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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    Special Reports

    1. New Trade Routes: Arab World

      The centuries-old Silk Road is being reconstituted and strengthened for the modern era...
    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. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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....

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. December 16, 2013

      BP signs $16bn Oman tight gas project deal

      BP has signed a $16bn deal to develop a tight gasfield in Oman, a milestone in its efforts to build out a portfolio of...

    29. November 25, 2013

      Iran deal has its roots in secret talks with the US

      On December 8, 2011, John Kerry was due to take part in a routine piece of Senate business – a procedural vote over whether...

    30. 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...

    31. beyondbrics

      October 24, 2013

      Oman gets tough with striking teachers in revival of unrest

      March 2011 A three-week teachers’ strike in Oman suggests that the genie of unrest is out of the bottle in this unassuming...

    32. beyondbrics

      September 9, 2013

      Chart of the week: China trade balance doesn't always add up

      Chinese trade balance rose 8 per cent in August from 2012, up to $28.5bn from $17.8bn in July. The improvement was due to...

    33. August 9, 2013

      Camels provide clue for transmission route of deadly virus

      Camels in Oman have been found to be widely infected by a virus similar to a lethal new disease that has killed dozens of...

    34. Material World

      August 5, 2013

      LVMH stealthily grows its hotel power

      And you thought their buying of Hermes stocks was sneaky. While everyone has been paying attention to THAT, LVMH has added...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      July 31, 2013

      Mexico comes to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

      Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Musicians from Mexico on Wednesday take part in a working rehearsal at Redford Barracks for the...

    36. July 23, 2013

      Israel bypasses diplomatic freeze with Gulf ‘virtual embassy’

      Israel has opened a “virtual embassy” to reach out to the citizens of the Gulf, where clandestine business ties between the...

    37. beyondbrics

      July 16, 2013

      McDonald's: EM pioneer

      It’s quicker to list the countries where McDonald’s isn’t present than the ones where it is. The US fast food franchise now...

    38. June 25, 2013

      Qatari abdication puts pressure on ageing Gulf monarchs

      The Qatari succession, in which the 61 year-old Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani handed power to his 33 year old son Sheikh...

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