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    1. April 19, 2016

      Dubai mall group buys stake in Yoox Net-a-Porter

      Dubai-based retail group Alabbar Enterprises has bought 3 per cent of Yoox Net-a-Porter for €100m via a capital raising...

    2. April 18, 2016

      Dubai offices battle chaotic system

      Buy a plot of land. Design a building. To help finance construction, sell units in that building to investors before it...

    3. April 18, 2016

      Cheap oil trips up Gulf’s banks

      Late last year, tales of indebted managers closing down their businesses and fleeing the United Arab Emirates...

    4. April 17, 2016

      Cricket Diary: A narrowing Gulf

      Last time I ventured to the Gulf, I saw England play Pakistan in an enthralling Test series. This time, the visit was...

    5. April 8, 2016

      Halliburton’s Dave Lesar tested by $25bn bid for Baker Hughes

      One Friday in October 2014, Dave Lesar, Halliburton’s chief executive, called Martin Craighead, his counterpart at...

    6. April 5, 2016

      US roadshows aim to guide groups through Iran sanctions maze

      Global businesses may have expected a rush for Iranian customers and partners earlier this year, when international...

    7. Fast FT

      April 5, 2016

      Two traders fined over gold spoofing

      A US financial regulator has slapped two more traders with fines in a widening crackdown on “spoofing,” a form of...

    8. March 31, 2016

      Damac looks to lay foundations for London regeneration scheme

      Damac Properties, the Dubai private sector property developer, is in talks to develop a significant regeneration site...

    9. March 28, 2016

      Art Dubai: happiness and human rights

      In a letter to his sister in 1970, the American poet George Oppen wrote: “The issue is happiness, there is no other...

    10. Fast FT

      March 23, 2016

      PwC picks four to compete for UK chairman role

      Professional services firm PwC has named the four candidates who are competing to be its new UK chairman and senior...

    11. March 20, 2016

      Multihull racing’s hydrofoiling future takes off in a new class

      The latest generation of catamaran racing, in new superfast hydrofoiling GC32s, took to the water and variable warm...

    12. March 20, 2016

      Russian plane crash recorders recovered

      Moscow/Dubai — All 62 people aboard a passenger jet flying from Dubai to southern Russia were killed when their plane...

    13. March 19, 2016

      No survivors in Russia plane crash

      Moscow/Dubai, March 19 — All 62 people aboard a passenger jet flying from Dubai to southern Russia were killed when...

    14. March 19, 2016

      Scores feared dead in Russia air crash

      A passenger airliner from Dubai crashed while trying to land at the airport in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don,...

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      March 17, 2016

      DP World's profits soar 30% in 2015

      Dubai ports operator DP World’s 2015 profit soared 30.7 per cent to $883m driven by “robust underlying growth” and the...

    16. March 15, 2016

      Dubai property developer Nakheel in talks over push into Asia

      The Dubai state-owned property group Nakheel is in talks to launch developments in as many as three Asian countries,...

    17. March 14, 2016

      LGT Group snaps up UK’s Vestra Wealth

      Liechtenstein’s LGT Group has acquired a majority stake in Vestra Wealth, the London-based wealth management boutique,...

    18. March 11, 2016

      Local talent on display at Dubai’s collectible design fair

      Dubai’s art and design fairs have drawn international exhibitors since their inception. But this year at Design Days...

    19. March 11, 2016

      Art Dubai’s Global Art Forum

      “I was in my early 20s and I had never seen anything like it,” says Amal Khalaf, remembering her first experience of...

    20. March 11, 2016

      Women at the top

      Barely a decade ago, Dubai’s contemporary art scene consisted of a handful of small galleries scattered around the...

    21. March 11, 2016

      Dubai Photo: framing the world

      The scale of the Dubai Photo Exhibition is, even by Emirati standards, eye-watering. Curators from 23 countries and...

    22. March 11, 2016

      UK banker who moved to Dubai and founded its leading art fair

      When Benedict Floyd gave up his directorship at Bank of America in 2005, the plan was to take a six-month break. He had...

    23. 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...

    24. March 4, 2016

      Travel updates: Japan, Austria, Dubai and Los Angeles

      Japan A year after opening its first Japanese outpost — a slick, modern hotel at the top of a 38-storey Tokyo tower...

    25. Fast FT

      March 2, 2016

      Saudi Arabia raises crude prices for Asia

      Saudi Arabia has raised April oil prices to Asia, in a hopeful sign that demand from its biggest and most important...

    26. March 2, 2016

      NHS expands private care to help fill £20bn funding gap

      Doctors from King’s College Hospital visited Dubai last month, the latest stop on a world tour to show off their skills...

    27. February 11, 2016

      Gulf states’ spending splurge set to open door to private sector

      Bahrain and Saudi Arabia announced plans on Thursday to expand the King Fahd Causeway linking the two countries from 17...

    28. 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....

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

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      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...

    38. 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...

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