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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: November 13, 2017
BAHRAIN. Investment to support the expansion of regional operations in the chemical and petrochemical markets.
Posted: November 9, 2017
UAE. The projected growth in GCC ports brings opportunities for these ports to invest in technology that reduces operational costs, boosts utilisation of infrastructures, enhances productivity and streamlines business processes.
Posted: November 7, 2017
UAE. A slight increase compared to the previous quarter, however, proceeds raised from Q3 2017 IPOs amounting to US$140 million were lower compared to Q2 2017 (US$ 171 million).
Posted: October 26, 2017
UAE. 151 PPP projects worth an estimated US$185 billion are currently planned or underway in the region; Governments increasingly turning to PPP schemes to minimise the strain on public finances.
Posted: October 25, 2017
BAHRAIN. CTM360 has shown continuous agility and innovation in developing and refining its portfolio of cybersecurity services.
Posted: October 4, 2017
UAE. A special report by Al Masah Capital outlines growth drivers, performing segments, trends, investment opportunities, and key growth areas across the region.
Posted: October 1, 2017
UAE. For the week, Kuwait was the worst performer down 2.5%, followed by Dubai and Bahrain each down by 1.9%.
Posted: September 27, 2017
BAHRAIN. Forum to feature an international lineup of experts in disruptive technologies.
Posted: September 11, 2017
UAE. The total value of 21,893 construction projects reaches US$2.4 trillion; urban projects: US$1.185 trillion; energy projects: US$331 billion; utility projects: US$302 billion; industrial projects: US$181 billion, BNC Construction Intelligence report shows.
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.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: January 21, 2018
UAE. The risk landscape in the Middle East is changing rapidly. Every day brings new challenges that considerably alter how companies respond to and manage risk; Organisations can remain strong and resilient by proactively adapting to these trends.
date:Posted: January 20, 2018
LONDON. The impact of machine learning applications - from machine vision to voice recognition - will be massively enhanced via the deployment of 800,000 machine learning centric chips in data centres this year, roughly quadruple the volume in 2016.
date:Posted: January 20, 2018
UAE. A large youth population, fast- improving mobile connectivity and a flood of new streaming platforms into the market will drive growth.
UAE. The risk landscape in the Middle East is changing rapidly. Every day brings new challenges that considerably alter how companies respond to and manage risk; Organisations can remain strong and resilient by proactively adapting to these trends.
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