Businesses look to Iran opportunities

London conference prepares for eventual easing of sanctions

Investors eye Egypt energy opportunities

Sentiment improves on perception stability is returning

Saudi investor warns on falling oil price

Alwaleed ‘astonishment’ over government playing down issue

Cautious mood pervades the sovereign wealth fund industry

Managers make the most of their freedom to take a longer-term view on investments

a visitor to the Dubai Financial Market using prayer beads
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Equities soar as confidence returns to stock markets

Despite gains, growth will probably slow

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa
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Cash rolls in as region shrugs off bad news

Indicators show a marked upturn in financial activity in the region, even as sectarian violence spreads

Sukuk issue to boost Dubai’s ambitions

City seeks to become hub for emerging markets

EU freeze on Iran bank assets rejected

Move calls into question use of unnamed intelligence sources

Qataris sued over former US embassy

Second time the group has faced battle with London partners

Liquidators sue Daiwa over Sanea funds

Grant Thornton alleges $204m wrongly paid to Saudi businessman

Dubai plans $32bn aviation mega-hub

Gulf state aims to create one of world’s largest airports

Iran banks pushed to curb asset appetite

Rouhani wants lenders to concentrate on helping ailing industries

Saudi Arabia cuts October crude prices

Opec’s largest producer unlikely to curb production

Egypt unveils $8bn Suez Canal investment

President kicks off first phase in vast public works scheme

StanChart’s NY settlement draws UAE ire

Gulf state warns of possible litigation from customers

Dubai and S Korea sign investments deal

Emirate expands commercial hub role as Asian state eyes Africa

Arab Bank faces Hamas funding claims in NY

Jordanian lender pitted against families of victims of attacks

Doubts over Qatar interest in VTB bond

Sanctions on Russia place question mark over level of investment

Saudi Arabia: get riyal

Tadawul reaches same level of market capitalisation as the Micex

Israel and Hamas trade fire

Death toll in Gaza climbs after air strikes