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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: 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.
Posted: April 24, 2017
UAE. Number of active hospitality projects reached 1,153 as 62 projects with a combined value of US$2.5 billion were added to the list in the first quarter of 2017, according to BNC Network; GCC hospitality sector constitutes 7% of all active projects in the GCC.
Posted: April 20, 2017
LEBANON. MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition winners award ceremony to be held in Bahrain on April 27; 74 semi-finalists from 11 Arab countries compete for cash prizes exceeding US$160,000.
Posted: April 12, 2017
BAHRAIN. Industrial Revolution 4.0, specifically on the SMAC technologies and their role in business innovation, a part of the agenda.
Posted: March 29, 2017
UAE. A recent study by The Boston Consulting Group found that, in 2016, GCC banks' revenues grew by 5.2%, down about 2 percentage points from 2015; The impact of the decline in oil prices has hit the banking industry; Profits declined by 3.2% for the first time since 2008.
Posted: March 27, 2017
UAE. Al Masah Capital Report: Dubai was the worst performer last week down by 1.7% followed by Saudi Arabia and Oman each heading south by 0.6%.

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date:Posted: November 18, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. Findings from the Global Youth Survey, undertaken by Populus on behalf of the Misk Foundation, revealed that more than half fear that are not sufficiently tech-savvy to access the opportunities that will arise from the rush of technological progress.
date:Posted: November 17, 2017
UAE. Heightened fulfillment requirements transform expectations as two-thirds of shoppers prefer next-or same-day delivery.
date:Posted: November 17, 2017
UAE. IFS report shows that companies are focused on driving process efficiencies through investments in technologies for digital transformation as every possible competitive advantage must be found and exploited.
SAUDI ARABIA. Findings from the Global Youth Survey, undertaken by Populus on behalf of the Misk Foundation, revealed that more than half fear that are not sufficiently tech-savvy to access the opportunities that will arise from the rush of technological progress.
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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