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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: September 8, 2017
KUWAIT. Markaz report examines and analyzes the performance of equity markets in the MENA region; Blue chips were mostly positive, except the ones from Qatar, which performed negatively in August.
Posted: September 7, 2017
BAHRAIN. In partnership with Bahrain EDB & Investcorp, forum to explore emerging technologies and promoting a culture of innovation in the Arab region.
Posted: August 29, 2017
UAE. Along with the end of earnings season, regional markets have been in a very thin range, trading volumes declining and no major macro or micro news affecting stocks' prices.
Posted: August 25, 2017
KUWAIT. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait put up positive corporate earnings growing by 7%, 6% and 2% respectively.
Posted: August 21, 2017
UAE. According to MEED Projects, just US$56bn worth of contracts were awarded in H1 2017 compared with US$69bn over the same period in 2016; Long-term prospects bright with over US$2 trillion of known active projects in the pipeline across the GCC.
Posted: August 14, 2017
UAE. Al Masah Capital: A set of disappointing regional earnings for Q2 coupled with negativity on the global scene had its effect with a subdued market performance last week.
Posted: August 9, 2017
BAHRAIN. The presentation focused on how KPMG in Bahrain's new technology, EAS, can help enterprises manage their financial processes effectively.
Posted: August 8, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. Fifteen of the best seed stage startups in the GCC will make presentations at "Seedstars GCC" to gain a slot in the annual Seedstars Summit - the entrepreneurship forum for emerging markets.
Posted: July 10, 2017
UAE. Geopolitical tensions weighed down on investors' sentiments affecting regional markets' performance.
Posted: June 22, 2017
UAE. The new risk tool uses a bespoke seismotectonic source model to give a more accurate assessment of earthquake risk in the UAE and 10 other regional countries.
Posted: May 15, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. Deloitte hosts VAT academies in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain; prepares companies for implications of VAT implementation; designed for legal, tax and finance experts who want to have a better understanding from experts on the VAT legal framework.
Posted: May 3, 2017
BAHRAIN. Three Egyptian teams scoop the top prizes; Lebanon, Jordan and UAE teams share secondary prizes that total US$160,000
Posted: May 2, 2017
UAE. Latest MEED research shows improvement despite spending cuts; Private sector investment will be a key driver of new construction opportunities in 2017.
Posted: April 24, 2017
UAE. Installed generation capacity in the MENA countries analysed will have to rise by almost 150GW, more than 50% on the current available capacity of 290GW, to reach a massive 440GW by 2020.
Posted: April 24, 2017
BAHRAIN. Ability to upgrade existing Telairity SD encoders to HD and expand with new NexGen BE8740 HD/SD systems provides NOORSAT with a seamless, cost-effective SD-to-HD transition.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: December 10, 2017
UAE. Declining reserves and revenues, along with rising domestic energy demand, require a shift to enable performance and sustainability.
date:Posted: December 9, 2017
UAE. Recent geopolitical developments on the regional front and new residential legislation in Dubai are both likely to impact the emirate's property market. 
date:Posted: December 9, 2017
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UAE. Cisco's security research organization Talos says once this ransomware enters your system, it uses three ways to spread automatically around a network, one of which is the known Eternal Blue vulnerability.
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