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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: 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.
Posted: March 26, 2015
UAE. Deloitte Middle East conference addresses recent changes in regulation and tax; Developments such as the refurbished runway at Dubai, the mid-field terminal project at Abu Dhabi, the opening of Hamad international in Doha, showcase the commitment to the aviation sector.
Posted: March 24, 2015
UAE. Luxury family travel on the rise in the region; 25% of MENA residents opt for luxury accommodation; ATM 2015 seminar to evaluate impact and value of the local and global family travel market.
Posted: March 19, 2015
BAHRAIN. New research highlights drivers of demand and impact of global economics on property markets.
Posted: March 18, 2015
BAHRAIN. Opportunities to diversify property portfolio; Citizenship by investment available; Leisure and lifestyle destinations; A range of properties from US$200,00 to US$20 million.
Posted: March 17, 2015
UAE. Regardless of age and industry, the urge to learn is considerable in the Middle East and North Africa, according to a recent survey conducted by Bayt.com.
Posted: March 5, 2015
BAHRAIN. Malaysia, Indonesia, and UAE lead the inaugural 2015 Islamic Growth Markets Investment Index which ranks countries' investment potential relatively within the OIC member country grouping.
Posted: March 4, 2015
UAE. The strong fiscal positions of most GCC sovereigns curb the need for debt or sukuk issuance to meet financing needs for infrastructure projects or deficits.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 25, 2015
UAE. "Arab cinema industry must get more commercial and international," says Mohamed Hefzy, the award winning Egyptian producer and director; More investment is needed in Arab entertainment sector to enable the players to raise the bar, according to Fortress Capital Investments.
date:Posted: April 25, 2015
JORDAN. Lower oil prices will support growth prospects, ease pressure on public finances, and help contain current account deficits. Bilateral loans and grants will support financing needs.
date:Posted: April 24, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The rally in crude oil and related products continues, and during the week it helped offset losses in industrial and precious metals, leaving the BBG Commodity Index flat.
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