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      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...

    2. 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 –...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. beyondbrics

      June 12, 2014

      New York morning espresso

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

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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 –...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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