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  1. September 12, 2014

    Sheikh Ahmed: the man who put Dubai on the global aviation map

    In 1985 Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum, a Denver University graduate, was selected to start up Dubai’s Emirates Airline...

  2. September 11, 2014

    Air France-KLM chief raises stakes in dispute with pilots

    The chief executive of Air France-KLM is threatening to halt the development of the Franco-Dutch airline group’s budget...

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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 ...
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  1. September 9, 2014

    Dubai looks to cement its super-hub status with $32bn investment

    Desert destination Al Maktoum International airport stands alone in the desert, on the fringes of Dubai. Closer to the...

  2. September 8, 2014

    Dubai unveils $32bn plan for aviation mega-hub in desert

    Dubai on Monday unveiled plans to invest $32bn in a desert project to create what should be one of the world’s largest...

  3. August 1, 2014

    Airlines divided over crossing Iraq after MH17 crash

    A split has emerged between airlines about whether it is safe to fly over war-torn Iraq, after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17...

  4. July 28, 2014

    Emirates leads push to change conflict zone rules

    Airlines led by Emirates Airline are pushing for sweeping improvements to arrangements under which they fly over conflict...

  5. beyondbrics

    July 24, 2014

    Dubai's "house bank" on a roll

    Emirates NBD, Dubai’s biggest bank, reported a 30 per cent increase in net profit in the first half as the emirate’s economy...

  6. July 16, 2014

    Emirates calls on Airbus to revamp A380 superjumbo

    Airbus’s largest customer for its A380 superjumbo has called on the European aircraft manufacturer to supply a revamped...

  7. July 13, 2014

    Death of First Class? Not so fast

    What is the difference between first and business class? Rather than a set-up for a joke, this is a much-debated matter in...

  8. July 7, 2014

    Airbus to step up wide-body challenge to Boeing

    Airbus has given its strongest signal yet that it will seek to overturn Boeing’s dominant position in the lucrative...

  9. June 30, 2014

    Middle East sales fuel UK aerospace boom

    UK aerospace companies see big opportunities to export components to Chinese aircraft makers, and are also benefiting from a...

  10. June 25, 2014

    Republicans fight a civil war over export credit

    What is ExIm and what is all the fuss about? The Export-Import Bank of the United States. It was created by Franklin D....

  11. June 23, 2014

    Emirates to reconsider Airbus A350 order

    Airbus is to get a second chance to sell its new A350 aircraft to Emirates Airline after the fast-growing Gulf carrier...

  12. June 13, 2014

    Week in Review, June 14

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. BNP Paribas top executive steps down...

  13. June 12, 2014

    A350’s novelty best seen from outside

    Can the Airbus A350, the world’s newest passenger jet, live up to the hype? On Thursday, Airbus gave journalists the...

  14. June 12, 2014

    Airbus puts on brave face over cancelled $16bn contract

    Fabrice Brégier, Airbus chief executive, has put a brave face on Emirates Airline’s cancellation of a $16bn order for 70 of...

  15. beyondbrics

    June 11, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Iraq strikes defiant tone on oil output | Oil minister seeks to play down fears over escalating unrest,...

  16. June 11, 2014

    Airbus setback as Emirates cancels $16bn order for 70 A350 jets

    Airbus suffered a major setback on Wednesday after it emerged that Emirates Airline, the fast-growing Gulf carrier, had...

  17. June 9, 2014

    Budweiser piles pressure on Fifa over Qatar claims

    Budweiser added its name to the roll call of World Cup sponsors voicing concern about allegations swirling around the Qatar...

  18. June 8, 2014

    Big sponsors pile pressure on Fifa over Qatar World Cup

    Three of the biggest World Cup sponsors have urged Fifa to investigate claims over how Qatar won the bid to host the 2022...

  19. June 2, 2014

    Iata cuts forecast for airlines’ profitability

    The main aviation trade body has cut its forecast for airline profits in 2014 because of concerns about China’s...

  20. May 19, 2014

    Back to the front of the cabin

    On Singapore Airlines, you can stretch out on a flat bed in pyjamas designed by Givenchy, the French fashion house. Rival...

  21. May 8, 2014

    Emirates’ profit soars on stronger passenger numbers

    Emirates airline’s net profit rose 43 per cent to $887m last year on stronger passenger numbers and lower fuel costs. The...

  22. May 7, 2014

    Investment Corporation of Dubai reveals first financial results

    Dubai’s state holding company has for the first time revealed financial results, as the Gulf emirate seeks to tempt...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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,...

  33. 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...

  34. 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,...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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