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    1. October 20, 2014

      IBM to pay $1.5bn to shed chipmaking business

      IBM has agreed to pay $1.5bn as part of a deal to shed its lossmaking chip manufacturing arm and avoid the billions of...

    2. October 14, 2014

      OMV chief executive to stand down early

      The chief executive of OMV is to step down next summer, two years earlier than expected, as part of an overhaul of the...

    Special Reports

    1. Arab World: Banking and Finance

      The Arab world has been experiencing a period of buoyant financial activity. However, ...
    2. 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. October 8, 2014

      Equities soar as confidence returns to Arab stock markets

      Arab stock markets have recovered more slowly than their emerging market peers from the global financial crisis. But as Gulf...

    2. 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...

    3. September 9, 2014

      Islamist threat: Players in the regional drama

      JORDAN The Sunni Muslim state is an important US regional ally and will be a central part of any future coalition against...

    4. 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...

    5. MBA blog

      September 3, 2014

      A modest effort, a massive impact

      In the innumerable career information sessions that a student is hit with in the opening months of an MBA at London Business...

    6. August 12, 2014

      Private equity: second-hand business

      Taboo no more. For two decades buyout firms trying to sell entire funds (rather than single investments) to a rival would...

    7. August 5, 2014

      Huffington Post to launch Arabic-language edition

      The Huffington Post is teaming up with the former head of Al Jazeera to launch an Arabic-language edition targeting a...

    8. July 31, 2014

      ExxonMobil profits surge as output falls

      Two of the US’s biggest oil producers revealed the continuing benefits of soaring domestic oil production as ExxonMobil and...

    9. July 30, 2014

      Doubts raised over Qatar interest in VTB bond issue

      Sanctions imposed on the Russian bank VTB have thrown into doubt interest from one of the institution’s key shareholders in...

    10. July 21, 2014

      Tony Blair urges Labour to remain party of the centre ground

      Former UK prime minister Tony Blair has urged Labour leader Ed Miliband to stick to the political centre ground, warning...

    11. July 17, 2014

      Dubai suspends trading in Arabtec shares

      Dubai Financial Market has suspended trading in construction company Arabtec as the country’s regulator beefed up oversight...

    12. July 17, 2014

      Tony Blair to advise on Azerbaijan gas project

      Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, has been hired to advise a BP-led consortium on the export of natural gas...

    13. July 14, 2014

      SFO launches probe into Sweett Group over Mideast contract

      Britain’s Serious Fraud Office has launched an investigation into Sweett Group, following allegations that a former member...

    14. MBA blog

      July 11, 2014

      A discussion with Prof Massimo Massa

      What’s the difference between a Master in Finance programme and an MBA and who should apply for an MiF? How do online...

    15. July 9, 2014

      United Arab Emirates detains two Qatari citizens on spying charges

      The United Arab Emirates has detained two Qatari citizens amid accusations of spying, in a move that threatens to sour...

    16. July 3, 2014

      Malaysia’s 1MDB plans large-scale IPO

      Malaysia is set for its largest initial public offering so far this year after 1MDB, a vast sovereign wealth fund formed...

    17. July 2, 2014

      Dubai stocks gyrate as bull run hits buffers

      When Dubai shocked the world in November 2009 with a statement that it would not be able to repay its debts, the emirate’s...

    18. June 23, 2014

      Tony Blair eyes Abu Dhabi office as he looks to expand Middle East role

      Tony Blair is looking to open an office in Abu Dhabi, the increasingly assertive oil-rich emirate, in an apparent bid to...

    19. June 23, 2014

      Luca Cordero di Montezemolo backs Etihad to save Alitalia

      Seven years ago, when Alitalia was heading towards bankruptcy, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, then head of Italy’s main...

    20. June 19, 2014

      UAE focuses on economic reform in Egypt in battle against Islamism

      The United Arab Emirates is shifting its assistance to Egypt from direct aid to private sector development as the Gulf state...

    21. June 10, 2014

      Thames Water seeks investors for £4bn ‘supersewer’

      Britain’s biggest water company began the process of recruiting international investors to fund the construction of London’s...

    22. beyondbrics

      May 23, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Military summons ousted Thai leaders | Former PM Yingluck Shinawatra and her family members summoned to meet...

    23. May 20, 2014

      BP’s chief economist leaves for Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

      Christof Rühl, BP’s highly respected chief economist, is leaving the company to become the first global head of research at...

    24. May 16, 2014

      Manchester City hit with €60m Uefa financial fair play fine

      Manchester City has been handed a €60m (£49m) fine by Uefa for failing to comply with financial fair play rules and told it...

    25. May 12, 2014

      Abu Dhabi’s deep pockets attract blockbuster film producers

      In the western deserts of Abu Dhabi, film crews are recreating the windswept landscape of Luke Skywalker’s home planet of...

    26. May 11, 2014

      Flat end to football season verifies victory for club owners

      You get what you pay for, as a rule, and Abu Dhabi’s most northerly outpost (officially called Manchester City FC) duly...

    27. May 9, 2014

      The German head chef causing surprises at an Abu Dhabi hotel

      Moving to Abu Dhabi was not a difficult decision for Michéle Müller. “I’d set my sights on working for the Hyatt chain of...

    28. May 4, 2014

      New House of Fraser owner targets Russia expansion

      Yuan Yafei, the chairman of Sanpower, plans to bring House of Fraser to Russia and the Middle East following his company’s...

    29. May 2, 2014

      Gulf Labor calls on Abu Dhabi to pay off museum workers’ debts

      An artists’ pressure group on Friday called on Abu Dhabi to give workers building the oil-rich emirate’s museums – which...

    30. April 29, 2014

      China’s CNPC signs UAE oil deal

      A Chinese state-run oil company has signed an oil production deal with the capital of the United Arab Emirates in a further...

    31. April 27, 2014

      Lessons that help to keep the business in the family

      In the 1970s, Khalid Rashid Al Zayani watched as the trading establishment set up by his father, uncle and pearl merchant...

    32. April 24, 2014

      Gulf states gain from Russia’s debt freeze

      A handful of oil-rich monarchies in the Gulf have become the unexpected beneficiaries of the crisis in Ukraine, attracting a...

    33. April 18, 2014

      Gulf states forge deal to end spat over Doha backing for Brotherhood

      The Gulf states have forged an initial agreement aimed at ending a regional spat over Qatar’s support for the Islamist...

    34. April 17, 2014

      Mubadala’s profits buoyed by rising equity markets

      Abu Dhabi state investment fund Mubadala tripled its net profit on financial investments in 2013, as equity markets rose –...

    35. beyondbrics

      April 16, 2014

      India elections: daily wrap

      With the Indian Premier League cricket tournament kicking off on Wednesday, people were a little distracted from the mammoth...

    36. April 15, 2014

      Indian Premier League overcomes sticky wicket to start new season

      Cricket and money The Indian Premier League starts bowling in unfamiliar surroundings on Wednesday, as the world’s most...

    37. 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...

    38. beyondbrics

      March 31, 2014

      India elections: daily wrap

      Soothing words are heard from finance minister Palaniappan Chidambaram on Monday around the strength of the Indian economy...

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