Telecom

Batelco introduces 19-drive thru outlets »

Btelco Group CEO / Acting Bahrain CEO Alan Whelan, General Manager Consumer Division Muna Al Hashemi and General Manager HR and Corporate Services Suhaila Alnowakhda cut the ribbon to open Batelco’s Drive Thru Shop in the presence of management and staff

Manama:Batelco, Bahrain’s leading Telecommunications Company, emerge the 1st telecom company in the GCC to open a Drive Thru shops. The new Drive Thru shop, which is open from 9am to 10pm, seven days…

Sep 21 2014 / Read More »

Mobile broadband prices down 65% in Bahrain »

Mohamed Bubashait, TRA General Director

Seef District: Bahrain’s competitive broadband market continues to deliver significant benefits to residential customers and small enterprises, through lower prices and more attractive service features such as higher service speeds and data allowances,…

Sep 18 2014 / Read More »

Experts urge measures for online protection for child »

TRA Director of Cyber Security, Dr. Khalid Bin Duaij Al Khalifa

Seef District: Three-day workshop organised by Telecommunications Regulatory Authority Bahrain (TRA) in cooperation with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) opened on Sunday highlighting the tools of Child Online Protection. The workshop involves several…

Sep 15 2014 / Read More »

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Bahrain gets $100m leisure, retail project »

The Avenues Bahrain

Manama: The Deputy Prime Minister, HE Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, on Tuesday laid a foundation stone for…

Sep 30 2014 / Read More »

Tamkeen rolls out new Enterprise Support Programme »

Launching the revamped programme in September delivers on the promise we made in Q1 of this year. The programme has been re-structured to deliver a better service that enables enterprises to grow and effectively contribute to economic development,” Tamkeen’s Chairman and Acting Chief Executive Shaikh Mohammed bin Essa Al Khalifa, said

Manama: Tamkeen on Tuesday announced the launch of its revamped Enterprise Support Programme as part of the re-structuring of…

Sep 30 2014 / Read More »

Phase of easy money is over: Tamkeen Chairman »

Shaikh Mohammed, who was joined by Vice Chairman Tamkeen Khalid Amin, told media roundtable that the new initiative aims at making sure the utilization of funds in strict adherence to transparent and result-oriented way

Manama: Shaikh Mohammed bin Essa Al Khalifa, Tamkeen Chairman of the board of directors on Tuesday urged the private…

Sep 30 2014 / Read More »

Court revokes nationality of nine convicts »

Ministry of Justice Affairs

Manama: The Public Prosecution-based General Attorney Ahmed Mohammed Al-Hamadi said that the Fourth Grand Criminal Court has issued a…

Sep 30 2014 / Read More »

Shaikh Khalid lays foundation stone for BD19m project »

Deputy Premier shaikh khalid bin abdulla

Manama: The King Faisal Corniche in Manama will get a major development face-lift as the Deputy Premier Shaikh Khalid…

Sep 30 2014 / Read More »

BCCI-Tamkeen explores avenues of co-operation »

BCCI-Tamkeen

Manama: Tamkeen’s Executive Management and the Board of Directors of the Bahrain Chamber for Commerce and Industry (BCCI) held…

Sep 30 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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IIRA assigns BB fiduciary ratings to GFH »

Manama: Bahrain-based the Islamic International Rating Agency (IIRA) has assigned BB international scale credit ratings on Gulf Finance House (GFH) in the medium to long-term and at B in the short-term. On the national scale, ratings have been assessed at […]…

Sep 28 2014 / Read More »

Cabinet congratulates HM King, people on Eidul Adha »

Manama: His royal Highness, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister who chaired the regular Cabinet session of Sunday extended greetings to HM the King and to the Bahraini people on the holy occasion of Eid Al Adh’ha. […]…

Sep 28 2014 / Read More »
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Swarovski partners with Tebyan »

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Banking & Finance

IIRA assigns BB fiduciary ratings to GFH »

Manama: Bahrain-based the Islamic International Rating Agency (IIRA) has assigned BB international scale credit ratings on Gulf Finance House (GFH) in the medium to long-term and at B in the…

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IFSB to host workshop in November on standards »

Kuala Lumpur: The Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) is pleased to announce that two FIS Workshops for Regulatory and Supervisory Authorities of…

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Regulatory reforms for Islamic finance in spotlight »

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Over $134b Sukuk market in spotlight at WEIF 2014 »

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Kuala Lumpur: With the total Sukuk industry size reaching over $134 billion in 2012 from $5 billion in 2003, experts in the…

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