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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. Qatar 2011

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

      The past year will be remembered as one of the Middle East’s most tumultuous, a time o...
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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

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      Fifa has rejected the appeal lodged by its ethics investigator against the findings of his unpublished report into alleged...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. December 1, 2014

      Fifa World Cup bid furore refuses to die down

      The World Cup is, many argue, sport’s greatest event, a multibillion-dollar carnival that only the summer Olympics can hope...

    11. December 1, 2014

      Qataris complain about Songbird adviser

      The biggest shareholder in Songbird Estates, majority owner of east London business district Canary Wharf, has expressed...

    12. November 30, 2014

      Gulf states launch joint command to counter Isis and Iran

      Bahrain’s foreign minister says Gulf states are launching a joint military command based in Saudi Arabia to counter threats...

    13. November 28, 2014

      Why luxury air travel is taking off again

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    14. November 26, 2014

      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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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’...

    37. 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,...

    38. 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...

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