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  1. April 18, 2014

    Gulf states forge deal to end spat over Doha backing for Brotherhood

    The Gulf states have forged an initial agreement aimed at ending a regional spat over Qatar’s support for the Islamist...

  2. beyondbrics

    April 7, 2014

    Arab youth turn from "Arab spring" to starting businesses

    Young Arabs are increasingly turning their backs on cushy public sector jobs in favour of working for private companies and...

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  1. Kuwait 2013

    The democratic sheen that many Kuwaitis have long pointed to with pride is being tarnished...
  2. Kuwait 2012

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  1. March 26, 2014

    Bin Laden son-in-law found guilty

    Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law was convicted on Wednesday by a federal court in New York of conspiring to kill Americans, the...

  2. March 14, 2014

    Qatar prepares for sanctions if Brotherhood dispute escalates

    Qatar is preparing contingencies to ward off economic pressure threatened by its Gulf neighbours amid a continued diplomatic...

  3. March 12, 2014

    US to release oil from strategic reserve

    The US has announced its first “test” sale of oil from its strategic petroleum reserve since Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, in...

  4. FT Photo Diary

    March 7, 2014

    Kuwait wingwalk

    Tokunaga/Breitling/AP Breitling Wingwalker Freya Paterson, from Liverpool, UK, flies above Kuwait City’s Water Towers with...

  5. March 5, 2014

    Diplomatic crisis as Gulf states withdraw ambassadors from Qatar

    Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have withdrawn their ambassadors from neighbouring Qatar, as frustration...

  6. March 4, 2014

    Oil prices: the world is flat

    A flat world sounds like something from the dark ages. Indeed, a world of flat oil prices could, for some, be a very...

  7. February 28, 2014

    William Duff, financial supervisor, 1922-2014

    A last official link between the Gulf’s colonial era and its commercially dynamic present, Bill Duff devoted his life to...

  8. Material World

    February 27, 2014

    Blackstone and Versace: a marriage made in hospitality heaven?

      Getty Images Today the FT is reporting that Blackstone is the clear leader in the race for the Versace minority stake –...

  9. beyondbrics

    February 25, 2014

    Are frontier markets overvalued?

    The fondness felt by investors towards frontier markets has not dissipated since turmoil struck their emerging market...

  10. February 5, 2014

    Rio seeks Chinese and Middle East partners for Guinea project

    Rio Tinto is in talks with potential partners from the Middle East and China to seek finance for a $18bn mine project in...

  11. January 27, 2014

    UAE looking to invest in US and Canada gas projects

    The United Arab Emirates is considering investing in US and Canadian gas projects to take advantage of low prices created by...

  12. January 15, 2014

    Oil rises after EIA inventories report

    US oil moved higher on Wednesday in the wake of a government report that showed another large decline in crude stocks and a...

  13. beyondbrics

    January 8, 2014

    UAE: Sharjah gets new credit rating - bond up next?

    Socially-conservative Sharjah, the third largest economy in the United Arab Emirates, is showing a bit of leg – financially...

  14. beyondbrics

    January 6, 2014

    Guest post: is Egypt committing economic suicide?

    By Dalibor Rohac of the Cato Institute How does one save an economy on the brink of bankruptcy? In Egypt, the answer seems...

  15. December 24, 2013

    Singapore’s GIC agrees £1.7bn Broadgate deal

    Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund has agreed to buy half of Broadgate, a large office and retail complex at the heart of the...

  16. beyondbrics

    December 20, 2013

    Guest post: changing skies - how aviation is shifting east

    By Georges Elhedery of HSBC For centuries, the Middle East provided obvious trade hubs for merchants as they travelled...

  17. beyondbrics

    December 12, 2013

    High hopes for privatisation in Kuwait

    Kuwait has long grappled with its electricity supply. Every summer offers a reminder that the gap between power generation...

  18. December 6, 2013

    WTI crude oil climbs on strong US data

    US oil continued its recent good run, rising for a sixth consecutive session on the back of strong jobs data from the...

  19. November 25, 2013

    Gulf states cautiously welcome Iran nuclear deal

    Saudi Arabia joined other Gulf states in tentatively welcoming the nuclear deal between world powers and Iran. In a...

  20. November 18, 2013

    London Business School signs $38m Kuwaiti contract

    London Business School has won a $38m contract to train top managers of the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, the largest...

  21. beyondbrics

    November 17, 2013

    The week ahead: Nov 18-24

    The week ahead in emerging markets: EU trade talks begin with China and the Philippines delivers its budget. Plus a number...

  22. beyondbrics

    November 15, 2013

    Egypt: S&P upgrade, with help from friends

    A bit of good news for Egypt: rating agency Standard and Poor’s upgraded the country’s credit rating on Friday on foreign...

  23. November 14, 2013

    Extra care needs to be taken by diabetics during Ramadan

    From his office at the Al Noor Hospital in Mecca, Khalid Tayeb sees Muslims with diabetes undertaking their pilgrimage from...

  24. November 12, 2013

    IMF urges Gulf states to boost private sector jobs

    The Gulf states will face a 1m jobs gap by 2016 unless private sector job creation increases, the International Monetary...

  25. beyondbrics

    November 4, 2013

    Guest post: Egypt's economy, propped up but struggling

    By Anthony Skinner of Maplecroft The Egyptian economy is being propped up by loans, grants, direct deposits and fuel...

  26. FT Alphaville

    October 28, 2013

    Money-go-round theme du jour, bonds beat cash

    So what have the retail investors been up to? Buying stocks! But, even with yields down low and no-where to go, they are yet...

  27. October 13, 2013

    Gulf oil production hits record

    The Gulf states are producing more oil than ever before, defying expectations that the US shale revolution would break their...

  28. The World

    October 2, 2013

    Reporting back: Katrina Manson on Somaliland

    In our Reporting Back series, we ask FT foreign correspondents to tell us about a recent trip. Katrina Manson, the FT’s east...

  29. beyondbrics

    September 17, 2013

    New York headlines

    * Novartis’s Alcon embroiled in Chinese corruption allegations * Record Saudi oil output fills supply gap * Corporate debt...

  30. beyondbrics

    September 17, 2013

    London headlines

    * UN finds ‘clear’ evidence of chemical weapons use in Syria attack * Record Saudi oil output fills supply gap * Corporate...

  31. September 16, 2013

    Record Saudi Arabia oil output fills supply gap

    The US might be drowning in oil, but the world is still dependent on Saudi Arabia. Indeed, Saudi Arabia is pumping out more...

  32. August 27, 2013

    Israel promotes trade route between Turkey and Middle East

    More than 20 trucks line up at the Israeli-Jordanian border, bearing Turkish goods ranging from carrots and fabrics to...

  33. July 23, 2013

    Gulf oil producers benefit from falling Iran sales

    Gulf oil producers are benefiting from the sharp fall in crude exports from Iran through increased export revenues,...

  34. July 17, 2013

    Viewpoint: Aid is lifeline for Egypt but must trigger reform

    The $12bn of aid just offered to Egypt by three Gulf states is a real financial lifeline. In the short term, it should help...

  35. July 15, 2013

    Bullish Gulf petrostates send messages for tolerance in Egypt

    The declaration was stirring – and uncompromising. The Egyptian people had made a “clear and powerful statement” for...

  36. July 11, 2013

    Egypt faces moment of reckoning on its economy as protests wane

    The initial euphoria of those who backed the military overthrow of Egypt’s elected Islamist government is fading and...

  37. beyondbrics

    July 10, 2013

    Egypt's equities or its CDS spreads: which to trust?

    Here’s a question: why are Egyptian equities and Egyptian CDS spreads moving in tandem? In normal circumstances, you’d...

  38. July 10, 2013

    Kuwait pledges $4bn to prop up Egyptian economy

    Kuwait on Wednesday pledged $4bn to help prop up Egypt’s troubled economy, taking Gulf country commitments to Cairo to $12bn...

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