Telecom

Fitch affirms Etisalat at A+ with outlook stable »

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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 arrests former MP on terrorist financing »

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MANAMA: The General Director of Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science announced on Sunday the arrest of former MP and…

Aug 24 2015 / Read More »

Minister of Energy to patronise energy conference, expo »

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MANAMA: The Kingdom of Bahrain will host the 2nd Energy Management Conference and Exhibition, which will be held from…

Aug 24 2015 / Read More »

Alba celebrates a decade of success for its Line 5 »

Alba COO, Isa Al Ansari shares safety story at international roundtable

MANAMA: Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), one of the world’s leading aluminium smelters, marked the 10th year of operations of…

Aug 24 2015 / Read More »

Thousands turn-up for Love & Loyalty signing ceremony »

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Over 3000 Pakistani and Bahraini nationals turned up on the kick start of the signing ceremony of the Love…

Aug 15 2015 / Read More »

GCC IPO shows signs of recovery in Q2 »

Steven Drake, Head of PwC Capital Markets

DUBAI: IPO performance in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) showed signs of recovery in terms of the number of…

Aug 4 2015 / Read More »

GOIC meet focuses on GCC non-oil industrial exports »

GOIC Secretary General Abdulaziz Bin Hamad Al-Ageel

QATAR: The Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC) is hosting the meeting of the technical committee at its headquarters…

Aug 4 2015 / Read More »

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BCCI showcases industrial potential of Bahrain »

SANAD: The SME Development and Support Center and in coordination with the Food and Agriculture Committee headed by executive committee member Mr. Khalid Al Amin, Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry held its Business Roundup event on Thursday 30th July […]…

Aug 4 2015 / Read More »
BCCI

Bank ABC closes $320m syndicated financing facility »

MANAMA: Kuwait International Bank K.S.C. has successfully closed a debut syndicated Murabaha financing facility. The facility was signed on Monday wherein Bahrain-based Bank ABC and Bank ABC Islamic acted as the initial mandated lead arrangers and coordinating banks for the […]…

Aug 24 2015 / Read More »
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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

ABC HQs Bahrain

Bank ABC closes $320m syndicated financing facility »

MANAMA: Kuwait International Bank K.S.C. has successfully closed a debut syndicated Murabaha financing facility. The facility was signed on Monday wherein Bahrain-based Bank ABC and Bank ABC Islamic acted as…

Aug 24 2015 / Read More »

Ibdar Bank’s profits up 51% in 1H 2015 »

Ibdar CEO Basel Al Hajj

Manama: Ibdar Bank (Ibdar), the Bahrain based wholesale Islamic investment bank, reported total revenues of US$ 11.1 million, an increase of 51%…

Aug 9 2015 / Read More »

Ithmaar Bank reports net profits of $13m »

HRH Prince Amr Mohammed Al Faisal Chairman Ithmaar Bank

MANAMA: Ithmaar Bank, a Bahrain-based Islamic retail bank, announced a net profit of US$13 million for the first half of 2015, as…

Aug 9 2015 / Read More »

ABG net profit up $5% to $150m in 1H »

Shaikh Saleh Kamel Chairman ABG Board

Manama: The Bahrain based leading Islamic banking group, Al Baraka Banking Group B.S.C (ABG) announced a net profit of US$ 150 million…

Aug 9 2015 / Read More »
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Government

Zero tolerance for terrorism, says HRH Prime Minister »

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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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