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Batelco emerges as preferred point of presence globally »

Batelco Business Division GM Adel Daylami (1)

Manama: Batelco, the Kingdom’s leading integrated communications services provider, is employing its vast experience and knowledge to expand its varied services to businesses of all sectors around the globe. Batelco, a Middle East…

Nov 22 2014 / Read More »

Bahrain’s mobile penetration reaches 183% to 2.41m »

Mohamed Bubashait, TRA General Director

Seef District, Kingdom of Bahrain: There has been surge in mobile telephone penetration in Bahrain reaching 183% at the end of Q3 with total number of 2.41 million mobile subscriptions, according to the…

Nov 15 2014 / Read More »

Batelco’s net profits up 11% to $108.5m in nine months »

Batelco Chairman Shaikh Hamad bin Abdulla Al Khalifa

Manama: With subscribers base surged by 5% to 9.3 million, Batelco Group (Ticker: BATELCO), the international telecommunications Group with operations across 14 countries, on Wednesday said that its net profits were up 40%…

Oct 29 2014 / Read More »

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Iran seems more flexible over its nuclear issue »

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London: Motivation within Iran to reach a deal is high as banking and financial sanctions continue to hurt Iran’s…

Nov 26 2014 / Read More »

Middle East enjoys the least demanding tax framework »

UAE

Dubai: The Middle East continues to be the least demanding tax framework, with an average total tax rate of…

Nov 24 2014 / Read More »

Bahrain-Spain explores avenues of co-operation »

: Industry and Commerce Minister Dr. Hassan Fakhro reaffirmed government’s aspiration to bring projects that translate these trends and shows as a concrete reality as soon as possible, noting the significant role played by leadership in both countries to support and achieve this ambitious goal

MANAMA: Industry and Commerce Minister, Dr. Hassan Fakhro, reaffirmed government’s aspiration to bring projects that translate these trends and…

Nov 24 2014 / Read More »

Dr. Fakhro says new projects will strengthen economy »

Industry and Commerce Minister Dr. Hassan Fakhro praised the initiatives and steps undertaken by Bahraini businessmen and investors in developing economic projects with high added value to the national economy, pointing to the influential role of these initiatives in the revitalizing the national economy and creating renewable jobs renewable for citizens

MANAMA: Industry and Commerce Minister Dr. Hassan Fakhro praised the initiatives and steps undertaken by Bahraini businessmen and investors…

Nov 24 2014 / Read More »

Bahrain parliamentary elections voters turnout tops 52.6% »

Abdulla bin Hassan Al-Bouainain

MANAMA: As the counting of ballots in the parliamentary elections finished, the voters turnout even go higher from earlier…

Nov 24 2014 / Read More »

Bahrain: 40% less cost for financial services business in GCC »

Minister Kamal bin Ahmed

MANANA: The Kingdom of Bahrain, the financial and banking hub in the Middle East, emerges the most competitive among…

Nov 24 2014 / Read More »

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BCCI plans workshop on Creative Thinking »

Manama: SME Development and Support Center at the BCCI as part of its strategy will organise a workshop titled Creative Thinking on Monday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Al Majlis Hall of BCCI. The workshop will be organized in […]…

Sep 21 2014 / Read More »
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Islamic finance yet to tap major potential markets »

MANANA: Islamic finance is set to play a much more prominent role in the wider economies of both the traditional OIC markets as well as new countries who are exploring the potential of Islamic finance in their markets, such as […]…

Nov 25 2014 / Read More »
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ADIB arranges $420m financing for Zakher Marine Intl »

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), a top-tier Islamic financial services institution, has signed an agreement with Zakher Marine International Inc. to arrange a $420 million (AED 1.55 billion) financing for its new ship-building program including 15 vessels and […]…

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Al Tijaria reports KD7.9m net profit for nine months »

The Commercial Real Estate Company reported KD 7.97million net profit at the end of nine months. Abdulfatah M R Marafie Chairman of the Commercial Real Estate Company said that the company had kept its ongoing growth compared to the same […]…

Nov 13 2014 / Read More »
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Burj Al Arab gets over 6million likes in 7 months »

Dubai: Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the World’s Most Luxurious Hotel, has been awarded the global title ‘Best Social Media Presence by an Individual Hotel, Property or Resort’ by Skift, the world’s largest travel intelligence and marketing platform. During the seven […]…

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Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Transportation, Bahrain

Islamic finance yet to tap major potential markets »

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AFS to process ABC Jordan credit cards »

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Manama: Arab Banking Corporation (ABC) Jordan, a subsidiary of Bahrain-based Arab Banking Corporation switched its credit card processing of credit cards to…

Nov 24 2014 / Read More »

Al Baraka Bank Egypt’s net income up 41% to $24m »

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Manama: Al Baraka Bank Egypt, a subsidiary of Al Baraka Banking Group B.S.C. (ABG), announced that the bank’s net income for the…

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New sukuk issues in 2014 reach $11.8b »

The new issues that being captured in 2014 YTD totaled $11.8 billion, which represents 26% of the index exposure, according to the…

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Bapco conducts oil spill response exercise »

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Manama: The Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) has conducted a Table Top and Boom Deployment Exercise for the Oil Spill Response Team in…

Nov 26 2014 / Read More »

Bapco achieves yet another milestone in safety »

Ebrahim Talib Deputy CEO Bapco

Manama: The Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) and contractor employees have recently achieved a record safety figure in completing five million hours without…

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