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  1. April 13, 2014

    Etihad closes in on Alitalia stake as it chases regional rivals

    Abu Dhabi’s Etihad was a latecomer to the race among Gulf carriers to snatch long-haul market share away from established...

  2. April 11, 2014

    Heathrow faces losing top international passenger slot to Dubai

    Heathrow is losing its top slot as the world’s busiest international passenger hub to Dubai, which the airport says...

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  1. New Trade Routes: Middle East-Africa

    Barriers to business between the Middle East and Africa are led by corruption and red ...
  2. Aerospace

    All eyes are on the Asian aerospace sector as the world’s civil and military manufactu...
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  1. February 28, 2014

    William Duff, financial supervisor, 1922-2014

    A last official link between the Gulf’s colonial era and its commercially dynamic present, Bill Duff devoted his life to...

  2. February 17, 2014

    Football clubs follow Arsenal into property development

    Colin Firth’s character in Fever Pitch, the film based on Nick Hornby’s Arsenal football club fixation, was pilloried by his...

  3. February 10, 2014

    Optimism about aviation markets tempered by Asian jitters

    Asia’s growing middle classes and their desire to travel are making the region home to some of the world’s fastest expanding...

  4. January 19, 2014

    Turkish Airlines: location, location, location

    Betwixt and between usually means so-so. Not in the airline world. By capitalising on their “crossroads” base and wide...

  5. January 13, 2014

    Heathrow passenger numbers rise 3% to 72.3m

    The number of passengers passing through Heathrow rose 3 per cent to 72.3m last year. The figures highlight how the capacity...

  6. January 5, 2014

    Union vote saves Boeing jet for Seattle

    Boeing’s 777X next-generation airliner will be mainly built in the aircraft maker’s traditional home area around Seattle...

  7. beyondbrics

    December 18, 2013

    MAF plans malls, ski slopes, for sub-Saharan Africa

    Majid Al Futtaim, the malls operator that brought an indoor ski slope to Dubai, is seeking to double revenues over the next...

  8. December 16, 2013

    Affluent Gulf craves more financial advice

    Investors across the Middle East would benefit greatly from an association that promotes financial advice in the region,...

  9. December 11, 2013

    Gatwick chairman warns over Heathrow airport expansion

    Gatwick has warned it will not build a second runway at the airport if ministers also allow simultaneous expansion of...

  10. December 8, 2013

    Emirates: In a sweet spot

    To understand the sheer might of Emirates Airline, you have to go to its Dubai hub at midnight. Between 10pm and 1am,...

  11. November 25, 2013

    Mideast airlines race to African high-yield skies

    Middle Eastern airlines’ readiness to facilitate increasing travel between China and sub-Saharan Africa is easy to...

  12. November 25, 2013

    Gulf finance renews Africa trade

    Trade flows between the Middle East and Africa stretch back centuries but, in modern times, the real money has been made...

  13. November 18, 2013

    Boeing: mumbo jumbo

    It is natural to crane one’s neck looking at the stratospheric $100bn in orders Boeing secured this weekend from various...

  14. November 18, 2013

    Boeing and Airbus shrug off fears of reliance on Gulf orders

    Boeing and Airbus insisted on Monday they were not developing an unhealthy reliance on orders from Gulf airlines for their...

  15. November 17, 2013

    Gulf airlines unveil blockbuster deals for passenger jets

    Gulf airlines underlined their status as powerful forces in global aviation on Sunday by unveiling blockbuster deals to buy...

  16. November 14, 2013

    Gulf carriers destabilise alliances

    The great and the good of the aviation industry gathered in Doha last month to celebrate an unusual event. With much...

  17. November 13, 2013

    Dubai to repay debt as economy strengthens

    Dubai state-owned entities are closing in on deals to purchase indebted domestic assets controlled by Dubai World, the...

  18. November 1, 2013

    Think big. Think the world

    Earlier in the week the FT broke a story about a possible order by Dubai-based Emirates for up to 100 next generation Boeing...

  19. Business Blog

    October 28, 2013

    Two engines good, four engines bad for airlines

    Boeing's Scott Francher outlines the future 777X The news that Emirates Airline is planning to buy as many as 100 of...

  20. October 27, 2013

    Emirates considers record $30bn Boeing jet order

    Emirates Airline, the fast-growing Gulf carrier, is in advanced negotiations with Boeing to buy as many as 100 long-haul...

  21. 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...

  22. September 25, 2013

    Ellison team storms to America’s Cup victory

    The US boat funded by Oracle boss Larry Ellison pulled off an improbable and dramatic victory in San Francisco Bay on...

  23. August 29, 2013

    Australia’s Qantas returns to net profit

    Qantas’ global partnership with Emirates has helped it execute a swing to a net profit of A$6m from a loss of $244m last...

  24. July 25, 2013

    Arabic calligraphy and the fine art of corporate logos

    “We knew that war was coming so I wanted to find a way out and continue to do art,” says Wissam Shawkat, an Iraqi...

  25. July 21, 2013

    Movers & shakers: July 22

    ● Euan Munro will take up the role as chief executive of Aviva Investors in January. Mr Munro moves from Standard Life...

  26. July 10, 2013

    HSBC names former pilot as high-flying regional chief executive

    HSBC has appointed Mohammed al-Tuwaijri as chief executive officer of the Middle East and North Africa amid a broader...

  27. July 3, 2013

    Delivery of BA’s first A380 superjumbo awaited

    British Airways is preparing for a landmark in its 41-year history on Thursday morning, when the UK flag carrier’s first...

  28. June 28, 2013

    Week in Review, June 29

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate team in the news: Donald...

  29. June 16, 2013

    History: Le Bourget flies high as ever in grey new world

    It is tempting these days to consider air shows – and especially the world’s oldest and biggest, the Paris-Le Bourget Salon...

  30. June 16, 2013

    Commentary: Global hub status at stake if UK makes wrong choice

    Sir Howard Davies, the respected UK economist, has entered seriously turbulent airspace. As head of the Airports Commission,...

  31. June 16, 2013

    Consolidation: Concentration of carriers puts collapse on Europe agenda

    For investors in US airlines, a near-decade of consolidation is starting to bring tangible benefits. Last month, Delta Air...

  32. beyondbrics

    May 30, 2013

    Gulf states' football proxy war heats up

    Real Madrid and Barcelona are known for their annual gladiatorial contest for Spanish football supremacy. Now the two clubs...

  33. 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...

  34. May 9, 2013

    Emirates benefits from expansion

    Emirates airline’s net profit surged 52 per cent to $622m in the year to the end of March as the Dubai government-owned...

  35. May 9, 2013

    Dubai Group agrees to restructure $6bn loan agreement

    Dubai Group has reached agreement with creditors to restructure $6bn of loans in a long-expected deal that should finally...

  36. May 8, 2013

    Dubai relies on air links to double tourists to 20m by end-decade

    Dubai hopes to double its number of tourists to 20m by the end of the decade as it attracts visitors from new markets and...

  37. May 3, 2013

    Air France-KLM operating losses exceed forecasts to hit €530m

    Air France-KLM on Friday reported a worse than expected operating loss for the first quarter of 2013, although it was able...

  38. April 24, 2013

    Emirates NBD chief to leave at end of year

    Rick Pudner, chief executive of Emirates NBD, has resigned, saying he will stay on at the UAE’s largest bank by assets until...

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