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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 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.
Posted: September 8, 2017
KUWAIT. Markaz report examines and analyzes the performance of equity markets in the MENA region; Blue chips were mostly positive, except the ones from Qatar, which performed negatively in August.
Posted: September 7, 2017
BAHRAIN. In partnership with Bahrain EDB & Investcorp, forum to explore emerging technologies and promoting a culture of innovation in the Arab region.
Posted: August 29, 2017
UAE. Along with the end of earnings season, regional markets have been in a very thin range, trading volumes declining and no major macro or micro news affecting stocks' prices.
Posted: August 25, 2017
KUWAIT. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait put up positive corporate earnings growing by 7%, 6% and 2% respectively.
Posted: August 21, 2017
UAE. According to MEED Projects, just US$56bn worth of contracts were awarded in H1 2017 compared with US$69bn over the same period in 2016; Long-term prospects bright with over US$2 trillion of known active projects in the pipeline across the GCC.
Posted: August 14, 2017
UAE. Al Masah Capital: A set of disappointing regional earnings for Q2 coupled with negativity on the global scene had its effect with a subdued market performance last week.
Posted: August 9, 2017
BAHRAIN. The presentation focused on how KPMG in Bahrain's new technology, EAS, can help enterprises manage their financial processes effectively.
Posted: August 8, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. Fifteen of the best seed stage startups in the GCC will make presentations at "Seedstars GCC" to gain a slot in the annual Seedstars Summit - the entrepreneurship forum for emerging markets.
Posted: July 10, 2017
UAE. Geopolitical tensions weighed down on investors' sentiments affecting regional markets' performance.
Posted: June 22, 2017
UAE. The new risk tool uses a bespoke seismotectonic source model to give a more accurate assessment of earthquake risk in the UAE and 10 other regional countries.
Posted: May 15, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. Deloitte hosts VAT academies in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain; prepares companies for implications of VAT implementation; designed for legal, tax and finance experts who want to have a better understanding from experts on the VAT legal framework.

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date:Posted: October 18, 2017
UAE. New survey reveals progressive CIOs tap machine learning to solve everyday work problems.
date:Posted: October 15, 2017
UAE. New report illustrates how creative uses of unmanned aerial vehicles are disrupting the way companies build, operate and maintain their networks.
date:Posted: October 13, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. 44 of the world's cities ranked according to their "magnetism" in The Mori Memorial Foundation's GPCI 2017; Dubai featured for the first time with strong ratings for corporate tax rates, ranking No.11 in that category.
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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