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A Tesla logo adorns a ‘Model S’ car in a dealership. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk tweeted on Monday that he was working with buyout firm Silver Lake and investment bank Goldman Sachs as financial advi(...)

Amin Nasser, chief executive officer of Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Aramco), speaks at an energy market conference in Houston, Texas last week. A planned stock market flotation of Aramco now looks likely to be delayed until 2019 at least.  Photograph:  Carter Smith/Bloomberg

Investors waiting for the chance to buy a piece of Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil behemoth, will probably have to wait. Saudi officials are re(...)

The Saudi government had, reportedly, demanded $6 billion from  Alwaleed bin Talal, whose worth is estimated at $17 billion. Photograph: Katie Paul/Reuters

Saudi crown prince Muhammad bin Salman has attained his objective of raising $100 billion (€80 billion) in his anti-corruption campaign by detaining p(...)

Saudi crown prince: Mohammed bin Salman. Photograph: Bandar al-Jaloud/Saudi royal palace/AFP

In Saudi Arabia, where political change is incremental and social reform usually measured in decades if not centuries, it was a year of extraordinary (...)

Kilkenny-born John Carey is fronting the biggest initial public offering (IPO) in the United Arab Emirates in over a decade

Irishman John Carey is fronting the biggest initial public offering (IPO) in the United Arab Emirates in over a decade in a deal worth 3.31 billion di(...)

Saudi energy and oil minister Khalid Al-Falih has supported the official line that the Aramco IPO will happen in 2018. Photograph:  AFP/Fayez Nureldine/ Getty Images

The financiers and corporate chieftains gathered for Saudi Arabia’s “Davos in the Desert” heard the same message again and again. From the crown princ(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. “Interrogating the commissioner before the Public Accounts Committee has become a political blood sport.” Photograph: Eric Luke

If all goes to plan, 2018 will witness the report of the independent “root-and-branch” review of An Garda Síochána, the product of the commission anno(...)

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: has just been appointed crown prince by his father, King Salman bin Abdelaziz Saudi. Photograph: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty

Riyadh in mid-summer, nearing the end of the Ramadan fast, is a cauldron of searing heat. The political temperature in the Saudi Arabian capital and a(...)

King Salman of Saudi Arabia is greeted on arrival in Indonesia on Wednesday on one of six passenger jets transporting him and his 1,500-strong delegation. Photograph: AFP/Indonesian presidential palace/Agus Suparto

You could call it bling diplomacy. As part of a month long tour in Asia to promote economic ties, King Salman of Saudi Arabia arrived in Indonesia on (...)

Oil fell towards $37 a barrel on Monday, trading within sight of an 11-year low. Photo: Bloomberg

Oil fell towards $37 a barrel on Monday, trading within sight of an 11-year low, pressured by excess supply that has more than halved prices since the(...)