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Revealed: how Putin, Khamenei and Saudi prince got OPEC deal done
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Revealed: how Putin, Khamenei and Saudi prince got OPEC deal done

Thursday, 1 December 2016 7:14 PM

Russian President plays key role in helping rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia set aside differences to forge agreement

Bahraini rights lawyer charged with insulting state institutions
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Bahraini rights lawyer charged with insulting state institutions

Thursday, 1 December 2016 5:29 PM

Human Rights Watch says Mohammed al-Tajer faces more than 5 years in jail if convicted

Fitch says outlook for Gulf oil exporters in 2017 negative
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Fitch says outlook for Gulf oil exporters in 2017 negative

Thursday, 1 December 2016 12:58 PM

Persistent low oil prices, limited fiscal reform and political risk will maintain economic pressure on region

Oman gov't budget deficit grows to $11.5bn
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Oman gov't budget deficit grows to $11.5bn

Thursday, 1 December 2016 9:27 AM

Official figures reveal January-Sept deficit increases as low oil export prices slashes Oman revenues

Kuwait's ruler re-appoints PM after parliamentary election
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Kuwait's ruler re-appoints PM after parliamentary election

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 3:05 PM

Parliamentary election seen as a rejection of austerity measures brought on by low oil prices

Saudi billionaire says time to end driving ban for women
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Saudi billionaire says time to end driving ban for women

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 2:46 PM

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal calls for 'urgent' end to his country's ban on women driving

Saudi king allocates extra $26bn to SWF to boost investment revenues
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Saudi king allocates extra $26bn to SWF to boost investment revenues

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 1:54 PM

Move comes as net foreign assets at Saudi Arabia's central bank shrank by $10.8bn in October

Reports of GCC union without Oman 'false', says Bahraini official
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Reports of GCC union without Oman 'false', says Bahraini official

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 11:47 AM

Dossier on plans for Gulf union to be presented at summit next month

Bahrain's prime minister vows to expand finance sector
Banking & Finance»

Bahrain's prime minister vows to expand finance sector

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 11:08 AM

Pledge comes as Ahli United Bank announces plans to ramp up operations in the kingdom

Dutch parliament votes to ban face veils in some public places
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Dutch parliament votes to ban face veils in some public places

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 10:19 AM

Government proclaims the law essential for security, awaiting approval from senate

UAE exchange houses await guidance from India on scrapped banknotes
Currencies»

UAE exchange houses await guidance from India on scrapped banknotes

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 9:44 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi abolished Rs500 and Rs1,000 notes earlier this month

Regional partners pledge billions in help for Tunisia
Banking & Finance»

Regional partners pledge billions in help for Tunisia

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 8:50 AM

Total of $8 billion in aid and loans over four years expected to offer respite for beleaguered economy

Bahrain mulls 'fast-track' municipal services system
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Bahrain mulls 'fast-track' municipal services system

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 8:47 AM

Businesses would pay additional fee of up to 50 percent for faster service under proposed scheme

Revealed: Built assets add $351bn to UAE economy – report
Banking & Finance»

Revealed: Built assets add $351bn to UAE economy – report

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 8:31 AM

Revenue from buildings, infrastructure set to rise further in MENA over next decade, says Arcadis

Qatar says to provide $1.25bn in aid to Tunisia
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Qatar says to provide $1.25bn in aid to Tunisia

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 5:08 PM

Funds will help to shore up Tunisia's post-revolution economy; Kuwait to lend another $500m


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