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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

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 ABC Bank launches syndication of $500m loan Subscription Required

6 July 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Four banks selected to arrange deal

Bahrain approves gas allocation for Alba Subscription Required

2 July 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Region’s oldest smelter at Aluminium Bahrain in line for gas that would allow sixth potline expansion

Kingdom Holding and PineBridge join forces to invest in Africa Subscription Required

1 July 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Holding and Bahrain’s PineBridge joint venture to target private equity deals

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Islamic Development Bank launches second infrastructure fund Subscription Required

29 June 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Bank’s first fund to reach final close in 2015

Bapco commissions first solar project Subscription Required

29 June 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Bapco’s 5MW photovoltaic facility has been installed in the Awali township of Manama

Direct foreign investment to Bahrain rises Subscription Required

29 June 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Total investment reaches $989m

Construction finished on Bahrain’s Muharraq sewage treatment plant Subscription Required

26 June 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Plant will process 100,000 cubic metres a day of sewage

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IMF urges Bahrain to introduce new taxes Subscription Required

23 June 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Country needs to diversify revenue sources

Kuwait and Bahrain ratings affirmed Subscription Required

23 June 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Kuwait and Bahrain see limited growth in government spending

Bahrain invites companies to prequalify for bridges project Subscription Required

19 June 2014 | By Jeff Florian

New bridges will be built to connect Al-Madina al-Shamaliya islands in Bahrain

Contractors submit prequalification entries for Bahrain sewage scheme Subscription Required

16 June 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Bahrain sewerage network projects are to be funded by Abu Dhabi

Mumtalakat posts profit turnaround Subscription Required

4 June 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Bahrain’s investment arm tackles loss-making Gulf Air

Bahrain’s budget deficit widens Subscription Required

3 June 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Bahrain state budget deficit increase falls behind forecast shortfall

Analysis

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

Graham Hoar

20 February 2014

Graham Hoar is vice president, Middle East, Nexant

Bahrain Petroleum Company: MEED Assessment Subscription Required

14 January 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

The refinery has long been the country’s most profitable enterprise, but there is no doubt that it is now in dire need of a significant upgrade

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Bahrain Petroleum Company Subscription Required

14 January 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

The firm is focusing on upgrading the Sitra refinery and increasing Bahrain’s oil and gas production

Comment

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

Bahrain

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

Awards

Local contractors dominate in 2013 Subscription Required

16 January 2014

The small size and nature of most contracts awarded last year saw local firms capitalise

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