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    1. July 1, 2015

      US shale has been stymied by Saudi Arabia, says Shell CEO

      Saudi Arabia’s move to abandon its role as the balancing force in world oil markets has put the brakes on America’s energy...

    2. 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 region...

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    1. June 28, 2015

      World Cup woes add to Qatar business jitters

      As Qatar’s name is put through the wringer following allegations of bribery and labour abuses linked to its bid to host the...

    2. June 23, 2015

      US-Qatari move to take over Formula One

      The owner of the Miami Dolphins, the American football team, is teaming up with Qatar to take control of Formula One, in a...

    3. June 18, 2015

      Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund looks to diversify in Asia and US

      Qatar’s $256bn sovereign wealth fund has unveiled a new investment strategy which will see it make investments in Asia and...

    4. June 15, 2015

      Qatar lashes out at ‘racist’ World Cup criticism

      An editorial in the Al-Raya newspaper summed up Qatar’s view of those seeking to strip it of the 2022 World Cup. “Yellow...

    5. June 12, 2015

      Dassault locks on to fourth Rafale deal

      Dassault Aviation’s chief executive is “convinced” he will sign a fourth contract to sell France’s Rafale fighter jet abroad...

    6. June 9, 2015

      Emirates Airline warns US against dismantling ‘open skies’ deal

      Many foreign airlines could face severe challenges flying to the United Arab Emirates if the US chooses to dismantle its...

    7. June 9, 2015

      Qatar buys $1bn stake in Hong Kong energy trust from Li Ka-shing

      The power generation group controlled by tycoon Li Ka-shing is selling a 16.5 per cent stake in its Hong Kong electricity...

    8. June 8, 2015

      Qatar CEO: industry must repudiate campaign against Gulf carriers

      The chief executive of Qatar Airways on Monday demanded the industry repudiate a campaign against the Gulf carriers by US...

    9. June 7, 2015

      Fifa chief says Russia and Qatar could be stripped of World Cups

      Russia and Qatar could be stripped of their World Cup hosting rights if evidence emerges of bribery in the bidding process,...

    10. June 4, 2015

      India seeks oil discounts from Opec as it flexes import clout

      India is asking Opec members for long-term oil price concessions, its petroleum minister said on Thursday, as it tries to...

    11. June 4, 2015

      England ready to stand in as 2022 World Cup hosts

      England is ready to host the 2022 World Cup if asked to do so in the wake of the bribery and corruption allegations...

    12. June 4, 2015

      Fifa scandal: Warner accuses Blatter of meddling in Trinidad poll

      One of the most powerful men at the heart of a US investigation into the corruption scandals surrounding Fifa threatened to...

    13. June 3, 2015

      FBI probes awarding of Russia and Qatar World Cup tournaments

      The FBI is investigating how Russia and Qatar were awarded the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments as part of its expanding...

    14. FT Alphaville

      June 3, 2015

      Markets Live: Wednesday, 3rd June, 2015

      This Markets Live session ended at 12:01 on 3 Jun 2015. Participants in this session were: Paul Murphy and Bryce Elder...

    15. June 3, 2015

      Qatar and Russia reject criticism of their World Cup winning bids

      Qatar has dismissed speculation it risks being stripped of the 2022 World Cup following Sepp Blatter’s resignation as Fifa...

    16. June 2, 2015

      Bombshells possible after Blatter goes

      On Friday, the mood was one of celebration. Giddy at his victory in Fifa’s presidential election, Sepp Blatter stood while...

    17. June 2, 2015

      Saudi Arabia to boost defence spending by 27% over five years

      Saudi Arabia is on track to become the world’s fifth-largest military spender by 2020 as it boosts its defence budget by 27...

    18. May 29, 2015

      Midnight feast with vodka helped win World Cup for Russia

      In July 2001, Sepp Blatter and a group of world football officials became stranded on a dirt road outside Moscow in the...

    19. May 29, 2015

      Fifa turmoil draws in Russia and Qatar

      The turmoil at Fifa has again highlighted the decision to award the rights to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia...

    20. FT Alphaville

      May 29, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. The Fifa presidency goes to a vote today with the organisation mired in scandal...

    21. May 28, 2015

      Qatar nervous amid threat to 2022 World Cup

      When Qatar won the right to host the 2022 World Cup, people flooded into the streets to celebrate a moment that saw the tiny...

    22. May 27, 2015

      Fifa elite try to put on brave face after shock at dawn raids

      The 700 or so people who run world football huddled in Zurich hotel lobbies and conference rooms on Wednesday, trying to...

    23. May 27, 2015

      Fifa president Sepp Blatter plays a long game

      The scenes from Zurich looked like a revolution, akin to the long-awaited fall of a hated regime. Swiss police, acting on a...

    24. The World

      May 27, 2015

      Fifa's day of reckoning

      Charges of corruption have swirled around Fifa for many years. Now with the arrest of senior officials at football’s world...

    25. FT Alphaville

      May 27, 2015

      Short Qatar stocks, long paper shredders

      And so to the US Department of Justice’s indictment on Wednesday of nine Fifa officials, alleging a RICO conspiracy, wire...

    26. May 27, 2015

      US indicts 14 over ‘rampant’ Fifa corruption

      US indicts 14 over ‘rampant’ Fifa corruption Fifa executives took bribes worth well over $150m in a culture of “rampant,...

    27. May 21, 2015

      University College London eyes global closures over cost concerns

      University College London is considering closing down its international campuses as it dismantles its bricks and mortar...

    28. beyondbrics

      May 20, 2015

      Seeking opportunities in post-sanctions Iran

      The least acknowledged economic race is gearing up for the starting line. Politics aside, the potential Iranian nuclear...

    29. May 17, 2015

      Saudi Arabian stock market welcomes foreign investors

      Saudi Arabia’s decision to open its stock market to foreign institutions is being heralded as a “game changer”. Under the...

    30. 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 in...

    31. May 8, 2015

      North Korean workers exploited abroad to pay Pyongyang’s bills

      As the fierce Arabian sun beat down on the construction site in the summer of 2012, pushing the temperature beyond the...

    32. May 4, 2015

      Al Jazeera America shaken by defections

      Al Jazeera America has lost a third top executive in a week as the two-year-old cable television network defended itself...

    33. May 1, 2015

      Fight for Claridge’s boiled down to a battle between two families

      Fight over Claridge’s From the outside, the battle for three of London’s most storied hotels was a tortuous four-year saga...

    34. April 30, 2015

      France to sell 24 Rafale fighter jets to Qatar

      France is to sell 24 Rafale fighter jets to Qatar, the third export order for the aircraft in less than three months after...

    35. April 27, 2015

      Gulf states feeling the pinch as oil prices remain low

      Gulf states are beginning to feel the pinch from the slump in crude prices. The region’s governments, cushioned by large...

    36. April 23, 2015

      Qatar adds Claridge’s to hotel stable in deal with Barclay brothers

      Qatar has added to its collection of luxury London hotels after buying Claridge’s, The Berkeley and the Connaught from Sir...

    37. April 16, 2015

      IAG pulls out of trade body over Gulf carriers spat

      International Airlines Group has walked away from the European airlines trade body because of a spat over the threat posed...

    38. April 13, 2015

      Syria’s rebels heartened by healing of Sunni Arab rift

      Syria’s rebels are on the offensive once again as their regional backers unite in a Sunni Muslim resurgence and prioritise...

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