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    1. The World

      October 9, 2015

      Tunisia's Nobel victory helps to keep hopes alive

      Tunisia is a small country with a population of just less than 11m. But it has played a big role in the upheavals that...

    2. October 7, 2015

      Corporate lending takes off in Egypt as cash-rich banks flex muscles

      Egypt’s cash-rich banks proved themselves resilient through the years of upheaval that followed the 2011 revolution...

    Special Reports

    1. Arab World: Banking and Finance

      The oil price plunge poses new challenges for the region’s governments, but with low l...
    2. Emerging Voices

      Recognising talent in fiction from Africa, film from Asia and art from Latin America...
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    1. October 6, 2015

      Fiction: Middle East under scrutiny

      As the Arab world grapples with unrest across many of its countries, the Arab novel, a form that has undergone...

    2. September 29, 2015

      Currency woes hinder Egypt’s economy

      Finding new customers for his fitness and physiotherapy equipment business used to be the main challenge for Rawi...

    3. September 28, 2015

      Malaysia’s 1MDB pushes for quick asset sale to quell concerns

      Malaysia’s scandal-hit 1MDB investment fund is pressing for a quick — and possibly contentious — sale of more than $2bn...

    4. September 24, 2015

      EM debt sale plans revived as Fed holds

      Governments in some of the world’s poorest countries are rushing to sell billions of dollars of debt as the US Federal...

    5. September 23, 2015

      Al Jazeera journalists pardoned by Egypt’s president

      Egypt has pardoned two Al Jazeera journalists jailed in a high-profile case that drew international condemnation and...

    6. September 23, 2015

      Egypt to buy French Mistral warships once destined for Russia

      France has offloaded to Egypt the two warships that it had refused to deliver to Russia, bringing to an end a delicate...

    7. September 22, 2015

      Cairo: Egyptian talent and wealth are concentrated in the capital

      Population: 19m Top corporate tax rate: 22.5 per cent Time needed to establish a company: Up to eight days The Egyptian...

    8. Nick Butler

      September 20, 2015

      Will politics block development of the eastern Med?

      Eni’s announcement that it has made a world-scale gas discovery off the Egyptian coast is undoubtedly good news both...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      September 18, 2015

      Cairo Camel Market

      A man stands among camels during an auction at Birqash Camel Market just outside of Cairo, Egypt on Friday ahead of...

    10. September 17, 2015

      Barack Obama gets it right and wrong about Iran

      For Barack Obama the deal ending the nuclear stand-off with Iran was a signal achievement. The question now is whether...

    11. beyondbrics

      September 16, 2015

      The myth of convergence between developed and developing worlds

      By Chandran Nair, Global Institute for Tomorrow The idea that a world of limitless connectivity, spreading democracy...

    12. September 14, 2015

      Egyptian security forces kill tourists as they attack wrong target

      Egyptian security forces killed 12 people, including a number of Mexican tourists, and injured 10 others when they...

    13. September 13, 2015

      Egypt and Tunisia row back on corruption

      Anger against corrupt leaders and their business cronies sent thousands on to the streets in Tunisia and Egypt in 2011...

    14. September 8, 2015

      Women still suffer gender pension gap

      A female teacher in Egypt and a homemaker in Ohio may have widely differing lives, but both are likely to fall victim...

    15. September 6, 2015

      Gas find promises sea change in the Med

      It is rare to find an oil or gasfield so big it can transform an economy. Last week Eni, the Italian energy group, did...

    16. September 2, 2015

      Journalists, repression and the global conspiracy that never was

      Now I know who is to blame for the global jitters. Whether it’s the Chinese economic wobble dragging down world markets...

    17. August 31, 2015

      Israeli gas companies hit by Egypt find

      Shares in Israeli gas companies plunged on Monday as the discovery of a “supergiant” natural gasfield in the waters off...

    18. August 31, 2015

      Egypt to hold parliamentary elections in October

      Egypt will hold a long awaited parliamentary election in October, a move that should mark the completion of the...

    19. August 30, 2015

      Eni discovers ‘supergiant’ gasfield near Egypt

      Italian energy group Eni has discovered what it says is a “supergiant” gasfield off the coast of Egypt, the largest...

    20. August 30, 2015

      The real cost of the Iran deal

      The campaign of lobbying, petitioning and advertising against the Iran nuclear deal appears to be faltering. As more...

    21. August 29, 2015

      Egyptian court sentences Al Jazeera journalists to 3 years prison

      An Egyptian judge presiding over the retrial of three Al Jazeera journalists has sentenced them to three years in...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      August 26, 2015

      Gaza protest

      Families of Palestinians who were abducted by gunmen is Egypt’s Sinai’s northern region, take part in a demonstration...

    23. FT Photo Diary

      August 25, 2015

      Pro-Morsi night-time street protest

      Members of the Egyptian Ultras Nahdawi youth group take part in a protest against the removal of former President,...

    24. August 24, 2015

      African survey data point to robust growth

      Amid all the carnage, in emerging markets and developed ones, it is nice to discover some good news. At least it is if...

    25. FT Alphaville

      August 24, 2015

      Bloodbath, charted

      From on high, via Alberto Gallo and RBS: And here’s how that contagion is looking… The Footsie was off more than 4.5...

    26. August 24, 2015

      European industrial groups hit by push to renewable energy

      After years of painstaking development, Siemens was triumphant in 2011 when its new H-class gas turbine, the world’s...

    27. August 17, 2015

      Sisi’s crackdown in Egypt will not bring stability

      President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi appears determined to do everything he can to entrench his own version of one-man rule...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      August 17, 2015

      Waiting to cross

      A Palestinian girl sits on a suitcase as she waits with her family for permission to enter Egypt at the Rafah border...

    29. August 17, 2015

      Egypt’s Sisi approves strict anti-terror law

      Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has approved a controversial antiterrorism law which imposes harsh penalties on...

    30. beyondbrics

      August 14, 2015

      Book review: Cracking The Emerging Markets Enigma

      How do you classify the countries known as emerging markets (EM)? That question has become more relevant since the FT...

    31. August 12, 2015

      Turkish parties rush to seal coalition deal

      After weeks of talks and an upsurge of violence in Turkey, Ahmet Davutoglu, the prime minister, and Kemal Kilicdaroglu,...

    32. August 10, 2015

      China’s delusions of regional hegemony

      The corollary of the decline of the west is not the rise of Asia. It is the erosion of Asia, at least as an idea, as...

    33. FT Alphaville

      August 7, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - It still ain’t easy to Make in India. - Chateaubriand and inequality: two centuries later. -...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      August 6, 2015

      Celebrating Suez

      An Egyptian carries a member of the armed forces on his shoulders during celebrations of the opening of the new...

    35. August 5, 2015

      World free-diving champion feared dead

      Spanish rescuers on Wednesday resumed the search for Natalia Molchanova, the world’s most successful female free diver,...

    36. August 5, 2015

      Egypt pins hopes on Suez Canal expansion

      “We are changing the map of the world,” say the billboards that have sprung up in Cairo’s streets celebrating the...

    37. The Exchange

      August 5, 2015

      Barack Obama visits Africa, makes it a homecoming

      You could sum up Barack Obama’s fourth visit to Africa as US president in four loaded words: history-making, China,...

    38. August 4, 2015

      Egypt: New foundations

      For more than 20 years, Sayed Shaalan, a small-business owner, and his neighbours, have been prevented by a government...

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