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  1. October 9, 2013

    Scope for consolidation in overcrowded Gulf banking markets

    Only a few years ago Middle Eastern banks were receiving billions of dollars of support from their home governments to fend...

  2. September 21, 2011

    Middle East M&A activity begins recovery

    The deals may not be of the multibillion-dollar variety that excite international investment banks but merger and...

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  1. Arab World: Banking and Finance

    From Egypt to Iraq, business conditions are improving and new frontiers are opening up...
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  1. November 10, 2010

    Banks seize opportunity to sell bonds

    Gulf banks are lining up to take advantage of low global yields and healthy international appetite for regional credit to...

  2. June 14, 2009

    Bahraini investors join push for City property

    A Bahraini financial institution has emerged as the backer of one of the largest City of London office transactions this...

  3. April 2, 2009

    Monitoring network users: a smart strategy in a difficult time

    The current recession is causing many companies to lay off employees, even long-time employees, some of whom are walking...

  4. April 2, 2009

    Call for G20 stimulus package for developing world

    Europe’s top development official on Wednesday called on the G20 to consider a stimulus package for the developing world...

  5. April 2, 2009

    Nationwide sees bounce in house prices

    UK house prices showed a surprise bounce in March, as the Nationwide house price index on Thursday registered its first rise...

  6. April 2, 2009

    Australia posts strong rise in trade surplus

    Defying the dismal trends enveloping Asia and the developed world, Australia recorded a 4 per cent rise in exports in...

  7. April 2, 2009

    Investors steer clear of private equity funds

    Investors put less money into private equity in the first quarter than they have done for almost six years, underlining the...

  8. April 2, 2009

    Brown announces first tranche of loan scheme

    The first £1bn ($1.4bn) tranche of the government’s £10bn business lending guarantee scheme has been agreed, Gordon Brown...

  9. April 2, 2009

    Saints in talks with bankers

    Southampton Leisure Holdings, the Aim-listed owner of Southampton Football Club, was on Wednesday night locked in 11th-hour...

  10. April 2, 2009

    Sanofi moves on Solvay’s pharma division

    Sanofi-Aventis, one of the world’s largest drugmakers, has approached big shareholders of Belgium’s Solvay about buying its...

  11. April 2, 2009

    Sixteen feared dead in helicopter crash

    All 16 people on board a helicopter were feared dead after it crashed on Wednesday afternoon about 40 miles north-east of...

  12. April 2, 2009

    Bankers warm to Abu Dhabi debt office plan

    Bankers on Wednesday welcomed news that the oil-rich emirate of Abu Dhabi plans to set up a debt management office to handle...

  13. April 2, 2009

    AbitibiBowater debt exchange offer fails

    Newsprint maker AbitibiBowater said on Wednesday it is weighing alternatives to its restructuring plans after a debt...

  14. April 2, 2009

    Broadband battle drags in ministers

    Ministers look likely to have to step in to solve a bitter dispute between mobile phone operators over radio spectrum...

  15. April 2, 2009

    Weaker pound boosts export orders

    British manufacturing is showing long-awaited signs that the weaker pound is helping to boost orders, after the badly...

  16. April 2, 2009

    Carlyle withdraws from bid for Innovation

    Another approach for Innovation Group, the software group, has been called off as Carlyle, the private equity group, was...

  17. April 2, 2009

    US parties both claim victory

    Democrats and Republicans each claimed moral victory on Wednesday after a special congressional election billed as a...

  18. April 2, 2009

    Efforts to fight cyber-crime fall short to virus

    Security experts worked frantically on Wednesday to block access to websites that could have enhanced what is already one of...

  19. April 2, 2009

    Obama fails to convince with Pakistan policy

    Barack Obama’s policy to halt the advance of Islamist militants in Pakistan differs little from the disastrous one pursued...

  20. April 2, 2009

    Solvency a key issue for reinsurance market

    Solvency remains a key issue for the reinsurance market, with buyers increasingly scrutinising the balance sheets of their...

  21. April 2, 2009

    Businesses count cost of shutting up shop

    Business leaders complained about the cost of having to “shut up shop” to protect premises and staff from protesters as well...

  22. April 2, 2009

    Taiwan’s workers opt for more qualifications

    It is after work on a Thursday night and Vincent Kang is not at home enjoying dinner, nor is he having drinks with friends....

  23. April 2, 2009

    Thomson Reuters pay boom

    Six senior executives of Thomson Reuters have been given share awards that could be worth $61m (£42m), after a year in...

  24. April 2, 2009

    Highbridge's $1bn inflows signal tentative return to hedge funds

    Hedge funds are back in the game. After a dismal 2008 that saw record losses and record withdrawals, investors are...

  25. April 2, 2009

    Greenspan makes for painful reading

    From Mr Andre DeSimone. Sir, I have been an avid FT reader since my early days on Wall Street. It's the darn best...

  26. April 2, 2009

    UK court upholds £11m divorce despite recession

    Credit-crunched financiers have been warned that they will not be able to renegotiate hefty UK divorce pay-outs because of...

  27. April 2, 2009

    DoJ chief drops Republican case to signal neutrality

    Eric Holder, the US attorney-general, yesterday signalled his commitment to a non-partisan justice department by asking a...

  28. April 2, 2009

    Hedge funds exhibit signs of recovery

    Hedge funds are back in the game. After a dismal 2008 that saw record losses and record withdrawals, investors are...

  29. April 2, 2009

    A Sisyphean task fit for Herculean policymakers

    As global leaders gather in London today, they might be forgiven for feeling caught in a Sisyphean situation. Time and...

  30. April 2, 2009

    Pakistan resounds again to Lion's roar

    Boosted by a string of political victories, Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan's former prime minister, is confident of completing his...

  31. April 2, 2009

    Moscow and Washington vow to seek fresh weapons treaty

    Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev, his Russian counterpart, said yesterday they would seek to agree a new arms control...

  32. April 2, 2009

    Hard times call for hard measures

    International organisations have been competing for the ears of the Group of 20 leaders this week, yet their message has...

  33. April 2, 2009

    The red ink of a greyer future

    The next decade was always going to be difficult. As retirement beckons for the middle-aged "bulge" in many national...

  34. April 2, 2009

    Alaska unit to face fresh US civil complaint

    The US government has put BP's troubled US operations back in the spotlight, filing a civil complaint against its Alaska...

  35. April 2, 2009

    Sixteen feared dead in helicopter crash

    All 16 people on board a helicopter were feared dead after it crashed yesterday afternoon about 40 miles north-east of...

  36. April 2, 2009

    Correction: OECD’s economic forecasts

    * An article on April 1 about the OECD's economic forecasts said gross domestic product was expected to fall next year by...

  37. April 2, 2009

    German car purchases accelerate

    Germans are ignoring global gloom and buying cars in droves, a sign that government incentives to boost vehicle sales and...

  38. April 2, 2009

    Regal buoyed by Mirabaud

    Regal Petroleum, the oil and gas company focused on Ukraine, moved up 7.1 per cent to 45¼p on Wednesday. The rise came after...

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