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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: February 14, 2018
LONDON. Insurers in the GCC have historically enjoyed significant capital buffers and benefited from extensive reinsurance support, however continuing headwinds could lead to potential volatility in the operating performance and capitalisation of market participants.
Posted: February 11, 2018
UAE. Regional indexes all reported losses during the week; Saudi Arabia was the worst performer during the week with losses of 3.3%, followed by 2.5% in Dubai and 1.8% in Bahrain.
Posted: February 4, 2018
UAE. Saudi Arabia was the best performer over the month with a 5.9% increase, followed by Abu Dhabi and Kuwait up 4.6% and 4.4%, respectively.
Posted: February 2, 2018
UAE. Analysis by ForwardKeys reveals that flight bookings for travel to the Middle East and Africa grew by 10.5% in 2017 and that growth is set to continue in the first quarter of 2018, as bookings are currently 11.2% ahead of last year's.
Posted: January 29, 2018
BAHRAIN. ACCIONA Producciones y Diseño will produce an audiovisual show to be presented every night at Bahrain Fort, the country's most emblematic monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Posted: January 28, 2018
UAE. Bahrain, Abu Dhabi and Kuwait ended the week on a positive note, +0.6%, +0.4% and +0.2%, respectively.
Posted: January 24, 2018
LEBANON. The competition includes three tracks : Ideas, Startup, Social Entrepreneurship; Money prizes exceed US$160,000.
Posted: January 21, 2018
UAE. Regional markets continued their upward trend with all main indices ending the week higher with the exception of Oman (-1.2%).
Posted: January 21, 2018
UAE. Goldilocks supports GFH's long term growth and intends to request board representation from GFH.
Posted: January 17, 2018
BAHRAIN. In the digital realm, options are limitless and user attention is the coveted prize.
Posted: January 15, 2018
UAE. All six regional indices ending the week in the green, with only Oman having a marginally lower weekly performance of -0.3%; Egypt market was best performer.
Posted: January 15, 2018
KUWAIT. Marmore MENA Intelligence's outlook continues to be negative on Qatar and Bahrain; remains neutral on other GCC markets.
Posted: January 8, 2018
UAE/BAHRAIN. Signed between two of the leading MENA Fintech hubs, the agreement represents a leap forward in promoting the region as a connected and collaborative environment for Fintech to thrive in.
Posted: January 7, 2018
UAE. Investors are optimistic about the New Year's outlook for the region backed by increased oil prices and global growth; UAE markets were the performers.
Posted: January 2, 2018
UAE. Combined value of 1,424 active transport projects in the GCC region crossed US$392.2 billion by the end of 2017; As many as 60 transport projects with a combined estimated value of US$6.64 billion were completed in Q3; Fifteen new transport projects, worth US$2.08 billion were announced in Q3.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: February 23, 2018
UAE. Offers cross-border property investments initially in Dubai, Mexico and Australia; Partners with Dubai-based Durise for cross-border sales of properties in Emirates.
date:Posted: February 22, 2018
UAE. Deloitte's report highlights the importance of greater private sector participation to improve the delivery of social services, including healthcare, education, transportation and utilities infrastructure.
date:Posted: February 22, 2018
UAE. McAfee, CSIS study finds ease of cybercrime growing as actors leverage black markets, digital currencies.
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