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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    Special Reports

    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

      The Arab world has been experiencing a period of buoyant financial activity. However, ...
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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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‘...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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....

    26. FT Photo Diary

      October 22, 2014

      Hot air ballooning in the UAE

      Kamran Jebreili/AP The sun rises from behind the Hajar Mountains as one of the world’s largest hot air balloons carries 24...

    27. October 20, 2014

      Datawatch: budget deficits and oil prices

      The recent fall in oil prices is bad news for Opec nations. For many the fall is large enough to put their governments into...

    28. October 16, 2014

      Britain redeploys drones to fight Isis

      Britain is to redeploy its fleet of armed Reaper drones to Iraq to launch attacks against the Islamic State of Iraq and the...

    29. beyondbrics

      October 10, 2014

      Guest post: frontier market multinationals propel growth

      By Tomás Guerrero, ESADE Business School During 2013, frontier markets’ performance was well above emerging markets. The...

    30. October 10, 2014

      Q&A: The rout in oil prices

      The price of oil has tumbled on Friday, falling to levels last seen in 2010 on expectations that slowing global growth means...

    31. October 8, 2014

      Arab uprisings leave sluggish growth in their wake

      When Mohamed Bouazizi set fire to himself in the Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid in late 2010, setting in motion the Arab...

    32. October 8, 2014

      Equities soar as confidence returns to Arab stock markets

      Arab stock markets have recovered more slowly than their emerging market peers from the global financial crisis. But as Gulf...

    33. October 8, 2014

      Cash rolls in as Arab region shrugs off bad news

      At the end of September, the Middle East’s largest property developer completed its sale of a portion of its retail...

    34. October 7, 2014

      Flurry of Dubai IPOs expected in Emaar’s wake

      Rising valuations on Dubai’s resurgent stock market are luring a flurry of new listings in the wake of the emirate’s largest...

    35. September 28, 2014

      Obama’s Faustian pact with the Saudis

      You go to war with the allies you have, not the ones you wish for, to paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld. President Barack Obama’s...

    36. September 25, 2014

      David Cameron vows action over ‘mortal threat’ from Isis

      David Cameron has promised that Britain’s military would play its part to tackle the “mortal threat” posed by “murderous...

    37. September 24, 2014

      Air strikes on Isis launch battle for Gulf hearts and minds

      No sooner had the first sorties ended in the US-led military campaign against jihadis in Syria than the battle for hearts...

    38. September 23, 2014

      Brent crude bounce shortlived amid Syria strikes

      Brent crude failed to hold its earlier gains on Tuesday after news that the US and its partners in the Middle East had...

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