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Fitch Affirms Doha Bank at A; outlook stable

London, March 19 -- Fitch Ratings has affirmed Doha Bank Q.P.S.C.'s (DB) Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'A' with a Stable Outlook. At the same time, the agency has affirmed DB's Viability Ra... Read More


Bahrain: 1st country to launch 5G network in region: TRA

Seef District, March 19 -- The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority's (TRA) Board of Directors held their 1st meeting of 2019 at TRA's headquarters in the Seef District wherein the members praised ... Read More


Chemical industry mergers and acquisitions remain robust

MANAMA, March 19 -- Global chemical mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity to remain robust amid global uncertainty, says a report. However, the report reveals that M&A in global chemical industry i... Read More


Al Baraka Islamic Bank to close its Diplomatic area branch

Manama, March 19 -- In line with its strategy to expand its presence in the digital banking sphere, Al Baraka Islamic Bank (Al Baraka Bahrain), one of the leading financial institutions in the Islamic... Read More


KPMG organizes a seminar on tax compliance, reporting in Bahrain

MANAMA, March 19 -- Approximately 200 key members from the business community in the Kingdom of Bahrain attended an exclusive seminar organized by KPMG in Bahrain for VAT registered and to-be register... Read More


Businesses are least bothered about region's Geo-political risk factors

MANAMA, March 19 -- Geo-political risk factors are not worrying some for the executives across the Middle East rather they are keener on devitrification of the economic base. A new report written by ... Read More


Christie's-Danat announces to host pearl expo in Bahrain

Dubai/Manama, March 19 -- Christie's and the Kingdom of Bahrain's Institute for Pearls and Gemstones (Danat) announced the opening of an exhibition entitled Magnificent Pearls, which will take place a... Read More


Financial crimes at alarming stage in MENA region: Report

MANAMA/Dubai, March 18 -- MENA Financial Crime Survey reports 44% of respondents have fallen victim to financial crime in the past five years, while 87% expect their technology to develop over the nex... Read More


Brexit has inflicted serious damage on UK financial services

LONDON, March 18 -- Whatever happens next, Brexit has inflicted unprecedented damage on the UK's financial services industry - which makes up about 6.5 per cent of Britain's GDP. This is the warning ... Read More


Alternative investments to reach $14trillion

MANAMA/Dubai, March 18 -- According to estimate the alternative investment industry to currently represent over $10 trillion in assets under management today. Based on data from Preqin, and there is a... Read More