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    1. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      Barclays handing over Qatar documents to SFO

      Barclays has changed its tack and is handing over documents to the Serious Fraud Office that relate to its dealings...

    2. February 4, 2016

      Commodities rout rolls through Australia Inc

      Two of Australia’s biggest companies are slashing costs further and writing down the value of their resources...

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    1. Doing Business in the Arab World

      We look at the general business picture in Saudi Arabia, with a separate feature on th...
    2. Property: Europe & Middle East

      Renting is growing across Europe as home ownership becomes more expensive. However, de...
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    1. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      Venezuela and Rosneft: little progress to show on oil

      A lot of talk, little sign of action. Venezuela’s oil minister Eulogio del Pino knocked on Rosneft chief Igor Sechin’s...

    2. February 1, 2016

      Hedge funds split over outlook for oil

      Hedge funds are increasingly split over the next move for oil after its rebound from a 12-year low last month, setting...

    3. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      Venezuelan oil minister kicks off foreign tour

      Eulogio del Pino, Venezuela’s oil minister, met with his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak on Monday as part of a...

    4. February 1, 2016

      Djokovic's 2015 was the best ever men's tennis season

      When Novak Djokovic won the 2016 Australian Open, he extended the most impressive streak ever in men's tennis. His...

    5. January 29, 2016

      Venezuela seeks support for oil production cuts

      Venezuela’s oil minister said he will meet energy officials from Russia and Opec countries next week as he tries to...

    6. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      Venezuela to talk oil cuts with Russia and Opec

      Venezuela’s oil minister said he will meet energy officials from Russia and Opec countries next week as part of a tour...

    7. January 28, 2016

      Amanda Staveley sues Barclays for almost £1bn

      Barclays has been hit with a lawsuit for nearly £1bn from Amanda Staveley, the dealmaker known for her Middle Eastern...

    8. Fast FT

      January 28, 2016

      Amanda Staveley sues Barclays for almost £1bn

      Barclays has been hit with a lawsuit for nearly a £1bn from Amanda Staveley, the deal-maker with a host of Middle...

    9. January 24, 2016

      Tourist spending on Britain’s high streets rises 2%

      Tourist spending on the British high street returned to growth last year despite volatility in China, a weak renminbi...

    10. January 24, 2016

      Novak Djokovic’s 2015 season was the best ever in men’s game

      Novak Djokovic will extend arguably the most impressive streak ever in men’s tennis if he wins the Australian Open....

    11. Fast FT

      January 19, 2016

      Saudi stocks enjoy respite on oil bounce

      There’s some respite for Middle Eastern stocks on Tuesday thanks to a bounce in the oil price. Brent crude was back...

    12. January 14, 2016

      Qatar targets cultural assets for cuts as oil price hits budget

      Only a year ago Qatar set a world record price for a painting by Paul Gauguin, the culmination of a decade-long...

    13. 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...

    14. January 13, 2016

      Al Jazeera pulls plug on US cable news channel

      Al Jazeera, the Qatar-owned media company, is to close its US cable news channel after failing to attract enough...

    15. January 12, 2016

      Qatar’s ex-prime minister claims diplomatic immunity over lawsuit

      The former prime minister of Qatar, one of the world’s wealthiest men, claimed yesterday that he cannot be sued in...

    16. MBA blog

      January 7, 2016

      So, what's the best thing about Durham business school?

      As the first term came and went, the holiday season was a good time to take a breath and reconsider the first part of...

    17. January 4, 2016

      Bahrain and Sudan sever diplomatic ties with Iran

      Bahrain and Sudan on Monday followed the lead of their Sunni ally Saudi Arabia and severed relations with Iran, as the...

    18. Fast FT

      January 4, 2016

      Sudan severs Iran ties over cleric execution

      Sudan on Monday followed Bahrain in severing ties with Iran and expelling the country’s ambassador to express...

    19. December 22, 2015

      Gulf states endure oil price slump

      When Qatar, one of the wealthiest countries in the world, struggles to raise a $10bn syndicated loan, bankers know that...

    20. December 17, 2015

      Cameron stops short of banning Muslim Brotherhood

      David Cameron, the UK prime minister, has used the final day of the parliamentary year to publish findings of a...

    21. December 9, 2015

      Carillion points to new orders amid concerns about finances

      Carillion, the most shorted stock in the market, dismissed concerns over the underlying financial health of the company...

    22. December 8, 2015

      Trump’s anti-Muslim remarks spark outrage in the Gulf

      A string of hostile comments towards Muslims by US Republican hopeful Donald Trump have done little to dent his runaway...

    23. December 7, 2015

      Anadarko Petroleum to take Africa decision in 2016

      Anadarko Petroleum is planning to make a final decision next year on how it will develop vast gas discoveries that the...

    24. December 1, 2015

      Lebanon exchanges prisoners with al-Qaeda in Syria

      Jabhat al-Nusra, Syria’s al-Qaeda branch, on Tuesday released 16 Lebanese servicemen held hostage for more than a year,...

    25. beyondbrics

      November 5, 2015

      Rule of law risks weigh on Kazakhstan's privatisation

      By Camilla Hagelund,Verisk Maplecroft In the face of his country’s ongoing economic turmoil, Kazakh President...

    26. October 29, 2015

      Sepp Blatter accuses US of being ‘bad losers’ over World Cup

      Sepp Blatter believes he would still be in charge of world football if he had succeeded with a secret plan to award the...

    27. October 21, 2015

      Beckenbauer and Villar investigated by Fifa

      Half of the 22 Fifa officials who voted to award the World Cup to Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022 are now under...

    28. October 21, 2015

      Set out spending cuts, IMF tells Saudis

      The IMF has asked Saudi Arabia for more details of its plans to deal with its ballooning fiscal deficit, warning the...

    29. October 16, 2015

      Coe to take the game to big sport

      Lord Coe, who led London’s 2012 Olympics bid, plans to use a war chest of “hundreds of millions” of pounds to build a...

    30. September 28, 2015

      Al Anstey looks to rewrite Al Jazeera America headlines

      Shortly after Al Anstey arrived in New York in May to take the helm of Al Jazeera America, he held a series of marathon...

    31. FT Alphaville

      September 24, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - There will be unicorn tears. - Krugman, cautiously: “China still seems to me not big enough to...

    32. FT Alphaville

      September 16, 2015

      About that Glencore share placing

      What’s missing from the following statement? That’s right, no mention of Glencore’s biggest shareholder – Qatar Holding...

    33. September 16, 2015

      Investors in gulf property look forward to a less bumpy ride

      Dubai is the ultimate case study for anybody who wants to comprehend the profound influence that the globalisation of...

    34. September 10, 2015

      Fifa’s chief auditor throws down the gauntlet

      Fifa’s chief auditor has thrown down the gauntlet to world football’s governing body by publishing his own proposals...

    35. August 30, 2015

      Spain’s El Corte Inglés ousts rebel shareholder from board

      El Corte Inglés on Sunday ousted a rebel shareholder from its board of directors, in an attempt to quell internal...

    36. August 25, 2015

      Shard sets new record for rents on London’s south bank

      After a slow start, the Shard, western Europe’s tallest building, has set a record for rents on London’s south bank...

    37. August 14, 2015

      Syrian Islamist rebel group looks to the west

      Ahrar al-Sham, once seen as a fading rebel force of Syria’s war, with an ideology a step away from al-Qaeda, is...

    38. August 12, 2015

      El Corte Inglés stake sale sparks board clash

      The sale of a €1bn stake in El Corte Inglés to a prominent Qatari investor has sparked a public dispute between top...

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