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    1. February 1, 2016

      The path to enlightenment and profit starts inside the office

      Competition used to be easy. That is in theory, if not always in practice. Until recently, most competent companies had...

    2. January 28, 2016

      Amanda Staveley sues Barclays for almost £1bn

      Barclays has been hit with a lawsuit for nearly £1bn from Amanda Staveley, the dealmaker known for her Middle Eastern...

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    1. January 24, 2016

      Insead’s 1-year MBA tops FT rankings

      Insead, the business school with campuses in France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi, has topped the Financial Times’ Global...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      January 21, 2016

      Teeing off in Abu Dhabi

      Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy practices on the driving range before the start of the first round at the Abu Dhabi...

    3. Fast FT

      January 12, 2016

      Whispers of emergency Opec meeting start

      New year, same old Opec. It took just seven days and a near 20 per cent drop in the oil price for the first 2016...

    4. FT Alphaville

      January 8, 2016

      How petrostates may solve their fiscal woes

      by Evan Soltas Oil’s price decline has put the finance ministers of oil-exporting states from Abu Dhabi to Alaska in a...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      January 5, 2016

      Abu Dhabi camel racing

      Camels compete during the Liwa 2016 Moreeb Dune Festival on Tuesday, in the Liwa desert, 250 kilometres west of the...

    6. Fast FT

      January 4, 2016

      UAE downgrades diplomatic ties to Iran

      The United Arab Emirates downgraded its diplomatic representation in Iran, but stopped short of cutting ties. The...

    7. Fast FT

      December 21, 2015

      Channel 4 snaffles Formula One coverage

      Formula One coverage on terrestrial television in the UK is moving to Channel 4 from the BBC, which has been forced to...

    8. December 17, 2015

      Cameron stops short of banning Muslim Brotherhood

      David Cameron, the UK prime minister, has used the final day of the parliamentary year to publish findings of a...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      December 14, 2015

      Guards in the smog

      Chinese Paramilitary guards stand on the stairs after Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi...

    10. December 8, 2015

      Trump’s anti-Muslim remarks spark outrage in the Gulf

      A string of hostile comments towards Muslims by US Republican hopeful Donald Trump have done little to dent his runaway...

    11. November 29, 2015

      Dana Gas wins Kurdistan payout ruling

      Dana Gas, one of the largest investors in the semi-autonomous region of northern Iraq, has won an arbitration award...

    12. November 27, 2015

      Israel to open diplomatic mission in UAE

      Israel is opening its first diplomatic mission in the United Arab Emirates, its foreign ministry said on Friday. The...

    13. FT Photo Diary

      November 23, 2015

      John Kerry visits the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

      United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan points out some of the highlights of the...

    14. November 16, 2015

      A new normal emerges in a Europe infected by Arab wars

      I was wavering between amusement and bewilderment. By the time I arrived at the remote desert resort, 170km outside Abu...

    15. October 14, 2015

      High-spending Man City moves into the black and is debt free

      Manchester City, the English football club that bought its way to the top with the millions of Sheikh Mansour of Abu...

    16. October 8, 2015

      Trafigura details more of Claude Dauphin’s past

      Almost 1,000 people crowded into Eglise de Saint-Joseph in the centre of Geneva on Wednesday to pay their respect to...

    17. October 7, 2015

      Abu Dhabi’s financial hub plans may take time to gather momentum

      As Abu Dhabi prepares to start operations at its brand new financial centre, the emirate has a fight on its hands to...

    18. September 16, 2015

      Investors in gulf property look forward to a less bumpy ride

      Dubai is the ultimate case study for anybody who wants to comprehend the profound influence that the globalisation of...

    19. September 11, 2015

      Yemen war set to intensify as Arab forces ramp up onslaught

      The conflict in Yemen is set to become even deadlier after the Arab coalition fighting Houthi rebels in the country...

    20. FT Alphaville

      September 10, 2015

      FirstFT - China tightens capital controls, evidence of Alzheimer’s transmission and a report for rugby fans

      China has tightened its capital controls in a sharp reversal of its market liberalising rhetoric, as it struggles to...

    21. September 9, 2015

      Abu Dhabi hunts for $1.4bn payment in Malaysia scandal fallout

      A corruption scandal that is engulfing Malaysia’s government and prime minister has pulled in a high-profile Abu Dhabi...

    22. August 20, 2015

      Arab coalition vows to chase Houthis into north Yemen power base

      The Sunni Arab coalition fighting Houthi forces in Yemen would pursue the rebels right into their northern power base...

    23. July 24, 2015

      Volkswagen sells LeasePlan to Abu Dhabi consortium

      LeasePlan, one of the world’s largest vehicle management companies, is set to change hands in a €3.7bn deal. The...

    24. July 14, 2015

      A network built on trust

      Two women watching news on television in a flat in Abu Dhabi; a group of men clustered around a screen in an office in...

    25. June 29, 2015

      Trafigura and Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala create mining joint venture

      Commodities trading house Trafigura will create a joint venture company with an Abu Dhabi state investment fund to buy...

    26. June 26, 2015

      Louvre outpost in Abu Dhabi faces further delay

      Delays hamper Abu Dhabi attempt to boost UAE cultural offer Abu Dhabi has confirmed it is to delay the opening of its...

    27. May 17, 2015

      Saudi Arabian stock market welcomes foreign investors

      Saudi Arabia’s decision to open its stock market to foreign institutions is being heralded as a “game changer”. Under...

    28. April 30, 2015

      Cheng family strikes $2.4bn Hong Kong hotel deal with Abu Dhabi

      Hong Kong’s Cheng family has teamed up with Abu Dhabi in a joint venture that values three of the territory’s prime...

    29. April 28, 2015

      China oil traders become stronger force

      China’s two largest state-backed oil traders are demonstrating their growing clout in the Middle East, dominating...

    30. April 23, 2015

      Dubai signs deal with AFC to tap hydrogen fuel-cell technology

      Dubai on Thursday signed an agreement with London-listed AFC Energy aiming to install the largest single deployment of...

    31. April 13, 2015

      Deals raise oversight concerns at Abu Dhabi wealth fund

      The managing director of one of Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth funds used his private shell companies to secure deals...

    32. March 29, 2015

      Swiss banking model is ‘dead’, says Abu Dhabi finance centre chief

      Abu Dhabi intends to set itself up as a new hub for wealth management, with the head of its nascent international...

    33. March 18, 2015

      Stop trying to ground the Gulf airlines

      Nicole Kidman looks very relaxed in Etihad Airways’ new advertisements, as she floats gently down on to a bed in its...

    34. March 17, 2015

      Talks urged in US-Gulf airlines’ dispute

      US airlines and their fast-growing Gulf rivals should work out their differences through dialogue and the “appropriate...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      March 9, 2015

      Round the world on sunshine

      Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered aircraft, takes flight as it begins its historic round-the-world journey from Al...

    36. March 3, 2015

      Dubai to build $1bn financial zone development

      Dubai’s sovereign wealth fund is to build a $1bn development in the heart of the emirate’s financial district, the...

    37. February 20, 2015

      Emirates attacks Delta chief’s credibility

      Emirates, the ambitious Dubai airline, has questioned whether Delta Air Lines’ chief executive is fit for his position,...

    38. February 12, 2015

      St James’s Place targets Gulf expats

      St James’s Place, the fast-growing FTSE 100 wealth manager, is planning to open its first offices in the Middle East by...

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