Bahrain

August 28, 2005

06:45 GMT

Bahrain's Capital Municipal Council is preparing new regulations allowing taller buildings in certain quarters of Manama. According to the GDN, building owners in the Seef District, Juffair and the Di

06:37 GMT

Scores of families staged a rally Saturday expressing their frustration over the long years they have spent waiting for government housing. According to the GDN, police placed barricades to keep the p

06:27 GMT

Investcorp, the global investment group that specializes in alternative assets, Saturday announced a net profit for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2005 of $110.3 million, representing an increase of 2

August 25, 2005

08:55 GMT

High real estate prices in Bahrain have forced some local businesspersons to invest in real estate in Oman, where prices are reportedly moderate, a press report indicated on Thursday.

07:42 GMT

A senior Bahraini Works and Housing Ministry official on Wednesday rejected claims that the government was not fair in the allocation of government homes. Assistant Under-Secretary for Housing Affairs

07:35 GMT

Work on the BD1 billion Northern Town is expected to start in November, it was announced Wednesday. According to GDN, the Bahraini Works and Housing Ministry received bids for the project's land recla

August 24, 2005

16:10 GMT

The Bahrain Monetary Agency (BMA) has successfully launched the debut issue of a short term, tradable Ijara sukuk (Islamic leasing bonds), in yet anot

14:09 GMT

Batelco has signed bilateral commercial GPRS and MMS roaming agreement with Etihad Etisalat Company in Saudi Arabia, giving customers - who are traveling to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - the ability t

07:15 GMT

A new housing project is set to go ahead in Nabih Saleh after 18 pieces of land were purchased by the Bahraini Municipalities and Agriculture Ministry. According to GDN, Manama Municipal Council chair

07:10 GMT

Two new buildings, established at a combined cost of BD9 million, will open to students at Bahrain University when the new academic year starts next month.

August 23, 2005

06:57 GMT

Bahrain City Centre, the kingdom's biggest retail complex planned to open in 2007, will introduce top fashion and entertainment outlets. According to GDN, it has announced a leasing contract with Azal

06:44 GMT

Scores of Bahraini families who have waited years for government homes demonstrated Monday over the delays.  According to GDN, the demonstration, organised by the National Committee for Appropriate Ac