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    1. October 20, 2014

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    5. October 8, 2014

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      Equities soar as confidence returns to Arab stock markets

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    7. October 8, 2014

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    8. October 7, 2014

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    9. September 28, 2014

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    10. September 25, 2014

      David Cameron vows action over ‘mortal threat’ from Isis

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    11. September 24, 2014

      Air strikes on Isis launch battle for Gulf hearts and minds

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    12. September 23, 2014

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    13. September 23, 2014

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    15. September 10, 2014

      LVMH explores the layers below luxury

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    16. September 9, 2014

      Islamist threat: Players in the regional drama

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    17. September 9, 2014

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

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    18. September 8, 2014

      Former US ambassador faces money laundering probe

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    19. September 8, 2014

      The enduring appeal of mechanical watches

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    20. September 4, 2014

      Goldman Sachs to issue its first Islamic bond

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      New Horizons in Dubai

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    22. August 31, 2014

      Emaar Properties lines up Dubai IPO as confidence returns

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    23. August 27, 2014

      Russians cool on luxury London homes as Italians move in

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    24. 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...

    25. August 21, 2014

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

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    26. 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...

    27. August 21, 2014

      Strategies shift as regulators renew scrutiny of bank compliance

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    28. August 20, 2014

      Here and Elsewhere, New Museum, New York – review

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    29. August 19, 2014

      StanChart’s latest stumble stokes concerns it is accident prone

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    30. August 19, 2014

      StanChart hit by high-risk client ban

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    31. July 25, 2014

      Saudi Arabia opens market to direct investors

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      July 24, 2014

      Dubai's "house bank" on a roll

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    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. June 29, 2014

      Old ties between India and the Gulf are renewed

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    38. June 29, 2014

      Gulf’s free zones help spur economic diversification

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