Telecom

Batelco appoints new Group Chief Executive »

Ihab Hinnawi - Batelco Group Acting Chief Executive Officer

Manama: Batelco Group (Ticker: BATELCO), the international telecommunications Group with operations across 14 countries, has announced the appointment of new Group Acting Chief Executive. Batelco Chairman, Shaikh Hamad bin Abdulla Al Khalifa has…

Feb 22 2015 / Read More »

TRA plans to stop ghost pre-paid mobile connections »

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

Seef District: The Kingdom of Bahrain’s telecom regulator on Wednesday said that it was planning stiff regulations aimed at combating the ghost pre-paid mobile connections. Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) Bahrain announces that it…

Feb 18 2015 / Read More »

TRA revokes Hawar Telecom license »

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Seef: Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has revoked Hawar Telecom license. Further to the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (“TRA”)’s notice published on 25 December 2014 in the Official Gazette and on TRA website, asking for…

Feb 18 2015 / Read More »

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Over $48t needed to meet global power demand »

Mubadala UAE, Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi: Closing the global energy gap will require US$48 trillion of investment over the next 20 years in…

Mar 1 2015 / Read More »

Zain Sailing Team wins The Tour 2015 »

EFG Sailing Arabia The Tour 2015. Images free for editorial use.Credit: Lloyd

Manama: Zain Sailing Team (Kuwait) headed by seasoned Tour competitor Cédric Pouligny won the final leg of the Oman…

Mar 1 2015 / Read More »

New regulations will stir realty activities in Bahrain »

Bahrain skyline

Manama: Following the decision by Bahrain’s government in February 2015 to formalise the rights of tenants and landlords through…

Mar 1 2015 / Read More »

Namira Salim to address 63rd FCEM in Manama »

Namira Salim

Manama: Bahrain Business and Professional Women International Federation (BPW) announced that The 63rd World Congress of Femmes Chefs d’Entreprises…

Mar 1 2015 / Read More »

Alba to pay $101m dividend to shareholders »

The shareholders of Alba approved the distribution of 2014 cash dividends amounting to BD 38.2 million (US$ 101 million), equivalent to 27% of the nominal value of the company’s shares

Askar: The shareholders of Alba approved the distribution of 2014 cash dividends amounting to BD 38.2 million (US$ 101…

Mar 1 2015 / Read More »

Bahrain continues to support entrepreneurial ecosystem »

This was stated by Zayed R. Al Zayani during the opening of a workshop on “Enhancing the Quality of Industrial Policies” on Sunday and applauded initiatives encouraging the entrepreneurial culture

MANAMA: Enterprise building, incubation, linking to finance and market are the pillars that support our entrepreneurial ecosystem and industrial…

Mar 1 2015 / Read More »

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Supreme Council for Women

BCCI seeks special status for Asian traders, businessmen »

MANAMA: The Kingdom of Bahrain being a trading hub in the region enjoys very strong ties with the Asian traders and businesses and this is a right to further develop this strategic relationship to a next level, according to a […]…

Feb 16 2015 / Read More »
Sajid Sheikh Chairman BATC with the Minister Zayed Zayani during the meeting

ABC’s yearly net profit up 7% to $256m »

Manama: Arab Banking Corporation (ABC) today announced that its consolidated Group net profit for the year ended 2014 was $256 million, a 7% increase when compared to $239 million for 2013. Net profit for the fourth quarter was US$59 million […]…

Feb 28 2015 / Read More »
Saddek Omar El Kaber-Chairman of ABC

Alba adds new rectiformer to Line 5 »

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), a leading aluminium smelter in the world, successfully completed the integration of an additional Line 5 Rectiformer (R50). The Rectiformer is a critical piece of power equipment used in the smelting process. The addition of R50 […]…

Feb 26 2015 / Read More »
Alba adds new Rectiformer to Line 5

New regulations will stir realty activities in Bahrain »

Manama: Following the decision by Bahrain’s government in February 2015 to formalise the rights of tenants and landlords through the introduction of a formal tenancy registration process, along with new legislation around the development of new real estate schemes, it […]…

Mar 1 2015 / Read More »
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Tourism serves as most vibrant sector of economy »

MANAMA: With revenues from tourism sector reaching BD228million in 2014, the hospitality sector remains as one of the most vibrant sectors of the national economy, according to the Minister. The Minister of Industry and Commerce Zayed R. Alzayani was speaking […]…

Feb 24 2015 / Read More »
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Banking & Finance

Saddek Omar El Kaber-Chairman of ABC

ABC’s yearly net profit up 7% to $256m »

Manama: Arab Banking Corporation (ABC) today announced that its consolidated Group net profit for the year ended 2014 was $256 million, a 7% increase when compared to $239 million for…

Feb 28 2015 / Read More »

ABC Islamic Bank’s net profit up 23% to $15.1m »

ABC HQs Bahrain

Manama: ABC Islamic Bank announced that its net profit for the year ending 2014 was $15.1 million, 23% higher than last year…

Feb 26 2015 / Read More »

BNH net profit up 27% to BD3.8m in 2014 »

NBB Chairman Farouk Yousuf Khalil Almoayyed

Manama: The Bahrain National Holding Company Group posted a strong overall performance, with net profit up 27% to BD3.8million in 2014. The…

Feb 25 2015 / Read More »

Bahrain leads the way as pioneer in Islamic banking »

Dr Jarmo Kotilaine

Manama: The upcoming Global Islamic Investment Gateway (GIIG) in Manama will help consolidate Bahrain’s standing as a leading innovator in Islamic finance…

Feb 25 2015 / Read More »
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Government

Minister applauds HM King’s patronage for BIGS 2015 »

Bahrain's 1st lady at the BIGS 2015

MANAMA: Minister of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Essam bin Abdullah Khalaf applauded Bahrain International Garden Show (BIGS) 2015 which is…

Feb 26 2015 / Read More »

Bahrain’s 1st lady applauds agriculture, farming initiatives »

Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of HM the King and President of the National Initiative for Agricultural Development Consultative Board, opened Bahrain International Garden Show (BIGS) 2015 and the 50th Flower and Vegetable Exhibition

MANAMA: His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa deputised Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of HM…

Feb 26 2015 / Read More »
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Alba adds new Rectiformer to Line 5

Alba adds new rectiformer to Line 5 »

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), a leading aluminium smelter in the world, successfully completed the integration of an additional Line 5 Rectiformer (R50). The Rectiformer is a critical piece of power…

Feb 26 2015 / Read More »

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