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    1. August 25, 2015

      Oil price drop leads to renewed speculation on Saudi riyal

      Plummeting oil prices have led to renewed speculation against the Saudi riyal, heaping pressure on Riyadh as it burns...

    2. August 25, 2015

      Iran’s oil output plans put focus on Opec strategy

      Iran plans to accelerate crude production and exports as soon as international sanctions are lifted, possibly next...

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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. August 20, 2015

      Arab coalition vows to chase Houthis into north Yemen power base

      The Sunni Arab coalition fighting Houthi forces in Yemen would pursue the rebels right into their northern power base...

    2. August 20, 2015

      World Bank aims for global deal to stop oil wells flaring

      The World Bank is aiming to set a global standard to stop the routine flaring of unwanted gas from oil wells, in an...

    3. August 19, 2015

      Bigger glut sends oil back to January price levels

      Oil sank to the lowest price since January after an increase in US crude stocks pointed to a deepening glut. Commercial...

    4. The Exchange

      August 18, 2015

      The cost of Pakistan's war on terrorism

      Many Pakistanis are facing a crisis of conscience as the government pursues a war on terrorism, which is starting to...

    5. Nick Butler

      August 17, 2015

      Oil prices – the Saudi dilemma

      With the latest analysis from the International Energy Agency showing that oil production capacity continues to rise...

    6. August 16, 2015

      Saudi Arabia’s hard choices on oil and regional influence

      The year 2015 is not going well for Saudi Arabia. The attempts of King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud and his son Prince...

    7. August 11, 2015

      Opec oil production rises even as Saudi Arabia reduces output

      Saudi Arabia scaled down its oil production from record levels last month even as rival Opec members helped push the...

    8. August 11, 2015

      UAE flexes military muscle alongside Saudis in Yemen

      The United Arab Emirates is taking an increasingly active role alongside Saudi forces in Yemen in their efforts to...

    9. FT Alphaville

      August 11, 2015

      This one time, at band camp, the PBOC did this thing

      China weakened the renminbi fixing by 1.86 per cent overnight, an unexpected move followed by the biggest one-day...

    10. August 6, 2015

      Suicide attack on Saudi mosque in security facility kills 13

      A suicide attack on a regional security force headquarters in Saudi Arabia has killed at least 13 people and injured...

    11. August 5, 2015

      Saudi Arabia plans $27bn in bond issues

      Saudi Arabia is returning to the bond market with a plan to raise $27bn by the end of the year, in the starkest sign...

    12. FT Alphaville

      August 3, 2015

      WTI is retesting $45

      WTI prices were sliding again on Monday: And we’re probably going lower due to a glut of Saudi and Middle Eastern crude...

    13. August 2, 2015

      Centrica CEO plots a reversal of fortune

      As a self-confessed “oil man” — and a BP veteran — Iain Conn finds himself in an unusual position. Rather than build an...

    14. August 1, 2015

      Osama bin Laden’s family members killed in private jet crash

      Relatives of al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden are among the four people who died when a private jet crash-landed at a...

    15. July 31, 2015

      ‘I set up Riyadh’s first female-owned clothes boutique’

      I opened Hasna Riyadh, or Riyadh Lady, in 1960. Wearing my abaya and hijab, I would sell dresses to ladies who lunched...

    16. July 30, 2015

      BAE Systems reports flat underlying earnings

      BAE Systems has left investors in suspense by maintaining the caveats on its target for modest earnings growth this...

    17. The Exchange

      July 30, 2015

      Will the Arab states follow Turkey in the fight against Isis?

      After refusing to do so for more than a year, Turkey has finally taken the bit between its teeth and plunged into the...

    18. July 27, 2015

      S Korea releases last suspected Mers victim from quarantine

      South Korea has lifted the quarantine on the last person suspected of having the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome...

    19. July 26, 2015

      Saudi Arabia announces surprise pause to Yemen campaign

      Saudi Arabia announced a surprise five-day pause to its bombing campaign in Yemen on Sunday to allow aid to flow into...

    20. July 24, 2015

      UK-Saudi contract details can stay secret, tribunal rules

      The UK government has won a legal battle to keep secret the details of how it oversaw a contract to supply the Saudi...

    21. July 21, 2015

      Yemen sees fierce fighting as Houthi forces battle to retake Aden

      Yemen’s southern port city of Aden is at the heart of fierce fighting once more as Shia Houthi forces battle to regain...

    22. July 21, 2015

      US crude oil prices remain under the pump

      US crude oil slipped below $50 a barrel on Tuesday, touching the lowest level since April, as a persistent supply glut...

    23. July 20, 2015

      Increased Iran oil output puts other exporters under pressure

      The lifting of sanctions against Iran is likely to prompt an increase in the Islamic Republic’s oil output and heap...

    24. July 20, 2015

      Crude supertanker operators cash in on oil market rout

      For owners of the supertankers capable of hauling more than 2m barrels of crude around the world, the crash in oil...

    25. July 19, 2015

      Obama reads Iran better than his critics

      Those whom the gods will destroy they first make mad. Critics of Barack Obama’s Iran deal have been giving a good...

    26. July 19, 2015

      Pakistan prepares to proceed with Iran pipeline project

      The removal of economic sanctions on Iran will clear the way for Pakistan to pursue an ambitious gas pipeline for...

    27. July 18, 2015

      Saudi Arabia says it is holding 431 Islamic State suspects

      DUBAI, July 18 — Saudi Arabia has arrested 431 people suspected of belonging to Islamic State cells and thwarted...

    28. July 17, 2015

      Futures markets have much to say about oil’s direction

      For a brief, brave moment this year there was a sense the worst was over for the oil sector. This week, that feeling...

    29. July 17, 2015

      Production cuts by Vale and Rio will not solve iron ore glut

      The bruised and battered iron ore industry finally received some good news this week. First, Vale said it would...

    30. July 16, 2015

      UK reveals offences by diplomats

      A Saudi Arabian embassy employee in the UK was shielded by diplomatic immunity from being prosecuted for developing...

    31. July 16, 2015

      The toxic rivalry of Saudi Arabia and Isis

      The death last week of Prince Saud al-Faisal, the respected statesman who had been foreign minister of Saudi Arabia for...

    32. July 15, 2015

      With nuclear deal struck, US focus shifts to wider agenda with Iran

      In September 2013, John Kerry became the first US secretary of state since the 1979 Islamic revolution to meet his...

    33. July 15, 2015

      Saudi finances weaken as FX reserves slide

      Saudi Arabia ramped up oil production to an all-time record high of 10.6m barrels a day in June, 200,000 b/d higher...

    34. July 15, 2015

      Yemen’s Houthi rebels in worst defeat since Saudi campaign began

      Yemen’s Houthi rebels have suffered their worst defeat since the Saudi-led military coalition began bombing the country...

    35. July 14, 2015

      Saudi (oil) tap: Will crude output go up to 11m b/d?

      Call it Saudi Arabia’s ‘Spinal Tap’ policy: Opec’s biggest exporter is showing the global crude oil market there is...

    36. July 13, 2015

      Saudi Arabia’s crude oil output hits 10.6m b/d record in June

      Saudi Arabia has told Opec it has raised crude oil output to the highest level on record, as the country prepares for...

    37. FT Alphaville

      July 13, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      Fraught negotiations in Brussels over a EUR86bn bailout package at the weekend created fresh uncertainty for Greece...

    38. July 12, 2015

      Saudi Arabia borrows $4bn as oil price reality hits home

      Saudi Arabia has borrowed $4bn from local markets in the past year, selling its first bonds for eight years as part of...

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