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Posted: 03-08-2011
BAHRAIN. Bahrain's creditworthiness escaped a possible downgrade at Fitch Ratings because of reduced near-term political and economic risks in the island-kingdom that contended with anti-government protests earlier this year. Fitch said it removed the Gulf kingdom from its Credit Watch Negative list for borrowers facing a possible downgrade. Bahrain’s long-term foreign-currency issuer default rating was affirmed at BBB, the second-lowest investment grade, and its local-currency issuer default rating at BBB+. “The resolution of the Rating Watch Negative and affirmation of the rating r
Posted: March 5, 2018
UAE. Dubai last week had the worst performance among the main regional markets, -2.4%, followed by Saudi Arabia, -1.5%. Bahrain ended the week +1.6%.
Posted: February 28, 2018
UAE. Architecturally inspired by traditional Bahraini summerhouses, the hotel will blend history and modern culture with a chic dining, spa and pool scene.
Posted: February 27, 2018
UAE. GESS Dubai to discuss challenges and opportunities in teacher recruitment; the total number of schools is 1,597 with a little over 1.1 million students.
Posted: February 26, 2018
UAE. Most of the main regional indices ended the week on a subdued note; Egypt was best performer +2.4%; followed by Bahrain +0.9%, and Saudi +0.2%.
Posted: February 14, 2018
LONDON. Insurers in the GCC have historically enjoyed significant capital buffers and benefited from extensive reinsurance support, however continuing headwinds could lead to potential volatility in the operating performance and capitalisation of market participants.
Posted: February 11, 2018
UAE. Regional indexes all reported losses during the week; Saudi Arabia was the worst performer during the week with losses of 3.3%, followed by 2.5% in Dubai and 1.8% in Bahrain.
Posted: February 4, 2018
UAE. Saudi Arabia was the best performer over the month with a 5.9% increase, followed by Abu Dhabi and Kuwait up 4.6% and 4.4%, respectively.
Posted: February 2, 2018
UAE. Analysis by ForwardKeys reveals that flight bookings for travel to the Middle East and Africa grew by 10.5% in 2017 and that growth is set to continue in the first quarter of 2018, as bookings are currently 11.2% ahead of last year's.
Posted: January 29, 2018
BAHRAIN. ACCIONA Producciones y Diseño will produce an audiovisual show to be presented every night at Bahrain Fort, the country's most emblematic monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Posted: January 28, 2018
UAE. Bahrain, Abu Dhabi and Kuwait ended the week on a positive note, +0.6%, +0.4% and +0.2%, respectively.
Posted: January 24, 2018
LEBANON. The competition includes three tracks : Ideas, Startup, Social Entrepreneurship; Money prizes exceed US$160,000.
Posted: January 21, 2018
UAE. Regional markets continued their upward trend with all main indices ending the week higher with the exception of Oman (-1.2%).
Posted: January 21, 2018
UAE. Goldilocks supports GFH's long term growth and intends to request board representation from GFH.
Posted: January 17, 2018
BAHRAIN. In the digital realm, options are limitless and user attention is the coveted prize.
Posted: January 15, 2018
UAE. All six regional indices ending the week in the green, with only Oman having a marginally lower weekly performance of -0.3%; Egypt market was best performer.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: May 25, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. AI is creating jobs, yet 80% of respondents say there is a lack of talent to fill positions; More than 50% of respondents use AI to improve products and increase efficiency; C-suite support and performance metrics are needed to scale AI strategies.
date:Posted: May 24, 2018
UAE. 10% of the total real estate debt market could come from private providers within the next decade; Report outlines how diversified debt sources and alternative financing structures will boost lending competition and in turn inject new capital into the real estate market.
date:Posted: May 24, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. The more "human" our solutions, the greater chance we'll be building monuments that become meaningful parts of people's lives and not just monoliths.
INTERNATIONAL. AI is creating jobs, yet 80% of respondents say there is a lack of talent to fill positions; More than 50% of respondents use AI to improve products and increase efficiency; C-suite support and performance metrics are needed to scale AI strategies.
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