Middle Eastern finance

Middle Eastern finance

06/05/2018 11:41 PM
Abu Dhabi announces $13.6bn stimulus to boost economy
Package will aim to create 10,000 jobs to counter slowdown trigged by years of low oil prices

05/15/2018 04:00 PM
Qatar attempts to build its way out of a blockade
Boycotted by some of its neighbours, the Gulf state is spending $200bn on infrastructure and opening new trade routes. But is it sustainable?

05/09/2018 06:19 AM
US turns economic might on its allies over Iran
Sanctions will damp European companies’ willingness to do business with Tehran

05/02/2018 04:50 AM
Saudi Arabia expects return to growth this year
Anti-corruption crackdown created a ‘better environment for business’

05/01/2018 03:02 PM
Investing in the Arab World
Opportunity can be found in nations that are in flux, and Saudi Arabia is offering investors untapped growth as the kingdom embarks on a period of immense change. This report also explores how Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Tunisia are seeking ways to expand

05/01/2018 03:00 PM
Fiscal strain hangs over Saudi Arabia’s transformation
Economic realities threaten to weigh down the kingdom’s pivot away from oil

04/25/2018 03:29 AM
Saudi Arabia looks to raise $10bn in privatisation scheme
Government pushes forward plans to boost private sector’s role in its oil-dependent economy

04/17/2018 05:17 AM
Abraaj offers to step down as manager of $1bn healthcare fund
Emerging markets private equity group has come under pressure from investors

04/06/2018 04:45 AM
Qatar readies to make dollar bond return
Emirate’s first foray into international market since Saudi-led blockade

04/01/2018 03:49 PM
Sunni Saudi Arabia courts an ally in Iraq’s Shia
Can the kingdom and its reconstruction aid overcome distrust between Islamic sects? 

03/08/2018 10:45 PM
Oil cash set to boost Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund
Strategy shift will give Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman more control

02/28/2018 04:00 PM
Saudi Arabia to tap bond market for third year in a row
The kingdom is working on refinancing a $10bn loan before working on a new bond

02/23/2018 07:12 AM
Abraaj founder Arif Naqvi hands over reins of fund business
EM private equity firm seeks to restore confidence after dispute with investors

02/05/2018 04:13 AM
Tel Aviv exchange eyes foreign owner ahead of IPO
Sale of 72% stake comes after decision last year to demutualise

01/27/2018 12:59 AM
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal released as Saudi probe winds down
Billionaire says he wants to leave Riyadh’s Ritz-Carlton in ‘complete vindication’

01/07/2018 03:56 AM
Saudi Arabia arrests 11 princes protesting over utility bills
Riyadh says no one is above the law as Prince Mohammed struggles to enforce austerity

01/02/2018 03:33 AM
Iran: Persian aversion
Refining more of its own crude would reduce pricing pressure in the economy

12/11/2017 05:01 PM
Doing Business in the Arab World
Each year, the Financial Times gathers the best of its coverage of the Arab world. Here are the stories from 2017 that point to the most significant regional trends in business

11/21/2017 04:00 PM
Lebanon tension spurs questions over Middle East currency pegs
Other fixed foreign exchange regimes across region under sterner examination

11/20/2017 03:00 PM
Lebanon’s borrowing habits reveal a cultural shift
People are becoming more confident taking out personal loans

11/20/2017 03:00 PM
Lebanon’s lenders serve public and private masters
Banking system relies on remittances sent back by the diaspora

11/20/2017 03:00 PM
Lebanon’s bankers see reconstruction role in Syria
But the legacy of Lebanon’s own civil war may thwart participation

11/20/2017 03:00 PM
Lebanon’s central bank governor: ‘We’re not a normal country’
Riad Salamé explains how the country’s economy can survive the latest political crisis

11/20/2017 03:00 PM
Durable Lebanese banks have earned trust
Lenders’ continuing ability to attract deposits has been the cornerstone of financial and social stability in the country

11/10/2017 10:46 AM
Greed and intrigue grip Saudi Arabia
Is Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman overplaying his hand with anti-graft purge?