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      France mulls probe into Qatar 2022 decision

      French authorities are considering launching a probe into Fifa’s decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, amid...

    2. 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...

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    1. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      Qatar lines up bond issue after 5-year gap

      Qatar has become the latest middle eastern government to use international markets to bolster its finances in the wake...

    2. Nick Butler

      May 23, 2016

      Has gas demand in Europe peaked?

      Can anything reverse the decline of natural gas as a source of primary energy in Europe? Gas demand in 2015, despite a...

    3. 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...

    4. May 19, 2016

      Barclays criminal probe to last until at least early 2017

      Barclays will not learn for at least seven more months whether it will face criminal charges over its financial...

    5. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Barclays criminal probe to last until 2017

      Barclays will not learn for at least seven more months whether it will face criminal charges over its financial...

    6. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      Qatar Airways up stake in BA owner to 15%

      Qatar Airways has increased its stake in International Consolidated Airlines (IAG), the owner of British Airways and...

    7. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      Qatar to tap dollar bond market

      Investors can look forward to some Gulf and dam bonds in the near future. Qatar is looking to tap the market for...

    8. May 16, 2016

      Companies listen when Norway’s oil fund shouts

      When the quiet one in the room suddenly shouts, people tend to listen. On that basis, the reserved and thoughtful...

    9. 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...

    10. May 15, 2016

      Norwegian oil fund attacks VW corporate governance

      Norway’s $850bn oil fund does not like commenting about individual companies it owns shares in. It usually goes out of...

    11. Fast FT

      May 4, 2016

      Qatari banks credit outlook cut by S&P

      Declining energy prices have hurt the Qatari economy and increased risks for its banks, according to Standard & Poor’s....

    12. April 27, 2016

      Qatar National Bank hit by cyber attack

      Qatar National Bank, the gas-rich Gulf state’s leading lender, has been rocked by a data leak that has exposed the...

    13. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Qatar Airways bumps up stake in BA owner

      Qatar Airways is deepening its relationship with International Consolidated Airlines (IAG), parent of British Airways...

    14. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Qatar's biggest bank hit by cyber attack

      Qatar National Bank, the largest lender in the gas-rich Gulf state, has been rocked by a data leak that has exposed the...

    15. 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...

    16. April 18, 2016

      The unpredictable new voice of Saudi oil

      As the fallout from collapsed oil talks in Doha reverberates, Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman has emerged as the...

    17. April 18, 2016

      Oil shows resilience as production deal collapses

      After a deal to curb oil production collapsed late on Sunday evening, Qatar’s energy minister was quick to put a...

    18. April 18, 2016

      Oil price fall capped by rebalancing hopes

      Oil prices remained slightly weaker on Monday after a meeting of major exporters ended without a deal to freeze...

    19. 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...

    20. 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....

    21. April 15, 2016

      Lunch with the FT: Sheikh Hamad Bin-Jaber al-Thani

      One of the richest men in Qatar, and the world, Sheikh Hamad Bin-Jaber al-Thani has been the face of the small...

    22. Fast FT

      April 13, 2016

      Oil prices sliding again after hitting 2016 high

      Oil prices dipped on Wednesday after reaching the highest level of 2016 the prior day, as traders looked to this...

    23. Fast FT

      April 12, 2016

      'The only way': Iraq calls for oil production freeze

      The head of Iraq’s state oil selling company said the world’s biggest producer nations must agree to freeze production...

    24. April 11, 2016

      Oil extends rally as traders eye Doha meeting

      Oil prices rose sharply, sending Brent to a new high for the year, as investors sharpened their focus on a meeting of...

    25. Fast FT

      April 11, 2016

      Oil stumbles after rally; Goldman warns on output

      Oil prices slipped on Monday after Goldman Sachs, one of the most influential banks in commodity markets, warned a key...

    26. April 5, 2016

      Pakistan looks to Iran to help ease gas crisis

      Pakistan’s crippling gas shortage has been a disaster for Ajab Gul and his once thriving naan bread operation. “My...

    27. Fast FT

      April 4, 2016

      Oil prices continue slump amid freeze uncertainty

      Oil is still continuing on the downward slide began on Friday when commentary from Saudi Arabia dampened prospects of a...

    28. 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...

    29. March 31, 2016

      Qatar under fire over treatment of World Cup workers

      Qatar’s human rights record has come under renewed scrutiny ahead of its hosting of the 2022 football World Cup, with...

    30. March 28, 2016

      Former Honduran president pleads guilty in Fifa bribes case

      The former president of the Honduran football federation admitted to awarding sports marketing contracts for bribes on...

    31. March 27, 2016

      Al Jazeera to cut 500 jobs

      Qatari satellite channel Al Jazeera is to make 500 staff redundant, the latest in a string of cost-cutting measures...

    32. March 22, 2016

      Saudi Arabia will freeze oil output without Iran, says Opec delegate

      Saudi Arabia is prepared to join an oil output freeze next month without Iran taking part, a senior Opec delegate said,...

    33. 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...

    34. Fast FT

      March 17, 2016

      Ted Baker hikes divi 18.6% as online thrives

      Ted Baker raised its dividend 18.6 per cent for the year to the end of January, as new store openings and strong online...

    35. March 16, 2016

      Oil buoyed ahead of producers meeting in Doha

      Some of the world’s biggest oil-producing countries will meet in Doha next month to discuss a freeze in output, Qatar’s...

    36. Fast FT

      March 16, 2016

      Open and non-Opec oil producers to meet in April

      Opec and non-Opec producer countries will meet in Doha on April 17, Qatar’s energy minister said on Wednesday. The...

    37. Fast FT

      March 14, 2016

      Opec says oil production fell in February

      Oil production from Opec countries fell last month as an output increase from Iran was offset by disruptions in Iraq,...

    38. March 7, 2016

      Oil rises above $40 a barrel as rally extends

      Oil jumped above $40 a barrel for the first time this year on Monday, extending its rebound from lows hit in January to...

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