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  1. 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...

  2. April 11, 2014

    Heathrow faces losing top international passenger slot to Dubai

    Heathrow is losing its top slot as the world’s busiest international passenger hub to Dubai, which the airport says...

Special Reports

  1. Investing in the Arab World

    Confidence is returning in Algeria, Morocco, Dubai and the UAE - but aftershocks from...
  2. New Trade Routes: Middle East-Africa

    Barriers to business between the Middle East and Africa are led by corruption and red ...
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  1. March 31, 2014

    M&S in Saudi Arabia shows attraction for big brands

    When Marks and Spencer, the UK-based retailer, decided to open its first stand­alone lingerie and beauty shop it did not...

  2. March 31, 2014

    Dubai property sector reasserts its case for ‘safe as houses’ billing

    When Dubai-based luxury housing developer Damac listed on the London Stock Exchange in December, it was a standout moment....

  3. MBA blog

    March 28, 2014

    A field trip to Hong Kong and Dubai

    Each year, the MBA Luxe class takes an international field trip to explore an overseas market. This year, we visited Hong...

  4. March 25, 2014

    Departing Lufthansa chief warns of threat posed by Gulf airlines

    Under clear blue skies and watched by a crowd of camera-wielding plane spotters, a Boeing 777 operated by Emirates surged...

  5. March 24, 2014

    Crossrail seeks Gulf investment for art plan

    Crossrail, the biggest construction project in Europe, is seeking Gulf investment for the £14.8bn rail network’s public art...

  6. March 21, 2014

    Balfour Beatty secures Dubai fashion avenue deal

    Balfour Beatty has won the contract to create a fashion avenue in Dubai, linking the world’s tallest building and its...

  7. March 20, 2014

    Art Dubai report

    One thousand three hundred and twenty one. One thousand three hundred and twenty two. One thousand three hundred and twenty...

  8. beyondbrics

    March 17, 2014

    London morning espresso

    * FT News ** * Crimea poll leaves Moscow isolated | Peninsula pressed ahead with a referendum condemned in the west but...

  9. 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...

  10. March 11, 2014

    Emirates Reit plans first Dubai IPO for five years

    Emirates Reit, a sharia-compliant real estate investment trust, intends to launch Dubai’s first initial public offering in...

  11. March 4, 2014

    Damac triples profit amid strong appetite for Gulf property

    Damac Properties, the Dubai developer that listed on the London Stock Exchange last year, tripled its net profit in 2013 as...

  12. beyondbrics

    March 3, 2014

    Africa's elite leap up the global billionaire rankings

    Forbes publishes its Billionaire rankings today, tracking the trials and tribulations of the world’s richest – the 1 percent...

  13. 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...

  14. Material World

    February 27, 2014

    Blackstone and Versace: a marriage made in hospitality heaven?

      Getty Images Today the FT is reporting that Blackstone is the clear leader in the race for the Versace minority stake –...

  15. February 25, 2014

    Indian-Saudi JV to build rice distribution hub in Dubai

    A new Indian-Saudi joint venture is building a rice distribution hub in Dubai to link Indian production to consumers in the...

  16. February 20, 2014

    A World Not Ours – film review

    Mahdi Fleifel’s A World Not Ours is about a war without battles and a war without visible end. The filmmaker, born in Ain...

  17. 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...

  18. The A-List

    February 14, 2014

    No one answer to the London airport question

    The battle of the London airports is heating up. Although the Airport Commission, headed by Sir Howard Davies, is not due to...

  19. February 10, 2014

    UAE to develop fleet of drones to deliver public services

    The United Arab Emirates is hoping to become the first government to deliver basic services via unmanned aerial vehicles as...

  20. February 10, 2014

    Libya sees retail boom amid instability

    After a lunch of Lebanese appetisers and kebab at the shiny new Beirut restaurant, shoppers can walk to Debenhams, or stroll...

  21. February 9, 2014

    Deutsche Bank to hand over documents in Dubai inquiry

    Deutsche Bank has agreed to hand over documents related to a Dubai investigation into suspected violations of anti-money...

  22. FT Photo Diary

    February 6, 2014

    Tour of Dubai

    Kamran Jebreili/AP Cyclists start the sport stage of the 2nd day of the Dubai Tour on Thursday ...

  23. beyondbrics

    February 4, 2014

    Dubai: alive to the financial competition

    The competitition to attract financial business in the Gulf is hotting up. Dubai’s financial centre says it will slash...

  24. February 3, 2014

    Thais must be allowed to vote

    The way things normally work in a second-rate democracy is that, come election time, the incumbent administration prevents a...

  25. January 31, 2014

    Dubai property: Expo 2020 expected to boost the emirate’s recovery

    When Dubai learned that it had been chosen to host the 2020 World Expo trade convention late last year, fireworks exploded...

  26. January 29, 2014

    Standard Bank to sell control of London arm for $765m

    Industrial and Commercial Bank of China is set to become the first large state-owned Chinese lender to set up significant...

  27. January 26, 2014

    UAE president stable after suffering stroke

    The president of the United Arab Emirates has undergone surgery following a stroke and is in a stable condition, the state...

  28. January 21, 2014

    Dubai eager to capitalise on Iran opening

    The many daily flights between Dubai and Tehran are always busy. But these days the Iranians heading home after business and...

  29. January 19, 2014

    Vince Cable: chance of Britain quitting the EU is ‘pretty low’

    Vince Cable has sought to assuage concerns of foreign investors on a visit to the United Arab Emirates by stating that the...

  30. January 18, 2014

    Cable visits UAE in mission to boost trade and infrastructure

    Vince Cable will fly to the United Arab Emirates, an important trading partner, this weekend in an effort to boost trade...

  31. January 15, 2014

    Hong Kong faces threat from Guangzhou port

    Tens of thousands of litres of Admiral Vodka, a Lithuanian brand, lie in large blue vats in a warehouse in the southern...

  32. January 13, 2014

    Heathrow passenger numbers rise 3% to 72.3m

    The number of passengers passing through Heathrow rose 3 per cent to 72.3m last year. The figures highlight how the capacity...

  33. beyondbrics

    January 11, 2014

    The Weekender, January 11

    The week in emerging markets, including our most read, five things we have learned and some long reads for the weekend. Plus...

  34. beyondbrics

    January 8, 2014

    UAE: Sharjah gets new credit rating - bond up next?

    Socially-conservative Sharjah, the third largest economy in the United Arab Emirates, is showing a bit of leg – financially...

  35. January 5, 2014

    Dubai property recovery boost for Nakheel

    Dubai developer Nakheel underscored the speed of the emirate’s property recovery by announcing it is to repay more than half...

  36. beyondbrics

    January 2, 2014

    beyondbrics quiz of 2013: the answers

    Time’s up, pencils down, calculators away please – here are the answers to the beyondbrics quiz of the year. #1 Who said of...

  37. December 27, 2013

    Dubai optimism fails to mask concerns on overheating risk

    Four years after a sovereign debt crisis thrust Dubai on to the front pages for all the wrong reasons, the Gulf city-state...

  38. beyondbrics

    December 27, 2013

    2013 in review: stock exchange winners and losers

    If you had $100 at the start of 2013, and took a punt on a few emerging market exchanges, which ones would have made you a...

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