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    1. 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...

    2. 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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    1. Qatar 2011

      The task of turning Qatar into a well-functioning diversified economy has only just begun...
    2. Investing in the Arab World

      Political upheaval and the sharp fall in oil prices in the region — including Saudi Ar...
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    1. April 12, 2015

      Rich overseas patients help private hospitals beat recession

      With signs in Arabic and English, prayer rooms and minibuses to the local mosque, London’s £1.5bn private hospital market...

    2. March 31, 2015

      Instability and oil price plunge in the Arab world end boom years

      The dual challenges of rising terrorism and falling oil prices hover over the Middle East and north Africa, dashing hopes of...

    3. March 27, 2015

      RBS confirms Coutts International sale to Union Bancaire Privée

      Royal Bank of Scotland has announced the sale of Coutts’s international operation to Union Bancaire Privée, the family-owned...

    4. beyondbrics

      March 27, 2015

      Guest post: South Korea deepens business ties in the Middle East

      By Mohammad Al Tuwaijri, HSBC Over the last half century, the Middle East has been a cornerstone in South Korea’s rapid...

    5. March 26, 2015

      Gulf stocks slide on Saudi action in Yemen

      Gulf stock markets have plunged after Saudi Arabia launched overnight air strikes in Yemen to prop up the struggling...

    6. March 19, 2015

      Libya: A divided land

      This time it was the guards from an Austrian-run gas facility in Libya’s Saharan southwest. They were shown beheaded in a...

    7. March 18, 2015

      Stop trying to ground the Gulf airlines

      Nicole Kidman looks very relaxed in Etihad Airways’ new advertisements, as she floats gently down on to a bed in its...

    8. The Exchange

      March 18, 2015

      Salman should take new path on Iran

      Saudi Arabia’s new leader King Salman bin Abdulaziz is rapidly re-energising his country’s stagnant foreign policy with the...

    9. March 17, 2015

      Talks urged in US-Gulf airlines’ dispute

      US airlines and their fast-growing Gulf rivals should work out their differences through dialogue and the “appropriate...

    10. March 16, 2015

      David Cameron pulls Muslim Brotherhood report

      David Cameron has made an eleventh-hour intervention to postpone the publication of a controversial report into the Muslim...

    11. March 5, 2015

      US airlines seek action against Gulf carriers

      American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines stepped up demands on Thursday for the US to take action against...

    12. February 24, 2015

      Fifa recommends winter 2022 World Cup

      Fifa’s World Cup in Qatar looks likely to be shifted from the summer months of 2022 to November and December of that year,...

    13. February 20, 2015

      Emirates attacks Delta chief’s credibility

      Emirates, the ambitious Dubai airline, has questioned whether Delta Air Lines’ chief executive is fit for his position, in...

    14. February 12, 2015

      St James’s Place targets Gulf expats

      St James’s Place, the fast-growing FTSE 100 wealth manager, is planning to open its first offices in the Middle East by the...

    15. February 8, 2015

      Qatar Airways eyes longer-term aims with IAG stake

      When one airline buys a minority stake in another, it is often hard to fathom what the purchaser expects to achieve. A...

    16. beyondbrics

      February 2, 2015

      Slovenia eyes Qatari investment for ailing airline

      Might another unlikely partnership with a growing Gulf airline save a second ailing national carrier in south east Europe?...

    17. February 1, 2015

      Egypt deports Australian Al Jazeera journalist

      An Australian journalist imprisoned for 400 days on charges of supporting a terrorist organisation and spreading false...

    18. January 30, 2015

      IAG and Qatar Airways: related parties

      How do you know if there’s a pilot at your party? Don’t worry, he will tell you. International Airlines Group, enjoying...

    19. January 30, 2015

      Q&A: Qatar’s swoop on IAG stake

      Qatar Airways has bought a 10 per cent stake in International Airlines Group, owner of British Airways and Iberia. Why?...

    20. FT Alphaville

      January 30, 2015

      Markets Live: Friday, 30th January, 2015

      This is the transcript of the Markets Live session ending at 12:10 on 30 Jan 2015. Participants in this session were:...

    21. January 30, 2015

      Qatar Airways buys 10% stake in BA-owner IAG

      Qatar Airways has bought a 9.99 per cent stake in British Airways’ owner International Airlines Group, in a move that...

    22. January 28, 2015

      Oil price fall leaves Gulf states with difficult reform choices

      Gulf states may have their political differences with Iran but they share a common taste for Persian bread, a staple through...

    23. January 28, 2015

      Qatar and Brookfield win battle to take over Canary Wharf

      East London skyscraper cluster Canary Wharf — one of the world’s leading financial districts — is being bought by Qatar and...

    24. January 21, 2015

      IMF urges Gulf countries to reduce spending as oil price plunges

      The International Monetary Fund has sliced economic growth forecasts for the oil-exporting Gulf states by 1 percentage point...

    25. January 16, 2015

      The US artist who found inspiration, and a blank canvas, in Qatar

      In 2009 Joey Foster Ellis became the first American to graduate from Beijing’s prestigious Central Academy of Fine Arts. But...

    26. January 14, 2015

      Oil projects worth billions put on hold

      Billions of dollars of spending on oil and petrochemicals projects has been scrapped or put on hold, with Royal Dutch Shell...

    27. January 9, 2015

      Barclays’ senior lawyer Judith Shepherd to leave

      One of Barclays’ most senior lawyers, who has been questioned as part of a criminal probe into its dealings with Qatar...

    28. December 26, 2014

      Qatar to match new A350 wide-body against A380

      Qatar Airways will pit its new A350 wide-body jet against its fleet of giant A380s in a move which could step up pressure on...

    29. December 23, 2014

      Qatar shuts Al Jazeera unit that angered Egypt

      Qatar has closed an affiliate of its Al Jazeera television network dedicated to covering Egypt, removing a big source of...

    30. December 22, 2014

      Airbus delivers its Dreamliner competitor

      The battle between Airbus and Boeing for domination of the skies moved to new heights on Monday as the European aircraft...

    31. December 21, 2014

      Egypt and Qatar inch towards detente after Saudi-brokered talks

      President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Egypt “looked forward to turning the page on past differences” with Qatar following...

    32. December 19, 2014

      Qatar makes Tottenham Hotspur its goal

      Qatar’s UK trophy cabinet boasts Harrods, a stake in Barclays Bank and Chelsea Barracks, but has one omission: no Premier...

    33. December 19, 2014

      Fifa to publish controversial report into World Cup bids

      Fifa has decided to publish the controversial report into World Cup bidding allegations, but the scale of publication and...

    34. December 17, 2014

      Fifa World Cup investigator Garcia quits

      Fifa’s strategy to contain damaging World Cup bidding allegations was in shreds on Wednesday after the lawyer who...

    35. December 16, 2014

      Fifa dismisses ethics investigator’s appeal

      Fifa has rejected the appeal lodged by its ethics investigator against the findings of his unpublished report into alleged...

    36. December 11, 2014

      Relief felt in western capitals as Qatar comes in from the cold

      Qatar has paid a heavy price for its pro-Islamist policy over the past year. Dispensing with the pretence of brotherly...

    37. December 10, 2014

      Double hit brings Airbus shares down to earth

      Airbus on Wednesday delivered a double dose of bad news, as it reined in earnings expectations for 2016 and postponed the...

    38. December 3, 2014

      Qatar replaces head of $300bn fund

      The Qatar Investment Authority, which manages as much as $300bn including significant stakes in Barclays, Credit Suisse and...

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