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Bahrain News and Analysis


Bahrain's Gulf Air

Bahrain’s Gulf Air cuts losses in first half Subscription Required

1 September 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Bahrain airline benefits from restructuring of business

Bahrain airport

Bahrain starts airport prequalification Subscription Required

1 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Abu Dhabi is funding the development programme

Kuwait City

Global Finance House signs murabaha financing Subscription Required

27 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Bahraini bank to also list sukuk in coming months


GP Zachariades Group wins Bahrain hospital contract Subscription Required

20 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Cypriot contractor will build cancer centre at northern hospital

Bahrain finance

ABC Bank closes $750m syndicated loan Subscription Required

14 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Bahrain bank’s loan has margin of 120 basis points

Bahrain Financial Harbour

Gulf Finance House to list sukuk on Nasdaq Dubai Subscription Required

12 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Islamic bond worth $200m to be issued in coming months

Bahrain has revoked the citizenship of nine Bahrainis in the first ruling of its kind since new anti-terrorism laws were introduced in 2013

Bahrain strips citizenship after terror verdict Subscription Required

7 August 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Nine Bahrainis see passports revoked in first ruling of new anti-terror laws


Zain to IPO Bahrain unit in September Subscription Required

5 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Proceeds to fund network expansion

Bahrain Financial Harbour

Bahrain’s BMI Bank has rating lowered Subscription Required

3 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Bahrain’s Islamic banking sector continues to see consolidation

Oil pipelines from Saudi Arabia in Bahrain

Saudi Aramco to tender $350m Bahrain pipeline Subscription Required

22 July 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Pipeline deal to build new link with Bapco refinery expected by the end of July

Manama, Bahrain

Bahrain growth to slow in 2014 Subscription Required

9 July 2014 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

Lower oil prices will slow growth in Bahrain this year and increase its budget deficit, says National Bank of Kuwait

Bahrain's Arab Banking Corporation launches syndication of $500m loan

Bahrain's ABC Bank launches syndication of $500m loan Subscription Required

6 July 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Four banks selected to arrange deal


Risk ratings in the Middle East and North Africa

Navigating regional political and security risk Subscription Required

17 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Investors face a widening and complex web of risks in the Middle East and North Africa region

GCC overall awards

Growth continues in contract awards Subscription Required

17 July 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Building projects and the UAE dominated contract awards in the first half of 2014

Zahi Zeini Subscription Required

12 July 2014

Zahi Zeini is managing partner for Deloitte in Bahrain

Ossama Tawfick Subscription Required

30 June 2014

Ossama Tawfick is regional senior director, Middle East and North Africa at AspenTech

Oil offshore

Oil exporters put the brakes on spending Subscription Required

12 June 2014 | By Dominc Dudley

Oil exporters are starting to trim spending to keep budgets more in line with oil prices

Ambition: Bahrain is investing to ensure its oil and gas sector remains a cornerstone of its economy

Manama’s future energy challenge Subscription Required

15 April 2014 | By James Gavin

The Gulf’s oldest oil producer is looking to make the most of a small endowment


The growing appetite for bonds Subscription Required

10 April 2014 | By Melissa Song Loong

Increased corporate activity spurred by strong economic growth is helping to expand the market

Serco is the service provider for the Dubai Metro

Bringing the region's services to life Subscription Required

10 April 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Facilities management firm Serco works quietly in the background, providing major services across various sectors in the region, but its CEO is looking to extend its reach

Graham Hoar

20 February 2014

Graham Hoar is vice president, Middle East, Nexant


Dubai airport

UAE firms have edge for Bahrain airport

1 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Dubai and Abu Dhabi-based firms will receive preferential treatment


Manama tackles wastewater crisis Subscription Required

15 May 2014

Bahrain’s overhaul of its wastewater sector could set a precedent for using GCC aid where it is needed most

Markets and bonds

Bonds market gains maturity Subscription Required

10 April 2014

An increasingly diverse base of issuers, driven by strong economic growth is helping to deepen the region’s capital markets

Gasification at Jizan

Higher bid prices return to the GCC Subscription Required

10 April 2014

European firms have been winning work again for a couple of years now, beating South Korean competition


Bank mergers to boost Bahrain’s status Subscription Required

6 March 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

The consolidation of larger lenders will strengthen the country’s status as a financial hub for the region

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