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oil pipes

Bapco awards package to Chevron Lummus Subscription Required

22 September 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

US company to build residue hydrocracker at Bahrain refinery

Bapco has awarded France’s Technip a front-end engineering and design contract as part of its refinery modernisation programme

Technip wins Bapco refinery design Subscription Required

21 September 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

French contractor awarded deal worth $55m for front-end work

Saudi and Bahrain causeways

Firms prepare bids for Saudi-Bahrain causeway Subscription Required

15 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Marine works involve building a new island

Power generation sources

Bahrain to test market with 30-year bond Subscription Required

11 September 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

GCC sovereigns eager to extend yield curve

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

Hospital

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

Telecoms

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

Analysis

GCC oil and gas awards

GCC oil and gas spend hits long-term high in 2014 Subscription Required

16 September 2014 | By Mark Watts

Six-country bloc has invested $29bn to date driven by resurgence in Kuwait projects

Under the leadership of CEO Mahmood Hashim al-Kooheji, Mumtalakat has managed to turn its business around

Interview with Mahmood Hashim al-Kooheji, CEO, Mumtalakat Subscription Required

11 September 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Having steered Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund back to profitability, Mahmood Hashim al-Kooheji is now aiming to take Mumtalakat international

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

Recovery

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

Comment

Bahrain Financial Harbour

GCC states diversify their funding options

11 September 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Bahrain and Sharjah look for new investors

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

Bahrain

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

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