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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. July 9, 2015

      Prince Saud al-Faisal, world’s longest serving foreign minister, 1940-2015

      Saud al-Faisal, who has died, aged 75, two months after his replacement as Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister, served for...

    23. July 7, 2015

      A nuclear deal will not banish the Middle East’s demons

      The final deadline is almost upon us for the US and five other powers to reach a deal with Iran to constrain its...

    24. July 6, 2015

      Saudi sovereign fund to invest $10bn in Russia

      Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund has agreed to invest $10bn in Russia, in a powerful sign of the rapprochement...

    25. 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...

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      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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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