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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: 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.
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.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 24, 2018
UAE. In 2017 off-plan dominated the market landscape accounting for 60-70% of all sales; However, in the first quarter of 2018 we have witnessed a reversal where ready sales account for nearly half of the overall activity.
date:Posted: April 23, 2018
UAE. Seventh annual PwC report shows how risk leaders around the world are effectively addressing challenges that accompany innovation.
date:Posted: April 22, 2018
UAE. As many as 492 hospitality projects worth US$39.4 billion are currently in progress - including tendering stage and under construction; The number of active hotel projects in the GCC reached 724, worth US$78 billion in March 2018.
UAE. In 2017 off-plan dominated the market landscape accounting for 60-70% of all sales; However, in the first quarter of 2018 we have witnessed a reversal where ready sales account for nearly half of the overall activity.
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