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    1. FT Photo Diary

      June 25, 2015

      Algiers sunrise

      A freighter lies off the coast at sunrise in Algiers, Algeria on Thursday ...

    2. June 23, 2015

      France, Spain and Portugal look to unlock Algeria gas exports

      France, Spain and Portugal will seal an elusive political agreement early next week that is intended to increase exports of...

    Special Reports

    1. Year in the Arab World

      The past year will be remembered as one of the Middle East’s most tumultuous, a time o...
    2. Turkey and the World

      Turkish business has suffered from the strife in Syria and Libya while Turkey’s politi...
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    1. June 15, 2015

      US targets Algerian militant in Libya air strike

      US air strikes over eastern Libya may have killed an al-Qaeda leader who was responsible for an attack on a gas plant in the...

    2. May 18, 2015

      Energy groups take knife to $100bn of spending after oil rout

      Oil projects shelved More than $100bn of spending on new projects by the world’s energy companies has been slowed, postponed...

    3. March 9, 2015

      Environmental movement blocks fracking in Algeria’s remote south

      An unprecedented environmental protest movement in a remote part of Algeria has disrupted the country’s multibillion-dollar...

    4. March 2, 2015

      Oligarch’s oil deal caught in sanctions crossfire

      Fridman’s North Sea oil deal As first days at work go, Monday was eventful even by the standards of someone as experienced...

    5. beyondbrics

      February 2, 2015

      Guest post: Algeria faces "state of crisis" as oil prices fall

      By Edward Robinson, Culmer Raphael Last December, Sonatrach, the state owned Algerian oil and gas monopoly, announced that...

    6. January 18, 2015

      Young Muslims lag behind in two-speed France

      When Karim Tiar’s illiterate parents headed for France in the late 1960s, they harboured few dreams beyond escaping poverty...

    7. December 29, 2014

      High-cost oil production not worthwhile

      When the oil world’s most important man says anything, people pay attention. But the usually aloof Ali al-Naimi, Saudi...

    8. Nick Butler

      December 21, 2014

      Forget Opec — sex and technology shape the oil market now

      Forget Opec. If cartels can’t control output, they can’t control prices and in due course they fall apart, usually with a...

    9. December 1, 2014

      Petroceltic hit by oil price fall as Dragon cools on takeover

      Shareholders in Petroceltic International have joined the growing list of investors hit by plunging oil prices after Dragon...

    10. November 17, 2014

      Algeria adds diplomacy to antiterrorism arsenal

      The delegates from Mali gathered at the massive el-Aurassi hotel that looms over central Algiers. Hotel guests watched as...

    11. November 13, 2014

      ‘Womenomics’ is starting to transform the Muslim world

      The first convert to Islam was a businesswoman. She was a wealthy trader who inherited her father’s business and later...

    12. November 6, 2014

      Nigerian naira follows rouble downward

      Russia’s rouble is not the only currency coming under pressure as oil prices slide. The Nigerian naira on Thursday tumbled...

    13. beyondbrics

      October 21, 2014

      What's wrong in Algiers?

      Even inside the labyrinthine central circle of Algeria’s governing regime, the magnitude of last month’s failure to auction...

    14. October 6, 2014

      Dragon Oil set for Petroceltic takeover bid

      Dragon Oil, the cash-rich explorer with production assets off Turkmenistan, is poised to launch a takeover offer for...

    15. beyondbrics

      October 2, 2014

      Victim of shale revolution, Nigeria stops exporting oil to US

      Nigeria has become the first country to completely stop selling oil to the US due to the impact of the shale revolution – an...

    16. September 25, 2014

      France continues air strikes despite death of hostage

      France has conducted its second air strike on Islamist forces in Iraq a day after a French hostage was executed by jihadi...

    17. September 24, 2014

      French tourist killed by Islamist militants in Algeria

      A French tourist kidnapped by Islamist militants in Algeria in retaliation for French air strikes in Iraq has been killed by...

    18. September 22, 2014

      French tourist kidnapped in Algeria by group linked to Isis

      A French citizen has been kidnapped and threatened with death in Algeria, apparently by an armed group supporting Islamist...

    19. September 21, 2014

      Turkish businesses embrace opportunities in north Africa in spite of Libya risk

      In June, Turkish engineer Aykut Simsar was living the pleasant life of an expatriate in the Libyan city of Misurata,...

    20. beyondbrics

      September 16, 2014

      Turkey facing winter gas shortage

      Poor forward planning and political manipulation of energy prices look likely to leave Turkey facing gas shortages this...

    21. September 7, 2014

      China’s French graduates swap government jobs for African adventures

      When Xu Jing completed her French degree, she decided not to follow in the footsteps of Deng Xiaoping, the late Chinese...

    22. beyondbrics

      August 28, 2014

      India in Africa: Tata Motors joins partnership in Algeria

      Tata Motors, the Indian carmaker, has announced plans to sell its cars in Algeria in a further sign of the growing role that...

    23. August 18, 2014

      Cameron’s shifting policy on Iraq

      In his four years as prime minister, David Cameron has been quick to urge Britain to take a stand when international crises...

    24. August 3, 2014

      US-Africa oil trade wanes after shale revolution

      There used to be a joke in the oil industry that you could walk from the US to Nigeria without getting your feet wet – just...

    25. Nick Butler

      August 3, 2014

      Egypt's looming energy crisis

      A protester waves the Egyptian flag (Getty) After a decade of introspection, Europe is being forced to confront the...

    26. July 24, 2014

      Air Algerie flight ‘probably crashed’ in Mali

      An Air Algerie airliner with 116 people aboard is thought to have crashed after disappearing over Mali 50 minutes into its...

    27. Off Message

      July 24, 2014

      How would an independent Scotland join the EU?

      An independent Scotland would not have to join the EU. But most Scots want Scotland to be an EU member. It has been SNP...

    28. The World

      July 9, 2014

      Brazil's psychological trauma

      Watching the World Cup from Brazil – as I did last week – it was impossible to miss the huge weight of expectations placed...

    29. beyondbrics

      July 9, 2014

      The match that changed Brazil’s football history

      Historic humiliation! Historic disgrace! Historic defeat! Worst in 94 years! The headlines across Brazil’s newspapers on...

    30. June 29, 2014

      Algeria’s success in World Cup puts focus on Africa’s failure

      After Algeria drew with Russia to reach the knockout stages, there were celebrations across the country. Fans waving...

    31. FT Photo Diary

      June 27, 2014

      Algerian fans celebrate

      Claude Paris/AP Algerian soccer fans celebrate after their team qualified for the World Cup, in Marseille, southern France,...

    32. The World

      June 26, 2014

      Belgium's game of two halves

      Don’t mix football with politics, goes the old saying – and Belgians are learning the lesson well. Often depicted (wrongly,...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      June 17, 2014

      Libyan migrant

      Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters An African migrant looks out from his temporary accommodation in Ghat, southwest Libya near the...

    34. June 11, 2014

      Germany to tighten arms export rules

      Germany is preparing to tighten regulation of the country’s arms industry after exports to countries outside the EU reached...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      May 21, 2014

      South Korea warms up for Brazil matches

      Lee Jin-man/AP South Korea’s national football team stretch during a training session at the National Football Center in...

    36. May 19, 2014

      Foreign investment in Africa set to reach record

      Africa will receive its highest flow of foreign investment this year as the continent’s growth accelerates towards levels...

    37. beyondbrics

      April 28, 2014

      Guest post: EU must address energy needs of eastern members

      By Ivo Josipović, President of the Republic of Croatia Earlier this year, the EU put forward its new energy and climate...

    38. April 27, 2014

      Preparation is vital to doing business in danger zones

      The pursuit of almost any financial opportunity comes with dangers, and investments in post-conflict areas may be...

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