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  1. July 9, 2014

    Djibouti seeks to annul DP World terminal contract

    Djibouti has rescinded Dubai ports operator DP World’s concession at Africa’s largest container terminal and launched...

  2. May 20, 2014

    M&S makes U-turn on super-port

    Marks and Spencer has abandoned plans to create a £200m distribution centre at the London Gateway super-port. David Cameron,...

  1. beyondbrics

    March 21, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Sanctions hit Russian shares and rouble | Legal experts warn that European and US companies who do business...

  2. March 20, 2014

    DP World revenues hit by weak Asian growth

    Dubai’s DP World reported lower container volumes and revenues as “challenging market conditions” in Asia and the Indian...

  3. November 8, 2013

    Thames estuary dredging takes toll on fish stocks

    Britain’s biggest port, which opened this week in the Thames estuary, has the potential to revolutionise the way goods are...

  4. November 3, 2013

    First new port in the UK for more than 20 years opens this week

    This week, a Dubai-based company will seek to restore some of London’s former glory as the centre of world trade, as the...

  5. beyondbrics

    October 17, 2013

    EM transparency scorecard (part 2): Gulf companies show muscle, but not governance

    Transparency International’s latest report on emerging markets companies has slammed Chinese companies for their lax...

  6. September 16, 2013

    UK Islamic bank plans Dubai’s first IPO in five years

    The Bank of London & The Middle East is to list shares on Nasdaq Dubai in October, the emirate’s first listing in almost...

  7. September 3, 2013

    Dubai World in talks to offload stake in Goldfinger hotel

    Dubai is in advanced talks to offload its stake in Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau hotel, which featured in the James Bond film...

  8. August 29, 2013

    DP World: building resilience

    Remember the fuss in 2006 that forced DP World to sell its portfolio of US assets after buying P & O? That might have been a...

  9. July 31, 2013

    ‘Challenging market’ weighs on DP World

    Dubai’s DP World said on Wednesday that cargo throughput was down 5.8 per cent in the first half of 2013 on lower volumes in...

  10. June 16, 2013

    Jobs windfall at London Gateway drives push to boost skills

    London Gateway is expected to boost the local economy in Essex. DP World says it would provide 12,000 jobs directly when...

  11. June 16, 2013

    Giants of the sea help drive UK port expansion

    David Cameron hailed the first new port in the UK in more than a quarter of a century as “an emblem of ambition” when the...

  12. June 10, 2013

    M&S to build £200m distribution centre at London Gateway

    The UK’s first new container port in a quarter of a century received a boost on Monday when Marks and Spencer became the...

  13. May 26, 2013

    Dubai emerges as hub for investment in Africa

    Dubai is proving to be a window on the world for the tea growers who collectively own Kenya Tea Packers, as the company...

  14. May 22, 2013

    Dish steps up campaign to derail SoftBank’s bid for Sprint Nextel

    In 2006 a bid by Dubai Ports World to buy several US port terminals fell apart at the last minute after opponents of the...

  15. April 16, 2013

    Johnson woos UAE to London projects

    Boris Johnson said the United Arab Emirates was “very interested” in investing in London’s housing and transport...

  16. March 20, 2013

    Asset sales help lift DP World profits

    Dubai Ports operator DP World reported a 21 per cent increase in 2012 net profit, as it sold assets and benefited from...

  17. March 14, 2013

    Bolloré logistics arm to ‘unlock Africa’

    Groupe Bolloré, the French conglomerate controlled by eponymous billionaire Vincent Bolloré, plans to expand its logistics...

  18. March 6, 2013

    Sad decline of Aden’s once-thriving port

    The giant cranes at Aden container port in southern Yemen were standing idle, their inactivity now the norm in what was once...

  19. December 5, 2012

    Dubai’s ‘old guard’ join the bounce back

    Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has trimmed the board of the emirate’s sovereign wealth fund and appointed...

  20. November 18, 2012

    A people man and a pragmatist

    Sir John Parker, Chairman, Anglo American, and president, Royal Academy of Engineering As he steps into a high-tech...

  21. November 7, 2012

    Strikes in N Africa put recovery at risk

    Escalating disputes between labour unions and employers in north Africa are threatening to derail economic recovery after...

  22. October 2, 2012

    Electronic war systems prompt merger fears

    A former mill town in New England might seem an improbable place for engineers to be developing some of the world’s most...

  23. September 17, 2012

    DP World faces loss of Yemen port deal

    Yemen’s moves to scrap Dubai ports operator DP World’s contract to manage two container terminals in the strategic port of...

  24. beyondbrics

    August 30, 2012

    New York headlines

    * Merkel opposes anti-China trade action * Asia hits out at US swaps reform plans * Boeing purchase boosts Philippines GDP *...

  25. August 29, 2012

    Focus on emerging markets lifts DP World

    Dubai ports operator DP World reported flat profit growth against the backdrop of a “challenging” global economic...

  26. August 29, 2012

    Abu Dhabi goes full sail for port upgrade

    Abu Dhabi will launch the first phase of its new multibillion-dollar Khalifa Port on Saturday, as the oil-rich capital...

  27. July 20, 2012

    Dubai government replaces Istithmar board

    Dubai’s government has replaced the entire board of one its investment funds just a fortnight after they were appointed, in...

  28. July 18, 2012

    Palmer steps down from Qatar film role

    Amanda Palmer, who since 2009 has been the most visible figure in Qatar’s effort to develop a film industry, has stepped...

  29. June 10, 2012

    Thames port to transform UK distribution

    According to its satellite navigation display screen, the Land Rover in which the Financial Times is travelling has left dry...

  30. March 29, 2012

    DP World lifted by emerging markets growth

    DP World, one of the world’s largest container terminal operators, gave evidence on Thursday of the continuing robust...

  31. beyondbrics

    February 10, 2012

    London headlines

    * Eurozone dismisses Greek budget deal * Syrian forces continue assault on Homs * China’s exports, imports fell as surplus...

  32. January 31, 2012

    DP World surprises amid gloomy industry

    Container throughput at terminals owned or part-owned by Dubai’s DP World was 10 per cent higher in 2011 than 2010,...

  33. MBA blog

    January 20, 2012

    An amazing study trip to Qatar and the UAE

    In late December, with three of my colleagues I headed a group of 35 MBA students, faculty and staff from the school on an...

  34. November 23, 2011

    Mission to woo Mideast investors

    Britain has launched an ambitious effort to raise capital for infrastructure investment from oil-rich Middle Eastern states...

  35. Westminster Blog

    November 2, 2011

    Lord Green's matchmaking finally revealed

    After painful months of matchmaking UKTI have officially announced which ministers will be paired with whom as the trade...

  36. October 25, 2011

    Emerging markets boost DP World traffic

    Dubai’s DP World on Tuesday provided the latest evidence of emerging markets’ continued strong trade growth when the...

  37. October 10, 2011

    US push to increase foreign investment

    Leading American chief executives will on Tuesday present President Barack Obama with ideas for increasing foreign direct...

  38. October 3, 2011

    Companies count the cost of Arab uprisings

    Majid Al Futtaim Holding, a Dubai-based operator of shops and malls across the Middle East, has had a rougher ride from the...

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