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Bahrain News and Analysis

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Qatar-Bahrain causeway still on hold

Qatar-Bahrain causeway still on hold Subscription Required

3 May 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Project unlikely to materialise

Bahrain puts banks into administration

Bahrain puts banks into administration Subscription Required

3 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Central bank takes control of Iranian-owned bank and insurer

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Bahrain hospitality growing Subscription Required

30 April 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Hotel market improving following downturn in 2011 due to domestic instability

Bahrain's construction sector saw significant growth in the third quarter of 2014

Bahrain infrastructure benefits from GCC funds Subscription Required

30 April 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

GCC funds set to play a big role in Bahrain’s infrastructure plans

Bahrain Airport Company to launch several tenders

Bahrain Airport Company to launch several tenders Subscription Required

29 April 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

First phase of Bahrain International airport expansion expected to be completed by 2018

Bahrain purchases residential units from local developer

Manama still committed to social infrastructure

28 April 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Healthcare, transport and housing remain focus for Manama as government expects to approve 2015 budget next week

Bahrain considers light rail network

Bahrain considers light rail network Subscription Required

28 April 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

Study due into building country-wide railway

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Amnesty International report criticises Manama Subscription Required

16 April 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Bahrain faces pressure from human rights agency ahead of Formula 1 grand prix

Tear gas

Demand for tear gas in the Middle East surges Subscription Required

13 April 2015 | By Wil Crisp

One of the world’s biggest manufacturers says 2015 sales will break records

Refinery

Bapco undergoes maintenance shut-down Subscription Required

13 April 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Programme will not impact on local or international commitments

Bahrain International airport

Bahrain tenders airport expansion Subscription Required

9 April 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Contracting teams compete for construction contract

Waste-to-energy plant

Bahrain evaluates bids for waste-to-energy project Subscription Required

5 April 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Project was first tendered in 2008

Bahrain International airport

Bahrain airport tender imminent Subscription Required

2 April 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Bahrain airport expansion project presses ahead as authorities look to launch tender for the main contract in the next few weeks

Bahrain purchases residential units from local developer

Bahrain purchases residential units from local developer Subscription Required

26 March 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Diyar al-Muharraq signs deal with government

An armed man walks on the rubble of houses destroyed by an air strike near Sanaa airport on 26 March. Saudi Arabia and Gulf region allies have launched military operations including air strikes in Yemen

Saudi allies deploy warplanes against Yemen’s Houthis Subscription Required

26 March 2015 | By Wil Crisp

UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Jordan commit 76 fighter jets

Euro value against the dollar

European contractors gain edge after currency drop Subscription Required

18 March 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Euro weakness will make eurozone-based construction companies more competitive

Marina development in Bahrain to be delayed

Marina development in Bahrain to be delayed Subscription Required

10 March 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Construction work will be completed by 2020

Bahrain resort

SSH wins Bahrain resort design Subscription Required

9 March 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Ras al-Barr Resort will be build south of the Durrat al-Bahrian development

Finance and construction

Private sector could pitch in for Bahrain Subscription Required

5 March 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Public-private partnerships will support infrastructure development

Analysis

Masoud Ibrahim al-Hermi Subscription Required

13 April 2015

Masoud Ibrahim al-Hermi is president of the Bahrain Society of Engineers

Bahrain banking sector assets

Bahrain banking sector to come under pressure Subscription Required

2 March 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Low oil price will do little to improve fortunes

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Four years on, no resolution in Bahrain Subscription Required

10 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp , Hossam Abougabal

Low oil prices will make it harder for Manama to bring an end to civil unrest

Unrest: Protests continue to take place across Bahrain on a daily basis

Crackdown on opposition leaders in Bahrain Subscription Required

10 February 2015

Renewed civil unrest in the country

Anurag Bisaria Subscription Required

7 January 2015

Anurag Bisaria is CEO at Bahrain Steel

oil

Impact of falling oil prices in Bahrain Subscription Required

17 December 2014

With its precarious public finances and restive Shia majority, out of all the GCC nations Bahrain is the most vulnerable to persistently low oil prices

WTI spot price

Riding out low oil prices Subscription Required

4 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

GCC nations brace for budget deficits as Opec offers no oil price support

Bahrain banking sector

Bahrain banks strengthen their position Subscription Required

13 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Banking sector’s asset base stabilises

Comment

The majority of the labourers working on the GCC’s construction sites come from India and other subcontinent countries

GCC contractors consider bumper Indian budget Subscription Required

5 March 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Competition may subside, but labour costs could increase

Construction

New vision for GCC construction workforce Subscription Required

22 February 2015 | By Sachin Kerur

Development of a regional policy for hiring workers is under discussion

Oil prices

Oil price decline hits Gulf credit ratings Subscription Required

10 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Prudent fiscal policies required to ensure stable government finances

The crackdown by Bahrain's government has increased anger among those calling for reform and demonstrators have continued to take to the streets

Manama faces reduced options Subscription Required

10 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Declining government income will make it harder to contain unrest

Saudi Aramco's Khurais oil field in Saudi Arabia

Masters of the new world energy order Subscription Required

18 January 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

The GCC, the worlds’ biggest energy exporter, and the US, the world’s largest energy consumer are emerging as leaders in a new world energy order

Saudi Aramco's Khurais oil field in Saudi Arabia

Why GCC producers are happy to see oil fall Subscription Required

18 December 2014 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

The GCC’s oil producers will be the biggest winners from the 2014 oil price crash

Opec secretary-general Abdullah al-Badri

Opec sets the tone for 2015

15 December 2014 | By Richard Thompson

Regional producers are not about to cut oil production and the assumptions that have underpinned forecasting in recent years have to be revisited

Budget cuts new cabinet's first priority in Bahrain

Budget cuts new cabinet's first priority in Bahrain Subscription Required

4 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Lower oil prices mean social spending is unsustainable

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