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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: March 19, 2018
UAE. Geopolitical tensions and trade tariffs were the main focus last week, with investors being cautious on news the US may impose tariffs on Chinese imports.
Posted: March 19, 2018
UAE. Total of 94 projects competing for honours in 16 different categories.
Posted: March 13, 2018
BAHRAIN. The third edition of Art Bahrain across Borders (ArtBAB) shall be officially opened on March 14, 2018 at the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre.
Posted: March 5, 2018
UAE. Dubai last week had the worst performance among the main regional markets, -2.4%, followed by Saudi Arabia, -1.5%. Bahrain ended the week +1.6%.
Posted: February 28, 2018
UAE. Architecturally inspired by traditional Bahraini summerhouses, the hotel will blend history and modern culture with a chic dining, spa and pool scene.
Posted: February 27, 2018
UAE. GESS Dubai to discuss challenges and opportunities in teacher recruitment; the total number of schools is 1,597 with a little over 1.1 million students.
Posted: February 26, 2018
UAE. Most of the main regional indices ended the week on a subdued note; Egypt was best performer +2.4%; followed by Bahrain +0.9%, and Saudi +0.2%.
Posted: February 14, 2018
LONDON. Insurers in the GCC have historically enjoyed significant capital buffers and benefited from extensive reinsurance support, however continuing headwinds could lead to potential volatility in the operating performance and capitalisation of market participants.
Posted: February 11, 2018
UAE. Regional indexes all reported losses during the week; Saudi Arabia was the worst performer during the week with losses of 3.3%, followed by 2.5% in Dubai and 1.8% in Bahrain.
Posted: February 4, 2018
UAE. Saudi Arabia was the best performer over the month with a 5.9% increase, followed by Abu Dhabi and Kuwait up 4.6% and 4.4%, respectively.
Posted: February 2, 2018
UAE. Analysis by ForwardKeys reveals that flight bookings for travel to the Middle East and Africa grew by 10.5% in 2017 and that growth is set to continue in the first quarter of 2018, as bookings are currently 11.2% ahead of last year's.
Posted: January 29, 2018
BAHRAIN. ACCIONA Producciones y Diseño will produce an audiovisual show to be presented every night at Bahrain Fort, the country's most emblematic monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Posted: January 28, 2018
UAE. Bahrain, Abu Dhabi and Kuwait ended the week on a positive note, +0.6%, +0.4% and +0.2%, respectively.
Posted: January 24, 2018
LEBANON. The competition includes three tracks : Ideas, Startup, Social Entrepreneurship; Money prizes exceed US$160,000.
Posted: January 21, 2018
UAE. Regional markets continued their upward trend with all main indices ending the week higher with the exception of Oman (-1.2%).


date:Posted: March 19, 2018
LONDON. Corporate board diversity will be key for companies' long-term success; EY announces global innovation garage to meet demand for disruptive technologies.
date:Posted: March 18, 2018
UAE. Internet of Things is rapidly expanding the attack surface of the digital enterprise and exposing it to risk levels not seen before.
date:Posted: March 18, 2018
UAE. Unprecedented disruption is steadily engulfing the regional banking and financial services space with the private sector, governments, and individuals realigning their operations in line with the day-to-day needs of the customer.
UAE. Senior figures from the financial services industry will share valuable industry insight and practical knowledge, on key topics including AML national risk assessment, Regtech and Fintech, art and financial crime and the future of Fintech.