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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. September 23, 2014

    US says attacks on Isis could last years

    US and allies strike at Isis Air strikes launched by the US and Arab allies against Islamists in Syria were the “beginnings...

  4. beyondbrics

    September 22, 2014

    Fund Watch: EM healthcare is sole focus for Sectoral fund

    Unhealthy lifestyles are spreading through emerging market (EM) economies, as people adopt fast-food diets, work in...

  5. September 10, 2014

    LVMH explores the layers below luxury

    For tourists and partygoers flocking to the edgy nightlife of Singapore, the Ku Dé Ta bar perched 57 floors above the...

  6. September 9, 2014

    Islamist threat: Players in the regional drama

    JORDAN The Sunni Muslim state is an important US regional ally and will be a central part of any future coalition against...

  7. September 9, 2014

    Dubai looks to cement its super-hub status with $32bn investment

    Desert destination Al Maktoum International airport stands alone in the desert, on the fringes of Dubai. Closer to the...

  8. September 8, 2014

    Former US ambassador faces money laundering probe

    Zalmay Khalilzad, a former US ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq, has vigorously defended himself against reports that he is...

  9. September 8, 2014

    The enduring appeal of mechanical watches

    In San Francisco on Tuesday, Apple chief executive Tim Cook is expected to launch, alongside some updated iPhones, a...

  10. September 4, 2014

    Goldman Sachs to issue its first Islamic bond

    Goldman Sachs is reviving its plan to tap the growing market for Islamic bonds, by aiming to become the second global...

  11. FT Photo Diary

    September 2, 2014

    New Horizons in Dubai

    Gilles Ledos/Bloomberg City skyscrapers stand on the waterfront on Palm Jumeirah artificial island in Dubai, United Arab...

  12. August 31, 2014

    Emaar Properties lines up Dubai IPO as confidence returns

    Emaar Properties, owner of one of the world’s biggest shopping centres, has set the initial public offering of its malls...

  13. August 27, 2014

    Russians cool on luxury London homes as Italians move in

    Wealthy Russians are cooling on London’s luxury houses, leaving Italians as the only large group of buyers increasing their...

  14. August 26, 2014

    UAE and Egypt warned over air raids in Libya

    The UN’s newly appointed envoy to Libya on Tuesday warned that outside intervention would not prevent the country’s slide...

  15. August 21, 2014

    Put out fewer flags for US’s world bank regulator role

    There is bald eagle rather than an elephant in the room during rows over US banking regulation. Americans typically believe...

  16. August 21, 2014

    StanChart’s NY anti-money laundering settlement draws UAE ire

    Standard Chartered’s anti-money laundering settlement with New York’s leading financial watchdog is raising hackles with...

  17. August 21, 2014

    Strategies shift as regulators renew scrutiny of bank compliance

    In an episode of hit television series Homeland, US intelligence agents track the finances of Iranian terrorists to a...

  18. 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...

  19. August 19, 2014

    StanChart’s latest stumble stokes concerns it is accident prone

    Standard Chartered was quick to play down the impact of Tuesday’s settlement with New York’s Department of Financial...

  20. August 19, 2014

    StanChart hit by high-risk client ban

    Standard Chartered will be barred from processing transactions for some high-risk clients as part of a $300m settlement with...

  21. July 25, 2014

    Saudi Arabia opens market to direct investors

    Saudi Arabia is opening its equity market to overseas investors, putting the largest country in the Middle East on the radar...

  22. beyondbrics

    July 24, 2014

    Dubai's "house bank" on a roll

    Emirates NBD, Dubai’s biggest bank, reported a 30 per cent increase in net profit in the first half as the emirate’s economy...

  23. July 21, 2014

    Tony Blair urges Labour to remain party of the centre ground

    Former UK prime minister Tony Blair has urged Labour leader Ed Miliband to stick to the political centre ground, warning...

  24. July 14, 2014

    SFO launches probe into Sweett Group over Mideast contract

    Britain’s Serious Fraud Office has launched an investigation into Sweett Group, following allegations that a former member...

  25. July 9, 2014

    United Arab Emirates detains two Qatari citizens on spying charges

    The United Arab Emirates has detained two Qatari citizens amid accusations of spying, in a move that threatens to sour...

  26. June 30, 2014

    Middle East sales fuel UK aerospace boom

    UK aerospace companies see big opportunities to export components to Chinese aircraft makers, and are also benefiting from a...

  27. June 29, 2014

    Old ties between India and the Gulf are renewed

    With the US trying to disengage from intractable wars in the Middle East and Afghanistan, and the US economy rapidly...

  28. June 29, 2014

    Iran seeks closer trade ties with UAE as nuclear talks lift mood

    Jamshid, a leading Iranian importer of basic commodities, was outraged when authorities in the United Arab Emirates refused...

  29. June 29, 2014

    Gulf states forge links with Asia as building boom drives imports

    At the crossroads of Eurasia and Africa, the Middle East has long been an important trading hub. But the emerging markets of...

  30. June 29, 2014

    Appetite grows for food trade between Latin America and the Middle East

    Peruvian asparagus, Uruguayan halal beef and frozen chickens from Brazil are some of the growing list of exports from Latin...

  31. June 29, 2014

    Heavy spending helps to redraw Arab region’s economic geography

    The oil price boom of the past decade has triggered heavy spending on infrastructure in the hydro­carbon-rich monarchies of...

  32. June 29, 2014

    Gulf’s free zones help spur economic diversification

    The Middle East has propelled the development of free zones in recent decades. In a region where red tape and complicated...

  33. June 24, 2014

    Dubai stock market suffers heavy tumble

    Dubai’s stock market has recorded its biggest monthly fall since 2008, as upheaval at one of the emirate’s largest companies...

  34. June 23, 2014

    Tony Blair eyes Abu Dhabi office as he looks to expand Middle East role

    Tony Blair is looking to open an office in Abu Dhabi, the increasingly assertive oil-rich emirate, in an apparent bid to...

  35. June 19, 2014

    UAE focuses on economic reform in Egypt in battle against Islamism

    The United Arab Emirates is shifting its assistance to Egypt from direct aid to private sector development as the Gulf state...

  36. June 11, 2014

    Kuwaitis protest against state corruption

    Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Kuwait City on Tuesday to protest against government corruption, as the Gulf state’s...

  37. June 11, 2014

    Prospect of Iran’s return poses problem for Opec

    In the days before an Opec meeting the financial press pack descends on Vienna. The media fan out across the city hoping to...

  38. June 3, 2014

    Saudi Arabia calls on region to assist Egypt

    Saudi Arabia has called for a donor conference to assist Egypt as the Gulf’s Arab superpower seeks to muster regional...

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