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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: July 18, 2016
UAE. "Our Contextor RPA and RDA solutions have a proven track record with blue-chip companies around the world."
Posted: July 16, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. A.M. Best has assigned a financial strength rating of B+ (Good) and an issuer credit rating of "bbb-"; The outlook assigned to each rating is stable.
Posted: July 12, 2016
BAHRAIN. Batelco has selected Aptilo Networks to enable carrier Wi-Fi for Bahrain Wi-Fi, a nationwide Wi-Fi network which will change the landscape for communication services.
Posted: July 5, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The ratings reflect the company's strong business profile, excellent risk-adjusted capitalisation and track record of robust operating performance.
Posted: June 30, 2016
BAHRAIN. Private wealth in Bahrain is expected to reach approximately US$0.3 trillion in 2020, BCG report finds.
Posted: May 3, 2016
BAHRAIN. "An understandable question we often receive is what steps should be undertaken now, when the legislation is yet to be issued?"
Posted: April 26, 2016
UAE. Sector moved a long way from days of excess capital and liquidity; no longer growing at double-digit rates; consultancy services seen as way to improve profitability.
Posted: April 19, 2016
BAHRAIN. The investment will capitalize on Dubai's growing logistics market and will offer premium warehousing facilities to tenants in one of Dubai's most established and sought after industrial areas.
Posted: March 23, 2016
UAE. GCC integration could boost the economy by US$36 billion; strongest gains in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman; Three key areas of change needed: remove barriers to trade, increase foreign investment, develop GCC institutions.
Posted: March 11, 2016
UAE. With economic commentators predicting a difficult 2016 employers across the region may be forced to look at staffing levels; this article examines the issues involved when an employer reduces headcount together with the various regulations applicable across the GCC.
Posted: February 24, 2016
BAHRAIN. More than 500 delegates from 24 countries converge to discuss regional and global financial impact of sustained fall in oil prices
Posted: February 24, 2016
UAE. With the exception of Manama, Cairo and Makkah, all the MENA hotel markets witnessed a decrease in RevPAR in January 2016, according to latest EY hotel survey.
Posted: February 23, 2016
BAHRAIN. The fund, which invests in the debt of Emerging Market economies has managed another year of strong returns in a market beset by macro worries.
Posted: February 22, 2016
BAHRAIN. Alex Jones, Director in the firm's US/UK High Net Worth group will discuss US tax issues for US expats and others holding US citizenship or green cards (as well as those holding significant US assets).
Posted: February 19, 2016
BAHRAIN. Since 2014, when oil prices started to slide, pressure on revenues has become particularly acute in Bahrain; S&P think the impact of this lasting trend will exacerbate existing structural frailty in Bahrain's public finances, despite an active response from authorities.

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date:Posted: July 26, 2016
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date:Posted: July 26, 2016
UAE. KPMG survey reveals that companies who want to keep in front of change and secure competitive advantage are transforming themselves into fully integrated omni businesses.
date:Posted: July 26, 2016
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