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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. Arab World: Banking & Finance 2012

      Financial services in Arab countries may not always be straightforward but appear more...
    2. Arab World: Banking and Finance

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    1. February 8, 2015

      Recording claims to show Egypt leaders’ disdain for Gulf donors

      The latest in a series of allegedly leaked, but unverified, audio recordings from within the inner circle of Egypt’s...

    2. February 4, 2015

      Gulf countries to invest in Egypt sovereign fund

      Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait are considering investing in a multibillion-dollar “sovereign fund” to...

    3. February 4, 2015

      Palestinians look to exiled Mohammad Dahlan for Abbas successor

      Early one December morning posters went up on the walls outside Gaza City’s al-Azhar University insulting Palestinian...

    4. February 2, 2015

      Tunisia forms coalition in advance from autocracy

      Tunisia has announced a new coalition cabinet, the next step in the transformation from autocracy to parliamentary...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      February 2, 2015

      Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

      A woman walks through the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The mosque was built between 1996...

    6. February 1, 2015

      Bahrain strips dissidents of nationality

      Bahrain has stripped 72 citizens of their nationality, including pro-democracy Shia dissidents and militant Sunnis fighting...

    7. January 29, 2015

      Total becomes first major to secure stake in UAE oilfields

      Total has won a contract to develop the largest onshore oil deposit in the United Arab Emirates, the first international...

    8. 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...

    9. January 23, 2015

      Why Abu Dhabi faces a balancing act in the property market

      The view from the 74th floor of Etihad Towers, a local landmark in Abu Dhabi, reveals that for every completed apartment...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      January 19, 2015

      Supporting Iran

      Iran fans cheer before the start of their Asian Cup Group C soccer match against UAE at the Brisbane Stadium in Brisbane on...

    11. December 29, 2014

      Government to withhold full UK Muslim Brotherhood report

      A controversial report into the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood in Britain will not be published in full, the...

    12. FT Alphaville

      December 22, 2014

      FirstFT (the new 6am cut)

      Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates blamed non-Opec countries for the oil rout and reiterated that they will not cut...

    13. December 21, 2014

      Saudi Arabia and UAE blame oil rout on countries outside Opec

      Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Sunday blamed the oil price rout on producers outside Opec and reaffirmed their...

    14. December 19, 2014

      Australian teacher on a learning curve in the United Arab Emirates

      When Louise Lucantonio, her husband Marty and their two young sons moved from Sydney to the United Arab Emirates in 2011...

    15. 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...

    16. December 9, 2014

      US shale industry faces endurance test after Opec rejects cuts

      Screw turns on US shale producers When Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries last month rejected calls for a production cut...

    17. December 2, 2014

      Dubai: the statelet start-up

      Daytime population: 3.3m GDP per capita: $41,670 Foreign workers in private sector: 95 per cent New businesses started this...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      December 1, 2014

      Our Journey

      Emirati boys stand in front of government-sanctioned graffiti entitled “Our Journey,” which marks the United Arab Emirates‘...

    19. November 28, 2014

      Prices, not Opec, to balance oil supply

      The energy minister of one of Opec’s largest producers gave a rare glimpse into the thinking of the influential Gulf nations...

    20. November 27, 2014

      Oil deal on supply cut seen unlikely

      The price of Brent crude fell as the chances of Opec members reaching agreement on output cuts in Thursday’s meeting looked...

    21. November 26, 2014

      Gulf states to reform contracts of domestic workers

      Domestic workers in oil-rich Gulf states are hoping that long hours, poor working conditions and potential abuse could soon...

    22. November 26, 2014

      A blacklist that places a new player centre stage

      I was hooked for a few weeks on The Blacklist, the hit American television series in which James Spader plays Raymond...

    23. November 26, 2014

      Opec Gulf members reach ‘consensus’

      Saudi Arabia – the leader of Opec and its largest producer – said it had “reached a consensus” with fellow Gulf producers...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. November 16, 2014

      UAE blacklists 83 groups as terrorists

      The United Arab Emirates has blacklisted 83 organisations as terrorists, broadening the authorities’ ability to target...

    27. November 14, 2014

      Diabetes burdens Middle East health systems

      The prevalence of diabetes is soaring in populations across the Middle East and north Africa and the burden on the region’s...

    28. November 13, 2014

      DP World to buy Jebel Ali for $2.6bn from Dubai World

      Dubai ports operator DP World has agreed to pay $2.6bn to buy sister company Jebel Ali Free Zone, easing pressure on its...

    29. 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...

    30. November 12, 2014

      Cameron woos overseas big spenders with expanded visa service

      David Cameron is to expand Britain’s 24-hour visa service for wealthy visitors in an attempt to make the country more...

    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

      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...

    33. November 3, 2014

      Labour abuse claims overshadow Guggenheim Abu Dhabi show

      The debut exhibition of works from the “transformative” Guggenheim gallery being built in Abu Dhabi is going ahead under the...

    34. 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...

    35. beyondbrics

      October 30, 2014

      Nimbuzz messaging app - monetising India

      Nimbuzz, a Netherlands-based but India-focused messaging app, was acquired by New Call Telecom of the UK this week in a deal...

    36. 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...

    37. October 28, 2014

      Macy’s to open store in Abu Dhabi

      Macy’s plans to expand overseas, opening a store in Abu Dhabi as the city gains traction as a shopping and cultural hub for...

    38. October 24, 2014

      UK report clears Muslim Brotherhood of terror links, say lawyers

      The Muslim Brotherhood has been cleared of links to terrorism in an unpublished government report, the group’s lawyers say....

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