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    1. June 30, 2015

      Gulf nations show promise as source of outbound FDI

      Investment from wealthy Gulf countries is highly sought after but while government sovereign wealth funds from the region...

    2. June 21, 2015

      Catamaran race series organisers announce shift to foiling craft

      A sea change in world-class match sailing was confirmed on Friday when organisers of the Extreme 40 catamaran racing series...

    Special Reports

    1. Investing in the Arab World

      Political upheaval and the sharp fall in oil prices in the region — including Saudi Ar...
    2. Year in the Arab World

      The past year will be remembered as one of the Middle East’s most tumultuous, a time o...
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    1. May 10, 2015

      Middle East: The Iran conversation

      Syria’s misery shows no sign of ending; Libya is torn in half; the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is making gains in...

    2. April 28, 2015

      China oil traders become stronger force

      China’s two largest state-backed oil traders are demonstrating their growing clout in the Middle East, dominating dealing...

    3. April 27, 2015

      Gulf states feeling the pinch as oil prices remain low

      Gulf states are beginning to feel the pinch from the slump in crude prices. The region’s governments, cushioned by large...

    4. 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...

    5. March 26, 2015

      Saudi intervention adds heat to regional cold war

      Saudi Arabia’s military intervention in Yemen’s civil conflict has turned up the heat on the simmering cold war that has...

    6. March 19, 2015

      US poised to charge high-profile figure after Julian Rifat deal

      A convicted insider trader, described by prosecutors as “the face of Moore Capital” in London, has co-operated with a US...

    7. February 11, 2015

      Yemen rebels seize US embassy equipment

      Rebels in Yemen seized vehicles owned by the US government on Wednesday after American diplomats closed the embassy and fled...

    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 26, 2015

      Lone Star checks into Jurys Inn with £680m deal

      Jurys Inn became the latest target for Lone Star on Monday when the US distressed-debt investor swooped on the Irish and...

    10. December 15, 2014

      Oil tankers: ship it in

      Oil’s on sale, folks. Everything’s got to go. Easy credit. Come on down to the Gulf’s big oil giveaway! The benchmark...

    11. December 8, 2014

      Risk-exposed frontier markets sell off

      Frontier markets have dipped to a six-month low as falling oil prices and the resurgent dollar weigh on exotic exchanges...

    12. December 8, 2014

      Gulf oil producers feel the pinch of price slide

      Moody's on Monday issued warnings about oil-exporting Gulf states’ ability to withstand prolonged low hydrocarbon prices as...

    13. November 24, 2014

      John Kerry appeals for patience as Iran talks extended by seven months

      John Kerry, US secretary of state, said diplomatic efforts to curb Iran’s nuclear programme had “earned the benefit of the...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. November 6, 2014

      A move towards a nuclear deal with Iran

      The US and EU are holding a potentially historic meeting with Iran from Sunday, in the final stretch of negotiations on...

    17. November 5, 2014

      Market’s focus on Saudi pricing is undue

      They used to pass with little comment – but not any more. All of a sudden Saudi Arabia’s oil pricing formula is the focal...

    18. November 3, 2014

      Oil slides after Saudi Arabia cuts prices in US

      Oil prices fell sharply on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia on Monday lowered the price it charges customers in the US in an...

    19. October 28, 2014

      Oman considers cutting energy subsidies

      A sharp fall in crude prices is putting further pressure on Oman to consider sensitive economic reforms such as cutting...

    20. 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...

    21. beyondbrics

      September 12, 2014

      EM set for worst week in 10 months, but frontier markets soar

      Barring a late turnaround, emerging markets look set for their worst week in 10 months, as nervousness over the dollar’s...

    22. 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...

    23. FT Alphaville

      August 11, 2014

      A little case of Russian crude stigma

      Russia’s ESPO crude blend determines the key compensation rate for Russian oil production. As analysts at JBC Energy note on...

    24. July 9, 2014

      United Arab Emirates detains two Qatari citizens on spying charges

      The United Arab Emirates has detained two Qatari citizens amid accusations of spying, in a move that threatens to sour...

    25. 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...

    26. May 13, 2014

      Saudi Arabia moves to ease regional tensions with Iran

      Saudi Arabia has invited Iran’s foreign minister to visit Riyadh to ease tensions between the two Gulf superpowers, which...

    27. April 18, 2014

      Exclusive first look: hotel in dramatic location opens in Oman

      In early 1950, the great desert explorer and writer Wilfred Thesiger set out to climb the Jebel Akhdar, an abrupt wall of...

    28. 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...

    29. March 27, 2014

      Ex-Novum Securities broker pleads guilty to insider trading

      A former broker at Novum Securities received a two-year suspended sentence after pleading guilty to insider-trading charges....

    30. 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...

    31. beyondbrics

      March 14, 2014

      London morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Malema bids to turn division into votes | ‘The only thing that has changed is the government of white people...

    32. March 13, 2014

      Iran’s Hassan Rouhani seals gas deal during visit to Oman

      President Hassan Rouhani of Iran has concluded an official trip to Oman by signing a long-awaited deal to supply natural gas...

    33. 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...

    34. beyondbrics

      March 3, 2014

      Africa's elite leap up the global billionaire rankings

      Forbes publishes its Billionaire rankings today, tracking the trials and tribulations of the world’s richest – the 1 percent...

    35. February 24, 2014

      India becomes biggest foreign buyer of US weapons

      India imported $1.9bn of military kit from the US last year, making it the biggest foreign buyer of US weapons, according to...

    36. December 29, 2013

      Chris Finlayson, the BG Group chief seeking to fill big shoes

      Chris Finlayson was not long into his new job as chief executive of BG Group when he sold the company plane. The FTSE 100...

    37. 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...

    38. December 17, 2013

      Europe’s gas: going with the flow

      The Caspian Sea is an “endorheic basin” – water flows only into it, never out. So does money. The Kashagan oilfield has...

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