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    April 7, 2014

    Arab youth turn from "Arab spring" to starting businesses

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  2. April 7, 2014

    Oil prices fall after agreement to lift Libya blockade

    An agreement to open long-blockaded petroleum facilities in Libya edged oil prices lower in international markets on Monday...

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  1. March 30, 2014

    SocGen accused over Libya deals

    The Libyan Investment Authority has accused Société Générale of helping to funnel bribes worth tens of millions of dollars...

  2. Nick Butler

    March 19, 2014

    UK Budget 2014: The missing shale gas revolution

    George Osborne in his Budget speech on Wednesday talked, correctly, about US industrial energy costs being half those of the...

  3. beyondbrics

    March 19, 2014

    London morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Russia annexes Crimea with stroke of pen | As one soldier was reported killed in a clash in Simferopol,...

  4. March 19, 2014

    Och-Ziff warns over Libya probe by DoJ

    Och-Ziff, the hedge fund group, warned that it could face a hit to its financial results from a Department of Justice...

  5. March 18, 2014

    Crude oil rebounds from six-week low

    Oil prices bounced back from a six-week low as traders took advantage of a sharp drop in the previous session to open fresh...

  6. March 17, 2014

    Libya pays the price for its post-Gaddafi mistakes

    It may be tempting to describe the increasingly complex political and security morass ensnaring Libya as the inevitable...

  7. March 17, 2014

    US seizure of mystery oil tanker leaves questions unanswered

    The predawn capture on Monday of a mysterious tanker loaded with smuggled Libyan oil sealed the fate of the vessel, but has...

  8. March 14, 2014

    IEA says supply surge led by Iraq will ease oil tensions

    The International Energy Agency expects the pressure on global oil markets to ease, in spite of rising geopolitical...

  9. March 12, 2014

    Pro-government fighters poised to retake Libyan oil installations

    Hundreds of pro-government fighters gathered in the coastal town of Sirte on Wednesday and were poised to attack rebels...

  10. March 11, 2014

    Libyan troops attack oil rebels

    Armed forces loyal to the central government in Tripoli launched an attack on eastern separatists in control of much of the...

  11. beyondbrics

    March 10, 2014

    London morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Poor China exports data damp Asia mood | Bourses fall in response to weak trade figures from the world’s...

  12. March 9, 2014

    Libya threatens to bomb oil tanker in rebel-held port

    A months-long stand-off between the Libyan government and separatists in control of the country’s eastern oil supplies...

  13. March 6, 2014

    Homegrown perils for Obama in Ukraine crisis

    The first week of the Ukraine crisis has produced a wave of Republican criticism alleging that Barack Obama’s “weak” foreign...

  14. March 6, 2014

    Saadi Gaddafi held in Tripoli prison after extradition from Niger

    Libya on Thursday took custody of Saadi Gaddafi, one of the sons of deposed leader Muammer Gaddafi, after he was extradited...

  15. The World

    March 3, 2014

    Why Crimea matters to Russia

    Vladimir’s Putin’s decision to send Russian troops into Ukraine and seize control of Crimea has thrown the spotlight onto...

  16. February 26, 2014

    Compensation deal overshadows quarterly results

    Repsol’s compensation deal with Argentina overshadowed the release of the group’s fourth-quarter earnings on Wednesday,...

  17. February 21, 2014

    Former SEC commissioner to join HSBC as director

    HSBC has appointed a former US regulator as a non-executive director as the bank moves to clean up its operations following...

  18. February 21, 2014

    Jayalalithaa lays out campaign to be India’s PM

    The battle to become India’s next PM Visitors to Chennai, the capital of the southern state of Tamil Nadu, will soon be...

  19. February 19, 2014

    Low turnout feared as Libyans vote for constitutional assembly

    Libyans head to the polls on Thursday to vote for a 60-member assembly to draft a new constitution that many hope will halt...

  20. February 13, 2014

    Chad launches state telecoms company privatisation

    Chad has launched the privatisation of its state-owned telecoms company, following a failed attempt four years ago to sell a...

  21. February 13, 2014

    Buoyant Eni predicts 55% cash flow rise to €17bn by 2016-17

    Eni said that its operating cash flow would rise 55 per cent by 2016-7 as some of the huge oil and gas discoveries it has...

  22. February 13, 2014

    International Energy Agency urges Opec to sustain oil production

    Opec will need to sustain production at its current level of almost 30m barrels a day if badly depleted oil inventories in...

  23. February 10, 2014

    US oil price hits 2014 high above $100

    US oil continued its recent strong run, climbing above $100 a barrel on Monday and hitting its highest level so far in 2014....

  24. February 10, 2014

    Libya sees retail boom amid instability

    After a lunch of Lebanese appetisers and kebab at the shiny new Beirut restaurant, shoppers can walk to Debenhams, or stroll...

  25. February 4, 2014

    Yemen transition aims for consensus over confrontation

    There are few success stories in the Arab world three years after the uprisings that overthrew many long-time leaders: Syria...

  26. FT Alphaville

    January 30, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - How much did Goldman rip Libya off? - Why aren’t imports growing faster than GDP? - When...

  27. January 30, 2014

    Libya’s sovereign wealth fund to sue Goldman over $1bn trades

    Libya’s sovereign wealth fund has taken formal legal action in London against Goldman Sachs over allegations that the...

  28. January 27, 2014

    APR Power drained by Libya contract debt

    Shares in APR Energy lost nearly 7 per cent on Monday after the power rental group announced a tripling of net debt related...

  29. Nick Butler

    January 26, 2014

    Is it time for the west to recognise Cyrenaica?

    The fact that the Arab spring did not produce a sudden transformation of the Middle East and north Africa into fully...

  30. January 19, 2014

    Tripoli declares state of emergency in Libya’s south

    Libya’s oil-rich south has sunk deeper into chaos after tribal and ethnic fighting prompted the government in Tripoli to...

  31. FT Photo Diary

    January 16, 2014

    Libyan soldiers graduate

    Sabri Elmhedwi/EPA Libyan army soldiers march in a military parade during a graduation ceremony for a new batch of Libyan...

  32. January 15, 2014

    Libya separatist group to pursue oil exports

    The breakaway group in control of much of Libya’s oil says it is discussing deals with a number of prospective customers to...

  33. January 12, 2014

    Libyan deputy industry minister shot dead

    TRIPOLI, January 12 – Gunmen assassinated Libya’s deputy industry minister as he drove home from shopping in the coastal...

  34. January 10, 2014

    Libya’s badlands

    The militia commander with the dazzling smile leads us through the desert towards the oilfields, his Toyota pick-up truck...

  35. FT Alphaville

    January 9, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Strong retail sales in Australia and benign inflation in China were not enough to impress equity markets in...

  36. January 7, 2014

    Libya militias defy Tripoli on oil trade

    Separatist militias in control of eastern Libya have promised to protect ships seeking to load oil at rebel-controlled ports...

  37. January 6, 2014

    Libya stops tanker from loading crude at militia-controlled port

    Libya’s navy barred an oil tanker from loading crude at an eastern port controlled by a mutinous militia, a day after...

  38. January 3, 2014

    Oil slides on hopes over Libya output

    Oil prices slid over the quiet holiday week on talk that output may rebound in Libya, a leading exporter of high-quality...

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