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.
July 24, 2012
Saudi Arabia, the biggest Arab economy, is leading moves towards political and economic cooperation Projects already underway or under study include a customs union, a joint value-added tax and even the introduction of single currency.
July 22, 2012
Gulf Air, Bahrain Air and Qatar Airways are among the firms in pre-qualified consortia bidding for a new airline licence in Saudi Arabia, an official from the General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) with knowledge of the matter said yesterday.
Bahraini businesses are unprepared in the event of a major cyber assault, it has emerged.
July 19, 2012
The Bahrain All-Share Index yesterday closed at 1,113.88 points marking a decrease of 2.55 points below its previous closing.
Airlines operating across the Gulf region have slashed fares to several destinations across Europe, Asia and Middle East during the Holy Month of Ramadan, with a view to attracting travellers.
The new labour federation will be committed to make a difference to the labour segment through loyalty and will work without a political agenda, said a trade union leader.