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    1. Fast FT

      July 6, 2016

      Carillion wary over Brexit impact

      UK construction group Carillion has struck a cautious tone over the potential impact of the referendum result on...

    2. Fast FT

      May 31, 2016

      John Menzies to handle all Omani airports

      UK baggage handler and newspaper distributor John Menzies will be forming a joint venture with Oman Air to provide...

    Special Reports

    1. Investing in the Arab World

      Advisers say companies hit by low oil prices are looking to sell non-core assets or re...
    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. Fast FT

      May 26, 2016

      Oil slump straining Gulf reform efforts - Moody's

      The collapse in global oil prices is putting unprecedented strain on the cradle-to-grave welfare models of oil-rich...

    2. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Saudi Arabia plots debt issuance despite oil rise

      Saudi Arabia is moving ahead with plans for its first international debt issuance in 25 years in spite of stabilising...

    3. Fast FT

      May 16, 2016

      Treasury discloses Saudi Arabia's US debt holdings

      Saudi Arabia has emerged as one of the biggest holders of US government debt, according to data released on Monday by...

    4. Fast FT

      May 13, 2016

      Abengoa posts net loss as restructuring gets underway

      Abengoa has reported a net loss in the first quarter, as the heavily indebted Spanish engineering and construction...

    5. May 4, 2016

      Construction groups hit by Gulf’s economic slowdown

      Protests descended into violence in the holy city of Mecca at the weekend after it emerged more than 50,000 jobs have...

    6. April 19, 2016

      Saudi Arabia takes out $10bn in bank loans

      Saudi Arabia is raising $10bn from a consortium of global banks as the kingdom embarks on its first international debt...

    7. April 18, 2016

      Cheap oil trips up Gulf’s banks

      Late last year, tales of indebted managers closing down their businesses and fleeing the United Arab Emirates...

    8. April 16, 2016

      Oil producers’ Doha summit: what you need to know

      Some of the world’s biggest oil producers will meet in the Qatari capital of Doha this Sunday to thrash out a deal to...

    9. April 15, 2016

      Kuwaiti currency basket yield benefits

      Kuwait’s abandonment of its strict dollar peg has reduced exchange rate volatility without pushing up inflation....

    10. beyondbrics

      April 11, 2016

      Oman: Iran's best friend in the Gulf

      The sultanate of Oman appears set to play a key role in Iran’s efforts to reintegrate into the regional and global...

    11. April 3, 2016

      Gulf nations left to raid reserves

      Earlier this year, a sleepy, little-watched, financial gauge sprang to life. The moribund forwards market for the Saudi...

    12. March 21, 2016

      Gulf states will be forced to tap debt markets, warns Moody’s

      Oil-rich Gulf governments will be forced to rely on debt markets as their fiscal deficits rise to $270bn amid an...

    13. March 20, 2016

      Multihull racing’s hydrofoiling future takes off in a new class

      The latest generation of catamaran racing, in new superfast hydrofoiling GC32s, took to the water and variable warm...

    14. March 14, 2016

      Currency pegs in focus after Egypt devalues

      Egypt abandoned its longstanding struggle to hold the value of its currency against the dollar, a shift that could...

    15. Fast FT

      March 2, 2016

      Saudi Arabia raises crude prices for Asia

      Saudi Arabia has raised April oil prices to Asia, in a hopeful sign that demand from its biggest and most important...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      March 1, 2016

      A sand gazelle

      A sand gazelle is seen at the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary in Umm Al-Zamool, some 290 kilometres south of Abu Dhabi near the...

    17. February 24, 2016

      Peter Orszag leaves Citigroup for Lazard

      Lazard has hired Peter Orszag, a former budget director in Barack Obama’s White House, to bolster the New York...

    18. February 11, 2016

      Gulf states’ spending splurge set to open door to private sector

      Bahrain and Saudi Arabia announced plans on Thursday to expand the King Fahd Causeway linking the two countries from 17...

    19. February 3, 2016

      Syrian peace talks fall apart as Assad forces advance on Aleppo

      Fraught Syrian peace talks have fallen apart just days after opening, with the UN special envoy suspending negotiations...

    20. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      FirstFT - History's most audacious scam

      Here’s a taste of today’s FirstFT email. You can sign up to receive it here. Where we’re going, we don’t need roads...

    21. January 28, 2016

      Welcome to the new oil order

      The airwaves and Twitter are full of commentary about how Saudi Arabia, the rest of Opec and Russia can balance the...

    22. January 22, 2016

      Oil climbs as exit from bearish positions begins

      Traders have started to increase bets on a recovery in oil by the end of the year, backing the view that recent selling...

    23. Fast FT

      January 22, 2016

      Iranian oil tanker Serena heads to South Korea

      An Iranian oil supertanker named Serena is heading to South Korea, among the first to exit floating storage and head...

    24. January 14, 2016

      Gulf currency pegs: Oman, Bahrain seen as most under threat

      The dramatic slide in crude prices has led to a surge in speculation that Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil...

    25. January 12, 2016

      Bahrain and Oman raise fuel prices to boost coffers

      Bahrain and Oman have increased fuel prices significantly as the Gulf states struggle to rein in budget deficits and...

    26. December 17, 2015

      Dubai oil benchmark under growing scrutiny

      Royal Dutch Shell has called for tougher regulation of the system that sets the price of crude shipped to Asia as...

    27. December 15, 2015

      Saudi Arabia and allies establish anti-terror military body

      Saudi Arabia has unveiled a “military alliance” of Muslim nations to fight “terrorism,” another sign of the...

    28. December 7, 2015

      Omani sovereign wealth fund holds talks to invest in Kenmare

      An Omani sovereign wealth fund is in talks to invest $100m in Kenmare Resources, owner of a Mozambican mine, after the...

    29. November 26, 2015

      Beyond the marathon: a 165km race through the Oman desert

      Beyond the marathon: the rise of the ‘ultra’ challenge “Go to crazy places — you’ll meet crazy people,” says the...

    30. September 8, 2015

      Gulf states face ‘double whammy’ of lower oil prices and rate rise

      The Gulf states have enough depressing economic news to worry about without thinking about the impact of higher US...

    31. September 4, 2015

      Gulf states under pressure to take Syrian migrants

      As images of desperate Syrian migrants shock Europe, rights groups have called on the oil-rich Gulf states to take...

    32. July 28, 2015

      Gaddafi’s family fled the country, were killed or face trial

      Colonel Muammer Gaddafi was captured and violently killed in October 2011 in the aftermath of Libya’s revolution. Since...

    33. July 22, 2015

      UAE drops fuel subsidies to boost finances and cut emissions

      The United Arab Emirates is to end billions of dollars worth of petrol subsidies in a bid to strengthen the Gulf...

    34. July 20, 2015

      Increased Iran oil output puts other exporters under pressure

      The lifting of sanctions against Iran is likely to prompt an increase in the Islamic Republic’s oil output and heap...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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