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    1. July 20, 2016

      Abu Dhabi wealth fund goes in house

      Abu Dhabi’s main sovereign wealth fund has brought more of its portfolio buying activity in house as it seeks greater...

    2. July 3, 2016

      Abu Dhabi banks agree $29bn merger to create national champion

      The boards of Abu Dhabi’s two largest banks have approved a merger to create the Middle East’s largest lender with a...

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    1. June 29, 2016

      Abu Dhabi to merge sovereign wealth funds Ipic and Mubadala

      Abu Dhabi has ordered the merger of two of its sovereign wealth funds, the International Petroleum Investment Company...

    2. Fast FT

      June 29, 2016

      Abu Dhabi to merge two wealth funds

      Abu Dhabi has ordered the merger of two of its sovereign wealth funds, the International Petroleum Investment Company,...

    3. June 19, 2016

      Abu Dhabi banks in merger talks

      Two of Abu Dhabi’s largest banks have said they are in talks to merge, potentially sparking further rationalisation in...

    4. Fast FT

      June 14, 2016

      Abu Dhabi fund seeks $6.5bn from 1MDB

      Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund is seeking $6.5bn from Malaysia’s troubled state investment fund 1MDB, after the...

    5. Nick Butler

      June 6, 2016

      Don't count on an orderly transition to a low carbon world

      Remember the Arab Spring and the heady promise of freedom and peace in the Middle East? Many normally sensible...

    6. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      Qatar lines up bond issue after 5-year gap

      Qatar has become the latest middle eastern government to use international markets to bolster its finances in the wake...

    7. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Saudi Arabia plots debt issuance despite oil rise

      Saudi Arabia is moving ahead with plans for its first international debt issuance in 25 years in spite of stabilising...

    8. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Barclays criminal probe to last until 2017

      Barclays will not learn for at least seven more months whether it will face criminal charges over its financial...

    9. May 13, 2016

      Travel updates: Iran, London, Queenstown and Abu Dhabi

      Iran Mountain Heaven, a tour operator which specialises in Alpine chalet holidays in France and Switzerland, is...

    10. May 11, 2016

      Middle East governments set debt record as oil slumps

      Middle Eastern governments have already set a record for debt sales, as the sustained fall in oil prices weakens public...

    11. Fast FT

      May 10, 2016

      1MDB dispute 'not a sovereign default' says S&P

      Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s says the debt dispute between Malaysian state fund 1MDB and the Abu Dhabi wealth fund...

    12. April 26, 2016

      Malaysia’s 1MDB in default as Abu Dhabi dispute escalates

      Malaysia’s 1MDB defaulted on a $1.75bn bond on Tuesday, triggering cross defaults on two other notes totalling $1.9bn...

    13. Fast FT

      April 25, 2016

      Abu Dhabi fund will pay interest on 1MDB bonds 'but only after default'

      Abu Dhabi’s International Petroleum Investment Company (Ipic) announced on Monday that it would make interest payments...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      April 21, 2016

      Obama in Riyadh

      US President Barack Obama speaks with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, during the US-Gulf...

    15. April 19, 2016

      Saudi Arabia takes out $10bn in bank loans

      Saudi Arabia is raising $10bn from a consortium of global banks as the kingdom embarks on its first international debt...

    16. April 18, 2016

      1MDB dispute intensifies as Abu Dhabi ends relationship

      The dispute between an Abu Dhabi sovereign fund and Malaysia’s troubled state fund 1MDB over more than $1bn in missing...

    17. Fast FT

      April 18, 2016

      Abu Dhabi wealth fund pulls support for 1MDB

      Negotiations have broken down between an Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund and 1MDB, Malaysia’s state investment fund,...

    18. March 9, 2016

      Oil rout and global volatility take toll on Dubai

      A closely watched indicator of Dubai’s economic health on Wednesday revealed the first contraction of its private...

    19. March 8, 2016

      Mixed martial arts promoter plans UK expansion

      The world’s largest promoter of mixed martial arts — the multimillion-pound sport once derided as “human cockfighting”...

    20. March 7, 2016

      Oil rises above $40 a barrel as rally extends

      Oil jumped above $40 a barrel for the first time this year on Monday, extending its rebound from lows hit in January to...

    21. Fast FT

      March 7, 2016

      Oil rebound hits almost 50% from January low

      Oil jumped above $40 a barrel for the first time this year on Monday, extending its rebound from lows hit in January to...

    22. March 6, 2016

      Movers & shakers: March 7

      • Source, the $19bn London-based exchange traded fund provider, has appointed Julian Ide as its new chief executive. Mr...

    23. FT Photo Diary

      March 1, 2016

      A sand gazelle

      A sand gazelle is seen at the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary in Umm Al-Zamool, some 290 kilometres south of Abu Dhabi near the...

    24. February 19, 2016

      Barclays accused of making £346m in ‘sham’ payments to Qataris

      Barclays paid Qatari investors a total of £346m in secret and dishonestly characterised payments to secure their...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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