Turkey growth weakens in 2014

Economic growth slackens to 2.9% in 2014, well down on 2013, creating worries for Turkish government ahead of June legislative elections.

Leading UAE carriers introduce 'rule of two' after Alps crash

Saudi Aramco signs loan deal to maintain financial flexibility

Oil prices sink

Oil prices fall after Yemen-inspired gains

Gulf stocks regain ground after early losses over Yemen

Borse Dubai sells big stake in London Stock Exchange

Sweden seeks to allay business leaders concerns after Saudi row

Kuwait plans to introduce corporate taxes to diversify revenue

Qatar sticks to spending splurge despite fall in oil prices

Egypt hopes to generate $20 billion from tourism by 2020

Iran to increase gas imports from Turkmenistan

Egypt investor conference to showcase Sisi's political support

Oil prices steady as dollar strengthens

Germany seeks to boost role in diversifying Saudi economy

BP to invest $12 billion in Egypt gas fields

Top US airlines criticise 'unfair' UAE, Qatar airline subsidies

Libya declares force majeure at 11 oil fields

Qatar predicts 7% growth in 2015

Oil market gains limited ground

Oil market recoils after bumper gains

Turkey explores for oil in Iraqi Kurdistan

Police, anti-shale gas protesters clash in Algeria

Qatar takes full ownership of Porta Nuova

Algeria police prevent anti-shale gas protest

Turkey central bank bows to Erdogan pressure on rates

Russia offers Iran missiles despite sanctions

UAEs Du posts 6% profit rise in 2014

Qatar Airways denies staff sacked when married

Cyprus signs gas export pipeline deal with Egypt

Kuwait: oil prices have improved faster than expected

Kuwait MPs approve $116 billion development plan

S&P lowers Saudi outlook on oil price slide

Oil prices extend gains after drop in US output

Libya risks bankruptcy amid deteriorating security situation

Oil prices extend losses as market remains oversupplied

Turkey seizes bank linked to Erdogan arch foe Fethullah Gulen

Huge investments in energy projects in MENA to 2019

Oil prices rise sharply on hopes of higher energy demand

Turkey central bank rejects unscheduled rate cut


At time of war, cigar business launched in Syria

State-run General Tobacco Company launches locally-made cigar business in Latakia in bid to create desperately needed jobs, boost revenue.

Battle for Libya oil wealth takes on new dimensions

NOC says it will continue to operate from Tripoli, and will remain independent institution that operates outside political disputes.

Long-awaited trial throws spotlight on oil and corruption in Algeria

Charges include influence peddling, inflating contract prices, money laundering and generally skimming off millions of dollars in bribes.

Saudi business initiative sowing its seeds

Business incubation programme Badir brews business success in Saudi Arabia as part of efforts to diversify economy.

Most secure way to hold savings in Turkey: In gold they trust

Gold is hugely prized in Turkey not just for ornamentation or investment by banks but as secure way for private individuals to hold their savings.

Land of true Arabian culture hopes to boost selective tourism

From desert camping to luxury hotels, Oman is hoping to carve out a place on global tourist track.

Syria economy back to 1980s size

Economists say Syrias economy has been 'set back more than three decades by civil war, may never recover.

With limited capabilities, Iran hopes for rebirth of tourism industry

For Iran, whose currency, Rial, has been severely depressed by rampant inflation, tourism offers foreign exchange windfall.

Morocco maintains regular flights to Ebola-hit nations

Royal Air Maroc is keeping up regular flights to three worst hit countries reflecting kingdom's constant commitment to Africa.

Saudi Arabia could earn $8.5 billion from Mecca pilgrimage

Mecca Chamber of Commerce says revenues from largest gathering of Muslims would increase by 3% from last year.

Al Jazeera America faces trial on fraud charges

Former US vice president files lawsuit claiming owners of Al-Jazeera America took back $65 million placed in escrow for sale of his cable channel.