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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 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.
Posted: March 3, 2015
BAHRAIN. CBD office rentals remains stable in Q4 2014; Residential market has seen little change in the last quarter with marginal increase of 2% in prime locations.
Posted: March 2, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Banks in Bahrain and Oman are vulnerable indirectly through the potential drop in investments and economic growth, and Nigeria is vulnerable directly through its banking system's significant overall exposure to the oil sector.
Posted: March 1, 2015
UAE. Residential (US$28bn), Commercial (US$11.46bn) and Education (US$7.13bn) were the leading sectors; Initial market indicators suggest sustained growth in 2015 with an estimated 21% increase in construction projects awarded across the GCC.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 21, 2015
UAE. 39% of Arab youth agree it will never work, 36% think it could work while the remaining 25% are unsure, according to the 7th Annual ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey.
date:Posted: April 21, 2015
UAE. Less than 0.15% of the dividends of GCC-listed companies and 0.59% of those of the UAE's dividends invested in tech start-ups vs. 5% in the USA; UAE invests 4x more of its public companies' dividends in tech start-ups.
date:Posted: April 21, 2015
UAE. Leading property recruitment specialist releases eighth edition of the "Middle East Rewards and Attitudes Survey"; 55% of respondents anticipating an improvement in economic activity.
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