Turkey bank keeps main interest rates unchanged

Central bank says it is carefully watching inflation due to recent pressure on Turkish lira on currency markets.

Oil prices fall as Saudi Arabia keeps pumps running

Oil prices higher on Middle East unrest

Abu Dhabi grants Korean GS Energy onshore oil concession

Kuwait seeks arbitration in oil row with Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait decide to shut second oilfield in neutral zone

Russia to supply Turkey gas December 2016

Kuwait to order Super Hornet jets worth $3 billion

Algeria jails, fines seven foreign firms

Emirates Airline annual profits surge 40%

Iran releases seized Maersk cargo vessel

Iran dreams big amid hopes for nuclear agreement

Riyadh, Paris discuss multi-billion-euro projects

France set to sell Qatar 24 Rafale jets

Qatar unveils world’s biggest environment project

Closure of key trade route deals harsh blow to Jordan economy

Entrepreneurs encourage people to ‘buy Syrian’

Emirates awards lucrative engines deal

EU urged to label Israeli West bank products

Egypt joins China-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Saudi Arabia in new move to cut oil output at Kuwait neutral zone

IEA trims non-OPEC supply forecast

Turkey launches construction of first nuclear power plant

Iran joins Beijing-backed infrastructure bank

Islamic finance must address challenges to develop safely

Qatar economy turns in strong performance of more than 6% growth

Sharp drop in Kuwait revenues

UAE airlines say safety never jeopardised

Turkey growth weakens in 2014

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


Gazan software firm growing despite Israel blockade

Luzu, co-founder of Unit One, says his company now employs 89 people, mostly women, deals with his clients through Skype.

Qatar signs deal for 24 French Rafale fighter jets

Separate deal will see France train 36 Qatari pilots and around 100 mechanical engineers, as well as intelligence officers.

Closure of last overland route chokes off Lebanon exports

As peak harvest seasons draw closer, exporters and truckers are hoping for speedy solution to problem.

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 Syria’s 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.