OPEC will keep oil output high even if prices stay low, traders say

OPEC ministers meet in Vienna on December 4 to decide production policy

APICORP, QIB sukuk issues show Gulf bond market power shift

Fund managers say there is still substantial latent demand for Gulf debt but investors would no longer accept tight pricings that prevailed just six months ago

Dubai’s property market slows, but developers remain upbeat

Although Dubai’s real estate market has been sliding, the emirate has seen several new launches

A $70 oil floor? Fat chance, but OPEC price plan may be first step

Saudi Arabia, OPEC’s de facto leader, has shown zero interest in returning to a strategy of supporting prices

Saudi state claws back unspent money as finances tighten

Ministries are being told that if money is not fully spent on the projects for which it was originally allocated, the remainder must be sent back to the Treasury

GCC states wrest strategic Yemen island from Iran-allied group

Local tribesmen are fighting alongside Gulf forces to “liberate” the home turf whose strategic value has long captivated foreign powers

UAE money rates hit multi-year highs as oil money dries up

As governments’ oil income shrinks, they are making fewer new deposits in their banking systems, reducing banks’ supplies of excess cash

Saudi Arabia’s new oil policy works in reclaiming market share

Saudi Arabia led a shift by the OPEC in November 2014 to defend market share against competing supplies

Glencore, VW hits to push Qatar sovereign fund to diversify more

Qatar Investment Authority owns 8.2 per cent of Glencore, 17 per cent of Volkswagen ordinary shares and 12.8 per cent of its preference shares

Gulf Arabs oppose Russia role in Syria, still bent on Assad’s ouster

Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf states have reaffirmed their opposition to Assad, but have not said publicly how they intend to deal with the arrival of the Russian forces

OPEC winning against US shale producers in short-term market

Gulf oil sources believe that low oil prices have so far been successful in stimulating demand for crude

JetSmarter: Bringing private jets to the masses

Having successfully closed a $20m funding round the ‘Uber of private aviation’ is plotting the next phase of its expansion

Kuwait stock delistings threaten market’s status

Since the start of 2014, when Kuwait had 211 listed firms, 24 have announced plans to delist

Powerful Saudi royal heirs will define kingdom’s future

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, 56, and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 30, are next in line to succeed 79-year-old King Salman

Arab solidarity, fear of Iran bring hi-tech Gulf troops to Yemen desert

Marib has become a key battlefield between Iranian-allied Houthi militia and a coalition of Yemenis and Emirati, Saudi and Bahraini troops

Rouhani’s nuclear dividend to feature in Iranian elections

Parliament is dominated by conservatives and many analysts say Khamenei will not want Rouhani’s allies to win a majority

No relaxation seen in Gulf states’ curbs on Syria’s refugees

The Gulf states worry about the political, social and economic impact of an influx of refugees

Expectations of Saudi oil shake-up stir uncertainty

While the world’s top crude exporter has always prized stability in crafting oil policy, the changes have left analysts and traders guessing

Disagreements over scope and ownership delay Saudi solar projects

The kingdom had announced three years ago that it wanted to install 41 gigawatts of solar electricity by 2032

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What to expect at Cityscape 2015 in Dubai

Over 300 local and international exhibitors will be taking part of the three-day property extravaganza this year

India and UAE: A firm handshake

The recent visit of the Indian Prime Minister promises renewed focus on economic and political ties between the two nations

Oil market takes a walk on the wild side (again)

The current surge in volatility seems to owe more to internal market factors than external fundamentals, writes Reuters’ columnist John Kemp

New approach to old alliance for Saudi King and Obama

Despite Saudi disappointment with Obama’s push for a nuclear deal with Iran , the U.S. role in Riyadh’s war in Yemen shows Washington remains the kingdom’s core partner

Obama scores policy win in securing votes for Iran nuclear deal

The list of US senators backing the deal has now reached 34

Different Arab money

As oil prices fall, Gulf bonds partly lose safe-haven status

Experts say the sharp drop in oil prices, if it persists for too long, will lead to a re-pricing of GCC credit risk

Mood sours among Saudi businessmen as oil slides

Oil has dropped to six-year lows, less than half mid-2014 levels

Saudi’s new airport opens up new horizons

The opening up of the $1.2bn international airport in Madinah – the kingdom’s first privatised airport – heralds new possibilities

Saudi-led alliance wins Yemen battles, but peace remains elusive

The advanced weapons deployed by the Gulf states have powered local fighters against Houthi rebels

Get used to cheap oil, derivatives markets say

Analysts say the futures curve is saying the current collapse in oil prices will be sustained because it has been driven by massive oversupply that is likely to persist