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Canary Wharf Owner Tells Investors To Reject $4bn Qatar Takeover

Songbird Estates said the 350 pence per share cash offer did not reflect the value of its property of growth potential.

Emirates Launches Second A380 On Manchester Route

The upgraded service will increase Emirates’ capacity from Manchester by 13 per cent, the airline said.

Former British Regulator Sants To Advise Abu Dhabi Financial Zone

Hector Sants will advise the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) on the creation of its regulatory framework and its strategy.

Songbird Says Too Early To Know Shareholder Intentions On $4bn Qatari Bid

Songbird Estates is the owner of London’s Canary Wharf financial district.

Qatari State Fund Katara Buys Lloyds’s 50% Stake In London Savoy Hotel

The five-star hotel is currently owned 50 per cent by Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal’s Kingdom Holding.

Abu Dhabi Firm Buys London’s New Scotland Yard Building For $578m

The 600,000 sqft site, located in prime central London, will be redeveloped into a multi-use development.

Madison Backs Qatari Bid For Canary Wharf Owner Songbird

The hostile move followed Songbird’s rejection of an initial $3.43 billion approach.

US Probing Standard Chartered Over Dubai Banking

Authorities are investigating possible violations connected to the lender banking for Iranian-controlled entities in Dubai.

Britain’s Cameron Appeals To Qatar Emir For More Investment

Britain’s prime minister asked Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to consider further funding to help Britain’s push to develop cities in the north of the country.

Qatar Emir To Face Questions On Militant Funding On UK State Visit

Sheikh Tamim’s first official visit to Britain since becoming emir in 2013 will include talks with Prime Minister David Cameron and a meeting with Queen Elizabeth.

Dubai Ranks Most Expensive On UK List Of Value For Money Holiday Destinations

Jumeirah in the emirate came bottom on a list ranked by the cost of a basket of travel essentials.

Where Are Arab Investors Buying Property In London?

Middle Eastern investors are causing a marked shift in London’s prime property market.

British Parliament To Hold Symbolic Vote On Palestine Status

The motion due for debate in Britain’s lower house of parliament will ask parliamentarians whether they believe the government should recognise the state of Palestine.

Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline Investigating Corruption Allegations In UAE

The company is already investigating alleged bribery in other Middle East countries, including Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and Iraq.

Virgin Atlantic To Drop Little Red UK Flights

Airline blames slot constraints amid strong competition and poor loads

High Risk Ebola Could Reach France, UK By End-Oct

The deadly epidemic has killed more than 3,400 people since it began in West Africa in March.

Islamic State Video Shows Second British Hostage Beheaded

British aid worker Alan Henning was part of an convoy taking medical supplies to a hospital in Syria in December last year when he was kidnapped.

Masdar Buys 35% Stake In British Offshore Wind Farm Project

Masdar bought the stake in a $2.5 billion 402 MW offshore wind project from Norway’s Statoil.

Fate Of United Kingdom Hangs In Balance After Latest Scotland Polls

Scotland will hold a historic referendum on independence this Thursday to decide whether to remain as part of the UK.

Qatar Confirms That It Has Detained Two British Human Rights Workers

Krishna Upadhyaya and Ghimire Gundev, who were investigating the abuse of Nepali migrant workers in Qatar, went missing on August 31.

Dubai’s Dnata To Buy Britain’s Stella Travel Services

Chester-based Stella operates five brands that provide travel services ranging from retail operations to call centres.

UK Not Ruling Out Airstrikes Against Islamic State, Says Hostage Video Genuine

IS released a video on Tuesday showing the beheading of American hostage Steven Sotloff, and issued a threat against a British hostage.

Britain Unveils Powers To Strip Suspected Islamist Fighters Of Passports

British Prime Minister said the government would consult on a discretionary power to prevent Britons from returning home if they have pledged allegiance to extremist causes.

UAE Tells Citizens To Avoid Central London Areas Due To Crime

The warning comes after two violent attacks on Emirati tourists in the UK capital this year.

UK To Soon Decide Whether To Charge Ex-Barclays Bankers Over Qatar

The bank is accused of making undisclosed payments to investor Qatar Holdings in 2008.

RBS Preparing To Sell International Arm Of Private Bank, Coutts

The sale could net RBS between $720 million and $1.1 billion, according to sources.

UK Minister Sayeeda Warsi Quits Over ‘Morally Indefensible’ Gaza Policy

Gaza officials say the war has killed 1,865 Palestinians, most of them civilians.

Qatar Airways Passenger Arrested In UK For Fake Bomb Threat

The incident, which led to the closure of the northern England airport for 25 minutes, briefly sparked fears of a terrorism attack.

Saudi’s Flynas To Drop Manchester In August

The airline currently operates three weekly flights on the Jeddah-Manchester route.

Airbus, Boeing Climb Close To $100bn In Airshow Deals

The biennial Farnborough Airshow has already outsold the 2012 show which saw $72 billion of orders and commitments.