Saudi in talks with banks over bond sale

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Raising debt will help slow decline in foreign exchange reserves


The Israeli settlement of Har Homa (foreground), built in East Jerusalem, is seen in front of the West Bank city of Bethlehem (background) on September 1, 2014. Israel said it would expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of Palestinian land around Bethlehem, and allowed 45 days for any appeal. The Israeli army said the move stemmed from political decisions taken after the June killing of three Israeli teenagers snatched from a roadside in the same area, known to Israelis as the Gush Etzion settlement bloc. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD GHARABLI (Photo credit should read AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images) ©AFP
Israel’s plan to build thousands of settler homes in East Jerusalem is sparking international ire
– John Reed

Senate votes to allow 9/11 Saudi suits

Move to allow families of victims to sue Riyadh could be vetoed

Moody’s downgrades Saudi credit rating

Agency puts long-term rating on par with Japan with stable outlook

Saudi Arabia raising oil output ahead of IPO

State oil company at centre of reform programme

Vision 2030: Five key Saudi reforms

Technocrats charged with reducing kingdom’s reliance on oil

Khalid al-Falih

New Saudi oil era ignites old questions

New regime makes kingdom’s policy outlook more uncertain

What now for Saudi oil policy?

Ali al-Naimi’s exit signals how much things are changing, writes Roula Khalaf

Joe Cummings illustration - Al-Naimi

Shrewd technocrat with a calming voice

Octogenarian became most important non-royal in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia replaces veteran oil minister

Khalid al-Falih to take over from Ali al-Naimi

D64YR9 Men in traditional clothes sit in a cafe in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 06 June 2012. German Photo: Michael Kappeler
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Shifting Saudi expectations key to reform

Cautious optimism over prince’s plan to overhaul the economy

Religious curbs on Saudi economic reform

There is one lever of power the crown prince does not hold

Sweeping Saudi plan set to rattle kingdom

Ambition to revolutionise economy in just four years will test social fabric of conservative state

Saudi Arabia pledges economic overhaul

Kingdom targets $2tn initial public offering of Saudi Aramco

Coalition campaign in southern Yemen

Mukalla has become the heart of al-Qaeda mini-state

IMF cuts Gulf GDP growth forecast to 1.8%

Oil-dependent region lowers spending to contain fiscal deficits

Saudi Arabia takes out $10bn in loans

Global consortium lays on first borrowing in 25 years

Obama seeks to reshape US-Saudi relations

Despite frictions, the kingdom remains an important partner of America

Doha talks highlight the rise of a prince

The influence of the deputy crown prince over Saudi oil policy is growing

Dubai offices battle chaotic system

Buildings in the state can have multiple owners, which leads to multiple problems

Five questions in the wake of Doha

Why did Saudis make last-minute change of tack on oil freeze?