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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: 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.
Posted: January 15, 2018
KUWAIT. Marmore MENA Intelligence's outlook continues to be negative on Qatar and Bahrain; remains neutral on other GCC markets.
Posted: January 8, 2018
UAE/BAHRAIN. Signed between two of the leading MENA Fintech hubs, the agreement represents a leap forward in promoting the region as a connected and collaborative environment for Fintech to thrive in.
Posted: January 7, 2018
UAE. Investors are optimistic about the New Year's outlook for the region backed by increased oil prices and global growth; UAE markets were the performers.
Posted: January 2, 2018
UAE. Combined value of 1,424 active transport projects in the GCC region crossed US$392.2 billion by the end of 2017; As many as 60 transport projects with a combined estimated value of US$6.64 billion were completed in Q3; Fifteen new transport projects, worth US$2.08 billion were announced in Q3.
Posted: December 17, 2017
UAE. Over the week, three out of the seven indices were in green, while four were in red.
Posted: December 6, 2017
UAE. MEED names 25 regional and international companies, as the best businesses in the GCC based on their contributions to the development of the region, at MEED Awards 2017.
Posted: December 4, 2017
UAE. Oman came through as the best performer in the regional indices with gains of 2.0% for the month, followed by Egypt with 1.7%, Saudi Arabia 1.0% and Bahrain 0.6%.
Posted: November 29, 2017
UAE. Over 2,500 are operational at the Group's 11 hotels in Dubai while over 7,500 rooms are under development in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Turkey and the Maldives.
Posted: November 20, 2017
BAHRAIN. Wyndham Hotel Group has a management contract with the property owner Mannai Properties.
Posted: November 19, 2017
UAE. Investors adopting a cautious approach continued to weigh down global and regional markets for the past week; Four out of the eight regional indices in the red; Oman tops gains.
Posted: November 14, 2017
UAE. The GCC has one of the biggest construction pipelines in the world with US$3.1 trillion worth of projects planned or under way in the region, according to MEED Projects.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: January 23, 2018
DAVOS. Optimism in global economic growth reaches record level and rises in all countries; US reinforces its lead on China as a target market for growth in 2018; Terrorism, geopolitical uncertainty, cyber and climate change rise as threats to growth.
date:Posted: January 23, 2018
DAVOS. Global research explores C-suite views on readiness for the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on society, strategy, the workforce and technology investments.
date:Posted: January 23, 2018
BOSTON. Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Samsung top the list of the world's 50 most innovative companies, according to The Boston Consulting Group; Growing digital divide between strong and weak innovators on digital design, mobile capabilities, Big Data, and speed of adopting new technology.
DAVOS. Optimism in global economic growth reaches record level and rises in all countries; US reinforces its lead on China as a target market for growth in 2018; Terrorism, geopolitical uncertainty, cyber and climate change rise as threats to growth.
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