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    1. August 16, 2016

      US announces largest transfer of Guantánamo inmates

      WASHINGTON, August 15 — US officials said 15 inmates from the Guantánamo prison were transferred to the United Arab...

    2. August 15, 2016

      Russia leads the way in diversity of FDI

      The end of the commodity supercycle has left huge holes in government coffers around the world and laid bare the risks...

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    1. New Trade Routes: Arab World

      There is economic and military turmoil across the Arab world with the global downturn,...
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      Although many in the insurance industry think that it is behind other sectors when it ...
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    1. August 3, 2016

      WhatsApp: Let’s chat

      Whether you are in the market for a nicely fattened goat from the United Arab Emirates or freshly caught fish in the...

    2. July 29, 2016

      The new oil order comes back with a vengeance

      The renewed slide in the oil price back towards $40 a barrel is a reminder to the world’s largest producers that they...

    3. Fast FT

      July 28, 2016

      Abu Dhabi sovereign fund buys 20% of Investcorp

      Bahrain-based Investcorp said Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Development Company had agreed to acquire a 20 per cent interest in...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      July 26, 2016

      Solar Plane arrives in UAE

      Solar Impulse 2, the solar powered plane, piloted by Swiss pioneer Bertrand Piccard, is seen before landing in Abu...

    5. July 25, 2016

      Dubai businesses feel squeeze as economic downturn bites

      A large GMC 4x4 sits with deflated tyres. Like the Range Rovers and Camaro GT parked nearby, it is covered in a thick...

    6. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Hong Kong (re)introduces closing auction mechanism

      A big welcome to the Hong Kong closing auction, launching today. This would seem a very small step for other markets...

    7. July 20, 2016

      Abu Dhabi wealth fund goes in house

      Abu Dhabi’s main sovereign wealth fund has brought more of its portfolio buying activity in house as it seeks greater...

    8. Fast FT

      June 29, 2016

      Abu Dhabi to merge two wealth funds

      Abu Dhabi has ordered the merger of two of its sovereign wealth funds, the International Petroleum Investment Company,...

    9. June 29, 2016

      Iran looks to Iraq and even Syria for trade

      Fresh milk, antibiotics and cement: Iran finds neighbouring Iraq its closest ally in the Arab world as well as a big...

    10. FT Alphaville

      June 8, 2016

      The petrodollar drawdown quantified

      To what degree is the collapse in oil prices responsible for the contraction in cross-border financial activity and...

    11. Fast FT

      May 31, 2016

      UAE oil minister willing to maintain status quo

      The oil minister of the United Arab Emirates has signalled that there will be no action taken at this Thursday’s...

    12. Fast FT

      May 26, 2016

      Oil slump straining Gulf reform efforts - Moody's

      The collapse in global oil prices is putting unprecedented strain on the cradle-to-grave welfare models of oil-rich...

    13. Fast FT

      May 16, 2016

      Treasury discloses Saudi Arabia's US debt holdings

      Saudi Arabia has emerged as one of the biggest holders of US government debt, according to data released on Monday by...

    14. beyondbrics

      May 4, 2016

      Muslim wealth funds stalk halal food acquisitions

      By Tomás Guerrero, IE Business School Nearly all muslim-majority countries currently import much of the food they...

    15. May 4, 2016

      Construction groups hit by Gulf’s economic slowdown

      Protests descended into violence in the holy city of Mecca at the weekend after it emerged more than 50,000 jobs have...

    16. April 27, 2016

      Qatar National Bank hit by cyber attack

      Qatar National Bank, the gas-rich Gulf state’s leading lender, has been rocked by a data leak that has exposed the...

    17. April 25, 2016

      Saudi-led coalition launches campaign in southern Yemen

      The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen on Monday said it had launched strikes against al-Qaeda in the southern Yemeni city of...

    18. April 18, 2016

      Cheap oil trips up Gulf’s banks

      Late last year, tales of indebted managers closing down their businesses and fleeing the United Arab Emirates...

    19. April 17, 2016

      Cricket Diary: A narrowing Gulf

      Last time I ventured to the Gulf, I saw England play Pakistan in an enthralling Test series. This time, the visit was...

    20. April 15, 2016

      Kuwaiti currency basket yield benefits

      Kuwait’s abandonment of its strict dollar peg has reduced exchange rate volatility without pushing up inflation....

    21. April 12, 2016

      Tough Mudder targets Asia and Middle East with IMG partnership

      Tough Mudder is exporting the electric shocks, mud pits and ice baths of its extreme obstacle courses to Asia and the...

    22. Fast FT

      April 5, 2016

      Two traders fined over gold spoofing

      A US financial regulator has slapped two more traders with fines in a widening crackdown on “spoofing,” a form of...

    23. April 3, 2016

      Gulf nations left to raid reserves

      Earlier this year, a sleepy, little-watched, financial gauge sprang to life. The moribund forwards market for the Saudi...

    24. March 28, 2016

      Art Dubai: happiness and human rights

      In a letter to his sister in 1970, the American poet George Oppen wrote: “The issue is happiness, there is no other...

    25. March 21, 2016

      Gulf states will be forced to tap debt markets, warns Moody’s

      Oil-rich Gulf governments will be forced to rely on debt markets as their fiscal deficits rise to $270bn amid an...

    26. March 11, 2016

      Women at the top

      Barely a decade ago, Dubai’s contemporary art scene consisted of a handful of small galleries scattered around the...

    27. March 9, 2016

      Oil rout and global volatility take toll on Dubai

      A closely watched indicator of Dubai’s economic health on Wednesday revealed the first contraction of its private...

    28. March 8, 2016

      Saudi Arabia turns the screw on Lebanon’s economy

      Saudi Arabia is ratcheting up a campaign against Iran’s regional Lebanese proxy Hizbollah by squeezing Lebanon’s...

    29. March 7, 2016

      Oil rises above $40 a barrel as rally extends

      Oil jumped above $40 a barrel for the first time this year on Monday, extending its rebound from lows hit in January to...

    30. Fast FT

      March 7, 2016

      Oil rebound hits almost 50% from January low

      Oil jumped above $40 a barrel for the first time this year on Monday, extending its rebound from lows hit in January to...

    31. February 24, 2016

      Gulf states to introduce sales tax

      The Gulf states are planning to introduce sales tax by 2018, a senior official said on Tuesday, as the decline in oil...

    32. February 18, 2016

      Turkey and Saudi Arabia consider Syria intervention

      The US is seeking to rein in its allies Turkey and Saudi Arabia from military action in Syria if a ceasefire planned...

    33. February 18, 2016

      Iraq leaves door open for oil co-operation

      Iraq’s oil minister on Thursday stopped short of committing to a deal to freeze crude production, but left the door...

    34. February 13, 2016

      Saudi Arabia to deploy fighter jets to Turkish air base

      Saudi Arabia is deploying fighter jets to the southern Turkish air base of Incirlik as the kingdom prepares to take...

    35. February 12, 2016

      Oil surges as bearish bets are squeezed

      The US crude oil price was on course for the biggest one-day percentage gain since the financial crisis, as traders...

    36. February 11, 2016

      Gulf states’ spending splurge set to open door to private sector

      Bahrain and Saudi Arabia announced plans on Thursday to expand the King Fahd Causeway linking the two countries from 17...

    37. Fast FT

      February 11, 2016

      FirstFT - How your smart devices could spy on you

      Here’s a taste of today’s FirstFT email. You can sign up to receive it here. Death in Aleppo, victory in Russia, havoc...

    38. February 9, 2016

      Saudis make plans to deploy ground troops in Syria

      Saudi Arabia is discussing plans to deploy ground troops with regional allies, including Turkey, for a safe zone in...

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