Saudi Arabian export revenues fell almost 6 per cent in March compared with the same period a year ago as the cost of imports surged amid ongoing concerns over inflation in the kingdom. Read Article Saudi export revenues slide 6%
As elections loom in Iran this week, British, European and US firms are trading with the country through "front companies" in Turkey, Russia and other countries to get around strict sanctions imposed on the state of some 70 million people. Read Article UK, US and Europe find ways around restrictions
After Allen Yurko's mismanagement of the UK engineering company Invensys sent the share price plummeting from 400p to 70p, shareholders likely hoped they had seen the last of him in January 2002, when he disappeared into the rarefied world of private equity.
The number of Emiratis employed in government and semi-government positions in Abu Dhabi could swell four times by 2030 to 352,000, estimates an official from the emirate. Abu Dhabi faces Emiratisation challenge
Profile: SooHai Lim, a senior investment manager, Barings Asset Management, says what is happening in South East Asia is a strong domestic demand story which has gained a lot of momentum over the past few years. Asean links with the Middle East