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 but importing countries enjoy some benefits

illustration by James Ferguson for Investing in the Arab World March 2015 special report
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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

Fragile stability lures investors

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

Foreign investors return to Egypt

Bidding war starts over two food groups

©Barry Falls

The big drop: Riyadh’s oil gamble

For years Saudi Arabia acted as a safety net in the market, but as prices fell the game changed, writes Anjli Raval

BP back working with Fridman and Browne

Oil major and LetterOne to invest $12bn in Egypt

Cash denied to charities in conflict zones

Counter-terrorism legislation causes banks to block funding, report says

Dubai to build major post-crash project

Vote of confidence in financial centre despite competition from Abu Dhabi

Oil fall may trigger Opec emergency meeting

Growing alarm over impact on members’ economies

IMF endorses Egypt’s economic reforms

Fund predicts growth will reach 3.8 per cent of GDP

Energy shortfall drains Iran’s growth push

Poor power-generating capacity holds back recovery

Gulf countries to invest in Egypt fund

Mideast allies help finance energy and infrastructure projects

New Saudi king stamps his authority

Salman overhauls security, political and economic officials

IMF urges Gulf states to reduce spending

GCC states to lose $300bn in oil revenue this year

Morocco looks south as Europe stagnates

Location helps the country to position itself as gateway to Africa

Wise bet is on happier year for economy

Optimism is more likely to prove correct than fashionable pessimism