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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: January 21, 2015
UAE. Strong growth momentum in GCC countries continues, economic recovery in oil importers is on track; Oil exporters diversified their economies, but still heavily dependent on hydrocarbon sector in terms of budget and export revenues; Oil importers face higher risks of geopolitical tensions.
Posted: January 20, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. For the 2015 season, the partnership sees CNN's branding appear on the front-wing endplates of the new McLaren-Honda MP4-30 Formula 1 car.
Posted: January 20, 2015
UAE. 61% feel they deserve to work in a higher level position, and 50% state that a key reason for seeking employment is to be financially independent.
Posted: January 13, 2015
BAHRAIN. Overall growth for 2014 is forecasted to have been in excess of 4%, according to The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB).
Posted: January 13, 2015
UAE. Overweight on Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE; Neutral on Qatar; Sell-off in MENA markets should abate as investors de-leverage; Lower oil prices should support global growth.
Posted: January 10, 2015
UAE. In an interview conducted by the GCC Board Directors Institute, Mohammed Al Shroogi also talks about the value of independent board members.
Posted: January 6, 2015
BAHRAIN. The Facility has been structured as a 5-year Revolving Credit Facility and will be utilised to refinance existing debt.
Posted: January 6, 2015
BAHRAIN. Leading international and regional financial experts and decision makers to attend.
Posted: December 30, 2014
BAHRAIN. Gulf-based investment firm exits from its investment in Able Logistics Group by selling its 70% equity stake to Kerry Logistics Network, for US$32 million.
Posted: December 17, 2014
UAE. MoU underlines the strong cooperation between both markets; aims to achieve the ultimate objective of integrating GCC markets and improve the quality of services provided to investors and companies.
Posted: December 16, 2014
UAE. 49% believe women and men are treated equally in the workplace, according to "Status of Working Women in the Middle East" survey by Bayt.com and YouGov.
Posted: December 15, 2014
BAHRAIN. Bahrain International Airport is set for a major overhaul during the next five years as it moves to upgrade its facilities and expand passenger capacity.
Posted: December 13, 2014
BAHRAIN. A period of lower oil prices will exacerbate existing structural weaknesses in Bahrain's public finances, absent corrective measures, said S&P.
Posted: December 11, 2014
BAHRAIN. The workshop, held in partnership with Investcorp, was focused on foundations of directorship, highlighting the growing importance of corporate governance for family and corporate businesses alike.
Posted: December 8, 2014
BAHRAIN. Bahrain capital ranked 6th overall, 3rd for human capital and lifestyle, 4th for cost effectiveness, and 7th for connectivity in the small and mid-sized cities category.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: January 26, 2015
UAE. Employers need to create a long-term culture, focusing on professionals looking to establish their careers here rather than expatriates who stop by in the Gulf to avail themselves of tax benefits.
date:Posted: January 26, 2015
QATAR. The IMF expects the slowdown to continue; This will add to the deflationary pressures that are threatening the global economic recovery
date:Posted: January 26, 2015
UAE. Broadcast rights deals push entire Premier League into world's 40 highest earning clubs; Middle Eastern commercial partnerships contribute to significant commercial increases at both Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.
UAE. Broadcast rights deals push entire Premier League into world's 40 highest earning clubs; Middle Eastern commercial partnerships contribute to significant commercial increases at both Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.
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