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Batelco-BBK signs partnership agreement »

Batelco acting CEO Bahrain Muna Al Hashimi with BBK’s General Manager Retail Banking, Mohamed Malik during agreement signing ceremony

Manama: Batelco, Bahrain’s leading business communications services provider and BBK, Bahrain’s pioneer in retail and commercial banking have signed a new partnership agreement that will benefit customers of both organisations. The agreement was…

Dec 22 2014 / Read More »

S&P affirms BB+ rating on Batelco; outlook stable »

DUBAI: Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has affirmed its BB+ long-term corporate credit rating on Bahrain-based telecommunications incumbent Bahrain Telecommunications Co. (Batelco). The outlook remains stable. At the same time, S&P affirmed its…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »

Bahrain enjoys competitive mobile, broadband market »

Mohamed Bubashait, TRA General Director

Seef District: Significant competition has been developed in Bahrain in the last years, notably for broadband and mobile services, according to TRA’s SMR. “Consumers in Bahrain have today, in general, a wide range…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »

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Bahrain unveils major strategic infrastructure projects »

the Minister of Works, Municipalities and Urban Planning, Eng. Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf,

Manama: The Kingdom of Bahrain has embarked on major infrastructure development projects, thanks to the leadership’s commitment to serve…

Dec 22 2014 / Read More »

Bahrain enjoys lowest unemployment rate: Minister »

The Official Government Spokesperson, and the Minister for Information Affairs, Isa Abdulrahman Al Hammadi,

MANAMA: The Kingdom of Bahrain enjoyed one of the lowest unemployment rates globally, thanks to the leadership’s vision and…

Dec 22 2014 / Read More »

There is no disconnect with public: Minister »

The Official Government Spokesperson, and the Minister for Information Affairs, Isa Abdulrahman Al Hammadi,

MANAMA: There has been coordination among the Ministries and public entities since the launch of reforms project in Bahrain…

Dec 22 2014 / Read More »

Bahrain plans proactive, vibrant media sector »

Information Affairs Minister Isa Abdulrahman

MANAMA: The legislature framework, international outreach and bolstering the role of broadcast channels can create a sustainable media sector…

Dec 22 2014 / Read More »

BCCI looks beyond $818m trade with Seoul »

BCCI-South Korea

Sanabis: With the existing trade volume of $818 million, the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) seek furthering…

Dec 22 2014 / Read More »

Sharjah Water Festival attracts thousands of families »

Sharjah Water Festival

SHARJAH: The 8th Sharjah Water Festival kicked off on a spectacular note on Saturday. Held under the patronage of…

Dec 22 2014 / Read More »

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  1. Bahrain unveils major strategic infrastructure projects
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  4. Bahrain plans proactive, vibrant media sector
  5. Batelco-BBK signs partnership agreement
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BCCI’s Insurance and Banking Committee meets »

Sanabis: The Insurance and banking sector committee convenes its regular meeting and discussed the ways how to strengthen the sector. The Insurance and Banks sector committee of Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry held its regular meeting presided over by […]…

Dec 22 2014 / Read More »
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BCCI’s Insurance and Banking Committee meets »

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Dec 22 2014 / Read More »
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Alba Power adds new air compressor to existing fleet »

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) bolstered its reputation as a leading energy efficient aluminium producer with the addition of a new air compressor to its existing fleet in the utilities wing of the Company’s Power and Utilities Department. The new unit […]…

Dec 22 2014 / Read More »
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Dubai’s freehold residential market down 33% in Q3 »

Dubai: Despite the stagnation in capital value growth and the fall in the overall level of transactions being recorded in Dubai, the off plan sales market has for the most part retained its momentum, with investors taking a longer term […]…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »
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Dec 22 2014 / Read More »

AUB: best regional bank in GCC for 2014 »

AUB Chairman, Fahad Al-Rajaan

Manama: Bahrain-based Ahli United Bank B.S.C. (AUB) has been named ‘Best Regional Bank – GCC 2014’ by Capital Financial International. This is…

Dec 22 2014 / Read More »

Fitch maintains stable rating for all GCC banks »

Saudi Hollandi Bank

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Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

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