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'Marked improvement' in Iran economic conditions Subscription Required

11 February 2015 | By Mark Watts

Washington-based IMF notes rebound in Iran’s economic activity and decline in inflation

Floating oil storage

Iran launches large floating oil storage unit Subscription Required

9 February 2015 | By Mark Watts

Facility will have capacity to handle 200,000 barrels a day from offshore oil fields

Crude steel output in 2014

Region's steel sector sees world’s fastest growth Subscription Required

25 January 2015 | By Mark Watts

Middle East boosts output by 7.7 per cent in 2014

Gas pipeline construction

Tensions over delayed Iran-Pakistan pipeline Subscription Required

20 January 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Tehran grows frustrated over lack of action by Pakistan over multibillion-dollar scheme and is expected to impose harsh fines

Kuwait parliament told oil prices at unexpected levels

Al-Omair says oil prices at unexpected levels Subscription Required

15 January 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Kuwait oil minister says country is not participating in price war

Iran plans iron smelter in Oman

Iran plans iron smelter in Oman Subscription Required

13 January 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

New facility to be built at Duqm within five years

Analysis

Hassan Rouhani Subscription Required

22 January 2015

Hassan Rouhani is President of Iran

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

People to watch 2015 Subscription Required

5 January 2015

Twelve key figures who will shape the region’s economy in the coming year

No deal: Sanctions against Iran will remain in place for at least another seven months

The stalemate continues for Tehran Subscription Required

27 November 2014 | By Mark Watts

The window of opportunity may be closing for an agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme

Saudi oil production and brent crude price

Riyadh in strong position ahead of Opec meeting Subscription Required

18 November 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Saudi Arabia showing no signs of cutting oil production despite falling prices

Oil

The impact of Western sanctions on Russia's oil and gas sector Subscription Required

21 August 2014 | By Mark Watts

Russian companies are seeking to increase their presence elsewhere in the Middle East

Risk ratings in the Middle East and North Africa

Navigating regional political and security risk Subscription Required

17 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Investors face a widening and complex web of risks in the Middle East and North Africa region

Comment

A general view of Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant

Hopes rise on reported Iran uranium deal

6 January 2015 | By Mark Watts

Tentative agreement on shipping weapons-grade material to Russia could aid upcoming nuclear talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry said the attack missions by Iranian jets were a positive development in efforts against Isis

Iran carries out first airstrikes against Isis, US claims Subscription Required

4 December 2014 | By Mark Watts

Tehran denies offensive despite news footage showing F-4 Phantom II raids in Diyala

Significant gaps remain over what a peaceful Iranian nuclear programme would look like  

Nuclear negotiators have work cut out Subscription Required

27 November 2014 | By Mark Watts

Significant gaps remain over what a peaceful Iranian nuclear programme would look like  

Oil price erosion forms cracks between Opec members

Oil price erosion forms cracks between Opec members Subscription Required

23 October 2014 | By Mark Watts

Prospect of lower prices ahead triggers call for action from group’s fragile economies

Possible end in sight for Iran rail projects funding drought

Possible end in sight for Iran rail funding drought Subscription Required

23 October 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Easing of international sanctions will allow stalled projects to make progress

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