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      Britain calls on Fifa to publish World Cup bid report

      The culture secretary has called on Fifa to make public the findings of its inquiry into the bidding to host the 2018 and...

    2. November 24, 2014

      CEO suspended at Saudi telecoms group hit by accounting scandal

      An accounting scandal at one of Saudi Arabia’s largest telecommunications companies is posing the first major test of the...

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    1. November 21, 2014

      Slow ratcheting up of pressure most effective way to change Fifa

      It is a common problem for western countries: how to oust a corrupt regime. Now the west is targeting Fifa, football’s...

    2. November 21, 2014

      Olympics chief calls for transparency in sport

      The head of the Olympic movement has added to the pressure facing his football counterpart, Sepp Blatter, by saying sporting...

    3. November 18, 2014

      Fifa lodges criminal complaint over World Cup hosting rights

      Fifa has lodged a criminal complaint with Swiss prosecutors in connection with the awarding of the rights to host the 2018...

    4. November 17, 2014

      Qatar looks to back UK high-speed train plan

      The Qatari royal family has told British ministers it wants to invest heavily in regeneration projects being planned around...

    5. November 17, 2014

      Gulf states send envoys back to Qatar

      Gulf states took a step towards repairing a damaging internal spat as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain...

    6. November 16, 2014

      Garcia and Eckert set for showdown over Fifa report

      The Fifa ethics advisers examining World Cup bidding corruption claims will come face to face this week to try to resolve...

    7. November 14, 2014

      Brussels launches sliding tackle against Fifa

      The EU’s top sports official is urging Fifa to come clean with findings from its corruption investigation, in a warning that...

    8. November 14, 2014

      Saud bin Mohammed bin Ali al-Thani, collector, 1966-2014

      For almost a decade, Sheikh Saud bin Mohammed bin Ali al-Thani was the biggest buyer of art in the world. Bidding...

    9. November 13, 2014

      Fifa World Cup bid report turns into game of two halves

      Even by Fifa standards, it was a day of dramatic accusations and recriminations. More evidence of strange goings-on that...

    10. November 13, 2014

      The farce at Fifa that shames global football

      There is no more controversial organisation in sport today than Fifa. For the past four years, the governing body of world...

    11. November 13, 2014

      The contested findings of the Fifa report into World Cup bids

      Fifa’s attempt to release only parts of an investigation into alleged corruption in the 2022 World Cup bidding backfired...

    12. 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...

    13. November 13, 2014

      Oil’s dive set to transform LNG market

      The downward spiral in oil prices is poised to shake up liquefied natural gas, a critical source of energy in east Asia and...

    14. November 13, 2014

      Fifa in turmoil over Qatar World Cup bid

      Fifa’s attempt to clear Russia and Qatar to run the next two World Cups was plunged into controversy when the man chosen to...

    15. November 12, 2014

      Qatar accused of ‘dragging its feet’ on labour reform ahead of World Cup

      Qatar has come under renewed criticism for alleged labour abuses ahead of its hosting of the 2022 World Cup, with Amnesty...

    16. 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...

    17. November 5, 2014

      Green light for 26-floor residential tower next to Shard

      A London council has given the go-ahead to plans for a 26-storey residential tower next to the Shard. It is the latest...

    18. November 5, 2014

      RBS may quit central and eastern Europe and the Middle East

      Royal Bank of Scotland’s retreat from its international operations is likely to include an exit from central and eastern...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      November 3, 2014

      Great Wall guards

      How Hwee Young/EPA A Chinese guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony for the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al...

    20. November 2, 2014

      Qataris open battlefront at world’s great horse races

      The last important race of the British flat racing season, the Racing Post Trophy, took place at Doncaster last weekend and...

    21. November 2, 2014

      UK and Qatar sign pact to combat jihadis and cyber warfare

      The UK has signed a security pact with Qatar to share classified intelligence and deepen ties between the two countries’...

    22. October 30, 2014

      Barclays’ bad moon keeps on rising with a £500m forex provision

      Some say of Barclays “nothing else can go wrong”. This betrays a woeful lack of vision. Within the past two days the bank,...

    23. October 29, 2014

      Abu Dhabi hires regulatory chief to oversee financial centre

      Abu Dhabi has hired Singapore Exchange’s chief regulatory officer to head up the oil-rich emirate’s new financial centre...

    24. October 27, 2014

      Qatar to buy HSBC’s global HQ for £1.1bn

      Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund has agreed to buy HSBC’s global headquarters, London’s biggest and most expensive office...

    25. October 20, 2014

      Datawatch: budget deficits and oil prices

      The recent fall in oil prices is bad news for Opec nations. For many the fall is large enough to put their governments into...

    26. October 20, 2014

      Qatar eyes $15bn Asia spending spree

      Qatar’s purchase of a stake in a Hong Kong department store chain is the beginning of a potential $15bn spending spree...

    27. October 7, 2014

      Tepco and Chubu combine to buy fuel and build power plants

      Two of Japan’s biggest utilities will combine to buy fuel and build power plants, in a deal that could upset global gas...

    28. September 28, 2014

      Obama’s Faustian pact with the Saudis

      You go to war with the allies you have, not the ones you wish for, to paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld. President Barack Obama’s...

    29. FT Alphaville

      September 25, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Ukraine — call the sovereign debt cops: Joseph directs us to an announcement by the...

    30. September 24, 2014

      Ex-Barclays bankers to give evidence to fraud agency

      Former board members of Barclays have been called on to give evidence to the UK’s anti-fraud agency as part of a probe into...

    31. September 24, 2014

      Stakes are high for Barclays and SFO over Qatar investors probe

      The reputations of both Barclays and the Serious Fraud Office have taken hits over the past few years. The two are locked in...

    32. September 24, 2014

      Air strikes on Isis launch battle for Gulf hearts and minds

      No sooner had the first sorties ended in the US-led military campaign against jihadis in Syria than the battle for hearts...

    33. September 17, 2014

      Qatar Airways takes delivery of first A380 superjumbo from Airbus

      Qatar Airways has taken delivery of its first A380 from Airbus, promising “class” not butlers for passengers travelling from...

    34. beyondbrics

      September 16, 2014

      Turkey facing winter gas shortage

      Poor forward planning and political manipulation of energy prices look likely to leave Turkey facing gas shortages this...

    35. September 15, 2014

      Qatar National Bank increases stake in African lender Ecobank

      Qatar National Bank has become the dominant shareholder in pan-African lender Ecobank Transnational after increasing its...

    36. September 15, 2014

      Think Lebanon rather than D-Day in campaign against Isis

      From US air power above to the grassroots intelligence contacts of Turkish, Kurdish and Iranian security apparatus on the...

    37. September 14, 2014

      Qatar urges west to back Syrian moderates against Assad

      Qatar’s foreign minister is seeking to refocus the world’s attention on the “terrorism” of the Syrian regime, urging the...

    38. September 14, 2014

      Qataris sued for £10m over former US embassy deal

      A Qatari developer is being sued for £10m by its partner on the redevelopment of the US embassy in London because the...

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