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  1. April 13, 2014

    Etihad closes in on Alitalia stake as it chases regional rivals

    Abu Dhabi’s Etihad was a latecomer to the race among Gulf carriers to snatch long-haul market share away from established...

  2. 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...

  3. April 3, 2014

    Cameron and the Muslim Brothers

    Since the September 11 attacks on the US in 2001, Britain, like other western governments, has from time to time banned...

  4. March 31, 2014

    M&S in Saudi Arabia shows attraction for big brands

    When Marks and Spencer, the UK-based retailer, decided to open its first stand­alone lingerie and beauty shop it did not...

  5. March 31, 2014

    Dubai property sector reasserts its case for ‘safe as houses’ billing

    When Dubai-based luxury housing developer Damac listed on the London Stock Exchange in December, it was a standout moment....

  6. March 31, 2014

    Capital begins to return to Arab nations despite problems of political instability

    The world may be recovering from the financial crisis, but the Middle East’s attempts to lure investment have lagged behind...

  7. March 16, 2014

    Dubai agrees refinancing deal

    Dubai has received a financial boost thanks to an agreement to refinance at preferential rates $20bn of bonds and loans owed...

  8. March 14, 2014

    Qatar prepares for sanctions if Brotherhood dispute escalates

    Qatar is preparing contingencies to ward off economic pressure threatened by its Gulf neighbours amid a continued diplomatic...

  9. beyondbrics

    March 12, 2014

    India elections: daily wrap

    We’re questioning everything in India today, as social activisit Anna Hazare fails to join West Bengal’s Mamata Banjeree for...

  10. March 9, 2014

    Emir of Qatar faces his first test

    Qatar’s Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani was supposed to be a more flexible, consensual leader – or so thought his Gulf...

  11. March 7, 2014

    Qatar stands up to Gulf neighbours over Muslim Brotherhood backing

    When Qatar-based cleric Youssef al-Qaradawi – regarded by many as a spiritual guide of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood group...

  12. beyondbrics

    March 6, 2014

    India elections: voters win, cricket lovers lose?

    India’s forthcoming election is often described as a festival of democracy, a reflection of the country’s passion for noisy,...

  13. March 5, 2014

    Diplomatic crisis as Gulf states withdraw ambassadors from Qatar

    Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have withdrawn their ambassadors from neighbouring Qatar, as frustration...

  14. March 4, 2014

    Oil prices: the world is flat

    A flat world sounds like something from the dark ages. Indeed, a world of flat oil prices could, for some, be a very...

  15. February 28, 2014

    William Duff, financial supervisor, 1922-2014

    A last official link between the Gulf’s colonial era and its commercially dynamic present, Bill Duff devoted his life to...

  16. February 26, 2014

    UAE aims to ensure its billions are spent wisely in post-Morsi Egypt

    Gulf governments have been generous in their support of Egypt’s military-backed interim government, spending billions to...

  17. February 25, 2014

    Indian-Saudi JV to build rice distribution hub in Dubai

    A new Indian-Saudi joint venture is building a rice distribution hub in Dubai to link Indian production to consumers in the...

  18. February 24, 2014

    India becomes biggest foreign buyer of US weapons

    India imported $1.9bn of military kit from the US last year, making it the biggest foreign buyer of US weapons, according to...

  19. February 23, 2014

    Crown Prosecution Service targets improved asset recovery operation

    The Crown Prosecution Service will pledge to improve its track record on recovering ill-gotten gains and will deploy...

  20. February 17, 2014

    Abu Dhabi works to lure top investors to fledgling financial hub

    Abu Dhabi’s new financial centre has appointed a veteran Dubai regulator to oversee its launch and lure top global banks to...

  21. February 16, 2014

    Bumper profits threaten US ethanol support

    The US ethanol industry is enjoying bumper profits again, placing it in an awkward position as it battles plans by the Obama...

  22. February 10, 2014

    UAE to develop fleet of drones to deliver public services

    The United Arab Emirates is hoping to become the first government to deliver basic services via unmanned aerial vehicles as...

  23. beyondbrics

    February 4, 2014

    Dubai: alive to the financial competition

    The competitition to attract financial business in the Gulf is hotting up. Dubai’s financial centre says it will slash...

  24. February 3, 2014

    Taqa in $1bn talks over Jaiprakash Indian hydropower assets

    Taqa, Abu Dhabi’s national energy group, is in talks to purchase two hydropower assets from India’s Jaiprakash Associates,...

  25. February 2, 2014

    UAE clashes with Qatar over Brotherhood leader

    The United Arab Emirates has fired an unprecedented diplomatic broadside against Qatar as the two Gulf states clash over the...

  26. January 27, 2014

    UAE looking to invest in US and Canada gas projects

    The United Arab Emirates is considering investing in US and Canadian gas projects to take advantage of low prices created by...

  27. January 26, 2014

    UAE president stable after suffering stroke

    The president of the United Arab Emirates has undergone surgery following a stroke and is in a stable condition, the state...

  28. January 21, 2014

    Dubai eager to capitalise on Iran opening

    The many daily flights between Dubai and Tehran are always busy. But these days the Iranians heading home after business and...

  29. January 19, 2014

    Vince Cable: chance of Britain quitting the EU is ‘pretty low’

    Vince Cable has sought to assuage concerns of foreign investors on a visit to the United Arab Emirates by stating that the...

  30. January 18, 2014

    Cable visits UAE in mission to boost trade and infrastructure

    Vince Cable will fly to the United Arab Emirates, an important trading partner, this weekend in an effort to boost trade...

  31. January 17, 2014

    Schlumberger forecasts strong global growth

    Schlumberger predicted another year of strong global demand as the world’s biggest oil and gas services company by market...

  32. January 15, 2014

    Hong Kong faces threat from Guangzhou port

    Tens of thousands of litres of Admiral Vodka, a Lithuanian brand, lie in large blue vats in a warehouse in the southern...

  33. January 14, 2014

    South Korea cuts target for nuclear power

    Seoul has drastically reduced its long-term target for nuclear power generation, adding to the pressure on the South Korean...

  34. beyondbrics

    January 11, 2014

    The Weekender, January 11

    The week in emerging markets, including our most read, five things we have learned and some long reads for the weekend. Plus...

  35. beyondbrics

    January 10, 2014

    Guest post: EM debt risk - the devil is in the detail

    By Shamaila Khan of AllianceBernstein Investors in US dollar-denominated bonds issued by emerging market corporates are...

  36. beyondbrics

    January 8, 2014

    UAE: Sharjah gets new credit rating - bond up next?

    Socially-conservative Sharjah, the third largest economy in the United Arab Emirates, is showing a bit of leg – financially...

  37. beyondbrics

    January 6, 2014

    Guest post: is Egypt committing economic suicide?

    By Dalibor Rohac of the Cato Institute How does one save an economy on the brink of bankruptcy? In Egypt, the answer seems...

  38. December 22, 2013

    BAE’s Typhoon exports face darkening skies

    On April 12 2011, a Typhoon fighter jet loitering just south of Libya’s embattled city of Misurata released two laser-guided...

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