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Over BD41m cash windfall for Batelco shareholders »

Batelco AGM - Board of Directors (a)

HAMALA: The shareholders of Batelco Group during its annual general meeting AGM) on Wednesday approved the financials as well as payment of cash dividends of BD41.58 million for the year 2014. The meeting…

Mar 19 2015 / Read More »

Etisalat to develop a single carrier 400 Gbps technology »

Etisalat Group and Huawei

Abu Dhabi: Etisalat Group, the leading telecoms operator in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, and Huawei have confirmed plans to jointly research and develop a more advanced category of fiber network technology…

Mar 5 2015 / Read More »

Mobile telephony subscribers to reach 4.6b »

BARCELONA, Spain: An additional one billion people will become mobile subscribers over the next five years, according to a major new GSMA report published at Mobile World Congress on Thursday. The new report,…

Mar 5 2015 / Read More »

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Military intervention in Yemen will have no significant impact »

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LONDON: Sunni Arab military intervention in Yemen is likely to involve some Saudi military action along Yemen’s northern border,…

Mar 26 2015 / Read More »

Tamkeen tops the ladder for supporting productive families »

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MANAMA: Tamkeen won HRH Princess Sabeeka Award for the category of Best Supporter of Productive Families at a ceremony…

Mar 26 2015 / Read More »

Bahrain to get BD7m new cinema to replace Awal Cinema »

Dr. Esam Abdulla Fakhro , Chairman of Bahrain Cinema Company

Seef: The owners of the one of the oldest cinemas Awal Cinema Bahrain is to be demolished and BD7…

Mar 26 2015 / Read More »

Bahrain introduces multiple-entry visa for 102 countries »

Shaikh Ahmed, was joined by Shaikh Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Abdulwahab Al Khalifa, Director of Visas and Residence at the Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs (NPRA), and Shauqi Mohammed, said the visa fees were not changed despite the enhanced period of stay and serives being rendered by the NPRA.

MANAMA: In line with the Bahrain’s endeavor to enhance the scope of the tourism and business activities, the Kingdom…

Mar 26 2015 / Read More »

Pakistani Diaspora marks National Day in Manama »

Ambassador Saeed Khan at flag hoisting ceremony at the Embassy on 23rd March

MANAMA: Over 100,000 Pakistanis celebrated the National Day in a style with two flag hoisting ceremonies at the Islamic…

Mar 25 2015 / Read More »

Educational institutions play pivotal role for labour market »

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MANAMA: The Chairman of the Supreme Council for Vocational Training, Labour Ministry Undersecretary Sabah Salim Al Dosari inaugurated the…

Mar 25 2015 / Read More »

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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 »
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Dubai, UAE: As digital payments rise it’s important that we quantify the risks and look to combat the threat with robust measures, according to an expert. The rise of credit and debit card use in the United Arab Emirates has […]…

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Wintershall reports over 1b euro profit fourth year in a row »

Abu Dhabi: Wintershall made a profit of more than one billion euros in 2014, for the fourth year in a row. The net income after taxes and minority interests was 1.464 billion euros (2013: 1.730). “Despite the low oil price, […]…

Mar 23 2015 / Read More »
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Investment Gateway records 89% sale of plots »

Manama: Investment Gateway Bahrain is one of the Manara’s major developments underway as 89% of the plots have already been sold, according to Dr. Hasan Al Bastaki, Managing Director of Manara Developments. “The decision undertaken in September 2014 to changing […]…

Mar 22 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 […]…

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ICD-AIB ink agreement to collaborate in leasing business in Egypt »

SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt: The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (http://www.icd-idb.com), the private sector arm of the…

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ABG expects 10% growth in profits, 20% in balance sheet »

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MANAMA: In line with the bank’s business strategy and upward growth trends in 2014, Bahrain-headquartered Al Baraka Banking Group (ABG) eyes 10%…

Mar 23 2015 / Read More »

ABG takes its footprint to Morocco »

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MANAMA: Bahrain-headquartered Al Baraka Banking Group (ABG) got a license from Moroccan regulators to open and operate an Islamic banking unit, according…

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BIC, Al Sakhir: Over 55 billion pictures, 40 million tweets and one billion documents are exchanged globally every day is seen as…

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Bahrain introduces eMeeting++ System »

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Manama: In line with latest trends, the eGovernment Authority (eGA) has launched the cloud computing version of the eMeeting++ (Meeting Plus Plus)…

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