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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 6, 2017
UAE. MEED names 25 regional and international companies, as the best businesses in the GCC based on their contributions to the development of the region, at MEED Awards 2017.
Posted: December 4, 2017
UAE. Oman came through as the best performer in the regional indices with gains of 2.0% for the month, followed by Egypt with 1.7%, Saudi Arabia 1.0% and Bahrain 0.6%.
Posted: November 29, 2017
UAE. Over 2,500 are operational at the Group's 11 hotels in Dubai while over 7,500 rooms are under development in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Turkey and the Maldives.
Posted: November 20, 2017
BAHRAIN. Wyndham Hotel Group has a management contract with the property owner Mannai Properties.
Posted: November 19, 2017
UAE. Investors adopting a cautious approach continued to weigh down global and regional markets for the past week; Four out of the eight regional indices in the red; Oman tops gains.
Posted: November 14, 2017
UAE. The GCC has one of the biggest construction pipelines in the world with US$3.1 trillion worth of projects planned or under way in the region, according to MEED Projects.
Posted: November 13, 2017
BAHRAIN. Investment to support the expansion of regional operations in the chemical and petrochemical markets.
Posted: November 9, 2017
UAE. The projected growth in GCC ports brings opportunities for these ports to invest in technology that reduces operational costs, boosts utilisation of infrastructures, enhances productivity and streamlines business processes.
Posted: November 7, 2017
UAE. A slight increase compared to the previous quarter, however, proceeds raised from Q3 2017 IPOs amounting to US$140 million were lower compared to Q2 2017 (US$ 171 million).
Posted: October 26, 2017
UAE. 151 PPP projects worth an estimated US$185 billion are currently planned or underway in the region; Governments increasingly turning to PPP schemes to minimise the strain on public finances.
Posted: October 25, 2017
BAHRAIN. CTM360 has shown continuous agility and innovation in developing and refining its portfolio of cybersecurity services.
Posted: October 4, 2017
UAE. A special report by Al Masah Capital outlines growth drivers, performing segments, trends, investment opportunities, and key growth areas across the region.
Posted: October 1, 2017
UAE. For the week, Kuwait was the worst performer down 2.5%, followed by Dubai and Bahrain each down by 1.9%.
Posted: September 27, 2017
BAHRAIN. Forum to feature an international lineup of experts in disruptive technologies.
Posted: September 11, 2017
UAE. The total value of 21,893 construction projects reaches US$2.4 trillion; urban projects: US$1.185 trillion; energy projects: US$331 billion; utility projects: US$302 billion; industrial projects: US$181 billion, BNC Construction Intelligence report shows.

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date:Posted: December 13, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. As our systems will get smarter, so too will our ability to understand their interconnectedness. Imagine the transformative power we could unlock if we could see the cumulative impact of a billion small actions in motion. Could IoT be the hero to save us from ourselves?
date:Posted: December 13, 2017
UAE. The practice sees companies providing annual reports which cover long-term strategy, business model and a broader concept of "value" taking in to account external stakeholders.
date:Posted: December 13, 2017
UAE. Security blossoms in the boardroom; Ransomware has not gone away; IoT - a security time-bomb; Cloud insecurity - it's up to you; GDPR - have most businesses missed the point?
INTERNATIONAL. As our systems will get smarter, so too will our ability to understand their interconnectedness. Imagine the transformative power we could unlock if we could see the cumulative impact of a billion small actions in motion. Could IoT be the hero to save us from ourselves?
UAE. Cisco's security research organization Talos says once this ransomware enters your system, it uses three ways to spread automatically around a network, one of which is the known Eternal Blue vulnerability.
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