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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: 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.
Posted: March 27, 2018
UAE. Most regional indices ended the down with Oman leading the pack, -2.0%, followed by Bahrain, -1.6% and Dubai, -1.5%.
Posted: March 24, 2018
UAE. With a total rated capacity of 150 MW (186 MWp) the plants are owned 50% by each company; An investment of around US$180 million will produce clean energy equivalent to the consumption of 150,000 homes.
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.

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date:Posted: November 16, 2018
UAE. The new cybercriminals are effectively a cross-breed of the once esoteric, targeted attacker, and the pedestrian purveyor of off-the-shelf malware, using manual hacking techniques, not for espionage or sabotage, but to maintain their dishonorable income streams.
date:Posted: November 14, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. RPA software spending is on pace to total US$2.4 billion in 2022.
date:Posted: November 14, 2018
UAE Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace Survey reveals strength in diversity and opportunities for improvement; 74% of women aspire to senior leadership roles.
UAE. The new cybercriminals are effectively a cross-breed of the once esoteric, targeted attacker, and the pedestrian purveyor of off-the-shelf malware, using manual hacking techniques, not for espionage or sabotage, but to maintain their dishonorable income streams.
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