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    1. February 9, 2016

      The advantages of dwelling in a decent timezone

      An extended trip to Asia and Australasia demonstrates the problems the world’s different time zones pose for business....

    2. February 4, 2016

      Dubai businessman to buy Kuwait’s Americana

      One of Dubai’s leading businessmen has swooped to buy Kuwait’s Americana, saving a faltering deal that had come to...

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    1. Fast FT

      January 19, 2016

      Saudi stocks enjoy respite on oil bounce

      There’s some respite for Middle Eastern stocks on Tuesday thanks to a bounce in the oil price. Brent crude was back...

    2. January 19, 2016

      It’s #Twitterdown as site suffers global outage

      Twitter experienced a technical problem that resulted in millions of the social network’s users around the world being...

    3. Fast FT

      January 19, 2016

      Twitter hobbled by technical outages

      Twitter experienced a technical problem that resulted in millions of the social network’s users around the world being...

    4. 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...

    5. Fast FT

      January 4, 2016

      Bahrain severs diplomatic ties with Iran over cleric

      Bahrain has cut diplomatic ties with Iran, following the lead of its close ally Saudi Arabia as the diplomatic crisis...

    6. December 31, 2015

      Skyscraper fire mars Dubai New Year party

      A massive fire broke out at a five-star hotel in Dubai, marring New Year celebrations centred around the world’s...

    7. December 23, 2015

      Gloom descends on Gulf as oil price slump hits economy

      A caustic slogan is doing the rounds on social networks in the Gulf states this festive season: “All I want for...

    8. beyondbrics

      December 23, 2015

      Why capital market development is key for Turkey - now more than ever

      The Republic of Turkey is going through one of its most challenging periods since its foundation in 1923, directly...

    9. December 17, 2015

      Dubai oil benchmark under growing scrutiny

      Royal Dutch Shell has called for tougher regulation of the system that sets the price of crude shipped to Asia as...

    10. December 11, 2015

      Trump brand faces testing time on Scottish links

      Soon after his purchase at Donald Trump’s Turnberry golf course in Scotland, Stuart Gillespie, a visiting player, had...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      December 9, 2015

      Dubai rising

      Hot air balloons fly over Dubai during the World Air Games 2015, held under the rules of the Federation Aeronautique...

    12. 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...

    13. December 3, 2015

      FT Seasonal Appeal: Vulnerable migrants in the Gulf

      Sunita Tamang sold her jewellery and borrowed from her neighbours to make the journey from her village in the shadow of...

    14. December 3, 2015

      Working abroad can prove addictive

      Grace Oh’s first day in Paris was verging on surreal. She had just moved from L’Oréal UK to the company headquarters to...

    15. December 1, 2015

      US urges Turkey to seal border with Syria

      The US publicly called on Turkey to do more to close its border with Syria, which has been a major conduit for Isis to...

    16. December 1, 2015

      Merlin: short on magic

      Alton Towers’ rollercoaster “The Smiler” remains shut. Six months ago, it crashed and maimed several passengers. Merlin...

    17. November 30, 2015

      Yotel lodging group plans to open up to 50 hotels

      Yotel, the lodging chain that offers pod rooms for as little as four hours at a time, has launched an aggressive...

    18. November 28, 2015

      Commercial property demand in Dubai continues to outstrip supply

      A number of expansive infrastructure projects is set to drive growth in and demand for Dubai’s premium office space....

    19. November 28, 2015

      Rich variety of chefs in Dubai concoct wide-ranging menu

      From culinary delights created by Michelin-starred chefs to takeaway shacks on the beach, Dubai has a wide range of...

    20. November 28, 2015

      Residential property in Dubai remains a target for wealthy international buyers

      Dubai is sensitive to the health of the global economy, and no sector more so than residential property. When world...

    21. November 28, 2015

      Problems with space and demand confront Dubai retail

      From the Dubai Mall’s lavish Level Shoe District, to the bustling shops and cafés of the strip known as The Walk in the...

    22. November 28, 2015

      Dubai aims to become a design centre

      In recent years, Dubai has begun to develop a distinct cultural identity, mainly through the showing and trading of...

    23. November 28, 2015

      With Russian tourist numbers down, Dubai looks to its other options

      It is rarely less than hot in Dubai. But the desert city once had so many Russian tourists that one of the world’s...

    24. November 28, 2015

      Investment helps Dubai rediscover its verve

      For the past five years, Dubai has been rekindling its dynamism. After the turmoil of the 2009 debt crisis, the unrest...

    25. November 28, 2015

      Thriving art scene emerges in Dubai

      Dubai took another step this month in establishing itself as an important centre for the arts with a 25,000 square...

    26. November 28, 2015

      Gentrification is a late comer to Dubai

      Dubai’s recent growth has been characterised by constant development of new “cities within cities,” including bespoke...

    27. November 28, 2015

      Foreigners ensnared by debts fall foul of Dubai’s strict criminal code

      For most visitors and expatriates, life in Dubai passes uneventfully. But financial disputes, offensive behaviour and...

    28. November 26, 2015

      Warburg and General Atlantic snap up Gulf payments stake

      Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic have bought The Abraaj Group’s stake in Network International, the Emirati payments...

    29. November 16, 2015

      Falling oil prices puts small UAE businesses at risk of default

      Banks facing a surge in defaults on small company loans are closing off credit to the sector in the United Arab...

    30. November 13, 2015

      Five pieds-à-terre on the market

      Marina Bay Residences, Marina Boulevard, Singapore, S$10m ($7.1m) Where Facing Marina Bay in Downtown Core, part of...

    31. November 11, 2015

      3D-printed drone on show in Dubai

      The future of aircraft was on display at the Dubai air show, but not on the tarmac. Tucked away in a corner of the...

    32. November 11, 2015

      Airbus and Boeing brace for sales slowdown

      Airbus and Boeing revel in a bit of tit for tat rivalry and never more so than at an air show, where the world’s...

    33. November 10, 2015

      Airbus prepares to prune its portfolio of drones

      Airbus is planning to streamline its portfolio of drones as part of a strategic rethink of its military aircraft...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      November 9, 2015

      Middle Eastern heart

      Visitors watch the Al Fursan aerobatic team perform an aerial display on the second day of the 14th Dubai Air Show at...

    35. November 8, 2015

      Britain considers stronger military co-operation with Gulf

      Britain is considering stronger military co-operation with Gulf nations in its strategic review of defence priorities,...

    36. beyondbrics

      November 6, 2015

      Breaking the link between poverty and educational failure

      Education policymakers worldwide often make a pilgrimage of sorts to Finland and Singapore to learn about their high...

    37. FT Alphaville

      November 4, 2015

      Solo's silence is anything but golden (Updated)

      The National Crime Agency would like to contact this chap… That’s Sanjay Shah, a retired City trader who owns Solo...

    38. FT Alphaville

      October 28, 2015

      Globo: 'Yes, we've called the cops'

      A statement on Wednesday confirmed that London’s AIM-listed mobile internet security business Globo have contacted the...

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