August 23, 2012
Kuwait’s Wataniya rose to a two-month high yesterday after Qatar Telecom offered to buy remaining stake in the telco for $2.2 billion, while Gulf markets were mixed in muted trade post the holy month of Ramadan.
August 22, 2012
Summer is traditionally the strongest season for all airlines, but given the turbulence in many of the traditional summer destinations, this result is a major achievement.
Bahrain is looking to become a gateway "to the wider GCC that is currently estimated to have a combined gross domestic product of $1 trillion".
August 17, 2012
The Bahrain All-Share Index yesterday closed 0.3 per cent higher to 1,080 points.
August 14, 2012
There are plenty of concerts happening around town to celebrate Eid Al Fitr. Showbiz Arabia rounds up who’s performing where
August 13, 2012
Our panel of Arab and Middle East Olympic medal achievements from London 2012. See which Arab athlete defied the odds, broke records or fell short in his game.
August 12, 2012
Bahrain's Maryam Yusuf Jamal has become the darling of Bahrain athletics as she secured a bronze medal - Bahrain's first medal at Olympics - last night in the women's 1,500 metres in a dramatic finale to the race at the Olympic Stadium in London.
August 9, 2012
Ministry of Labour (MoL) is planning to submit the national plan for labour market reform 2012-2013 to the Cabinet soon, said a senior minister yesterday.
August 6, 2012
The stock markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) rose in July, gaining 0.41 per cent after a decrease of 2.91 per cent in June, according to Kuwait Financial Centre's (Markaz) latest update on regional markets.
August 5, 2012
Bahraini shooter Azza Al Qassimi yesterday failed in her attempt to qualify for the final of the Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions event at the London Olympics but her impressive performance did see her set a new Arab record.
August 2, 2012
A proposal to turn the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) into a Gulf union will be reviewed by the alliance foreign ministers in September.
July 31, 2012
Dubai real estate developer Emaar Properties rallied to its highest level since April 2011 yesterday, lifted by forecast-beating second-quarter earnings, but trading across the rest of the Gulf region was more mixed.
July 29, 2012
Companies will no longer have to employ a set percentage of Bahraini nationals in a move praised by businessmen.
July 26, 2012
Dubai Gulf Arab markets dipped into negative territory on low volumes yesterday as investors, focussed on the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and avoiding the region's searing summer heat.
July 25, 2012
Projects are already underway for a customs union and perhaps even a single currency.