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Posted: 03-08-2011
BAHRAIN. Bahrain's creditworthiness escaped a possible downgrade at Fitch Ratings because of reduced near-term political and economic risks in the island-kingdom that contended with anti-government protests earlier this year. Fitch said it removed the Gulf kingdom from its Credit Watch Negative list for borrowers facing a possible downgrade. Bahrain’s long-term foreign-currency issuer default rating was affirmed at BBB, the second-lowest investment grade, and its local-currency issuer default rating at BBB+. “The resolution of the Rating Watch Negative and affirmation of the rating r
Posted: December 4, 2016
BAHRAIN. Dredging Corporation of India and Riyada Group-Bahrain signs MOU in Bahrain for business cooperation in dredging and allied services.
Posted: November 18, 2016
BAHRAIN. Almost no residential submarkets in Bahrain registered any change in rents during Q3; Q3 marked the sixth consecutive quarter of sluggishness for retail rents.
Posted: November 17, 2016
UAE. The massive investment is being made in anticipation of a surge in passenger traffic, along with more than US$100bn-worth of airport projects that are currently underway and planned across the Middle East.
Posted: November 16, 2016
BAHRAIN. AUB received the award for the third consecutive year at FT's Global Private Banking Awards ceremony held recently in London.
Posted: October 8, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The impact of having to write provisions up front will not be that significant because GCC banks are already used to booking general reserves when they extend new loans.
Posted: September 28, 2016
BAHRAIN. Rating driven solely by Bahrain's IDR of 'BB+'. This reflects Fitch's view that default of these senior unsecured obligations would reflect default of Bahrain.
Posted: September 28, 2016
BAHRAIN. Start-ups from Bahrain, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Morocco, Palestine, Egypt and Jordan to network with potential investors.
Posted: September 27, 2016
UAE. Finesse to implement a sophisticated Business Intelligence solution using Qlik, one of the market-leading products in this field.
Posted: September 23, 2016
BAHRAIN. The new office is located at the heart of the Kingdom's business community
Posted: September 18, 2016
UAE. Al Masah Weekly report: Dubai and Abu Dhabi down 1.05% and 0.4% for the week respectively as both witnessed selling pressures in the real estate sector stocks.
Posted: September 16, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Researchers at the Universities of Birmingham and Brighton studied a merger in Bahrain, between an Islamic bank and a conventional bank in the wake of financial crisis.
Posted: September 7, 2016
UAE. Six pavilions exhibit the work of the region's most exciting curators, designers and studios; This year's theme invited designers to produce work inspired by "The Human Senses".
Posted: August 28, 2016
UAE. Entrepreneurs cite personal fulfillment, freedom to choose a work-life balance and the ability to be their own boss, according to Bayt.com and YouGov report.
Posted: August 28, 2016
UAE. Bahrain mega projects to deliver powerful message at Cityscape Global that prospects are bright, despite oil prices and global events.
Posted: August 23, 2016
UAE. The GCC Trade Mark Law is a unified law dealing with the protection, enforcement and commercialisation of trade marks across each of the GCC member states.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: December 9, 2016
UAE. New research from Bain & Company and Red Hat indicates that many traditional companies are at an early stage in their digital journey; leaders stand out based on their use of advanced technologies, such as cloud computing, advanced analytics and modern app development.
date:Posted: December 9, 2016
UAE. Insurers have been prompted to prepare for the effects that VAT and changes to international financial reporting standards (IFRS) will have on their industry as well as assessing the impact of new insurance regulations that came into effect earlier this year.
date:Posted: December 7, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Will this be the year when China exceeds growth expectations, Brexit turns into Bremain, the Mexican peso soars and Italian banks turn out to the best performing equity asset class?
UAE. Insurers have been prompted to prepare for the effects that VAT and changes to international financial reporting standards (IFRS) will have on their industry as well as assessing the impact of new insurance regulations that came into effect earlier this year.
INTERNATIONAL. This is part two of a recent conversation I had with students, faculty, and alumni at New York University, where I had the opportunity to answer some questions concerning the turmoil in the Middle East and America's role in the world.
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