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    1. January 16, 2015

      Sounds from the desert by Joanna Marsh

      During New Year’s Eve fireworks at Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, British composer Joanna Marsh...

    2. January 12, 2015

      Dubai replaces Heathrow as busiest airport

      Dubai leapfrogged Heathrow to become the world’s busiest airport for international passengers in 2014, the head of the Gulf...

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    1. Investing in the Arab World

      Confidence is returning in Algeria, Morocco, Dubai and the UAE - but aftershocks from...
    2. Arab World: Banking and Finance

      The Arab world has been experiencing a period of buoyant financial activity. However, ...
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    1. January 12, 2015

      Dubai World secures deal to restructure $14.6bn debt

      Dubai World has secured the agreement of “a substantial majority” of creditors for a restructuring of $14.6bn in debt,...

    2. FT Alphaville

      January 9, 2015

      The return of floating storage - a.k.a the sharks are back

      Good news for those looking out for crude bottoms! JBC Energy reports on Friday that the economics that make storing surplus...

    3. beyondbrics

      January 8, 2015

      Guest post: how Chile and Colombia eluded the "entrepreneur trap"

      By Michael Drexler and José Ernesto Amorós Espinosa Fernando Fischmann once had a dream of building a holiday resort around...

    4. beyondbrics

      December 30, 2014

      Malaysian $150bn mega-project riles Singapore

      By Gavin Bowring and Hafiz Noor Shams Only a few hundred meters from Singapore, the sleepy fishing villages that flank the...

    5. December 19, 2014

      Australian teacher on a learning curve in the United Arab Emirates

      When Louise Lucantonio, her husband Marty and their two young sons moved from Sydney to the United Arab Emirates in 2011...

    6. December 14, 2014

      Opec can ride out cheap oil, says head

      Dubai — Opec, the oil producers’ group, can ride out a slump in oil prices and keep output unchanged, its head said on...

    7. December 9, 2014

      Gulf stocks hit by falling oil prices

      The stock markets of the Gulf have tumbled sharply as the price of oil — the region’s dominant export — has fallen to...

    8. December 2, 2014

      Dubai: the statelet start-up

      Daytime population: 3.3m GDP per capita: $41,670 Foreign workers in private sector: 95 per cent New businesses started this...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      December 1, 2014

      Our Journey

      Emirati boys stand in front of government-sanctioned graffiti entitled “Our Journey,” which marks the United Arab Emirates‘...

    10. November 27, 2014

      Dubai World moves to restructure debt mountain

      Dubai will next week present proposals to extend restructured loans at one of its largest conglomerates, taking advantage of...

    11. November 24, 2014

      Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

      Where: Madinat Jumeirah WiFi: Free Plug sockets: Yes Espresso: AED 40 (£6.95) Open: 4pm-2am Privacy points: 2/5 After its...

    12. November 24, 2014

      Global metal trading becomes more difficult to regulate

      Global metals markets are becoming more difficult to regulate as manipulation takes more subtle forms and new trading...

    13. November 13, 2014

      DP World to buy Jebel Ali for $2.6bn from Dubai World

      Dubai ports operator DP World has agreed to pay $2.6bn to buy sister company Jebel Ali Free Zone, easing pressure on its...

    14. beyondbrics

      November 11, 2014

      Nigerian Stock Exchange CEO: “I’m not expecting a sell-off”

      After enduring 13 days of straight losses, Nigerian stocks have the questionable honour of being the world’s worst...

    15. November 9, 2014

      Standard Life closes Dubai office

      Standard Life is to pull out of the Middle East and close its office in Dubai after being caught out by regulatory changes....

    16. MBA blog

      November 8, 2014

      South Korea part two

      Korean Stock Exchange - EPGP IIMB Visit As we settled our way into the warm and friendly Korean ethos, an extremely packed...

    17. November 5, 2014

      Market’s focus on Saudi pricing is undue

      They used to pass with little comment – but not any more. All of a sudden Saudi Arabia’s oil pricing formula is the focal...

    18. November 3, 2014

      Oil slides after Saudi Arabia cuts prices in US

      Oil prices fell sharply on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia on Monday lowered the price it charges customers in the US in an...

    19. November 2, 2014

      Qataris open battlefront at world’s great horse races

      The last important race of the British flat racing season, the Racing Post Trophy, took place at Doncaster last weekend and...

    20. October 29, 2014

      Abu Dhabi hires regulatory chief to oversee financial centre

      Abu Dhabi has hired Singapore Exchange’s chief regulatory officer to head up the oil-rich emirate’s new financial centre...

    21. October 28, 2014

      Oman considers cutting energy subsidies

      A sharp fall in crude prices is putting further pressure on Oman to consider sensitive economic reforms such as cutting...

    22. October 28, 2014

      Macy’s to open store in Abu Dhabi

      Macy’s plans to expand overseas, opening a store in Abu Dhabi as the city gains traction as a shopping and cultural hub for...

    23. October 27, 2014

      Emaar chairman welcomes easing of property prices in Dubai

      The chairman of Dubai’s biggest developer has welcomed a softening in real estate prices in the emirate after two years of...

    24. October 25, 2014

      Iran hangs woman convicted of killing alleged rapist

      DUBAI, October 25 – A 26-year-old Iranian woman convicted of murdering a man she accused of trying to rape her as a teenager...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      October 22, 2014

      Hot air ballooning in the UAE

      Kamran Jebreili/AP The sun rises from behind the Hajar Mountains as one of the world’s largest hot air balloons carries 24...

    26. beyondbrics

      October 20, 2014

      Zomato's special sauce: coming to a server near you

      There you are, taking it easy on your summer holiday in Istanbul or Dubai, searching online for the next restaurant to...

    27. October 8, 2014

      Equities soar as confidence returns to Arab stock markets

      Arab stock markets have recovered more slowly than their emerging market peers from the global financial crisis. But as Gulf...

    28. October 8, 2014

      Gulf delivers rich returns to local private equity groups

      It has been a year of super­latives for Karim El Solh, chief executive of Abu Dhabi-based Gulf Capital. In March, the...

    29. October 8, 2014

      Cash rolls in as Arab region shrugs off bad news

      At the end of September, the Middle East’s largest property developer completed its sale of a portion of its retail...

    30. October 7, 2014

      Flurry of Dubai IPOs expected in Emaar’s wake

      Rising valuations on Dubai’s resurgent stock market are luring a flurry of new listings in the wake of the emirate’s largest...

    31. October 3, 2014

      Why commuter journeys in London are the slowest of any major city

      Perhaps it is the case that the city above ground has made a replica of itself below.” Thus ventures historian Peter Ackroyd...

    32. September 28, 2014

      London Stock Exchange to pursue African company listings

      The London Stock Exchange is launching an aggressive attempt to increase the number of listings of African companies in the...

    33. September 25, 2014

      Accountants: your country needs you

      Recruitment fairs, tax incentives and even large Eiffel Tower replicas are some of methods governments and companies are...

    34. September 21, 2014

      Sukuk issue to boost Dubai’s global ambitions

      Dubai’s financial centre is to issue an Islamic bond to pay down bank debt and drive a new phase of growth as the city seeks...

    35. September 19, 2014

      Emaar Malls: retail therapy

      “Welcome to Emaar Malls: your complete retail property experience. With a portfolio that includes Dubai Mall – the world’s...

    36. September 18, 2014

      Dubai regulator places restrictions on Espírito Santo unit

      The regulator of Dubai’s financial centre has restricted the local unit of Portugal’s Espírito Santo group from taking or...

    37. September 12, 2014

      Sheikh Ahmed: the man who put Dubai on the global aviation map

      In 1985 Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum, a Denver University graduate, was selected to start up Dubai’s Emirates Airline...

    38. September 9, 2014

      Dubai looks to cement its super-hub status with $32bn investment

      Desert destination Al Maktoum International airport stands alone in the desert, on the fringes of Dubai. Closer to the...

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