William Duff, financial supervisor, 1922-2014

The Scot devoted his life to the emirate, building the financial architecture and directing the oil revenues that transformed it into a global hub

UAE focuses on putting Egypt economy on track

Having propped up the economy to show its support for the overthrow of the Islamist government, Abu Dhabi is helping shape stimulus measures and reform

Diplomats play down new Iran nuclear talks

Fresh talks over Iran’s nuclear programme have begun with modest ambitions limited to agreeing a “framework” for months of diplomatic wrangling

Bank Mellat sues UK Treasury for $3.9bn

Iranian lender last year successfully challenged 2009 order prohibiting UK financial institutions from doing business with it

Europe’s utilities eye emerging markets

Groups are keen to expand into new, fast-growing and more profitable countries but not everyone can grow in this way and there are regulatory hurdles

Drones to deliver UAE public services

Gulf state wants vehicles to deliver documents, such as passports and ID cards, or provide emergency services at scene of accidents

Iran says US warnings spooked investors

Deputy oil minister says many companies are unclear how the loosening of sanctions affects trading when Washington is pursuing enforcement