Brent rises past $50 a barrel

Oil market has rebounded on back of disrupted production in Canada due to wildfires, outages in Venezuela, unrest affecting energy infrastructure in Nigeria.

Egypt loses tourists to Spain over fears of violence

Turkey central bank cuts interest rates

Abu Dhabi oil giant cuts thousands of jobs

Oil prices ease after push toward $50 a barrel

European banks remain reluctant to work in Iran

Trade resumes at main Tunisia-Libya crossing

Saudi Arabia suffers fresh cut to credit rating

Demand for oil to grow at ‘solid’ rate in 2016

Abu Dhabi sees strong investor interest in $5 billion bond offer

Saudi Arabia gives Spanish firms extra time to finish high-speed railway

Security concerns take heavy toll on Turkish Airlines

OPEC chief expects oil market recovery to continue

Syria leans on exchange bureaus to boost plummeting pound

Emirates’ annual net profit surged 56%

Saudi Binladin Group pays delayed wages to 10,000 staff

Air Arabia profit surges 34% to $31 million in Q1

Crude prices extend gains on Saudi oil minister replacement, Canada wildfires

Syria pound hits lowest value since beginning of war

Saudi Arabia to maintain ‘stable petroleum policies’

Turkish lira under pressure on political uncertainty

Tunisia confident border trade with Libya will resume 'very soon'

Saudi regulator makes new moves to lure foreign investment

Iran halts imports of US-made cars

Saudi construction giant lays off 77,000 foreign workers

Iran, South Korea set to triple trade volume to $18 billion

Dubai property giant sees 17% profit rise in Q1 of 2016

Oil prices hit 2016 highs

Push of World Bank against poverty stops at Iran border

Qatar follows UAE in liberalisation of fuel prices

Saudi unveils far-reaching plan to transform oil-dependent economy

Report of possible Saudi oilfield expansion causes ‘market jitters’

New Governor of Turkey Central Bank makes debut with rate cut

Sanctions uncertainty hinders return of foreign investors to Iran

Saudi Arabia to take first foreign loan in at least 15 years

Oil prices bounce back as Kuwait strike enters third day

Kuwait says some oil output restored despite ongoing strike

Kuwait oil workers strike for second day

Failed Doha oil talks take their toll on Asia stock markets

Iran opts for absence as oil producers mull output freeze


Open-ended strike of Kuwait oil workers slashes output

Oil workers union chief Saif al-Qahtani says production is partially halted without clarifying which sites had been affected.

Iraq PM calls for legal measures over oil bribery scandal

Abadi instructs anti-corruption commission to take legal action, calls for judiciary to pursue prosecutions connected to scandal.

Al-Jazeera sheds around 500 jobs as part of ‘optimisation initiative’

After management review, ‘around 500 positions worldwide will be impacted, majority of which are in Qatar.’

Once-mighty Hariri firm struggles to survive in Saudi Arabia

Informed source says poor management ‘is one of main problems’ at Saudi Oger, but this has been compounded by economic challenges.

Egypt taxi drivers protest against Uber service

Taxi drivers complain that Uber drivers have unfair advantage because they do not have to pay same kind of taxes or fees.

Iran sentences billionaire tycoon to death over corruption

Babak Zanjani is convicted of fraud and economic crimes, as well as facing death penalty he must repay money to state.

Iran, Turkey set target of $30 billion for annual trade

Visiting Iranian capital, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu meets Iran's first vice president Eshaq Jahangiri.

Egypt President opens Africa economic summit

Economic summit attended by African leaders and businessmen aims to boost trade and investment across continent.

Dubai sees number of visitors surge by 7.5% in 2015

Rise comes despite slowing economic growth in many markets and strong exchange rate of dirham against euro and other currencies.

Qatar records highest number of visitors in 2015

Tourism Authority says almost three million people visited Qatar in 2015, a record number for energy-rich Gulf country.

Eiffel Tower gets fewer visitors after devastating terror attacks

Iron Lady of Paris receives 6.91 million visitors in 2015 compared with 7.1 million in 2014, according to company that runs monument.