June 11, 2013
Bahrain has agreed to increase payouts to around 100,000 needy families in an attempt to end the impasse on the national budget.
There is keen international interest in the kingdom's aviation industry, Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) has said.
Qatari investors have increased their stake in Total to 4.8 percent, said news website Wansquare on Monday. According to the news website, investors from Qatar have increased their participation in the past year and notably in recent weeks.
Over 100 business leaders representing over 80 Qatari small and medium businesses from various sectors attended the SME Evolution Program 2013 launch event in the Four Seasons Hotel Doha.
Bahrain has picked four banks to arrange investor meetings ahead of a potential sovereign bond issue, a document from lead managers said yesterday, with proceeds likely to be used to plug an expected budget deficit for 2013.
Hotels, Umrah operators and aviation firms will incur SR 5 billion in losses due to the Haj Ministry’s recent decision to limit the validity of Umrah visas to 14 days, according to the estimates of the National Committee for Haj and Umrah (NCHU).
Despite an upward jump (+16.5 points) after the opening bell, the Tadawul All-Share Index (TASI) finished with a nominal decline of 0.08 percent yesterday.
Indian expatriates who were sending money back home had smiling faces yesterday as the struggling Indian rupee hit a record low against the US dollar.
Dubai: The Dubai stock benchmark tumbled to its biggest one-day drop since March 2012 as investors continued to shun risk ahead of the MSCI decision on Wednesday to upgrading the UAE into emerging market category.
The Muscat Securities Market continued to climb on Monday with strong buying support from local investors. The benchmark index gained 1.28 per cent before closing at a 52-week high of 6,633.41.
June 10, 2013
An Egyptian delegation arrived in Doha yesterday to secure a natural gas deal, as Egypt continues to suffer from fuel bottlenecks leading to frequent power cuts.
Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO) has secured a QAR 1.1 billion facility from Barwa Bank to fund its expansion plans.
Abu Dhabi healthcare firm Al Noor Hospitals plans to raise between $320 million and $390 million by offloading up to 34 percent of the company's stock through a flotation in London, it said on Monday.
Gulf Bank, with The Export Import Bank of Korea (Korea Eximbank), signed a Memorandum of Understanding which aims at collaboratively financing the industrial and commercial projects in the state of Kuwait.
Egyptian three- and nine-month treasury bill yields climbed at auction on Sunday, with investors thin on the ground due to concerns over political unrest ahead of anti-government protests planned for June 30.