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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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 –...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. March 31, 2014

    UK’s Brush seeks India engineering recruits to fill skills gap

    Brush, part of British engineering group Melrose, has opened an office in Abu Dhabi to recruit engineers from India after...

  29. March 16, 2014

    Dubai agrees refinancing deal

    Dubai has received a financial boost thanks to an agreement to refinance at preferential rates $20bn of bonds and loans owed...

  30. March 14, 2014

    Qatar prepares for sanctions if Brotherhood dispute escalates

    Qatar is preparing contingencies to ward off economic pressure threatened by its Gulf neighbours amid a continued diplomatic...

  31. Material World

    March 14, 2014

    The great Ferrari theme park experiment: can you have exclusivity for the masses?

      Getty Images So Ferrari Land is coming to Europe: the car company, run by the impeccable Luca Cordero di Montezemolo...

  32. March 14, 2014

    In praise of diversity and a digital future

    Ilian Mihov professes to have one claim to fame: that he is the first professor from eastern Europe to become dean of a...

  33. March 9, 2014

    UAE’s Arabtec signs $40bn housing deal with Egypt’s interim military rulers

    Arabtec, the United Arab Emirates-based contractor, has agreed to develop a $40bn project to build 1m “affordable” housing...

  34. 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...

  35. February 26, 2014

    UAE aims to ensure its billions are spent wisely in post-Morsi Egypt

    Gulf governments have been generous in their support of Egypt’s military-backed interim government, spending billions to...

  36. February 17, 2014

    Abu Dhabi works to lure top investors to fledgling financial hub

    Abu Dhabi’s new financial centre has appointed a veteran Dubai regulator to oversee its launch and lure top global banks to...

  37. February 17, 2014

    Gulf Marine Services plans to raise $100m through London IPO

    Gulf Marine Services intends to raise $100m in new money through an initial public offering in London expected to value the...

  38. February 5, 2014

    Rio seeks Chinese and Middle East partners for Guinea project

    Rio Tinto is in talks with potential partners from the Middle East and China to seek finance for a $18bn mine project in...

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