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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 4, 2019
UAE. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is home to some of the most exciting projects markets in the world; Over 3,100 completed projects to compete for honours as region's best.
Posted: December 21, 2018
BAHRAIN. Bahrain's 200-meter United Tower with a twisted shape sets new standards in design; thyssenkrupp Elevator delivers 16 elevators and two escalators for most comfortable, efficient, and secure in-house mobility.
Posted: November 30, 2018
BAHRAIN. The regional oil and gas leader invests in finance system upgrades in readiness for the country's VAT regime, which comes into force on 1 January 2019.
Posted: November 14, 2018
BAHRAIN. Ithmaar Holding reported a net profit of US$11.34 million for the nine-month period ended 30 September 2018, as compared to a net loss of US$16.25 million for the same period in 2017.
Posted: June 4, 2018
UAE. The coming period will be affected by the aftermath of the MSCI rebalances of last week, coupled with Ramadan and the upcoming holiday season.
Posted: May 14, 2018
UAE. GCC K-12 private education market is expected to double from US$13 billion to US$26 billion by 2023, driven by significant growth in KSA and opportunistic growth in UAE.
Posted: May 10, 2018
BAHRAIN. New technologies will enhance collaboration and productivity of ministry offices while lowering operational costs.
Posted: May 8, 2018
BAHRAIN. New global forum, Gateway Gulf, will bring together a select group of 500 global investors and CEOs to unlock opportunities across the GCC
Posted: May 4, 2018
UAE. Banks' asset growth remains robust at 4.4%; Overall net profit increased 6.7% year-on-year; Non-performing loan (NPL) ratio for the GCC banking sector reduced by 0.3% to 3.2%.
Posted: April 30, 2018
UAE. Al Masah Capital Weekly Report's expectations for this week: A range bound trading activity, with investors monitoring the release of 1Q earnings.
Posted: April 16, 2018
BAHRAIN. Event organized by American Chamber with speakers from Deloitte; Bahrain is committed to bringing VAT into force by 1 January 2019, although an exact date has yet to be set.
Posted: April 9, 2018
UAE. Despite low revenue growth of 2.3 % in 2017 from about 3 percentage points in 2016, GCC banks achieved 6% profit growth due to declining LLPs and cost reductions, BCG's annual banking performance study revealed.
Posted: April 9, 2018
UAE. Most of the regional indexes ended last week on a negative note with Bahrain -2.7%, followed by -2.6% in Kuwait, -0.8% and -0.2% in Dubai and Egypt, respectively.
Posted: April 8, 2018
UAE. The Bank is licensed by the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) as a wholesale bank with rights to offer Islamic products.
Posted: April 6, 2018
UAE. The hospitality market across the MENA region witnessed marginal growth in 2017, according to the latest Middle East Hotel Benchmark Survey Report from EY.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: January 15, 2019
UAE. While organizations will relook at their structure and job roles to enable successful digital transformation across 2019, other key activity areas will be automation of customer experiences and the supply chain, Dimension Data says.
date:Posted: January 14, 2019
UAE. Cyber attacks rated as the highest risk in the UAE; MENA business leaders worried about energy price shock and unemployment.
date:Posted: January 14, 2019
UAE. 2019 starts well after the capitulation of December 2018; Hopes on the "patience" of the Fed and on trade discussions between US and China.
UAE. While organizations will relook at their structure and job roles to enable successful digital transformation across 2019, other key activity areas will be automation of customer experiences and the supply chain, Dimension Data says.
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