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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. beyondbrics

    June 12, 2014

    New York morning espresso

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

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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 –...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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