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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: February 23, 2017
UAE. Arab Reading Index dispels widespread inaccurate statistics, which placed reading levels in the region much lower than they really are.
Posted: February 23, 2017
UAE. New MEED Insight report shows how lower oil prices have reshaped Middle East investment strategies in oil, gas and petrochemicals projects.
Posted: December 30, 2016
UAE. Egypt on a different trajectory with gains of 9.7%, followed by Qatar +2.0% and Bahrain +0.9%; Firmness in oil may act as a catalyst as we move into 2017.
Posted: December 15, 2016
UAE. The market is expected to record at best US$120 billion worth of contract awards in 2016, down at least a third on 2015 levels, according to a report by MEED Insight.
Posted: December 4, 2016
BAHRAIN. Dredging Corporation of India and Riyada Group-Bahrain signs MOU in Bahrain for business cooperation in dredging and allied services.
Posted: November 18, 2016
BAHRAIN. Almost no residential submarkets in Bahrain registered any change in rents during Q3; Q3 marked the sixth consecutive quarter of sluggishness for retail rents.
Posted: November 17, 2016
UAE. The massive investment is being made in anticipation of a surge in passenger traffic, along with more than US$100bn-worth of airport projects that are currently underway and planned across the Middle East.
Posted: November 16, 2016
BAHRAIN. AUB received the award for the third consecutive year at FT's Global Private Banking Awards ceremony held recently in London.
Posted: October 8, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The impact of having to write provisions up front will not be that significant because GCC banks are already used to booking general reserves when they extend new loans.
Posted: September 28, 2016
BAHRAIN. Rating driven solely by Bahrain's IDR of 'BB+'. This reflects Fitch's view that default of these senior unsecured obligations would reflect default of Bahrain.
Posted: September 28, 2016
BAHRAIN. Start-ups from Bahrain, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Morocco, Palestine, Egypt and Jordan to network with potential investors.
Posted: September 27, 2016
UAE. Finesse to implement a sophisticated Business Intelligence solution using Qlik, one of the market-leading products in this field.
Posted: September 23, 2016
BAHRAIN. The new office is located at the heart of the Kingdom's business community
Posted: September 18, 2016
UAE. Al Masah Weekly report: Dubai and Abu Dhabi down 1.05% and 0.4% for the week respectively as both witnessed selling pressures in the real estate sector stocks.
Posted: September 16, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Researchers at the Universities of Birmingham and Brighton studied a merger in Bahrain, between an Islamic bank and a conventional bank in the wake of financial crisis.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: February 23, 2017
UAE. Dubai strongly positioned as financial, retail, construction, and transportation services hub for the region, according to latest report from A. T. Kearney.
date:Posted: February 23, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Despite its starring role in business and everyday life, many economists openly question whether technology is visible in traditional economic metrics such as GDP, productivity, and corporate profits.
date:Posted: February 23, 2017
UAE. New MEED Insight report shows how lower oil prices have reshaped Middle East investment strategies in oil, gas and petrochemicals projects.
INTERNATIONAL. This is part two of a recent conversation I had with students, faculty, and alumni at New York University, where I had the opportunity to answer some questions concerning the turmoil in the Middle East and America's role in the world.
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