Arab region expected to bounce back

Oil prices are set to rise and infrastructure investment could help forge new trade links


Saudi stock market opens to foreigners

Gradualist approach to financial reform continues

Saudi bourse will have limited appeal

‘Stringent’ limits on buying will exclude Tadawul from big global indices

Modern vision of Iran’s tech start-ups

A rising class of entrepreneurs believe their projects will win over clerics, says Stephan Chambers

Turkish problems are relative

Worth reflecting how much worse nation's woes were in recent past

Middle East sovereign funds fear decline

Many regional managers expect era of low oil prices

Drill deeper than oil for Saudi prosperity

Important reforms centre on energy, which kingdom uses wastefully, writes John Sfakianakis

Saudi group improves deal for creditors

Ahab agrees plan with leading parties over $6.4bn debt

Cairo suspends 10% capital gains tax

Decision welcomed as regional rivals test Egyptian competitiveness

Chinese investment in Israel rises

Technology and agribusiness draw interest and funds

Saudis claim oil price strategy success

World’s largest crude exporter seeks to douse US shale surge

US shale rebound will limit oil recovery

Output from the ‘swing producer’ has changed the equilibrium

Saudis burn through foreign reserves

King Salman funds public sector salaries and large development projects

Israel threatened with court over tax cash

Palestinian Authority accuses Tel Aviv of withholding revenues

London hears $650m Islamic bond trial

Property group DAAR and Bank Alkhair take on former bank employee

Security concerns make business difficult

Exporters struggle to adjust to cheaper oil

Political turmoil and economic slowdown end boom years

The plunge in the oil price and a deteriorating security situation in the region have radically altered the fiscal landscape

Energy companies pledge billions of dollars of Egypt investment

A fragile political stability in the country of 90m is luring investors back again

Gulf states put money on Sisi’s Egypt

Ruling families pledge investments and deposits worth $12bn

Egypt plans new administrative capital

Proposal for city of 7m people to relieve pressure on Cairo