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  1. 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...

  2. 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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  1. Investing in the Arab World

    Confidence is returning in Algeria, Morocco, Dubai and the UAE - but aftershocks from...
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    Barriers to business between the Middle East and Africa are led by corruption and red ...
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  1. September 8, 2014

    Dubai unveils $32bn plan for aviation mega-hub in desert

    Dubai on Monday unveiled plans to invest $32bn in a desert project to create what should be one of the world’s largest...

  2. September 7, 2014

    Dubai to build west Africa ties with $300m Dangote Cement stake

    Dubai is to take a minority stake in Nigeria’s largest cement manufacturer as the Gulf state deploys its finances to develop...

  3. FT Photo Diary

    September 2, 2014

    New Horizons in Dubai

    Gilles Ledos/Bloomberg City skyscrapers stand on the waterfront on Palm Jumeirah artificial island in Dubai, United Arab...

  4. August 31, 2014

    Emaar Properties lines up Dubai IPO as confidence returns

    Emaar Properties, owner of one of the world’s biggest shopping centres, has set the initial public offering of its malls...

  5. August 22, 2014

    The List: how big buildings are cleaned

    This week, a specialist team ascended London’s Houses of Parliament to clean the clock faces of the Elizabeth Tower – home...

  6. August 21, 2014

    StanChart’s NY anti-money laundering settlement draws UAE ire

    Standard Chartered’s anti-money laundering settlement with New York’s leading financial watchdog is raising hackles with...

  7. August 18, 2014

    Dubai and South Korea sign joint investments deal

    Dubai and South Korea are teaming up to fund joint investments as the emirate cements its role as the business launch pad...

  8. August 13, 2014

    Saga takes majority stake in rival in first deal since flotation

    Saga has bought a majority stakeholding in upmarket holiday group Destinology in its first acquisition since going public...

  9. FT Alphaville

    August 11, 2014

    A little case of Russian crude stigma

    Russia’s ESPO crude blend determines the key compensation rate for Russian oil production. As analysts at JBC Energy note on...

  10. August 5, 2014

    Huffington Post to launch Arabic-language edition

    The Huffington Post is teaming up with the former head of Al Jazeera to launch an Arabic-language edition targeting a...

  11. July 31, 2014

    Merlin Entertainments warns unrest will hit Thai earnings

    Political unrest in Thailand damaged Merlin Entertainments’ two Bangkok attractions and will suppress revenues for the rest...

  12. beyondbrics

    July 24, 2014

    Dubai's "house bank" on a roll

    Emirates NBD, Dubai’s biggest bank, reported a 30 per cent increase in net profit in the first half as the emirate’s economy...

  13. July 17, 2014

    Dubai suspends trading in Arabtec shares

    Dubai Financial Market has suspended trading in construction company Arabtec as the country’s regulator beefed up oversight...

  14. July 9, 2014

    United Arab Emirates detains two Qatari citizens on spying charges

    The United Arab Emirates has detained two Qatari citizens amid accusations of spying, in a move that threatens to sour...

  15. July 9, 2014

    Djibouti seeks to annul DP World terminal contract

    Djibouti has rescinded Dubai ports operator DP World’s concession at Africa’s largest container terminal and launched...

  16. July 6, 2014

    Western banks start to pull out of Iraq

    The growing crisis in Iraq has forced western banks that launched themselves into the Iraqi market with gusto in recent...

  17. July 4, 2014

    Dubai World in talks to extend term of $10.5bn loan

    Dubai World is in talks with creditors to extend a $10.5bn debt maturity due in 2018, sparking divided reactions among...

  18. July 2, 2014

    Dubai stocks gyrate as bull run hits buffers

    When Dubai shocked the world in November 2009 with a statement that it would not be able to repay its debts, the emirate’s...

  19. June 29, 2014

    Gulf states forge links with Asia as building boom drives imports

    At the crossroads of Eurasia and Africa, the Middle East has long been an important trading hub. But the emerging markets of...

  20. June 29, 2014

    Gulf’s free zones help spur economic diversification

    The Middle East has propelled the development of free zones in recent decades. In a region where red tape and complicated...

  21. June 29, 2014

    Heavy spending helps to redraw Arab region’s economic geography

    The oil price boom of the past decade has triggered heavy spending on infrastructure in the hydro­carbon-rich monarchies of...

  22. June 26, 2014

    UK horseracing cracks down on steroid use in wake of Godolphin scandal

    British horseracing has unveiled a tougher regime to combat the use of anabolic steroids, hoping to put to bed the...

  23. June 24, 2014

    Dubai stock market suffers heavy tumble

    Dubai’s stock market has recorded its biggest monthly fall since 2008, as upheaval at one of the emirate’s largest companies...

  24. FT Alphaville

    June 24, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Caption competition: win two tickets to next week’s extravaganza of ideas. Commodity...

  25. FT Alphaville

    June 24, 2014

    Dubai -- to sell

    Well, we did ask. That’s the Dubai bourse down almost 8 per cent at pixel time… Chart via Reuters. The culprit: Arabtec,...

  26. FT Alphaville

    June 20, 2014

    That was nuts. Is this the Dubai crash?

    Dubai stocks went bonkers last year, along with Qatar, distorting the performance of the (anyway tiny) frontier markets...

  27. June 18, 2014

    Soames moves to tighten grip on Serco empire

    Rupert Soames, the new chief executive of Serco, has tightened his grip on the global outsourcing business, closing its...

  28. June 15, 2014

    The Academic Week Ahead

    Monday – June 16 Become an executive Hult International Business School is running an online webinar on its executive MBA....

  29. beyondbrics

    June 9, 2014

    Africa the big prize for Abraaj private equity group

    After a deal-making spree in Africa in 2013 that included investments in Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and Kenya, private equity...

  30. June 4, 2014

    Ecommerce sites flare up in emerging markets

    When it comes to malls, Dubai is hardly a desert. Nestled inside the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, is the...

  31. June 2, 2014

    Hilton Worldwide eyes future in boutique hotels

    Hilton Worldwide is launching a new brand aimed at upscale travellers as the recently-relisted US hotel group seeks to catch...

  32. May 26, 2014

    Emaar set to raise up to $2.5bn with Dubai stock exchange listing

    Emaar, owner of one of the world’s biggest shopping centres, said it would list up to 25 per cent of the shares in its...

  33. May 25, 2014

    Islamic finance: By the book

    This spring, a clutch of politicians, civil service mandarins, bankers and overseas dignitaries gathered in the gilded halls...

  34. May 21, 2014

    Jumeirah to manage luxury hotel complex in Mauritius

    Dubai luxury hotel group Jumeirah has signed a deal to manage a 70-hectare luxury resort in Mauritius, as the emirate’s...

  35. May 21, 2014

    Former Leeds United managing director arrested in Dubai

    The former managing director of Leeds United has been arrested in Dubai on suspicion of financial irregularities during the...

  36. May 19, 2014

    The world’s cities reach for the sky

    “I don’t know what London’s coming to – the higher the buildings the lower the morals.” (Noël Coward, actor and playwright,...

  37. beyondbrics

    May 16, 2014

    A bumper year for Middle East and North Africa equity listings

    A flood of petrodollars into the turbo-charged Qatari and UAE economies is driving a bumper year for equity listings in the...

  38. FT Alphaville

    May 14, 2014

    The real fragile five

    Morgan Stanley invented the “fragile five” last year as a way to spot the pressure points in emerging markets with US...

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