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  1. 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...

  2. April 14, 2014

    Sense of gender lacking in business school programmes

    MBAs and business education programmes in general still lack a real sense of gender, specifically the differences in how men...

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  1. Arab World: Banking & Finance 2012

    Financial services in Arab countries may not always be straightforward but appear more...
  2. Qatar 2011

    The task of turning Qatar into a well-functioning diversified economy has only just begun...
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  1. beyondbrics

    April 7, 2014

    Arab youth turn from "Arab spring" to starting businesses

    Young Arabs are increasingly turning their backs on cushy public sector jobs in favour of working for private companies and...

  2. April 6, 2014

    Ecclestone seeks to regain grip on F1

    Bernie Ecclestone has said he would like to regain control of F1 in partnership with leading teams such as Ferrari, even as...

  3. March 27, 2014

    Allen & Overy lawyers referred to legal watchdog

    Two partners of Allen & Overy, the law firm, will be referred to the solicitors’ watchdog for their conduct during the...

  4. March 26, 2014

    Two Allen & Overy lawyers at risk of probe over Dahdaleh case

    Two partners of Allen & Overy, one of the UK’s biggest law firms by revenue, may be investigated by the solicitors’...

  5. March 23, 2014

    Time for frank US talk with Saudis

    When President Barack Obama meets King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia this week, there are likely to be sharp exchanges behind the...

  6. March 21, 2014

    Serious Fraud Office blamed for collapse of Victor Dahdaleh trial

    The UK’s main anti-corruption prosecution agency was on Friday squarely blamed by a judge for the collapse of a high-profile...

  7. March 18, 2014

    Leeds United faces uncertainty after conviction of Massimo Cellino

    The future of Leeds United was thrown into uncertainty after the investor who had agreed to buy the Championship club was...

  8. 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...

  9. March 9, 2014

    Emir of Qatar faces his first test

    Qatar’s Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani was supposed to be a more flexible, consensual leader – or so thought his Gulf...

  10. March 7, 2014

    Qatar stands up to Gulf neighbours over Muslim Brotherhood backing

    When Qatar-based cleric Youssef al-Qaradawi – regarded by many as a spiritual guide of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood group...

  11. March 5, 2014

    Diplomatic crisis as Gulf states withdraw ambassadors from Qatar

    Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have withdrawn their ambassadors from neighbouring Qatar, as frustration...

  12. The A-List

    March 5, 2014

    The Saudis and Pakistan’s strategic shift on Syria

    At the behest of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan has made a strategic shift from its so far neutral position on Syria’s civil war –...

  13. March 4, 2014

    Oil prices: the world is flat

    A flat world sounds like something from the dark ages. Indeed, a world of flat oil prices could, for some, be a very...

  14. March 3, 2014

    Explosion in Bahrain raises tensions in Gulf

    Three Bahraini policemen were killed in an explosion while dispersing “rioters” on Monday, as an escalation in the tactics...

  15. FT Photo Diary

    February 13, 2014

    Fired up in Bahrain

    Hasan Jamali/AP Anti-government protesters wait for riot police between clashes in the debris-filled main street of Malkiya,...

  16. February 7, 2014

    Beckham versus Cellino in game of football club owners

    Two prospective football club owners this week made pitches to become custodians of the world’s most popular sport. One was...

  17. January 24, 2014

    Law firms targeted in fallout from Dahdaleh trial

    Two of the world’s biggest law firms are being hit as part of the fallout from the collapse of a high-profile corruption...

  18. January 15, 2014

    Prince tries to break Bahrain deadlock

    Bahrain’s crown prince has made a dramatic intervention in a bid to break the Gulf state’s political deadlock, raising hopes...

  19. January 9, 2014

    Alcoa in $384m deal to settle Bahrain bribery charges

    Alcoa World Alumina has admitted links to what US authorities called a “corrupt international underworld” and agreed to a...

  20. January 7, 2014

    South Korea halts tear gas exports to Bahrain

    South Korea has suspended tear gas exports to Bahrain, citing the unstable political situation in the Gulf state. South...

  21. beyondbrics

    December 20, 2013

    Guest post: changing skies - how aviation is shifting east

    By Georges Elhedery of HSBC For centuries, the Middle East provided obvious trade hubs for merchants as they travelled...

  22. December 16, 2013

    Affluent Gulf craves more financial advice

    Investors across the Middle East would benefit greatly from an association that promotes financial advice in the region,...

  23. December 16, 2013

    Bahrain opposition calls for inquiry into aluminium producer

    Bahrain’s opposition has called for an independent investigation into state-run Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) after a corruption...

  24. December 7, 2013

    Hagel seeks to ease Gulf security concerns

    Chuck Hagel, US defence secretary, has opened the door to more advanced weapons sales to the Gulf states as Washington seeks...

  25. December 5, 2013

    Bahrain minister intervened in UK corruption court case

    A Bahraini government minister intervened in a $3bn UK criminal case by telling the UK attorney-general that allegedly...

  26. November 26, 2013

    Fearful Saudis compare nuclear pact to 9/11

    Iran’s nuclear deal with global powers is “more dangerous than 9/11,” according to a commentator in the Saudi-owned Asharq...

  27. November 25, 2013

    Gulf states cautiously welcome Iran nuclear deal

    Saudi Arabia joined other Gulf states in tentatively welcoming the nuclear deal between world powers and Iran. In a...

  28. beyondbrics

    November 25, 2013

    Turkish companies ♥ Africa

    Further confirmation that Turkish companies are keen on Africa and see it as a big part of their expansion plans. In a Citi...

  29. November 21, 2013

    Dahdaleh lawyer said Bahrain government ‘could influence case’

    A lawyer for a defendant in a corruption case suggested the Bahraini government could influence the outcome of such a...

  30. November 15, 2013

    Aluminium traders accused over Bahrain fraud

    Aluminium traders from Glencore, Mitsui and Sojitz made payments to one of Bahrain’s most senior royals who is at the centre...

  31. November 12, 2013

    IMF urges Gulf states to boost private sector jobs

    The Gulf states will face a 1m jobs gap by 2016 unless private sector job creation increases, the International Monetary...

  32. November 11, 2013

    Thaw in US-Iran relations prompts alarm in Gulf states

    John Kerry, the US secretary of state, arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Monday to brief the Gulf ally ahead of a...

  33. November 6, 2013

    Allen & Overy accused of halting Victor Dahdaleh’s trial

    Victor Dahdaleh, the Canadian-British businessman facing corruption charges in the UK, and his lawyers at a top City firm...

  34. November 5, 2013

    Victor Dahdaleh accused of ‘large-scale’ corruption

    Canadian-British businessman Victor Dahdaleh paid bribes of £38m to a senior member of the Bahraini royal family to win...

  35. October 27, 2013

    Islamic finance takes centre stage in City

    The City of London will this week set out its credentials as a centre for Islamic finance when politicians, investors and...

  36. October 21, 2013

    Bahrain boosts supplies of tear gas as instability continues

    Bahrain is seeking large quantities of tear gas as it attempts to subdue daily confrontations between riot police and youths...

  37. beyondbrics

    October 10, 2013

    The cost of a revolution: $800bn

    It'll cost you Commenting on the Russian revolution, Joseph Stalin is alleged to have said, “You can’t make an omelette...

  38. September 17, 2013

    Bahrain arrest of opposition politician fuels crackdown fears

    Bahrain has detained a senior opposition politician, prompting claims that the Gulf state is stepping up its crackdown on...

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