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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

Special Reports

  1. New Trade Routes: Arab World

    The centuries-old Silk Road is being reconstituted and strengthened for the modern era...
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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  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. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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....

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. April 24, 2013

    Saudi Arabia moves to match working days with rest of Gulf

    Saudi Arabia moved one step closer to bringing its working week in line with the rest of the Gulf after its consultative...

  29. March 19, 2013

    BAE freezes pay of top executives

    BAE Systems, Europe’s largest defence contractor, has frozen the pay of its top executives after a delay in clinching a jet...

  30. March 4, 2013

    Qatar and Kuwait to back Gulf web project

    Qatar and Kuwait have thrown money behind an ambitious project to build a new Gulf internet cable network, to help combat...

  31. February 27, 2013

    Ooredoo moves forward with Maroc bid

    Ooredoo, the newly renamed Qatari telecoms group, is progressing with a bid for the controlling stake in Maroc Telecom, the...

  32. February 25, 2013

    Abu Dhabi pushes for homegrown defence

    Abu Dhabi is pressing hard to build a homegrown arms industry, part of a push by Gulf governments to use their status as...

  33. February 24, 2013

    Iran to build 16 more reactors

    Iran has tripled its estimated uranium reserves and is to build 16 new nuclear reactors, the Islamic regime announced ahead...

  34. beyondbrics

    February 22, 2013

    Guest post: horsemeat scandal companies can learn from halal

    By Shelina Janmohamed of Ogilvy Noor The horsemeat scandal has raised significant consumer questions: what is in the food we...

  35. February 18, 2013

    Saudis lead healthcare spending spree

    Until the financial crisis, Gulf states were spending around 4 to 6 per cent of their budgets on healthcare, lagging well...

  36. February 14, 2013

    Brent spike sparks speculation concerns

    Diverging prices for different crude oil streams is creating concern that investment flows rather than an improving economy...

  37. February 14, 2013

    Jindal Steel faces Indian reality check

    The bureaucratic obstacles strewn in the path of Jindal Steel & Power, a fast-growing subsidiary of India’s O P Jindal...

  38. February 6, 2013

    Report cites military corruption in MENA

    Two years after revolutions raised hopes for political change, the armed forces of Middle East and North African nations...

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