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    1. April 12, 2015

      Rich overseas patients help private hospitals beat recession

      With signs in Arabic and English, prayer rooms and minibuses to the local mosque, London’s £1.5bn private hospital market...

    2. March 31, 2015

      Instability and oil price plunge in the Arab world end boom years

      The dual challenges of rising terrorism and falling oil prices hover over the Middle East and north Africa, dashing hopes of...

    Special Reports

    1. Kuwait 2013

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

      Bid to address national malaiser...
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    1. beyondbrics

      March 27, 2015

      Guest post: South Korea deepens business ties in the Middle East

      By Mohammad Al Tuwaijri, HSBC Over the last half century, the Middle East has been a cornerstone in South Korea’s rapid...

    2. The Exchange

      March 18, 2015

      Salman should take new path on Iran

      Saudi Arabia’s new leader King Salman bin Abdulaziz is rapidly re-energising his country’s stagnant foreign policy with the...

    3. March 13, 2015

      Gulf states put their money on Sisi’s Egypt with pledges worth $12bn

      Arab Gulf states kicked off a high profile investor conference in Egypt on Friday with a strong show of support for the...

    4. March 1, 2015

      Aston Martin set for shake-up and targets new buyers

      Aston Martin is to unveil its biggest shake-up in a generation as it seeks to boost the appeal of its sports cars beyond...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      February 9, 2015

      Royal carpet

      A young female Sailor lays back one of the hundreds of Carpets laid for the Prince of Wales’ car to drive on, before he...

    6. February 8, 2015

      Recording claims to show Egypt leaders’ disdain for Gulf donors

      The latest in a series of allegedly leaked, but unverified, audio recordings from within the inner circle of Egypt’s...

    7. February 4, 2015

      Gulf countries to invest in Egypt sovereign fund

      Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait are considering investing in a multibillion-dollar “sovereign fund” to...

    8. January 28, 2015

      Oil price fall leaves Gulf states with difficult reform choices

      Gulf states may have their political differences with Iran but they share a common taste for Persian bread, a staple through...

    9. January 21, 2015

      IMF urges Gulf countries to reduce spending as oil price plunges

      The International Monetary Fund has sliced economic growth forecasts for the oil-exporting Gulf states by 1 percentage point...

    10. December 3, 2014

      Flow of Opec petrodollars set to dry up

      The flow of Opec petrodollars into global financial markets is set to dry up as the collapse in the oil price delivers a...

    11. November 27, 2014

      Oil deal on supply cut seen unlikely

      The price of Brent crude fell as the chances of Opec members reaching agreement on output cuts in Thursday’s meeting looked...

    12. November 26, 2014

      Gulf states to reform contracts of domestic workers

      Domestic workers in oil-rich Gulf states are hoping that long hours, poor working conditions and potential abuse could soon...

    13. beyondbrics

      November 25, 2014

      EM oil producers risk ratings downgrade on low crude price

      Bahrain, Angola, Ecuador and Venezuela rank as the emerging markets (EM) most vulnerable to a downgrade in their sovereign...

    14. November 14, 2014

      The London musician who found harmony in Kuwait

      Harriet Petherick Bushman, accompanied by her grand piano, “Rosie”, arrived to set up home in Kuwait City in the summer of...

    15. November 13, 2014

      ‘Womenomics’ is starting to transform the Muslim world

      The first convert to Islam was a businesswoman. She was a wealthy trader who inherited her father’s business and later...

    16. November 9, 2014

      Financial advisers plan to desert Gulf region

      More than one in three financial advisers intend to leave the Middle East because of soaring living costs and the impact of...

    17. October 26, 2014

      Fall in oil prices is temporary, says Saudi petrochemicals chief

      The decline in oil prices may continue for a year or so but will prove temporary as population growth spurs higher...

    18. October 23, 2014

      Kuwait to launch $5bn stake sale

      Kuwait’s sovereign wealth fund plans to sell stakes valued at more than $5bn in three listed companies as the government...

    19. October 20, 2014

      Datawatch: budget deficits and oil prices

      The recent fall in oil prices is bad news for Opec nations. For many the fall is large enough to put their governments into...

    20. October 17, 2014

      How do oil producers balance their books?

      The prices at which the governments of oil-producing countries balance their budgets – known as fiscal break-even prices –...

    21. beyondbrics

      October 17, 2014

      Guest post: Modi's coal test

      By Amitabh Dubey of Trusted Sources Elections this week in the states of Maharashtra and Haryana offered the first popular...

    22. October 8, 2014

      Arab uprisings leave sluggish growth in their wake

      When Mohamed Bouazizi set fire to himself in the Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid in late 2010, setting in motion the Arab...

    23. beyondbrics

      October 2, 2014

      Victim of shale revolution, Nigeria stops exporting oil to US

      Nigeria has become the first country to completely stop selling oil to the US due to the impact of the shale revolution – an...

    24. September 9, 2014

      Kuwait clamps down on terror financing

      Kuwait has vowed to pursue legal action against its nationals designated as “terrorist financiers” as Arab states seek to...

    25. September 7, 2014

      Shell looks to solar power to lift oil output

      In an unusual alliance of old and new energies, Royal Dutch Shell, the European oil group, and a sovereign wealth fund from...

    26. August 20, 2014

      Here and Elsewhere, New Museum, New York – review

      While other arts institutions spend the dog days playing and napping, the New Museum treats summer as a serious time. It has...

    27. August 15, 2014

      Bitcoin is small change in financial innovation

      When it comes to losing money on a grand scale, George Osborne’s Bitcoin withdrawal last week does not meet the standards of...

    28. July 25, 2014

      Middle East visitors are UK’s top spending tourists

      Tourists from the Middle East are Britain’s most zealous international shoppers, says Visit Britain, the national tourism...

    29. July 21, 2014

      Tony Blair urges Labour to remain party of the centre ground

      Former UK prime minister Tony Blair has urged Labour leader Ed Miliband to stick to the political centre ground, warning...

    30. 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...

    31. Nick Butler

      June 12, 2014

      Re-engage with Iraq, do not retreat

      By common agreement the situation in Iraq is dangerous and deteriorating. By similar common agreement there is no appetite...

    32. beyondbrics

      June 12, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Iraq prepares fightback against Isis | Pressure for counter-offensive against Islamist insurgents mounts,...

    33. June 11, 2014

      Kuwaitis protest against state corruption

      Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Kuwait City on Tuesday to protest against government corruption, as the Gulf state’s...

    34. June 11, 2014

      Prospect of Iran’s return poses problem for Opec

      In the days before an Opec meeting the financial press pack descends on Vienna. The media fan out across the city hoping to...

    35. June 3, 2014

      Saudi Arabia calls on region to assist Egypt

      Saudi Arabia has called for a donor conference to assist Egypt as the Gulf’s Arab superpower seeks to muster regional...

    36. The World

      May 28, 2014

      Boost for global food security

      By Scheherazade Daneshkhu Some good news for a change. Food security - the availability and affordability of food – has got...

    37. beyondbrics

      May 21, 2014

      Islamic finance to get Africa boost

      Two African countries – Senegal and South Africa – are just months away from issuing sukuk, or Islamic bonds, seeking to...

    38. beyondbrics

      May 1, 2014

      Guest post: What Price Risk? Investing in the Middle East

      By Julie Dickson of Ashmore There was no shortage of concerns about emerging markets last year. Investors fretted about US...

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