Morocco bans bitcoin transactions

Currency regulator announces ban on transactions in bitcoin, other virtual currencies one week after Moroccan digital services company said it would accept payment in bitcoin.

Abu Dhabi extends concession at major oilfield

Kuwait banks told to examine Saudi accounts after arrests

London gives Saudi Aramco $2 billion loan guarantee

Egypt state firm entering thriving mobile sector

Riyadh seeks to reassure investors after purge

Gulf stocks slide on Saudi-Iran duel

Oil surges on Saudi-Iran tensions

Saudi Crown Princeís purge: bold but risky

Qatar Airways acquires 9.6% stake in Cathay Pacific

Dubai positions self as hub for Africa investment

IMF warns Gulf states to end dispute, speed up switch from oil

Saudi says ready to extend oil production cut

Saudi Arabia to invest $1 billion in Virgin Galactic

Sudan seeks to revive economy after US sanctions end

Main Saudi sovereign wealth fund projects to boost jobs by 2020

Sale of Gulf shipping firm delayed amid crisis

US won't disrupt European business deals with Iran

Lebanon approves first budget since 2005

Moscow seeks to boost its influence in Kurdistan through oil

UAE elevates trade skills in global competition

Discriminatory laws cost MENA countries billions

IMF urges Saudi not to rush into economic reforms

Baghdad steps up retaliation against Kurdish independence vote competes with Amazon in nascent e-commerce sector in Gulf

Moody's says Gulf dispute is bad for everyone

Turkey economy picks up speed in second quarter

Kuwait minister says oil price to stay at $50-$55 a barrel

New Saudi budget carrier to start flights next month

Blockaded Qatar's economy troubled, but coping

Damascus International Fair back after 5-year absence

Saudi billionaire to invest $800 million in Egypt tourism

Renault signs Ďhistorical contractí with Iran

Egypt foreign reserves at highest since 2011 uprising

Oil prices build on last weekís rally

Morocco delays currency reform amid speculation

Peugeot-Citroen lifted by Iran sales

Emirates flights win exemption on US laptop ban

Volkswagen back in Iran after 17 year absence

Qatar plans to boost gas production by 30%


Egypt's wheat supply bears the brunt of angry inspectors

Traders say ban on expenses-paid foreign trips has backfired as inspectors are now rejecting cargoes at Egyptian ports on arbitrary, unpredictable grounds.

New markets opening for Saudi women drivers

Carmakers, ride-sharing apps, driving schools are targeting Saudi women drivers as new market emerges after kingdom lifted ban on them last month.

Saudi Arabia seeks to boost Islamic tourism

Tourism expansion hinges on religious pilgrims in oil-rich kingdom but some pilgrims say costs are prohibitive.

Foreign food chains hoping for taste of Iran market

Couple of European food franchises are braving risks for bite of Iranís profitable catering industry.

Lebanonís grocery business booming thanks to refugees

UN refugee cash card scheme has delivered windfall to cash-strapped Lebanese shop owners.

OPEC seeks output cuts from non-members

Talks, taking place at oil cartel's headquarters in Vienna, aim to nail down details on accord reached late last month.

Palestinian start-ups defy unique challenges

Online start-ups avoid many of frustrations for other companies run from Israel-occupied Palestinian territory.

Will more relaxed rules attract tourists to Iran resort island?

Even though Islamic rules are less strict on Kish, they are still in force -- creating major obstacle for investors.

Rabatís cable-stayed bridge to have big effect on Morocco

Mohammed VI Bridge, which connects Rabat with Sale, will be illuminated at night with lighting system able to display 16 million colours.

Open-ended strike of Kuwait oil workers slashes output

Oil workers union chief Saif al-Qahtani says production is partially halted without clarifying which sites had been affected.

Iraq PM calls for legal measures over oil bribery scandal

Abadi instructs anti-corruption commission to take legal action, calls for judiciary to pursue prosecutions connected to scandal.