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  1. August 25, 2014

    Libya’s neighbours call for aid to help disarm militias

    Foreign ministers of countries bordering Libya on Monday called for an international push to disarm militias and support the...

  2. August 20, 2014

    Here and Elsewhere, New Museum, New York – review

    While other arts institutions spend the dog days playing and napping, the New Museum treats summer as a serious time. It has...

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  1. Arab World: Banking & Finance 2012

    Financial services in Arab countries may not always be straightforward but appear more...
  2. Islamic finance 2011

    The cheap cost of funds and Islamic branding have put Saudi Arabia’s Al Rajhi Bank amo...
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  1. August 2, 2014

    Britain to pull embassy staff out of Libya

    TRIPOLI, Aug 2 – Britain will close its embassy in Tripoli from August 4, evacuating diplomatic staff to Tunisia, after...

  2. July 30, 2014

    Paris evacuates French and British from Libya fighting

    France has evacuated almost 50 French citizens together with seven Britons by warship from Libya amid deteriorating security...

  3. July 27, 2014

    Women in business – Arbia Ziadi, MBA graduate

    Arbia Ziadi is an MBA graduate of the International University of Monaco. She grew up in Tunisia, where she studied forensic...

  4. July 26, 2014

    US evacuates Libya embassy after militia violence

    TRIPOLI, July 26 – The US evacuated its embassy in Libya on Saturday, driving its staff under heavy military guard across...

  5. July 24, 2014

    SFO charges Alstom with corruption

    A UK subsidiary of Alstom – the French industrial champion that accepted €12.35bn for its energy business from General...

  6. June 5, 2014

    Strongmen are back to dash hopes of the Arab spring

    The Middle Eastern strongman is back. This week, Syria’s Bashar al-Assad staged an election in which he won a landslide...

  7. May 19, 2014

    Foreign investment in Africa set to reach record

    Africa will receive its highest flow of foreign investment this year as the continent’s growth accelerates towards levels...

  8. FT Alphaville

    May 14, 2014

    Ukraine, Gazprom, and the full faith and credit

    How many sovereign debtors get to be both in hock to the Russians, and using the United States’ full faith and credit to...

  9. May 12, 2014

    Abu Dhabi’s deep pockets attract blockbuster film producers

    In the western deserts of Abu Dhabi, film crews are recreating the windswept landscape of Luke Skywalker’s home planet of...

  10. May 6, 2014

    Economies hit by Arab uprisings begin to improve, says IMF

    The International Monetary Fund is seeing the first signs of good news from Arab states undergoing political change after...

  11. April 27, 2014

    ‘Temptations of Power’, by Shadi Hamid

    ‘Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East’, by Shadi Hamid (Oxford University Press,...

  12. beyondbrics

    April 7, 2014

    Arab youth turn from "Arab spring" to starting businesses

    Young Arabs are increasingly turning their backs on cushy public sector jobs in favour of working for private companies and...

  13. March 24, 2014

    Former Tunisia president changed business rules to family’s benefit

    In Arabic it is called “wasta”, the connections and influence that grease the wheels of the bureaucracy and helps you get...

  14. beyondbrics

    February 27, 2014

    Ukraine: recent history points to economic pain

    If recent examples of revolution and politcal transition are anything to go by, Ukraine is in for a nasty shock in terms of...

  15. February 19, 2014

    Strikes and political divisions plague Tunisia phosphate industry

    A cold wind blows fine phosphate dust into the eyes and clothes of a dozen people staging a sit-in at a bleak industrial...

  16. February 5, 2014

    Tunisia pins hopes on attracting investment to tackle high unemployment

    Jihad al-Safadi, a young Tunisian street seller, still dreams of going back to Italy where he spent a brief stint as an...

  17. February 4, 2014

    Yemen transition aims for consensus over confrontation

    There are few success stories in the Arab world three years after the uprisings that overthrew many long-time leaders: Syria...

  18. January 30, 2014

    IMF releases $500m loan to Tunisia as new cabinet is sworn in

    The International Monetary Fund has released more than $500m in support to Tunisia, hours after a new caretaker government...

  19. January 28, 2014

    A beacon of reason in the Arab world

    Anyone surveying events across the Middle East and north Africa since the Arab uprisings began three years ago could be...

  20. January 27, 2014

    Tunisian assembly passes new constitution

    Tunisia’s constituent assembly on Sunday night voted overwhelmingly in support of a new constitution after two years of...

  21. January 27, 2014

    JBIC to expand bond backstop programme

    The Japan Bank for International Co-operation is set to expand its bond backstop programme, which has allowed lowly-rated...

  22. January 24, 2014

    Tunisia finalises new constitution

    Having overcome a political crisis in the summer which threatened to derail their democratic transition, Tunisians are...

  23. January 14, 2014

    Debt crises and coups blunt EU’s foreign policy tools

    In foreign policy as in fiscal matters and business regulation, the EU likes rules, formats, labels and summits. But two of...

  24. January 10, 2014

    Snapshot: ‘No more stars’ (2010), by Rä di Martino

    Deep in the Tunisian desert, this wooden structure hides a surprising past. The unremarkable and decrepit shelter is an...

  25. January 9, 2014

    Tunisia prime minister Ali Laarayedh steps down as part of deal

    Tunisia’s prime minister announced his resignation on Thursday amid widespread protests over an unpopular agricultural...

  26. FT Photo Diary

    December 17, 2013

    Marking Tunisia's uprising

    Aimen Zine/AP A civilian wearing a mask holds a Tunisian flag in Sidi Bouzid, central Tunisia, to mark the third anniversary...

  27. The World

    November 21, 2013

    Smart reads November 21, 2013

    By Luisa Frey ♦ Twenty-three years after German reunification, a report shows that east-west migration is fizzling out. As...

  28. beyondbrics

    November 7, 2013

    Actis: a $220mn Cameroonian power grab

    Actis, a British private equity investor, wants to provide Cameroonians with power. On Thursday it agreed to pay $220mn to...

  29. October 31, 2013

    Middle East: Against the law

    About once a month for the past year, Moroccan lawyer Reda Oulamine has set aside the tax and corporate cases at his...

  30. October 31, 2013

    Secrecy is getting in the way of effective government

    We have seen a global financial crisis triggered by bad corporate governance and increasing political unrest, from Tunisia...

  31. beyondbrics

    October 30, 2013

    Tunisia downgraded 2 notches by Fitch

    Tunisia became the third African sovereign to be downgraded by rating agency Fitch in October on Wednesday, alongside Zambia...

  32. October 30, 2013

    Suicide bomber dies in Tunisia blast

    TUNIS, October 30 – A suicide bomber blew himself up on Wednesday in the Tunisian resort of Sousse without causing other...

  33. October 27, 2013

    Quarrelling Tunisian parties finally start constitution talks

    Tunisia’s quarrelling political factions began a series of talks this weekend meant to iron out longstanding differences and...

  34. October 27, 2013

    Forget China and switch to Zimbabwe, Mexico or Egypt

    Where does growth come from? Why do some countries “emerge” and take on “developed” status, while others flounder before...

  35. October 24, 2013

    Police deaths delay political negotiations in Tunisia

    An eruption of violence which has left at least nine National Guardsmen dead in two days has prompted a delay in much...

  36. October 20, 2013

    Arab students bemoan poor quality English tuition

    Samir Bennis knew he was in trouble when he visited his brother in Chicago six years ago and found he could not say more...

  37. beyondbrics

    October 10, 2013

    The cost of a revolution: $800bn

    It'll cost you Commenting on the Russian revolution, Joseph Stalin is alleged to have said, “You can’t make an omelette...

  38. October 8, 2013

    DNA can help those left behind after Lampedusa

    The tragedy of Lampedusa is so appalling that it almost beggars belief. The bodies of more than 230 drowned migrants have...

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