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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    Special Reports

    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. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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,...

    38. 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...

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