed US shale oil output will fall next month and Saudi...

    25. June 8, 2015

      Surveillance is the best defence against a border-breaching virus

      Respiratory diseases have a Houdini-esque habit of escaping their neatly labelled boxes. Swine flu crossed from pigs into...

    26. June 8, 2015

      South Korea struggles to explain spread of Mers virus

      A sudden outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome in South Korea has put the spotlight back on a disease that had been...

    27. June 6, 2015

      Saudi military shoots down Yemeni missile

      The war between Saudi Arabia and Yemen’s Houthi movement escalated on Satuday as the kingdom said it shot down Scud missiles...

    28. June 5, 2015

      Opec agrees to keep oil output high in battle for market

      Opec has agreed to stick with its strategy of keeping the oil taps wide open to squeeze high-cost producers with the cartel...

    29. June 4, 2015

      India seeks oil discounts from Opec as it flexes import clout

      India is asking Opec members for long-term oil price concessions, its petroleum minister said on Thursday, as it tries to...

    30. June 4, 2015

      ConocoPhillips says Opec will not halt the advance of US shale

      Opec, the oil producers’ cartel, will not be able to stop the US shale industry in spite of lower crude prices, the chief...

    31. June 4, 2015

      Mers outbreak hits South Korea

      Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, which has killed more than 430 since the first case was reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012,...

    32. June 4, 2015

      Saudi minister sees rise in demand as supply slows

      Saudi Arabia’s oil minister indicated on Thursday he sees supply slowing and demand growing ahead of Opec’s meeting...

    33. June 3, 2015

      Opec set to keep pumping as oil price stabilises

      Opec believes its strategy of letting prices fall to curb high-cost oil production is working, with the group set to keep...

    34. June 3, 2015

      Saudi conglomerate Ahab pledges bulk of assets to creditors

      Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi & Brothers has pledged 87 per cent of its assets to creditors in an attempt to secure agreement from...

    35. The World

      June 3, 2015

      Live: Opec seminar

      This Live Blog session closed at 09:58 on 3 Jun 2015.Ali al-Naimi, the Saudi oil minister (centre), Bob Dudley the chief...

    36. June 2, 2015

      Attacks on Shia mosques show Saudi Arabia must act against extremists

      Suicide bombers claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) just hit Shia mosques in Saudi Arabia two Friday...

    37. June 2, 2015

      Opec meets big oil in an altered landscape

      When the oil industry descends on Vienna this week it will survey a market transformed by Opec’s historic decision six...

    38. June 2, 2015

      Saudi Arabia to boost defence spending by 27% over five years

      Saudi Arabia is on track to become the world’s fifth-largest military spender by 2020 as it boosts its defence budget by 27...

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