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Amlak

Amlak appoints marina project manager Subscription Required

25 January 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Bruce Shaw selected to oversee Bahrain waterfront scheme

Refining industry

Low oil price could halt Bapco refinery expansion Subscription Required

20 January 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

CEO says investment decision will be made in 2016

Biscuit factory

Mondelez International to build $90m biscuit factory in Bahrain Subscription Required

19 January 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

US food giant to employ 300 people at new facility under construction at Hidd

Bahrain

Finance deal for Bahrain housing project finalised Subscription Required

13 January 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Finance deal between two local banks for government housing projects

Bahrain

Social housing plans in Bahrain to go ahead Subscription Required

12 January 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Housing minister confirms plans to push forward with five new towns across Bahrain

The King Fahd Causeway, which links Bahrain and Saudi Arabia

King Fahd Causeway could be second-busiest transport link Subscription Required

12 January 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

Expansion plans for the existing King Fahd Causeway could see it become a major regional transport route

Track

Bahrain rail plan calls for 87 kilometres of track Subscription Required

11 January 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

First phase will involve construction of new causeway linking to Saudi Arabia

Sewage treatment

Bahrain tenders Tubli sewage consultancy work Subscription Required

11 January 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

No progress on plant expansion

Bahrain

Bahrain to limit 2015 government spending Subscription Required

8 January 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Bahrain public spending likely to be affected in 2015 as political instability delays annual budget

Construction

Southern Bahrain to develop unused land Subscription Required

8 January 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Bahrain makes plans to develop land in the south of the country as local authorities announce plans to package land for developers

Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund, Mumtalakat, has signed a $500m unsecured revolving credit facility

Mumtalakat secures $500m credit facility Subscription Required

7 January 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Funding to be used to refinance existing debt

Bahrain protests

Bahrain sees six days of protests Subscription Required

4 January 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Governor slams Iranian interference

Manama, Bahrain

Amlak launches first project in Manama Subscription Required

31 December 2014 | By Hossam Abougabal

Marina development in Bahrain launched and set to start in 2015

Hospital

Bahrain reveals healthcare investment plan Subscription Required

31 December 2014 | By Hossam Abougabal

Bahrain to invest millions in healthcare centres and hospitals over the next 10 years

Bahrain to tender airport expansion in first quarter Subscription Required

30 December 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Abu Dhabi is funding the project

Opposition leader arrested in Bahrain Subscription Required

29 December 2014 | By Hossam Abougabal

Friday protests lead to the arrest of Sheikh Ali Salman as tensions in gulf nation continue

Bahrain offers foreign investors access to US markets Subscription Required

29 December 2014 | By Hossam Abougabal

Bahrain hopes to attract manufacturers with duty-free access to US market

Bahrain road projects for 2015 on track

Bahrain road projects for 2015 on track Subscription Required

23 December 2014 | By Hossam Abougabal

Authorities confirm series of transport schemes

GCC-Russia trade talks held in Manama

GCC-Russia trade talks held in Manama Subscription Required

22 December 2014 | By Hossam Abougabal

Meet focused on business collaboration between Russia and the region

Design for Sitra refinery expansion to be completed by 2015

Sitra refinery design set for 2015 finish Subscription Required

21 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Bahrain oil minister says all capital projects are going ahead as planned

Analysis

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

Nationals in petrochemicals workforce

GCC chemicals industry creating local jobs with varied success Subscription Required

14 October 2014 | By Mark Watts

Industry group says almost 150,000 people directly employed in regional chemicals sector

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

Comment

Saudi Aramco's Khurais oil field in Saudi Arabia

Masters of the new world energy order

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

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

4 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Lower oil prices mean social spending is unsustainable

Bahrain Financial Harbour

GCC states diversify their funding options Subscription Required

11 September 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Bahrain and Sharjah look for new investors

Dubai airport

UAE firms have edge for Bahrain airport Subscription Required

1 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Dubai and Abu Dhabi-based firms will receive preferential treatment

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