Pressure builds on Egypt to devalue pound

Foreign currency shortage hits businesses that rely on imports

Mohammad Bagher Nobakht who is Iran'svice president and head of Managment and planning Organisation,Tehran,Iran.PHOTO BY FARZANEH KHADEMIAN Story by: Najmeh Bozorgmehr
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Iran to hold assets in foreign banks

Move to fend off inflationary pressure from sudden cash inflow

British regulators help Iranian banks

Start-up unit assists lenders to overcome sanctions legacy

Iranian banks not ready for global call

Weak regulation and inadequate capitalisation slow progress

Bahrain and Oman raise fuel prices

Oil slump forces Gulf states to cut subsidies and spending

Proposed Aramco sale breaks with Saudi past

Privatisation plans just one of wave of changes sweeping Kingdom

Oil price slump hits Gulf economy

Bigger deficits and spending cuts hit construction and confidence

By the numbers

Regional problems loom after the fall of oil prices in the past year

Dubai oil benchmark under scrutiny

Shell calls for tougher regulation amid growing Chinese clout

Loot and levies underpin jihadi economy

Militants raise hundreds of millions from oil, extortion and tax

US says Isis ‘financial minister’ killed

Treasury reveals significant part of group’s funding comes from Syria

Understanding the new global oil economy

If US imports fall, its interest in Middle East will shrink

Loans to UAE businesses under pressure

Head of banking federation warns of growing risk to banks

IMF warns on Gulf states growth

Big spending cuts needed to balance budgets, fund says

Isis Inc: how oil fuels the terrorists

The jihadis run a sprawling operation even their enemies must use

Saudi Arabia oil: No gain without pain

Riyadh’s decision to maintain output, even as prices fell, has hobbled rivals but exposed its economic weaknesses

Gulf lenders expand while others retreat

Gulf banks have been blazing an expansionary trail across north Africa and Asia

Lower oil price forces government rethink

Spending cuts are expected as well as new opportunities for business

Saudi Arabia forced to embrace change

Culture of largesse is under pressure as the country accelerates efforts to cut dependence on crude

Greek bank reviews Finansbank bids

Sale of Turkish unit offers lender way to meet eurozone demands to raise fresh capital