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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: 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 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.
Posted: August 18, 2016
UAE. The e-commerce site will also allow bebe to communicate and engage with customers in unique interactive ways
Posted: August 16, 2016
UAE. 3,726 candidates in the Middle East and North Africa sat for the CFA exam in June 2016, 8% higher than the previous year.
Posted: August 3, 2016
UAE. Oil prices and global economic volatility, regional political unrest as well as the recent UK vote on the referendum to leave the EU, "Brexit", continued to bring uncertainty to GCC markets.
Posted: August 2, 2016
BAHRAIN. With a campus that sprawls over 5 sq. km in area and up to 10,000 simultaneous users on the Wi-Fi network, high-density, security, ease of installation and configuration, and rapid troubleshooting were key requirements for success.


date:Posted: October 27, 2016
OMAN. In starting a business index, the Sultanate scored 1st amongst the Arab countries and 32nd globally, advancing by 127 points compared to the previous report.
date:Posted: October 25, 2016
UAE. Demographic and social change, shift in global economic power, rapid urbanisation, climate change and resource scarcity, and technological breakthroughs to dictate and shape the future of the region.
date:Posted: October 24, 2016
UAE. Blockchain can impact key areas of finance including retail payments infrastructure, remittances, FX trading, trade finance, capital markets and compliance activities; Booz Allen Hamilton identifies specific opportunities, recommends how the UAE can organize and co-ordinate efforts.
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