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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: May 14, 2015
BAHRAIN. Cluttons report highlights that, unlike the residential lettings market, outlook for the sales market is stable as a result of a recent series of policy announcements.
Posted: May 13, 2015
UAE. eDiscovery technology allows the electronic discovery of data to help companies and legal counsel find critical electronic evidence.
Posted: May 11, 2015
UAE. 66% say their salary is lower than other companies in their industry, according to the latest Bayt.com and YouGov Salary Survey; A staggering 87% of UAE respondents have seen the cost of living rise in 2014, with 34% saying that it grew by more than 20%.
Posted: May 4, 2015
BAHRAIN. 45 dynamic start-ups will pitch to more than 200 angel investors to obtain funding to fuel their business growth; Participating start-ups last year raised nearly US$2 million in funding from angel investors.
Posted: May 1, 2015
BAHRAIN. In a brief statement, the central bank did not elaborate on why it took the action or give any information about Future Bank and Iran Insurance Co.
Posted: April 28, 2015
BAHRAIN. New mall developments entering the market; Residential rental rates remain stable with increasing demand witnessed in popular expatriate areas.
Posted: April 25, 2015
BAHRAIN. Globalization for MENA exchanges is now about putting roots at home as opposed to global mergers; IPOs were the name of the game, ETFs are the new market reality now.
Posted: April 24, 2015
BAHRAIN. The firm's buy-and-build strategy aims to empower mid-market companies to smash the glass ceiling and attain their true potential as regional leaders.
Posted: April 23, 2015
BAHRAIN. Overall Bahrain's project market is valued at more than US$65 billion; Key sectors to receive the biggest investments include transportation, healthcare and construction
Posted: April 22, 2015
UAE. The UAE tops the GCC ranking with access to 72 countries visa free, Qatar follows in 52nd place, whilst Bahrain and Saudi Arabia are both ranked at 57th in the list by passport power.
Posted: April 19, 2015
BAHRAIN. The specialist savings, investments and pension provider creates 30 new roles in support of its growing sales and marketing initiatives.
Posted: April 16, 2015
UAE. The UAE is a typical example of how the growth of talents and skills is key to improving competitiveness; Algeria, Libya and Yemen rank in the bottom quartile globally, while most of the GCC countries rank among the top quartile globally.
Posted: April 1, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. "We think that sukuk issuers will likely list more of their sukuk on exchanges and that some regulators will start to accept sukuk as collateral for liquidity provisions."
Posted: March 30, 2015
BAHRAIN. The international rail freight operator was sold to Genesee & Wyoming Inc., a US-based international owner and operator of short line and regional freight railroads.
Posted: March 30, 2015
BAHRAIN. The deal to acquire Nobel Learning, a major private education firm with a network of 176 schools, is in partnership with Mumtalakat, the investment arm of the Bahrain government.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: May 25, 2015
JORDAN. Partnerships between public, private, and people sectors can help MENA region reduce world’s highest youth unemployment rate.
date:Posted: May 22, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The minutes basically unofficially confirmed that there are only the slimmest of chances for a US interest rate increase next month.
date:Posted: May 21, 2015
UAE. New study conducted by YouGov and commissioned by the social enterprise C3 reveals the impact of CSR programs on UAE residents; Around three-quarters of residents are more likely to purchase from companies that actively contribute to the community.
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