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    Hamas’s struggle has receded as a priority in the new Arab world

    Images of Gaza’s dying children dominate television screens in the Arab world, and denunciations of Israel’s offensive are...

  2. July 22, 2014

    Saudi Arabia: get riyal

    You like emerging stock markets, and you like them drenched in hydrocarbon money. So five years ago you invested in Russia’s...

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    The cheap cost of funds and Islamic branding have put Saudi Arabia’s Al Rajhi Bank amo...
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  1. FT Alphaville

    July 22, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE In defence of cows as safe assets: David finds research that suggests the whole “cows...

  2. July 22, 2014

    Saudi Arabia’s $530bn stock market to open to foreigners

    Saudi Arabia aims to allow direct foreign ownership of shares next year, a long awaited reform aiming to help diversify the...

  3. July 16, 2014

    Former Major aide rises through ranks of politics and public relations

    ● Before he was a peer, Jonathan Hill worked briefly for the Tories in the mid-1980s and was then employed as a special...

  4. The A-List

    July 15, 2014

    Foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq are a worry but the west needs to rethink the role of Saudi Arabia and Iran

    The most strident debate among western intelligence agencies is whether the reported thousands of foreign fighters involved...

  5. July 15, 2014

    Saudi Arabia to use edX web courses to train unemployed

    Saudi Arabian officials are looking to a US online education company for help tackling the nation’s high rate of youth and...

  6. Westminster Blog

    July 14, 2014

    The symbolic departure of climate change minister Greg Barker

    Greg Barker, the Tory energy minister – who posed with David Cameron in the Arctic eight years ago – is stepping down from...

  7. July 11, 2014

    Oil at two-month low on Libya hopes

    Crude oil traded at a two-month low on Friday and was heading for its third consecutive weekly loss amid signs Libya’s...

  8. July 11, 2014

    Iraq and Libya biggest risks to oil supply

    Demand for oil is set to accelerate next year as the global economy gains momentum and will be met by rising supplies from...

  9. July 9, 2014

    United Arab Emirates detains two Qatari citizens on spying charges

    The United Arab Emirates has detained two Qatari citizens amid accusations of spying, in a move that threatens to sour...

  10. July 8, 2014

    Airbus staff quizzed in SFO probe into alleged Saudi corruption

    The UK Serious Fraud Office has made arrests and questioned six individuals in connection with its long-standing...

  11. July 6, 2014

    Pilot from elite Iranian force dies ‘defending’ Iraq shrines

    A pilot serving in Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards air force was killed in Iraq in another sign of the deepening conflict...

  12. July 6, 2014

    Drugmakers warn on South Korea pricing policy

    International pharmaceutical companies have warned Seoul that they are holding back new medicines from the country’s market,...

  13. July 3, 2014

    Malaysia’s 1MDB plans large-scale IPO

    Malaysia is set for its largest initial public offering so far this year after 1MDB, a vast sovereign wealth fund formed...

  14. July 3, 2014

    Saudi Arabia sends 30,000 troops to Iraq border

    Saudi Arabia has deployed 30,000 troops to its border with Iraq, as tribal leaders within the war-torn country reported...

  15. July 2, 2014

    Isis advance reverses decade of growth in Middle East trade

    The rise of jihadis in Iraq and Syria is disrupting trade routes across the Middle East and casting a shadow over economic...

  16. beyondbrics

    July 2, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Macau passes Switzerland in wealth tables | Chinese gamblers have helped catapult Macau past the central...

  17. July 1, 2014

    Saudis name top intelligence chief

    Prince Khalid bin Bandar al-Saud, a senior member of the Saudi royal family, has been named top intelligence chief, as the...

  18. The World

    June 30, 2014

    Smart Reads June 30, 2014

    The FT’s Richard McGregor reports on how detainees at Guantánamo Bay are growing old in limbo. Algeria’s mostly French-bred...

  19. June 30, 2014

    BAE Systems restructures Saudi operations

    BAE Systems is restructuring part of its operations in Saudi Arabia to allow greater local participation as part of a...

  20. June 29, 2014

    Gulf states forge links with Asia as building boom drives imports

    At the crossroads of Eurasia and Africa, the Middle East has long been an important trading hub. But the emerging markets of...

  21. June 29, 2014

    Appetite grows for food trade between Latin America and the Middle East

    Peruvian asparagus, Uruguayan halal beef and frozen chickens from Brazil are some of the growing list of exports from Latin...

  22. beyondbrics

    June 26, 2014

    What would an oil price shock mean for EM?

    Although the violence in Iraq has so far had a muted impact on global oil markets, if prices continue to rise there could be...

  23. June 25, 2014

    Iran-Saudi proxy war heats up as Isis entrenches in Iraq

    When Saudi foreign minister Saud al-Faisal announced in May that he was inviting his Iranian counterpart for a visit, it...

  24. beyondbrics

    June 24, 2014

    The fragile five: back again?

    Is it the return of the fragile five? As Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, the currencies of Indonesia, Turkey, South Africa...

  25. June 20, 2014

    Middle East: Falling to pieces

    The surge of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the group known as Isis, poses a threat to all countries in the...

  26. June 20, 2014

    Iraq violence lights fuse to oil price spike

    It is difficult to overstate the importance of Iraq for the global oil industry. It is the world’s seventh largest producer,...

  27. June 19, 2014

    UAE focuses on economic reform in Egypt in battle against Islamism

    The United Arab Emirates is shifting its assistance to Egypt from direct aid to private sector development as the Gulf state...

  28. The World

    June 19, 2014

    Spain: Few ideas and no excuses

    Spain’s forward Fernando Torres after Spain lost their Group B World Cup football match against Chile Credit: Getty By now,...

  29. June 18, 2014

    Pakistan’s Shia fear new wave of Sunni attacks

    Every Thursday, Saaeda Adil travels 8km to the Behesht-i-Zainab graveyard, in the Pakistan border town of Quetta. She is...

  30. The A-List

    June 17, 2014

    Unite to stop the Isis crisis engulfing the Muslim world

    The meltdown of the Iraqi state, resulting from the military successes of renegade Sunni extremist group Islamic State of...

  31. Nick Butler

    June 12, 2014

    Re-engage with Iraq, do not retreat

    By common agreement the situation in Iraq is dangerous and deteriorating. By similar common agreement there is no appetite...

  32. June 11, 2014

    Germany to tighten arms export rules

    Germany is preparing to tighten regulation of the country’s arms industry after exports to countries outside the EU reached...

  33. June 11, 2014

    Prospect of Iran’s return poses problem for Opec

    In the days before an Opec meeting the financial press pack descends on Vienna. The media fan out across the city hoping to...

  34. June 10, 2014

    Panic pushes Saudis towards detente with Iran

    American and Iranian diplomats are this week trying to untie the tightest knots in the negotiations on Iran’s nuclear...

  35. June 9, 2014

    Aluminium price hits nine-month high as bearish wagers are off

    Aluminium has risen to its highest level in nine months after investors cut bearish wagers and Rusal, the world’s biggest...

  36. June 5, 2014

    Opec focus switches to supply challenge

    When Opec last met six months ago the discussion in and around its secretariat building in central Vienna centred on how the...

  37. June 3, 2014

    Saudi Arabia calls on region to assist Egypt

    Saudi Arabia has called for a donor conference to assist Egypt as the Gulf’s Arab superpower seeks to muster regional...

  38. June 2, 2014

    Iran sees Assad poll as victory over regional rivals

    For Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, the certain victory of Bashar al-Assad in a presidential election on Tuesday is a...

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