Telecom

Fitch affirms Etisalat at A+ with outlook stable »

Etisalat Head Office

London/Moscow: Fitch Ratings has affirmed UAE-based state-owned Emirates Telecommunications Corporation’s (Etisalat) long-term foreign currency Issuer default rating (IDR) at A+ with a stable outlook. Its senior unsecured debt is also affirmed at A+.…

Jul 10 2015 / Read More »

Global players join hands to develop 5G networks »

Paris: A group of 16 leading players in the field of telecommunications are joining forces to advance the development of a new air interface below 6 GHz for 5G networks. The FANTASTIC-5G project…

Jul 10 2015 / Read More »

Bahrain becomes 1st regional hub for IP connectivity »

VIVA CEO Eng. Ulaiyan Al Wetaid, H.E Eng. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Transportation & Telecommunications and BT Global Services-MENA region MD, Wael El-Kabbany

MANAMA: The Kingdom of Bahrain has become the first nation to host a hub providing global IP connectivity to all operators in the GCC and Middle East region, thanks to BT-VIVA joint venture.…

May 31 2015 / Read More »

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Bahrain News

Interior Minister leads the funeral prayers of martyrs »

Interior Minister

MANAMA: His Excellency Minister of Interior Lt-General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa led the police funeral held in…

Jul 30 2015 / Read More »

Youth City 2030 brings 3000 opportunities for Bahrainis »

Shakih Mohammed bin Isa with Hisham Al Jowder

MANAMA: Representative of HM the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Supreme Council of Youth and Sports (SCYS)’s…

Jul 30 2015 / Read More »

UN Chief condemns terrorist attack in Bahrain »

UN

The UN Secretary General on Thursday called for a full and transparent investigation into the terrorist act in Bahrain…

Jul 30 2015 / Read More »

CBB plans a book on women who’s who in banking sector »

Central Bank of Bahrain

Manama: The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) announced plans to publish a Who’s Who Book on Bahraini women in…

Jul 29 2015 / Read More »

Financial crime continues to haunt MENA businesses »

Deloitte

In keeping with international trends, managing compliance risk remains a high priority for organisations across the Middle East North…

Jul 29 2015 / Read More »

Alba’s net income up 107% to $177m in 1H »

Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Al Khalifa

MANAMA: Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) posted a net income of BD 66.9 million (US$ 178 million) in H1 2015…

Jul 29 2015 / Read More »

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Supreme Council for Women

BCCI Committee briefs merchants on food supply chain »

MANAMA: The Food & Agriculture committee of Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry led by executive committee member Khaled Al Amin announces holding an open meeting on Wednesday 27th May 2015 at 12 noon in Al Majlis Hall on the […]…

May 26 2015 / Read More »
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CBB plans a book on women who’s who in banking sector »

Manama: The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) announced plans to publish a Who’s Who Book on Bahraini women in the financial and banking sector. The publication features an extensive history as well as illustrated photographs of the many talented Bahraini […]…

Jul 29 2015 / Read More »
Central Bank of Bahrain

UN Chief condemns terrorist attack in Bahrain »

The UN Secretary General on Thursday called for a full and transparent investigation into the terrorist act in Bahrain which claimed two lives of police officers and injured many others. The statement issued by Bahrain UNIC attributable to the spokesman […]…

Jul 30 2015 / Read More »
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Governments should improve their impact: Survey »

LONDON: Around 92% of all public officials worldwide believe there is a room for governments to improve the impact they achieve for their citizens. Global leaders convened online on Thursday to discuss whether there is a crisis in government effectiveness […]…

Jun 13 2015 / Read More »

Malaysia eyes more tourists from Bahrain in 2015 »

MANAMA: With an 18% surge in tourist arrivals from the Kingdom of Bahrain in 2014, Malaysia is seeking more tourists from the Kingdom this year. Malaysian delegation led by Dato Azizan Noordin, Deputy Director General, Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board, showcased […]…

May 12 2015 / Read More »
From left: Zulkafli Yahya, Senior Deputy Director, International Promotion Division, Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board; Nur Shaffik Haris, General Manager UAE & Gulf Malaysia Airlines; Dato Aziz Noordin, Deputy Director General, Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board; Sherene Azura Azli, the Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC); Deputy Head of Mission at Malaysian Embassy in Manama and Mohammed Taib Ibrahim, Director, Malaysia Tourism Board during the Press conference in Manama

Banking & Finance

Central Bank of Bahrain

CBB plans a book on women who’s who in banking sector »

Manama: The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) announced plans to publish a Who’s Who Book on Bahraini women in the financial and banking sector. The publication features an extensive history…

Jul 29 2015 / Read More »

GFH plans another school acquisition in Dubai in a year »

Hisham Al Rayes Managing Director G Capital

MANAMA: GFH Capital, a subsidiary of GFH Financial Group, has agreed to acquire a majority stake of 80% in a leading, Dubai-based…

Jul 29 2015 / Read More »

Ibdar Bank exists from $30m Bahrain Sakan project »

Ibdar CEO Basel Al Hajj

MANAMA: Ibdar Bank (“Ibdar”), the Bahrain based Islamic wholesale investment bank, today announced the successful exit from its $30 million construction arm…

Jul 29 2015 / Read More »

Greece bailout not to affect European equities »

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Greece is unlikely to affect European equities, according to an expert. “Our base case remains that a bailout will happen particularly given…

Jul 19 2015 / Read More »
BBK’s net profits up 8.2% to BD29.4m for 1H 2015 » CIBAFI-WB fosters co-operation on Islamic finance » Bahrain opens primary market for investors » Fitch affirms its AAA Rating on Islamic Development Bank » Banco ABC Brasil seeks $150m loan facility »

Government

Zero tolerance for terrorism, says HRH Prime Minister »

HRH Premier

MANAMA: His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has urged to deal firmly with all organisations and groups…

Jul 29 2015 / Read More »

Iran enjoys 34tcm natural gas reserves »

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London: Iran has the long-term potential to become one of the world’s top gas producers, thanks to its 34 trillion cubic meters…

Jul 10 2015 / Read More »
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UN

UN Chief condemns terrorist attack in Bahrain »

The UN Secretary General on Thursday called for a full and transparent investigation into the terrorist act in Bahrain which claimed two lives of police officers and injured many others.…

Jul 30 2015 / Read More »

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